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Don’t You Dare!

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‘Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it…. there is only one Law-giver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you- who are you to judge your neighbour?’ – James 4:11-12.

Don’t You Dare!

Don’t you dare judge me;
you’ve no idea what I’ve been through.
Don’t you dare judge me;
you have no idea who I would become
to conclude on my present.
Don’t you dare,
don’t you dare judge me…

This stigma has eaten us deep enough. People need to stop feeling better than us even if they think they are. We all need to stop intimidating others by reason of the grace (through Christ) that we’ve attained; this grace that others do not have the knowledge of yet. Without complete knowledge or absolute understanding- they need to stop condemning me, no matter how bad I’ve become, for even Christ himself, never came to condemn me (John 3:17), though He is our Chief Judge (Psalm 96:13, Ezekiel 18:30, 1 Peter 1:17).

‘Do not judge or you too will be judged… you hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eyes, and then you will be able to see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eyes…’
Matthew 7:1-5

‘You therefore have no excuse, you who pass judgement on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself… so when you, a mere man pass judgement on them and yet do the same things, do you think you would escape God’s judgement?…’
Romans 2:1-5

We are asked to ‘examine ourselves to see whether we are in the faith. To test ourselves’ to realize Christ is in us (2 Corinthians 13:5). If Christ is in us, then we are a representation of Him here on earth. This implies that our actions as Christ-like people, Christians and God’s creation; should be in line with the Image and Person of Christ Jesus.

‘Do not judge and you will not be judged. Do not condemn and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you would be forgiven’– Luke 6:37

‘For (even) God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world though him’- John 3:17

The concept of judging entails having a strong opinion about something- trying to evaluate that thing. To be able to accomplish this task one would need to be on the absolute- So as to gain total understanding of all perspectives and motive.

Now, because man is limited by reason of knowledge- only God is fit to judge the heart of man. However, man is allowed to judge the character of man, for by this; we are absolute by the word of God- the living word of God.
(1 Corinthians 6: 2, 4-5, 2: 15)

In doing the above, we judge (rebuke, correct) the sinfulness of man. We do not judge (condemn) the sinner. We put into perspective a careful and exact attitude of Christ (Romans 5:8). Every judgment a man makes must be backed-up by the word of God, because man judges based on preference, perception, mind-set and in totality; the knowledge he has acquired. This alone can be the foundation of all errors because like a writer puts it:

‘That you are strong in someone’s weaknesses, does not mean you are not weak in someone’s strength’– Double_ST *sst*

This is why God in His word asked us not to judge by human standards (John 8:15-18), and appearances (John 7:24, James 2:1-4). We are asked instead to be carefu,l for we judge unto the Lord (2 Chronicles 19:6). For this understanding to make meaning in our daily living, obedience to the word of God and principles is key and a necessity, as this unlocks its potentials (Zechariah 3:7, 1 King 3:9-13); for by ourselves, we can do nothing (John 5:30).

The place of judging people is in the hands of God- for he is all-knowing. We are admonished by Apostle Paul in Timothy to preach the word, be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction (2 Timothy 4:2). Nowhere- nowhere in Scripture are we asked to judge (condemn) anyone! 

Food for Thought-

‘The saint and the sinner- who is more likely to make heaven? If the Saint- who then is he, but one that was once a sinner. If this is true; what then makes you so sure that this sinner too won’t make it to heaven? Not as he is off-course, but as he would be when you correct and not condemn him; thus allowing God’s grace to work in Him’- Double_ST *sst*

They will sing before the Lord
for He comes
He comes to judge the world in righteousness
and the people in his truth- Psalms 96:13.

So if you want to judge me and you are not God- DON’T YOU DARE!!!

Feel free to correct me though… God Bless.

 

Oluwatosin S. Olabode SST

What’s most important???

I’m writing something a little bit different today; focusing on family, relationship and life. We live in a very fast generation where “people forget to remember” to consider; so long as they are fulfilling an aspect they think (and not know) is covering all others. A generation just like chess (where the loser is the opponent whose focus was only on his moves), were misunderstandings arise from thoughts never made sure. It is very easy to take for granted things freely gotten; the most important things of life… I pray this little piece gives a picture of what never to ignore….

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What’s most important???

It’s the time you invest,

Not the by-products of “thought never made sure…”

It’s the company you keep,

Not the gifts you give.

 

It’s not the comfort of life you give,

It’s the comfort you share.

It’s not your accomplishment noted by your absence,

It’s the achievement portrayed by your presence.

It’s never found in doing,

What’s most important, is in “Being”

It’s never an “I THOUGHT”

It’s always an “I KNOW”…

Don’t you ever think, your hard work, putting food on the table, paying the bills and in such nature, are what’s most important; while those are important, they are not what’s most important…

“The best things in life aren’t things”… Art Buchwald.

“The things you provide for your loved ones should never spend more time than you do with those you provided them for; spend quality time with your loved ones, don’t give things to do that for you”… Olabode Oluwatosin.

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Answers For The Mind

RELIGION

“The saint and the sinner, who is more likely to make heaven? If the saint, who then is he but one that was a sinner. If this be true; what then makes you so sure, this sinner too won’t make heaven? Not as he is of-course, but as he would be when you correct and not condemn him, thus allowing God’s grace to fall on him”

Olabode Oluwatosin

KNOWLEGDE

“When faced with logical reasoning, what do you do? Do you pick Morals over Common sense or conscience over pity? While the former ( moral and conscience) represent Faith; in the sense that, you take your decision hoping to be justified, the latter (common sense and pity) represents Fact; in the sense that, you want to justify the person”

Olabode Oluwatosin

God Doesn’t Send People To Hell, They Volunteer

                                      

“God doesn’t send people to hell, they volunteer”

                                                                                 Unknown

It would be natural to say God is unfair if He sends some people to hell, so it’s also only natural to understand that he doesn’t, as a reference, let’s study the account in Luke 16:19-31, given key interest to verses 24-28…

…19 “There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day.  20 But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, 21 desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.  22 So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried.  23 And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

24 “Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’  25 But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented.  26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’ 27 “Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house,  28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’

 29 Abraham said to him, ‘they have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’  30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’  31 But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.”

                                                                                    Luke 16:19-17:1 NKJV

The rich man says (paraphrasing), please Abraham, tell Lazarus to tell my people not to come, he didn’t say please Abraham tell God not to send my people here as seen from the above scripture. The things is, people don’t even know they are sending themselves to hell, they actually think its God that will send them there (either ways, they know based on their lifestyle, that they are going there), not knowing He only permit their choice after warning them beyond reasonable doubts. Once you’re there, without doubt, you will affirm to have sent yourself there, but the good news is you don’t have to go there; we already have a testimony from someone that is still there.

God loves us so much that He day and night cries over those of us who constantly choose hell over Him (have you ever wondered why God doesn’t sleep? well now you know). There is nothing once you have gotten to hell that He can do because doing anything then, will be against His own self, what we call sin in the form of compromise, but(THE GOOD NEWS) there is everything He can do (WHICH HE DOES) so even though you have chosen hell can end up landing in heaven.I mean, He sent His only begotten son to die for us- Now it is very important  to note the time  God  sent His son to die for(since the Son brings salvation, it  will be useless to have sent Him after we finished sinning thus landing safely in hell)

8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

                                                                                    Romans 5:8 NKJV

Still, makes it is a conditional statement such that, the determination has not been reached which means (please listen, this is important) God sent His Son to die for us  while we were still on the road to hell, which means we can still make heaven!!!(If that’s not good news, I don’t know what is). The only person that cannot be forgiven is that person in whom judgment has been made on (devil, that’s you and only you) but anyone else, heaven is still waiting for you, you can make heaven today; even now…

43 And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”

                                                                                     Luke 23:43 NKJV

(Don’t be scared that only dying takes you there, God took the dying part already, yours is to take the heaven part)

God did not come to send you to hell; He came to save you from hell.

17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

                                                                                     John 3:17 NKJV

It’s only late when you are already in hell (and the rich man testified to that, even more, telling us, those still on earth can make heaven; talking to his brothers; those still in sin)

From our story, the rich man wanted to make heaven so bad he stated evangelising in hell, but it was too late. You might say you will accept Jesus later, and choose heaven later, but you are never sure how close to hell you already are on your journey. Today, taking a purse- and accepting Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour could be (which actually is) the only thing that can save you from hell.

 I mean why risk it? when it cost you nothing to get salvation and cost God everything, to the extend He said in John 19:30

… It is finished…!!!(Think deep)

…Meaning complete, no more/no less is needed….

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.

                                                                                     John 1:12

 

If you’ve never RECEIVED JESUS into your life as your Lord and Personal Saviour and would want to do so, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU GO TO MY YES TO JESUS PAGE  NOW (https://bib4le.wordpress.com/yes-to-jesus/), so you can do so and also confirm why you are doing thus so. If also you know someone that hasn’t received Jesus into his or her life; YES TO JESUS is a page to invite them too.

 Remember Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

                                                                                     John 14:6 NKJV

This is to say, unless you’ve come to know Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour; you are still on your way to hell, which shouldn’t be. This means you are not glorifying God instead the devil…

NOTE

God doesn’t send people to hell, the volunteer!

                                                                                   Unknown

Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite

            importance. What it cannot be is moderately important…

                                                                                  C.S. Lewis                                    

Heaven is not for sinners, it’s for those who were once sinners….

                                                                                  Olabode oluwatosin

 God bless you as the Holy Spirit of God leads you now…( https://bib4le.wordpress.com/yes-to-jesus/)

 

BY: Olabode Oluwatosin