for posting my article on RITA.
you didn't know was that I did post it there, and it was immediately
living in dark days indeed!
are days in which those who speak up for a life of holiness and
righteousness are branded as false teachers and heretics!
encouraged, you are on the right path.
accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, He plants His seed in us by His
seed, is the source of the eternal life we have.
life is expressed, in our lives, through two main ways.
are through living in holiness [abstinence or marriage] and
righteousness [doing good to others].
Others would include
singing praises, offering up prayers and speaking the Word of God.
virtues cannot come forth without our free will involved.
Since we have
this gift of eternal life, planted in a body that delights in sin, we
will struggle to begin with.
It's to be expected!
actually suppose to battle with our flesh in order to bring forth the
Lord's holiness and righteousness.
This is what denying
self and taking up the cross is all about.
living in holiness and practising righteousness becomes spontaneous.
We are then no longer
under the control of the enemy.
Neither do we live in
fear of our Heavenly Father, for we know
that He loves us, because He has given us the power to
become His sons
Note these Holy Spirit
filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied. saying:
"Blessed is the Lord
God of Israel, For he has visited and
redeemed His people...to grant us that we being delivered from the hand
[control] of our enemies [evil spirits],
"Might serve Him
without fear, in holiness and righteousness
before Him all the days of our life."(Luke 1:67,68,74,75)
It's important we
understand that our holiness IS His holiness because it originate from
His gift of eternal life in us.
Also our righteousness
IS His righteousness because it originates from His gift of eternal
life in us.
not working for salvation.
fighting our own flesh, to allow for the manifestation of the
gift of life the Lord has given us!
How else can we
express love to our Heavenly Father?
Is it not by making
sure we're profitable stewards of His life in us?
fail to take responsibility and crucify our own flesh, the Lord's
chastisement kicks in.
happened over the years, is that many have been told they don't need to
subdue the flesh and live in holiness and righteousness.
they need to do is claim by faith the holiness and righteousness
is why so many Christians give in to the flesh.
who are single live in fornication. While those who are married end up
hatred, greed, wickedness and selfishness abound in the Church.
while claiming they are covered in the holiness and righteousness of
when the Lord, in love, attempts to chastise them, in order to get them
to change their behaviour, they think they are being attacked by the
the delusion that abounds in the Church today!
Lord's chastisements we experience today, are quiet moderate compared
to what many will experience in the 7 Year Tribulation!
the Lord's children will lose the free gift of eternal life!
some people, the moderate chastisements of today are not
bringing out the holiness and righteousness buried deep within them - they'll
be going into the 7 Year tribulation!
life is a free gift.
resurrection/rapture, however, has to be attained.
to use our free gift of eternal life to bring forth holiness and
righteousness day by day.
will enable us to attain "translation status" on the Day of the rapture!
those who are counted worthy to attain that age
and the resurrection from the dead..." (Luke 20:35)
Paul had doubts on whether he had done enough to be included in the
by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that
I have already attained, or am already perfect; but
I press on..." (Phil.3:11,12)
also must press on each day, crucifying our flesh, living in holiness
and practising righteousness, in order to be included in the rapture.