Stand Upright For The Lord! (We Have Faith! We Have Confidence! We Are Convinced!, We Have Expectation!, We Are Saved!) Glory to God!

Life! Life is a powerful thing, each one of us walk through our lives hoping. Sometimes we hope for more money, other times we hope for all the world’s temporalities; TV’s, Car’s, Clothes, money, etc. Then there are those times when we don’t have any hope at all! Hope! What does hope mean to you? You can say I hope I can afford that, or I hope my kid’s will be ok. This is carnal hope, and carnal hope is not even hope at all!

Were we made to crawl around on the ground, or were we made to stand upright? When we don’t have hope then we are not standing the way we we’re created to stand. We are not standing upright, but rather timidly cowering around, usually feeling sorry for ourselves because we have no hope! Is this what you consider to be life?

There is another way not to have hope also, and that’s when we walk around with our noses in the air, being full of ourselves, feeling invincible in a carnal kind of way. Thinking that everything is just fine and dandy, never worrying about anything or anyone unless it’s to the betterment of self. Big man! I’m so tough! My carnal mind is impenetrable! You might as well go on and say “I have no hope!”!

The Bible say’s, That Faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen.

Ok, back to hope! When we act according to the flesh then we have no hope in us and are in total darkness! Flesh can be and will be tempted! Why, because that’s just the way it is! Flesh is sinful, and what does sin do? It causes us to have no hope at all whatsoever, because we are lost in carnality(world), and will be cast into the Lake of Fire if we don’t change our evil ways!

The Bible say’s, To be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.

What do you reckon that means? Could it mean not to live your life according to the ways of this wicked world, because the ways of the world are deception? Could it mean not to be a follower of sinful evil things or sinful evil people, because it will just lead you further into darkness? Yes! That’s exactly what it means, and a little bit more!

The Bible say’s, For the wages of sin is DEATH, but the GIFT of GOD is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Do you believe that darkness is better than light? Do you believe that darkness is more powerful than light?

If you do then you are lost in the darkness and deception of this world! Which means if you don’t accept the truth you will burn for eternity in the Lake of fire with Satan and all of his angels! Does that sound like fun to you? This is reality! Not reality to a carnal mind, but reality to a spiritual mind!

With a carnal mind we accept the world and it’s evil’s, we walk through life in misery, and the sad thing is we don’t even realize it! When we accept the world as it is then we are accepting the way of Satan! We don’t have to accept darkness, we don’t have to accept misery, we all have a choice!

It’s easy to be lost in darkness, because when your in darkness you cannot see! Light and dark cannot exist together, and it takes power to make light. When the light is turned on it always makes the darkness go away! This light that I speak of is Jesus Christ! He was sent to this earth by God, walked among men, was tempted just like the rest of us are, but he was without sin. He walked in perfect Love for all, he Loved, he healed, he gave his life so that we could be forgiven our sins! He is the way, the truth, and the life, and no man can come unto the Father(God) except by him!

The Bible say’s, That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Are you ashamed? If you are truly saved then you are not ashamed! Have you ever had anyone tell you “Shame on you!”? These word’s are of Satan and should never come passed our lips, because these words cast judgment and condemnation… We will all be judged some day, but we will be judged by the Lord! He is the only one who can cast judgment upon you! You are the only one who can bring yourself out of the darkness of this world through our Lord Jesus Christ, by confessing with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the grave. When you do this with your heart you are saved! Not just word’s, but word’s spoken from your heart! Then you can enter into a life of Faith, Light, Peace, Love, Joy, and everlasting life!

Faith is the substance (confidence) of things hoped for, and the evidence (conviction) of things not yet seen. By Faith Noah built the ark even though it had never rained before. He did this because he had Hope, and there is (expectation) in hope! See we can go boldly unto the throne of grace because we have confidence, expectation, and conviction that all things can be done through our Lord Jesus Christ who strengthens us. Such great confidence that we can expect and be convinced that God’s perfect will is going to be done! God created us to stand upright, not to walk through life cowering, unsure, thinking well maybe it can happen, or I know but it’s just not looking like. When you walk through life like this then you are capped from receiving any of God’s blessings! We must be sure, we must know, we must be confident, we must expect God’s perfect will to be done in all things! Jesus is the Light! Trust in the Lord! Live for him!


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