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"They Labor in Vain"
Written: August, 1998
Publisher: Paul Sheehan, 1998
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA
(Pages 16 - 21 only)
|Vain living is the product of christians and
heathens alike, who take the standard of men and women
to be their guide and man alive, don't we have our share
of that in THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD TODAY.......click.
Did not Paul the apostle say.....
THEREFORE I URGE YOU IMITATE ME!.......1 Corinthians
IMITATE ME, JUST AS I ALSO IMITATE CHRIST!..........1
THAT YOU DO NOT BECOME SLUGGISH BUT IMITATE THOSE WHO
THROUGH FAITH AND PATIENCE INHERIT THE
● What is he
saying?....Paul being that mighty man of such great
humility was saying this........
YOUR ONLY STANDARD IS CHRIST AND WHEN YOU SEE ME DOING
AS THE CHRIST, YOU ALSO DO BUT DON'T FOLLOW ME
OTHERWISE, ALSO, IF YOU MAY FIND OTHERS THAT DO AS THE
CHRIST DONE FOLLOW THEM BUT ALL IS VANITY......UNLESS IT
IS IN CHRIST!
The Tower of Babel was a fantasy of men and women who
thought only of themselves......it was all AMBITION. The
same sin of Ananias and Sapphira. The other two reasons
were....UNITY AND SECURITY. Are we back in the days of
Babel? Have we become so insecure that we need to be
surrounded by stone and timber as the ROMAN CATHOLICS
AND THOSE WHO WALK NOT IN THE SPIRIT?....Surely it's
true that most people flock to the big buildings, they
feel more secure there. If this be the case where is the
one called the Son of God in these faithless ones lives.
Or where is He at all in their lives. Works and
donations seem to be the flavour of the decade, this
makes all very happy. but where is the stone that the
STILL KNOCKING AT THE DOOR I GUESS!!!!......click.
|The Word of God tells us that there was a church in
the bible that had heaps of money, heaps of people did
attend this church, these people had all areas of
administration so organised. They were even of good
health and wanted for nothing yet Jesus was not part of
the congregation,. Is it any wonder that Jesus said they
were miserable and poor?
|Although this church really
thought they had it all together they were so much apart
in the eyes of the Almighty One/Jesus........please
read Revelation 3:14-22.......click.
Not far down the road was another church that Jesus also
had words with. This church was not fancy in any way, it
was only small, with little finance and I reckon not
popular with the public, because of its devotion to the
Word of God...........please read Revelation 3:7-13.
Jesus felt so much at home in this little church....one
was in vain and one was in Christ, in right order and
standing with Father in heaven. Is your church a big
flash place with no Jesus?......or a simple little
church where Jesus attends? so many labor in vain today
thinking they do God a service. There is only one who
can please God and that one denies not the word!.....no
matter what!......Do you?
I KNOW YOUR WORKS....SEE I HAVE SET BEFORE YOU AN
OPEN DOOR AND NO ONE CAN SHUT IT....FOR YOU HAVE A
LITTLE STRENGTH...HAVE KEPT MY WORD AND HAVE NOT DENIED
Is the stone still being rejected today?......YES!
REJECT!......MEANS, TO PUT ASIDE........isn't this
what most christians do during the week?.....Isn't this
what most leaders do when making decisions in churches
● NO MINISTER CAN PLEASE THE PUBLIC AND JESUS!
Things can appear very much a great success in the world
and in the eyes of people who have no life in the spirit
and no discernment..............Luke 16:14 + 15.
Many ministers today are quick to have a shot at empire
building but would probably do the same thing if they
had the opportunity. Great men of God always left
words for the people to be led by, inspired by and to
rely on. But today there is so much emphasis
on possessions, earthly inheritances and securing
ourselves in this feeble lifetime.......click.
|The greatest man of
God.......Jesus Christ, left His Words for the earth to
live by. And when we live by these words, we will not be
rich, great, popular, people of the world at all. Jesus
never counseled people on how to become rich in this
life. He counseled people on how to walk in integrity in
this life and on gold in the next. Vanity says......we
can have the both!
BUT WOE TO YOU WHO ARE
RICH.......FOR YOU HAVE RECEIVED YOUR CONSOLATION
Those who will put their trust and hopes in the riches
of this world will one day regret it deeply. Jesus does
not want that any of us......end up living in eternal
regret in an eternal hell. Let me tell you
something...there is no man or woman that knows or can
know, how horrifying and disgusting the place of hell
is. If we have a christianity without hell in its
teaching, it is not true christianity my friend. There
are many that call themselves christian churches in the
world today who believe not in hell fire. No minister,
no church, no christian, can please God without telling
the world of the horrors of hell that await the rebels
and traitors of Jesus Christ. The greatest love of
all is to preach hell fire to a dead and perishing
● We can barely obtain anything that is christian
today or marked christian without price......Isaiah
|And not to my surprise but the
articles with the greatest prices on them.....whether
book, tape, jewellery or other are most of the time
rubbish. The vanity in God's House today is beyond a
joke. Christians have all the tapes, videos, reference
charts, counselors, sunny Sunday services and still
remain in defeat. The enemy of all mankind.......satan,
does not care about charts, sunny talks and videos.
Satan dreads the thought of you having a real
relationship, father and son relationship with God
Almighty. This scripture explains it all.....click
THE RACE IS NOT TO THE
SWIFT.....NOR THE BATTLE TO THE STRONG....NOR BREAD TO
THE WISE.....NOR RICHES TO MEN OF UNDERSTANDING......NOR
FAVOUR TO MEN OF SKILL BUT TIME AND CHANCE HAPPEN TO
THEM ALL........Ecclesiastes 9:11
Let me say this.....it doesn't matter how wise, strong,
educated, rich or skilful we are. God holds all things
in His Mighty Hand, it is vain to think we can make
ourselves someone that God didn't make. The greatest of
all understandings is to.........RESIGN AND LOOK TO
RESIGN FROM OUR VAIN AMBITIONS AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT
GOD HAS A PLAN AND WE ARE CLAY. Some people waste
all their lives making themselves perfect (before
humans).........so that God will see them and choose
them for the job. Oh, they do get their job, just like
they planned but God didn't employ them........IT WAS
This is why you see so many dead, blind, religious men
and women breeding in the churches today. These people
were self-righteous, they couldn't and wouldn't take
Jesus for real. They listened to the money makers,
they spent most of their time at conferences and
And very little time, with Jesus or even listening to
Him. God had great and exciting journeys for them to
travel but they preferred to be religious and eye serve
the organisation they were deceived by.
|It is somehow accepted today that if we can get the
people into a building they are therefore exempt or
excluded from hell.
The Bible doesn't say that!......Jesus Christ
tells us in His Book/The Holy Bible, that there were
houses in His time.....synagogues, that were visited
daily by all who considered themselves friends of God.
It is always a good practice to examine our hearts
before we enter into examinations in college. This is to
make sure that we have prepared ourselves for the test
ahead. And it is no different with our souls. The
question that needs to be asked throughout the whole of
THE CHURCH today is this..........
|WHERE WOULD I STAND OR HOW
WOULD I STAND IF I WAS CUT OFF FROM THE FOLD?.......DO
I HAVE A STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH MY MASTER OR DOES MY
STRENGTH COME FROM THOSE THAT SURROUND ME?......click.
|There is so much social
activity in the CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD today that I
have my doubts whether Jesus is really being praised in
some churches or is it the programmes, plays, dramas,
trips and outings. Could we honestly say that people in
churches, people who sit in pews today are soldiers of
Jesus Christ or mere civilians. People who visit a
church building each time there is a meeting. Do we go
to church to hear Jesus?
I talked with one lady in a thrift shop only recently
and she told me that she was a Presbyterian, anyway she
then said......but I go to the UNITING CHURCH now and we
have a wonderful minister who is always preaching on
love. This woman was not born again!....but she did say
this.......WHAT THAT MINISTER SAYS IS ENOUGH
FOR ME!....Jesus said, you must!.....be born again!
● How can that minister stand on
the judgement day?
● Father has allowed denominations
to grow and expand and that they have. This was and is
only another test for us all.
|But now Jesus is asking for the
real christians to step forward and speak up. He wants
us to take off our religious masks, put away our bingo,
stop preaching the fairy tales, give up our cigarettes,
booze, gambling, sexual immorality, lying, stealing,
cheating, hating, ambitions and walk with Him.
● It's time to take the training
wheels off our little religious bicycles!
Most ministers believe today that it is alright to
receive Jesus as your saviour and Lord and stay in the
dead religious organisation that still has all sorts of
idols, wacky ideas and darkness.
No man or woman who has met Jesus Christ personally could
sit under a banner that has clearly and openly denied
the Word of God. When people have received the knowledge
of truth......THEY MUST DEPART FROM THAT CHURCH THAT
THEY ATTEND IF THAT CHURCH SPEAKS OTHERWISE!
Christians all over ask the same stupid question every
time, when you tell them to leave the sinful church they
fellowship in, they say......BUT WHERE WILL WE
GO???????....They might as well say I'm lost.....click.
This tells us what sort of a relationship they have with
Christ.....A very weak one. All christians have
been given Holy Ghost to lead them but I believe that
they just don't want to listen to Him.
MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE AND I KNOW THEM AND THEY
FOLLOW ME...........John 10:27
DID NOT JESUS TELL US THAT HOLY GHOST WOULD LEAD
US!.....INTO ALL TRUTH?????