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VIDEO Do Not Become A Pillar of Salt! Believe In Christ Jesus!

 by ZAMA-ZOE GRACE

But now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation [that is, cultivate it, bring it to full effect, actively pursue spiritual maturity] with awe-inspired fear and trembling [using serious caution and critical self-evaluation to avoid anything that might offend God or discredit the name of Christ]. Phil.2:12 AMP; … Remember what happened to Lot’s wife! If you grasp and cling to life on your terms, you’ll lose it, but if you let that life go, you’ll get life on God’s terms, Luke 17:31-33 MSG

Greetings Beloved of the Lord! I trust you had a great spirit-filled weekend. Today I wrote as the Holy Spirit led me, to encourage believers to let go of the past life and pursue the life of Christ and only Him.

Do not become a pillar of salt by clinging to you old before you became born-again. Do not go back to the life of sin, which discredits your life of salvation. Once you give your life to Christ, you have another mandate to work your salvation with fear and trembling and preserve your life from becoming a pillar of salt. 

Once God rescues you from the kingdom of darkness, you have to train yourself to keep moving forward, believing in the Lord Jesus, and living your life according to the rules of the kingdom of Christ. There is a question which most people have asked, such as if you are born-again, do you remain born again forever?.  I do not have an answer to this question; I, However, understand that Christ Jesus warned us not to become like Lot’s wife. 

In the bible, we learned that on the day God destroyed the city of Soddom and Gomorrah, He rescued only Lot and his wife and his two daughters. The angels gave them an instruction to get out of that city and not look back. That moment was the point of salvation for them; God was saving their lives from eternal destruction. The only thing required from them was to believe that God was for them, and they were supposed to obey God’s command to move forward and focus on what was ahead and not behind.

Lot’s wife failed to accept God’s solution for their lives, and she chose to walk out of that city according to her senses and disobeyed God. She tasted the grace gift of salvation for a moment; however, she lost her life because she did not believe in God. She was not willing to explore the new life ahead of them. She did not trust that there was something better in store for them. She held on to the past and could not let go and sinned against God.

The story of Lot’s wife is for believers who have accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior, yet they are not willing to let go of the life filled with the pleasures of sin. They want to live the best of both kinds of life. The word of God tells us in the below-mentioned scripture to choose between life and death; the two cannot co-exist in one’s life.

Look at what I’ve done for you today: I’ve placed in front of you
Life and Good
Death and Evil.
16 And I command you today: Love God, your God. Walk in his ways. Keep his commandments, regulations, and rules so that you will live, really live, live exuberantly, blessed by God, your God, in the land you are about to enter and possess. Deuteronomy 30:15-19.

I call Heaven and Earth to witness against you today: I place before you Life and Death, Blessing and Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live. And love God, your God, listening obediently to him, firmly embracing him. Oh yes, he is life itself, a long life settled on the soil that God, your God, promised to give your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Deuteronomy 30: 19-20.

Life co-exists with good, and death co-exists with evil. We learn from 2 Corinthians chapter 6: 14-18 Don’t become partners with those who reject God. How can you make a partnership out of right and wrong? That’s not partnership; that’s war. Is light best friends with dark? Does Christ go strolling with the Devil? Do trust and mistrust hold hands?

When we fail to obey the life of faith in Christ, we choose death. We are the righteousness of God, He has made us righteous through the blood of His dear Son Jesus, and we must continue to pursue righteousness and work out our salvation with fear and trembling. We must not turn from righteousness to unrighteousness as we are warned in the scripture below:

“But a wicked person who turns his back on that life of sin and keeps all my statutes, living a just and righteous life, he’ll live, really live. He won’t die. I won’t keep a list of all the things he did wrong. He will live. Do you think I take any pleasure in the death of wicked men and women? Isn’t it my pleasure that they turn around, no longer living wrong, but living right—really living?

“The same thing goes for a good person who turns his back on an upright life and starts sinning, plunging into the same vile obscenities that the wicked person practices. Will this person live? I don’t keep a list of all the things this person did right, like money in the bank he can draw on. Because of his defection, because he accumulates sin, he’ll die.

“Do I hear you saying, ‘That’s not fair! God’s not fair!’? Ezekiel 18: 21-28 MSG

We are living in the days of the end of the age, as it was in the days of Noah, and in the days of Lot, Gen. 6-9, 19, it is the same right now in the days we are living in; may we as believers be like the sons of Issachar, who understood the times of God, 1 Chron.12:32. As the Lord Jesus said in the gospel of Luke chapter 17, may we also remember Lot’s wife! May we stand firm in our faith, and move forward, watching and praying, obeying the word of God, and do not become a pillar of salt.

May God strengthen you and keep you in this evil last hour. May you hold on to Jesus and not look back. May you remain alive in Christ, May you enter heaven with many souls.

I hope you found strength and courage in this post; Thank you so much for stopping and taking the time to read. God loves you, He is with you and for you- Many blessings!

May this Video below encourage to let go of the former things, Behold the Lord Jesus is doing a new thing, Amen!

VIDEO Forgetting What is Behind – The Great Reset of the Church

 / MULYALE MUTISYA

‘Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith’ (Hebrews 12:2). By looking straight ahead, we get to see the Perfect One who perfects our faith even while we are in our weak flesh. Jesus, our Perfection, also looked straight ahead and ‘for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame’ (v2). Forgetting all His glory and miracles, and the current suffering, Jesus looked on ahead and saw the joy set before Him- the greater glory that would not only be His, but to all those who believe in Him. And so Paul in beseeching us to forget what lies behind urges that ‘All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. Only let us live up to what we have attained’ (Philippians 3:15-16).

King Solomon puts it bluntly and admonishes, ‘Do not say, ‘Why were the old days better than these?’ For it is not wise to ask such questions’ (Ecclesiastes 7:10). Yet many of us look back on the good ole days pondering on its glories, simplicity, and joys. When Lot came to the land of Sodom and Gomorrah, he saw that the land ‘was well watered, like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, towards Zoar’ (Genesis 13:10). But ‘the men of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the Lord’ (v13). When God’s angels were about to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, they urged Lot and his family to, ‘Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away! (19:v17). Amidst the moving forward, ‘Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt’ (v26). Perhaps, she looked back to behold the City’s greenery and glories once more.

To date, Jesus tells us, ‘Remember Lot’s wife!’ (Luke 17:32). He was speaking in the context of His second coming saying that just as it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, so ‘It will just be like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed’ (v30). The day the two Cities were destroyed came suddenly and with such urgency. There was no time to think or do anything, not even looking back. In the day of the coming of the Lord, the only requirement would be, ‘Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city’ (Revelation 22:14).

A garment can only be made clean if it is washed daily. No one thinks of how their garment was clean yesterday, but only considers what it looks like now. In the same way, ‘Always be clothed in white, and always anoint you head with oil’ (Ecclesiastes 9:8). In other words, only those who ‘have clothed yourselves with Christ’ (Galatians 3:27) and have oil (Holy Spirit) in their lamps (Spirit) like the ‘five wise virgins’ (Matthew 25), and like our Lord and Saviour Jesus whom ‘God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power’ (Acts 10:37).

Our salvation is not a one-time affair. It is a continuous state of being and of relying on God’s daily mercies. It is not a yesterday I was, or tomorrow I will be affair. ‘As long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness’ (Hebrews 3:13) because ‘God again set a certain day, calling it Today’ (4:v7). The only day of entering into God’s rest, and His salvation is today so that ‘Today if you hear his voice do not harden your hearts’ (Psalm 95:8). If we daily look on ahead to Christ, forgetting our mistakes or past glories, then we will eventually achieve perfection when our bodies die, and spirits rise. Paul reminds us, ‘We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end of the confidence we had at first’ (Hebrews 3:14). The great men and women of faith were commended because ‘they were longing for a better country- a heavenly one. Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them’ (11:v16).

Those who forget what is behind and strain ahead in their faith like the ones who went before will realize ‘that the world was not worthy of them’ (v18). A Christian who serves a God that says, ‘Behold, I make all things new!’ (Revelation 21:5) should they themselves ensure that they daily enrich their spiritual life. For ‘if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!’ (2 Corinthians 5:17). Their yesterday state should be forgotten and their focus adjusted to the newness of each day. And so, each day, one should, ‘Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses’ (1 Timothy 6:12). A Christian should not be ‘of those who draw back unto perdition, but of those who believe and are saved’ (Hebrews 10:39). When Jesus comes back, He will not seek to find out what your state was yesterday, but how it is like when He Himself finds it. So He asks, ‘Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, will he find faith on the earth?’ (Luke 18:8). Will He find faith in you?

The end of a matter is better than its beginning’ ~ Ecclesiastes 6:8

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