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I Am He Who Searches the Minds

June 8, 2019

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I Am He  Who Searches the Minds

We all have a knack  of excusing our own behavior  and imagining that we will never have to face  any consequences.     After all,  we reason,  we are basically pretty good.     We aren’t mean  or nasty.     We don’t steal.     We aren’t plastered  out of our minds  with drugs or alcohol.     We’re quite conservative  and a good asset  to the community.     People appreciate our kindness and helpfulness.     So there.

But, the fact is  we will all have to face  the bare truth,  come Judgment Day.     Things in our hearts aren’t really like we try  to claim they are.     The church in Thyatira thought it was pretty good.     They were very confident  of their goodness.     But,  in Revelation 2:19-23,  Jesus had this  to say  to them,

I know your deeds,  and your love  and faith  and service  and perseverance,  and that your deeds of late are greater  than at first.

But  I have this against you,  that you tolerate the woman Jezebel,  who calls herself a prophetess,  and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray,  so that they commit acts  of immorality  and eat things sacrificed  to idols.

And I gave her time to repent;  and she does not want  to repent  of her immorality.     Behold,  I will cast her  upon a bed of sickness,  and those who commit adultery with her  into great tribulation,  unless they repent  of her deeds.

And I will kill her children  with pestilence;  and all the churches will know  that I am He  who searches the minds  and hearts;  and I will give  to each one of you  according to your deeds…

We can put forth  all sorts of self-righteous efforts  to look good  in the eyes of other people.     There are all sorts  of nice and pleasing things  we can do.     But,  they are all worthless  when we tolerate evil,  blasphemous teachings  that will lead other people  to eternal damnation.     We might not really believe  those evil,  blasphemous teachings ourselves — but,  we tolerate them  and are friends  with those who actively teach  false teachings.

Our indulgent tolerance and allowance is what will condemn us.     Jesus lets us know  that all false preachers will suffer His judgment — but,  those who weakly  do not buck up and stand  in the eternal truths  of God  will also have to face judgment.     We can’t hide anything  from the Almighty Judge of all,  because Jesus promises,  “All the churches will know  that  I am He  who searches the minds  and hearts;  and I will give  to each one of you  according to your deeds.”

Jesus knows  our minds and hearts.     We can’t hide anything  from Him.     We will get exactly  what we deserve.     Are we ready  to face the music?

It is best for us  to serve God in truth and purity,  always standing strongly  in the truths of His word.

Knowing the strength  of God’s word  will hold us up,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  You are eternally righteous,  just,  and holy.     You alone are the Way,  the Truth,  and the Life.     Knowing Your love and salvation,  let us stand strong  in Your truths,  to Your glory.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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