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Downfall of Christian

 

We are in the last of the last on earth and you don’t need anybody to tell you when we hear of earthquake, suicide, tornadoes, murder, fornication, and lust.

The Bible says in the last days even the elected will fall prey to the deception of the world. ‘JESUS said Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, “I am the Christ,” and will deceive many’ ” (Matthew 24:4, 5, NKJV).

The world may seem to fall apart with the recent development of wars, hatred, and struggle for power and evil but the God is STILL in control of this fallen world.

There are 3 things that can lead to a downfall of a Christian whose name may have been in the BOOK of LIFE.

 

  1. SELF (PRIDE)

The first thing that can lead to a downfall of NOT only a Priest, Pastor or a leader but a Christian is the spirit of PRIDE.  God say He resist the proud, which means God cannot work with someone with a boastful attitude. Proverbs 11:2 says When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.  A Christian disqualifies himself when he exhibits the spirit of pride and arrogance.  The Bible in 2 Timothy 3:1 indicated the spirit of self in the last days ‘there will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good.

 

  1. SILVER (MONEY, FAME, POWER)

We live in a society of lies and deception.  Sadly, most Christians are following God because of the lust of fame, power and money. Politicians go to Church because they want vote and power from God for their selfish motives. Silver is causing a lot of Christians to backslide form the WILL of God.  JESUS CHRIST once said, you cannot worship God and money. The lust of money, fame and power is causing  many Christians to commit all sort of atrocities against their faith. Two thousand years ago Jesus said, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:25 NIV). Too often, rich people make wealth their number one priority instead of God. They spend most of their time making wealth, spending it, and increasing it. In a very real sense, money becomes their idol. God won’t stand for that. He told us so in his First Commandment: “You shall have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:3 NIV).

 

  1. SEX

This is one of the scared yet the number cause of backsliding and downfall of most Christians.  Pastors, Deacons, Leaders, Servants, the great and the small have fallen from GRACE because of sex. Indeed, as Christians we have to pray and be faithful to God because the devil is using this to bring shame in the House of God.

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. 1 Corinthians 6:9

Ephesians 5:3
Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God’s people. (NLT)

 

Seeing Ourselves as CHRISTIANS

Because of the world’s false values, we seldom see ourselves as we really are. The truth is that in the eyes of God, every believer is rich and famous.

We possess the richness of a salvation that can never be taken from us. This is the treasure that’s immune from moths and rust. We take it with us when we die, unlike money or fancy possessions.

We are famous and precious to our Savior, so much that he sacrificed himself so we can spend eternity with him. His love surpasses any earthly fame because it will never end.

It’s time to stop comparing houses, cars, clothes, and bank accounts. It’s time to stop feeling inadequate because we don’t own the outward symbols of success.

Instead, it’s time to turn our eyes to our intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. That’s where we’ll experience our greatest fulfillment. That’s where we’ll finally find all the riches we’ve ever wanted.

 

 

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June 12, 2013 - Posted by | SETTING THE NEWS AGENDA

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