FOLLOWING THE LORD GOD OF THE BIBLE (2)
(…continues from part one…)
2) It is a terrible thing to disobey God’s instructions. Cain saw the independence as offered by Satanism; and thinking it was a way that seemeth right, he hurled himself into perdition. Cain’s vagabondism according to Genesis 4:12, was not of physical wandering across the globe. It is understood that he remained in his Enoch City of Nod, all his cursed life, yet the first antichrist was a vagabond, vagabond in spirit, unquestionably obliterated from God’s beneficence of grace. You cannot follow God outside of His divine word.
Sodom and Gomorrah, a true type of cosmic system of Satanism, shunned the teaching of James 1:21, reveling in the filthiness and the superfluity of naughtiness; they did not know that Lucifer was pushing them into the jail of God’s terrible anger when the enemy made for them homosexuality and lesbianism the opium of sexual satisfaction.
Idolatry comes from Satanism
From the beginning of Adamic life man had loved to follow the Creator. The Devil knows how to get you to unfollow the LORD God. Lucifer went all out to establish religions with the malicious motive of deviation from the righteous path of the Word of God. The religions tend to wear clothes of righteousness but incessantly deny the power thereof. The Word of God is Jesus. Christ is seen in these religions but not one of them teaches John 3 verse 3. They will vehemently disagree with John 3 verse 16.
Judas Iscariot wore a form of godliness, following Jesus Christ for three and a half years. But Judas denied himself the power of reconciliation, very much like Cain of old. God spoke to Cain in Genesis 4:7 “If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.” It was a Fatherly solution to the sin of disobedience. But Cain’s predisposition is like the proverbial hunting dog that shuns the shrill of the “Let’s go home” whistle from the hunter lord and owner; it gets momentary lost and gets into the claws and jaws of ravenous wild animals.
Judas longed to plant the treacherous kiss.
Luke 22:20-22 20) “Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you. 21) But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table. 22) And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed!” Again Adamic predisposition coming from faithlessness in the Word of God would not permit Judas to desist from his perfidious bent. How the devil in him longed to plant the treacherous kiss of devilish accomplishment on his Master’s face! Sadly, Judas Iscariot unfollowed Jesus, the Lord of soteriology.
Even when he came to himself, it was not a true repentance he managed to offer before God, the Forgiver of sins. Judas Iscariot could only manage a “repented himself” of Matthew 27:3 the Greek for which is metamellomai (met-am-el’-lom-ahee): a mere ‘regret or remorse’. Metamellomai is in contrast to the Godly ‘repentance’ of Acts 17:30 “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:” where ‘repent’ is metanoeō (met-an-o-eh’-o): ‘to change one’s mind for better, heartily to amend with abhorrence of one’s past sins.’ Judas did not pass the true repentance test; if he did he should have had word, not with those who plotted the crucifixion of Jesus, but with the other apostles, prayed together with them, remembering that the LORD Jesus told them, “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14) If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it” (John 14:13-14).
Like sheep we must follow God, our Creator.
You cannot follow God on your own terms; the terms and conditions must follow due process of Divine protocolary. “For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:” (Isaiah 28:10). ‘Precept’ is the Hebrew tsâv (tsav): ‘command, ordinance, oracle;’ and ‘line’ is qâv (kav): ‘a cord (as connecting), especially for measuring; figuratively a rule.’ Following God is predicated on the obedience to His Word. Amen.
“Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28)
Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. You were born in sin. Say this sinner’s prayer.
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
Read part 1 here