Feed on this one

Posted: April 2, 2017 in Articles, Religion
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Feed on this one folks…far too many people in the “Body” trying to be “popular” whether it be to “church folk”, politicians, the people of their race, their community, or even their family.

Jesus commands us to speak words because they are truth NOT to speak them nor water HIS Word down so that we can be or remain popular.

Lastly, know that this applies when someone is racist towards you too people!!
God has so placed on my heart that many who call Him LORD will not be recognized because they can’t or won’t forgive due to the racism that they have encountered or witnessed in their lives.  

They think that they are right in their continued unforgiveness but I assure you that they are wrong…dead wrong (eternally at that) so if this is you today or if you are suffering from ANY form of unforgiveness I beg of you to lay in at the feet of Jesus today and ask Him to deal with it and to grow you past it.

‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:26-36‬ ‭(MSG‬): “There’s trouble ahead when you live only for the approval of others, saying what flatters them, doing what indulges them. Popularity contests are not truth contests—look how many scoundrel preachers were approved by your ancestors! Your task is to be true, not popular. “To you who are ready for the truth, I say this: Love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer for that person. If someone slaps you in the face, stand there and take it. If someone grabs your shirt, giftwrap your best coat and make a present of it. If someone takes unfair advantage of you, use the occasion to practice the servant life. No more tit-for-tat stuff. Live generously.

“Here is a simple rule of thumb for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you; then grab the initiative and do it for them! If you only love the lovable, do you expect a pat on the back? Run-of-the-mill sinners do that. If you only help those who help you, do you expect a medal? Garden-variety sinners do that. If you only give for what you hope to get out of it, do you think that’s charity? The stingiest of pawnbrokers does that.

“I tell you, love your enemies. Help and give without expecting a return. You’ll never—I promise—regret it. Live out this God-created identity the way our Father lives toward us, generously and graciously, even when we’re at our worst. Our Father is kind; you be kind.” (Scripture ends)
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Ron “Big Black” Garrett
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