by Brother Mark Henderson.
|5I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great
drought.6According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and
their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me. 7Therefore I will be
unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them: 8I will meet
them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and
there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them. Hosea 13:5-8.
|What happened to you?
|Dear church, I want to share with you a message about complacency / turning from the
Lord to gain worldly pleasures. The scripture above is an accurate description of the
churchgoers that are empty of worldly things, they cry out to God for help and fulfillment
and they seek Him, and become filled. But when the fulfillment is freely given of God they
grow proud and forget the One whom gave it to them. Brethren be warned for this type of
professing Christian is in the gravest of danger for the Lord God shall bring them to
destruction when they least expect it. Just as the lion snares his prey swiftly and
James 4:17 says this: Therefore to him that knoweth
to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
|Therefore brethren turn back to the One who saved your soul, remember your first love
and do the works that He has prepared for you! Anything else is sin; let me say that there
is nothing in this world that can give the fulfillment of knowing and walking with Jesus,
if you have known Him and still profess to know Him but are seeking worldly gain /
pleasure then be aware of the consequences of walking down the wide
|15I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert
cold or hot. 16So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I
will spue thee out of my mouth. 17Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased
with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and
miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.
|I leave you with the sobering verses from Hebrews 10:26-29, and let the Spirit of God
give you understanding and the fear of God give you wisdom and lead you to
26For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the
truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27But a certain fearful
looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. 28He
that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: 29Of
how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under
foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was
sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
|" JOHN 6:67-69'