ZERO SHADES OF GREY PART 2

I feel it very important to start the continuation of this post off with a prayer….

Father God,  Lord I pray that right now you would make your words my words!  Lord I know that some of the topics that are about to be written are very sensitive and scary subjects.  I pray Father that these words would not come across as words of hate but as words of love.  Yes God we are called to hate the sin and love the sinner and I ask for the ability to show that love through written text.  At the same time Lord I would ask that you use these words to hit home for those that need to hear it.  I pray that you would tug at heart strings and that you O Lord would move souls and changes hearts.  It is in your most Holy and Awesome Name I pray, Amen.

Ok lets roll.

So yeah….Black and White with zero shades of Grey.  So lets talk about some specifics.

Get ready because here comes the words that too many are too afraid to speak.  Just in case you havent gathered….I am not scared to speak the words of truth from my LORD and SAVIOR!  I understand I will be persecuted for being a fool for Christ!

In Genesis 18 & 19 God tells Abraham that he is going to destroy Sodom and Gamorrah because of the out cry of sin.  Not 50 nor 40 nor 30 nor 20 nor 10 righteous people could be found.

God’s wrath happened

Black and White

1 Corinthians 6:9

New International Version (NIV)

Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men

Black and White

10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Black and White

There are a few things that I want you to take away from this

1. God Loves You

2. God Loves You

3. God Loves You

4. Satan wants you to believe that God does not love you

Remember the story of the forbidden fruit (its not an apple!show me where it says apple!) and how satan disgused himself as a serpant?  Let me paraphrase.

Satan: Yo Eve, What up?

Eve: Oh Um Hi, Who are you?

Satan: Come closer and I will tell you

Eve: Oh um ok

Satan: I am your friend, Hey, Yo, why are you not eating that awesome looking fruit over there on that awesome looking tree

Eve: God said we could not eat that fruit.  We can eat ANYTHING else BUT THAT fruit.  If we do we will surely die.

Satan: What? Pssssh, Did God REALLY say that you would REALLY die?

Eve: Yeah Dude, like I said….Its like he wrote it in black and white for us.  Do not eat the fruit!

Satan:  Whatever! God doesnt know what is best for you and wants to keep all the “fun” stuff for himself!  If you eat that fruit you wont die, your eyes be opened and you will be like God!  You will know good and evil!

wait……hit the breaks…..Dude the Devil, Satan, the Stupid Prince of Darkness (its ok to call the devil stupid, calling each other stupid is bad, but I checked with Grammy on this one…were good!) just said it….all while he was sitting in that tree trying to sell “Grey” to Eve he said you will know good and evil!

But guess what…God knew what he was doing!  He created rules for us so that we would have a much more filled life!  He did not want us not to do certain things because he wanted to keep us from fun (and just for the record a lot, if not most of the a fore mentioned, does not remotely come close to sounding fun!).  In fact God knew what was best for us.

How many times have you seeked after something you knew that God did not want you to do? Been there

How many times did you think that you knew better what was best for you? Uh Huh!

How many times did that area you though was grey ended up not filling that hole in your soul that you thought it would fill?  Oh no look out I think we are getting somewhere

How many times did you just keep piling on the pain and hurt thinking that eventually you would become numb?

How many times did you think that one more just one more, I know God you have more for me but one more, one more time God, I think I hear you, is that you that I feel, one more time God, I’m over here right now and your over there, one more time just one more time, I just need to do me right now God, I need to figure it all out, one more time God, I am over here in this gray area that protects me from feeling guilty, but what is that pain, and why does this grey all of a sudden look black, blacker, blacker….God I can’t see you….God I can’t hear you…….

GOD LOVES YOU

John 10:10

New Living Translation (NLT)

10 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.

Ecclesiastes 12

New International Version (NIV)

13 Now all has been heard;
here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
for this is the duty of all mankind.
14 For God will bring every deed into judgment,
including every hidden thing,
whether it is good or evil.

“Everything in a man’s thinking changes when he realizes that he is only one heartbeat away from having to stand before God and give an account for his life. ‘It is appointed for men to die once,’ the bible says,’but after this is the judgment’ (Hebrews 9:27 NKJV)”  The Resolution for Men pg. 65.

Lets embrace the fact that there is right and wrong!  Lets have the courage and boldness to stand up for what is GOOD…what is RIGHT…what is JUST

Are you up to the challenge?

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STORM, I AM HOLDING ON TO YOU

GOD LOVES YOU!

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