No, I am Not Too Busy!

By Trudy A Martinez
My time is spent these last days and years of my life asking forgiveness for the sins I so foolishly justified in my mind at the time of occurrence.  Some were small “little” white lies as they are so frequently called.  We all know there is no such thing as a small “little” lie.  One lie leads to another and another and another as it grows and grows and grows.
To stop the vicious cycle and to accept the TRUTH one must be humble, omitting and bearing his sins openly with raw emotion before God through His son, Jesus Christ.  It is God who takes control with His Grace, a Gift of Faith in His son, Jesus Christ.  As such His elect are prisoners in Jesus Christ.  “the communication of faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus . . . Yet for Love’s sake . . . Now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ (Philemon 1:6-9).  If we are a prisoner, we have no free will.  A prisoner follows the commands of his master.
God does not test His elect through chain letter e-mails, which proclaim God’s love to everyone.  God loves His elect.  His elect do not earn or need to prove their faithfulness to His son, Jesus Christ.  It is not “with him I can do all things” as those e-mails proclaim.  We are not in a partnership with Christ.  The Holy Scripture says, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me “(Phil. 4-13).  As such His elect are prisoners in Jesus Christ.  The elect are the body of Jesus Christ who live through Him.
God does not love everyone as the memos imply.  After all, did not He love Jacob and hate Esau, who sold his birthright to Jacob? (Genesis 25: 23-34).  Think about it!
” . . . According to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; In hope of eternal life, which God that cannot lie, promised before the world began: [a believer must {Hold}]. . . fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.  For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, . . . Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not . . . Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in faith; Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth (Titus 1:1-14).
The memos forwarded do not put God at the top of the list!  The memos turn from the truth.  They do not state the Truth:  Man’s words twist the truth!
“Unto the pure all things are pure:  but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure:  but even their mind and conscience is defiled.  They profess they know God, but in works they deny him, being abominable and disobedient . . . (Titus 1: 1-16).
“But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:  That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.  The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things.  That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children.  To be discreet, chaste, keepers of the home, good, obedient to their husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.   Young men likewise exhort to be sober-minded.  In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works:  In doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound speech, that cannot be condemned:  that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.  Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again (Titus 2: 1-9).”
“Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.  For the Grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men. (Titus 2: 10-11).”
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for the blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour, Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.  These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority.  Let no Man despise thee” (Titus 2: 10-15). 
The works of Satan keep the memos (e-mails) going, seeking to turn the elect from the path, Jesus said to Satan:  It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeded out of the mouth of God (Matthew 4:1).
The words of the e-mails forwarded, asking that the memo be forwarded to others to earn God’s blessings, do not come from the mouth of God; they come from the mouth of Man, twisting the truth for his own gain!  For God does not Test His elect.
For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of this prophecy of this book, If any shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:  And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.  He which testifieth these things saith, SURELY I COME QUICKLY.  Amen.  Even so, come, Lord Jesus.  The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. (Revelations 22: 18-21).

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BA degree in English with a single subject certification 1994 I enjoy writing, art (all forms), especially drawing/multi-media , quilting, sewing, embroidery, photography (still and video), and most of all, my grandchildren and great-grand-children.

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