God will wait you out, but He isn’t going to change the way He operates to make you feel good about doing life on your terms.
2 Timothy 4:1-4
“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom;
V2 Preach the Word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
V3 For the time will come when they (those who live by their own doctrine), will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
V4 And they shall turn away theirs ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
This is happening today.
Christianity was never meant to be privatized.
God tells the whole world the same truth.
God is no respecter of persons.
God gave you His Word in writing to be believed and obeyed and the Word of God is a discerner ofy our thoughts, whether you are serving God or self.
“For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
Catch this deep-end truth.As a discerner of thoughts, the Word of God, either credentializes what you believe, and releases the power and authority of God’s Word - or - the Word of God stands against what you believe and does not provide any power, authority or efficacy.
When God stands against an individual of his or her private interpretation or an ideology of it’s false tenets of faith, God simply strips it of it’s ability to make change. It might look good, feel good & sound good, but without the blessing of God, it is void of the power and authority of God, to change you.
- The Word of God is the high prize.
- The Word is the final authority.
- The Word of God either canonizes your personal experiences or strips them from power.
Excerpt from God Thinking XXXIX - Have you had enough of you yet? by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2013