WE DECEIVE OURSELVES WHEN WE SERVE GOD IN PRETENSE

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of heaven – only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. Matthew 7:21

Thought of The Day : God knows those who love, obey and serve Him faithfully.

LISTEN : We deceive ourselves when we serve God in pretense. Those who serve God in pretense will eventually attract His wrath. Genuine service to God is our individual responsibility. We should be genuine to the profession of faith in Christ Jesus. If Jesus Christ is truly our Saviour we should worship God in truth and spirit. My dear, be wise and get it right lest you lose your reward in the end. If you claim to serve God, serve Him in spirit and in truth. Be real to your claims. Don’t call Jesus Christ your Lord, yet, you disobey His will. Lots of people claim to serve and love God, but patronise Satan and his interests. Jesus said,

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of heaven – only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.”

Matthew 7:21

This means that, no matter your titles or contributions to the things of God, if you refuse to obey His words He has no business with you. My dear, life outside God is life in hell. And those who live for themselves will eventually regret their lives in hell. The Bible says,

“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

Revelations 20:15

Beloved, have you made Jesus Christ your Lord and Saviour? If not, fix it right away. As a matter of fact, you don’t have a relationship with God if you enjoy to disobey His words. Remember, we deceive ourselves when we serve God in pretense. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Examine your relationship with God and make it better.
2. Determine to follow God’s instructions and never refuse His will.
3. Make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life and be determined to follow Him always.
4. No matter what, don’t lose focus on eternity; instead, invest in it daily

Prayer : Dear heavenly Father, You are the Creator and Judge of the world. Help me to obey and serve You in spirit and in truth, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : Today, I speak on your life, you will not end up in hell. May God help you to live wisely, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : No one willingly disobeys God and hope to maintain a sweet fellowship with Him.

Quote : “Loyalty to God is not in calling Him Lord, Lord; but in making Him LORD of your life.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know Satan is referred to as ‘the thief’ in the Bible? (John 10:10).

Today In History : June 9, 1970, An assassination attempt is made on the King Hussein of Jordan when gunmen opened fire on his motorcade as it was driving near his summer palace.

Stunning Fact : Did you know Britain was the first country to use postage stamps?

Bible Quiz : What day of the week was light created?

God bless you!

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