July 9, 2016

A redeemed woman's exclusive behavior

Before being redeemed, a woman can, and will pray aloud in church, Bible study, and at the table.

After redemption, she will fervently pray in her "closet" at all times, not to be seen, or heard by man.

(James 5:16 and Matthew 6:6)

Before redemption, a woman can, and perhaps will build a great ministry to the Lord.

After redemption, that same woman will seek daily to love her neighbor as herself.

(Mark 12:31)

Before redemption, a woman can, and will preach, and prophesy in the name of the Lord.

After redemption, that same woman will bear the burdens of others and fulfill the law of Christ.

(Galatians 6:2)

Before redemption, a woman can, and will, cast out demons in the name of the Lord.

After redemption, that same woman loves the possessed, and serves the Lord with gladness.

(Psalm 100:2)

Before redemption, a woman will give her body to be burned.

After redemption, a woman daily yields her body as a living sacrifice to God.

(Romans 12:1)

Before redemption, a woman tries to be good.

After redemption, a woman is holy because the very spirit of God lives in her.

(I Peter 1:15, I Corinthians 3:16, I Corinthians 6:19)

Before redemption, a woman is thankful at times, and grouchy sometimes, and for sure, she's moody.

After redemption, that same woman lives in a state of thankfulness for all things.

(I Thessalonians 5:18)

Scripture says that on the day of judgment, many will say that they did this and that, and that they did it all in the name of the Lord, and Jesus will say to them, "Depart from me for I never knew you."

(Matthew 7:21-23)

The many, who think that they are saved, still do something in particular that will take them to hell.

Jesus tells them what it is.

He is telling us the same thing.

Jesus says that "workers of iniquity," or those who expend energy on sin, will go to hell.

They will not see God.

Do you spend energy on sin?

Ever?

Sometimes?

Infrequently?

Frequently?

Jesus does not quantify the amount of energy that one must expend that exempts them from heaven.

They just sin.

Sinning takes energy.

If you sin, then you are a worker of iniquity.

Or do you suppose that your sin, the unloving things that you do, in your saved condition, are different than the sin of those who you would, or might, deem to be unsaved?

Is sin ever classified differently in Scripture?

Or is sin always the same no matter who does it?

If so, and if you continue sin in your saved condition, then you are expending energy on sin.

What will Jesus say to you?

Do you think that the sin that you do is not seen by God?

If so, do you have a free pass?

If you think that somehow you do have a pass, then how would you explain that to a lost person?

Would you tell them that they can still sin after redemption?

What is the difference between you and a lost soul?

Anything?

Think about it.

And remember, we are to study to show that we are approved by God.

That is the order in Scripture.

Do you do that?

The redeemed woman will study, and the lost will not, for they will cover their sin, and stay "ignorant" as long as they can, and will be great pretenders, for they still live in sin.

One cannot continue to sin, and be saved.

Now, why would a "saved" person still sin?

Scripture says that it is because of a love for sin (John 3:19).

The redeemed woman hates sin, and because of a hatred for sin, and not people, and because of a love for God, and everyone, she studies the Word, she knows her doctrine, and she serves.

Do you?

Are you redeemed?

Your actions tell on you.

Redeemed women are consistent because they abide in the Vine.

In abiding, they bear only good fruit (Matthew 7:18).

The unsaved woman will be kind, and then hateful, all to the same person, in one day's time.

The redeemed woman is always kind, long-suffering, patient, faithful, and gentle.

She does not lie, nor take the name of the Lord in vain, nor does she hoard her possessions.

She is a burden-bearer, and she fulfills the law because of what the Lord has done in her, and to her.

Does that define your life?

If not, then repent. Agree with God about your sin. You'll be washed in grace.

Or continue to love your sin, and at the judgment you will not see God.

Follow Jesus, repent of your sin, and be completely made new.

There is an end to your life here on earth.

No woman knows when her time on earth is up.

Seek the Lord.





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