SAVED OR NOT ???

By Pastor Angela Chester | Weekly Nuggets

Apr 20

Matthew 7: 1-5,  Judge not that you be not judged, for with what judgement you judge, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you, and why do you look at the speck in your brothers eye ? But do not consider the plank in your own eye’; or how can you say to your brother, “Let me remove the speck from your eye’ ; and look, a plank is in your own eye ? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. ………………..So we see that we can not be judge or juror, we have quite a lot of work to do ourselve’s, the elderly use to have a saying, that reminded you to sweep around your own front door first, before you began to sweep around the doors of others. Now this does not mean, that we should shrink back from our responsibility of helping others to walk “circumspectly” as our brother the Apostle Paul commanded Christians in Eph.5:15 ; the word akribos is the translated word circumspectly, ” meaning  in this case to behave carefully, rightly and wisely. “But how do we know, that sin is really “being “cleared from our own live’s ? My best answer would be when our lives actully began to bare the real fruits of the Holy Spirit, found in Gal.5:22; ” Love, Joy Peace, longsuffering , gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, ” in other words you live by the fruit of the spirit. In summation, let me close here by saying, that not one of us knows at what moment ” The Kingdom of God ”  enters into the heart of a man or woman, but we Shall know a tree, ( in this instance a man or woman) by the fruit it bare’s, Luke 6:44. God bless you love you much, Pastor Angela.

 

 

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gracy billingsley June 28, 2015

Pastor Angela, it’s so true that none of us has room to judge another. For we all have sinned. I thank God for His forgiveness. As you mentioned, we are obligated however to hold each other accountable for our actions that are ungodly when we profess to be “Christian”. I really believe that it’s all about waiting for God to open the door to discuss it, and then doing so with the right spirit and with the right approach. Also in Galatians 6:1, it says,”Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.” Notice how it said, “you who are spiritual”, because not all Christians are spiritual. Some are carnal. In other words, this is not for all to do. If not done properly, it can be very damaging. When it’s done right, and the person’s heart is right to receive, repentance and restoration takes place. That’s what it’s all about. We do it out of love for one another and out of our love for God.

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