When Law and Morality Collide Part 3: Be of No Reputation, Commit to Taking Action, and You Can’t Do It Alone
We continue the conversation concerning Law and Morality. When you are walking with God, because of His grace and because of His goodness you are better than yesterday. God’s law is forever. Man’s laws come and go. Shadrack, Meshack, and Abednego are a good example of how they chose morality over man’s law. They didn’t give in to the law of the land they stood with what God said and did not worship other gods and walked into the furnace in obedience and were met by Jesus in the fire. We need courage today to stand for what is right. We are facing a day in time where you have a choice, are you going to please man or please God? Matthew 10:22-23 “So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.” How great it is to choose to please God and because of that decision Jesus acknowledges us before His Father!
Bishop Harry Jackson, Pastor of Reconciled Church, shares on CBN with Efrem Graham and he responds to Bill O’Reilly’s statement saying Christians leaders are not taking a stand. He says that Bill O’Reilly is correct, but he called out the wrong people. “Essentially, we have a Church that is falling asleep.” He says there are three things the average Pastor fears more than anything: To be made a spectacle on social media; secondly having church attendees that don’t want to be mobilized; thirdly, a lack of unity in the Church. He emphasizes that we need to come together in unity. By working together, it is harder to take out individuals. Another reason Christians aren’t being heard is that the media does not want to give air time to some of the voices that God has raised up. We need to come together as the Church and pray hard for our voices to be heard.
James 1:22-25 “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25 But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.” God is looking for someone to hear and do what He is saying. Bishop Harry Jackson was talking about this, that we need the Church to hear what God is saying and do what He says. John 8:31 “So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples.” We are all sinners saved by grace. It is not about being sinless as a Christian, it is about being forgiven for our sins. Only hearing about the things of God without doing anything is not good enough. Only doing for God without hearing is not right either. Only hearing and doing what God says is where you will find true success for God’s Kingdom. We want to hear from you and what you think about being a hearer and a doer of what God has said! Also shared in this segment: Jim Bakker, Martin Luther King Jr, Love, Business, Ministry, Fear of God, Customers, Corporate, Money, Commit, Reputation. Greg and John shared in this segment.
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