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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Sorry! But accepting Jesus Christ will "NOT"give you a better quality of life
Becoming a Christian will never ever give you a better quality of life. Yes, you read correctly. Instead it will always be the application of the Word of God that will ultimately improve and advance your quality of life.
#Many folks who accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior will quickly discover that what was promised to them by their religious leaders did not pan out exactly the way their leaders made it out to be.
#In fact, as it relates to the quality of their lives, things have obviously gotten worse, in spite of Jesus being lord of their lives.
#The reason for this is simple, and that is they were taught wrong. And as a result, disappointment, confusion and giving up on Jesus became the order of the day.
#Making Christ your Lord and Savior reconciles your relationship with God and secures you a seat in Heaven when you die. Unfortunately, this act alone will do absolutely nothing for you in terms of your quality of life while on Earth.
#More than likely if you are depending on this act alone to produce favor, healing, defeating of your enemies and the like, then you are in for a massive disappointment, confusion and just plain giving up on Jesus Christ altogether.
#Your quality of life, my friend, in terms of being debt free, being healed, having a successful marriage, and whatever else constitutes a better quality of life, will hinge on the application of His Word.
#Just like you I rehearsed the religious jargon that they told me such as, “Call on Jesus and everything will be all right”; “What God has for me is for me”; “No weapon formed against me shall prosper”; “God will give me double for my troubles”, and of course the list goes on.
#The problem with that was that no one bothered to inform me that I would have to apply the Word of God in order for the above phrases to manifest in my life.
#For example, I was told that I was the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath. I’m blessed going out and coming in, however, my quality of life was not reflecting these statements even though Christ was my Savior.
#Amazingly, as I began to study the Word for myself in an attempt to ascertain what was wrong. I discovered that in order to be the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath, blessed going out and coming in, I had to obey and live by the principles, laws, protocols and commandments to qualify for this better quality of life. “And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.
#And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them.” (Deut. 28:1-2,13.)
#The emphasis is on the word “if”. If you study this chapter carefully, Moses was not talking to sinners or those that were alienated from God. In fact he was speaking to the children of Israel who already had God as their Lord and leader. However, it was made clear to them that their quality of life will not change because he is their God. Instead, the quality of their lives will be a direct reflection of their obedience and application of his Word.
#My words of wisdom are simply this: stop allowing these charlatans to replace the word of God with money, miracle cloths, oils and the like. The above teaching has made it abundantly clear that with obedience and application of God’s Word the quality of your life will improve and advance.