Are you wondering what Recycled Sin means? Take a look at the pictures below. See if you can figure it out before reading the rest of the post.
Okay so how about this one?
So I’m sure you are wondering what I meant by my title Recycled Sin.
Well I will tell you. No sin is new sin. It keeps going and going and going. God is not gasping as He watches us. He knows our very thoughts, words and actions before we commit them whether they are good or bad.
Heaven and Hell is REAL.
Time and time again we take chances. We convince ourselves that if we are good people that we will make it into heaven. Now hear me when I say that I am not judging anyone and I surely have no power to put anyone in heaven or hell BUT my walk with the Lord can be a reflection of how I live my life and where I want to go when I leave this earth.
God is our Judge and He alone will decide where we go for eternity.
Good works will not get any one of us into heaven. If we have not accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, if we have not received salvation…. our decision is taking us to one place or the other.
IT’S TIME TO WAKE UP PEOPLE.
When we know in part, we should live out what we believe. We cannot take the Bible and sugarcoat pieces of it just so that we can still have “the best of both worlds”. This does not cut it with God.
The Bible tells us that we cannot serve two Masters. We will love and serve one or the other. This does not apply only to money as people tend to naturally think about because it’s like a well known slogan especially when and if we do not know God’s word for ourself.
Satan himself knows that God is real yet I can say that he was still dumb enough to try and take God’s position. Before you know it he was given the ole heave-ho into hell along with those who followed him.
Be careful and be not deceived. Satan knows Scriptures just like us. He can take them and twist them to make you believe that what you see, hear, speak and believe is the truth. He lies, he sugarcoats and can get you to believe anything unless you come back at him with the Word of God.
Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You. (Psalm 119:11 NKJV)
Let’s take a look at Who could NOT be fooled.
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread. But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: He shall give His angels charge over you, and, In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. Jesus said to him, It is written again, You shall not tempt the Lord your God. Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me. Then Jesus said to him, Away with you, Satan! For it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve. Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him. (Matthew 4:1-11 NKJV)
Whether its lying, adultery, homosexuality, or whatever it is that was spoken by God that is considered as sin, people treat it as if it’s a trend; that it is normal because it has been done for centuries; that it is acceptable as to not wanting to hurt anyone’s feelings or that you will not fit in though your mind and heart tells you that you just do want to stand OUT because you know the truth.
So who are we siding with? Do we really care where someone is going for eternity?
I get the pause and cricket syndrome when I ask if a person had salvation before he/she passed away.
Sadly I hate to say that it happens too often. Recently I found out that someone who was supposedly not living a life as a heterosexual passed away. Now whether it was true or not, it is not the big issue because one could be a murderer, rapist, cheater or a pathological liar. If they did not repent of their sins, if they did not receive salvation they likely are not spending eternity in heaven. I say likely because anything can take place in between the last minutes/days of life.
God knows and sees the heart for what’s true and what’s not.
I’m not playing judge and I am not pointing fingers but the Bible tells us clearly what’s true. There is no gray area.
Heaven or Hell. Isn’t that clear enough? Perhaps not for some. I pray that this mindset will become less and less and the fear of where one will be for eternity will kick in.
Where’s the compassion, where’s the love and concern? Are we too wrapped up in pleasing man instead of God? If we love and care the way we say we do then we will speak up.
No coaxing, no sugarcoating, no taking a blind eye and deaf ear to the very things we know are WRONG. Let’s do right by God when conviction sets in our heart. ( if we know the truth )
There is a time and place for everything and a way of handling people and circumstances. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was a living example to us all as to how to treat people. He hung out with those we would turn our noses up to or be quick to open our mouths and call them out on their sin, yet without taking a look in the mirror and seeing our own.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Romans 3:23 NKJV)
Does casting stones sound familiar?
So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first. (John 8:7 NKJV)
I encourage you to read this entire chapter being that a portion of it is talking about an adulterous woman who was about to be stoned to death for her sin but Jesus set the record straight.
Living Sacrifices to God
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:1, 2 NKJV)
Scriptures to read and meditate on:
Romans 8 ( in its entirety )
Let’s wake up and take life seriously. To appease others can cause a soul to spend eternity in hell. Think about it and act. Remember that we will all be held accountable for our actions. Is pacifying sin worth the cost?
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31 NKJV)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. (Proverbs 3:5-7 NKJV)
Amen! God’s word will not go unheard or void!
I love your heart and ability to speak (write) Truth.
Thank you Patti! It’s amazing what flows out when I see and feel what the Lord desires us to do. It’s about being obedient to His Truth. He knows what we truly need to live right. Praises to Him!
Entirely “OUTstanding”! I especially ‘liked’… “We cannot take the Bible and sugarcoat pieces of it just so that we can still have “the best of both worlds”.”
I think by this statement, you challenge people to… ‘go hot’ [the preferred] or ‘go cold’, pick a side [or rather destination], and to live a life where we consciously take “Jesus in, Jesus out” [vs. the garbage]… very seriously. [At least that is what I got ;)] “Excellent Terra!”
Thank you for letting God work “Beautifully” through you!
God is grand! He’s holy holy holy!! The Lord is calling on us. Will we walk in obedience afraid or just slowly conform?!! You said it well Julie about us being hot or cold. Between both ways that we’ve put it, a cutthroat/right to the point message needs to be heard. An eternity in hell is not fathomable nor can it be felt right now but surely it can and will happen if the Truth is not spoken and taken heed to. I thank the Lord for stirring my soul to speak up. As a disciple, we must count the cost.
Blessing to you in abundance! You encourage me greatly and I appreciate you!!
AMEN SISTER! I thank the Lord~ for you my friend. You are a true inspiration!
You are welcome! I thank the Lord for seeing more in me than I thought I had to give. I do my best to give my all and to take heed to the calling! Thank you sister for blessing me!!
Awesome post…good word here!
Thank you Walter!
Right on, Terra. Keep up the good work. I’ve been covered up for awhile, but it’s always good to hear from you, Sister. You’re a solid place to hear God’s praises all the time.
Thank you my friend. I pray that I stay in the will of the Lord even through hard times. My heart is compelled to reach out and encourage. It is so good to hear back from you. Please know that you have a friend who is thinking about you and lifting you up in prayer. Stay near to the Lord and be fervent in prayer.
Blessings to you!
Terra, Here is an award just for you…you deserve it sister, and may God bless you and your blog!
You are too kind! Thank you for thinking of me. The Lord blesses me indeed. I am grateful for you and others who see so much in my writings. All praise I give unto Thee for the inspiration of words and love to share!
God bless you always!! Hugs!
Oh Terra…we are so much on the same page. I’ve written numerous posts lately about sugarcoating and finding loopholes in God’s word in order to live in sin and justify our disobedience! Enjoyed your post and God bless you! Here’s my boldest one http://lynleahz.com/2012/07/23/does-god-need-to-send-another-talking-jack-ass-to-get-you-to-move/ and http://lynleahz.com/2012/07/25/my-name-was-not-there/ There are much more, but it’s late where I’m at, and I have to go to sleep! You have a lovely website here, and I’m happy to subscribe to you. Again, blessings in Jesus Christ my sister!
Oh wow!!! I read your post. We are on the same page. God is not playing around at all. I seen that you sent me another message as well. Your message did not go to spam. I just turned in early! Thank you for wondering. God bless you for your follow and your encouragement. Blessings to you dear sister in the Lord!!
Blessings back to you….and even more!
Wonderful piece! I was just thinking about how we should inquire of what the Lord says about something first before we go ahead and do things on our own. Your post goes hand in hand with that. Blessings!
Thank you dear brother! How wonderful it is that we just read each others posts. May we always take our cares and concerns before Him when we make decisions. We would spare ourselves from stress and heartache when dealing with certain issues!
Blessings to you!!
Hello my sister, I’m sure you received one of these before, but I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! God bless!
Hello dear sister! Thank you for this blessing. I truly appreciate you and others for seeing the goodness of the Lord through my inspirational writings that only He gives. Bless you for blessing me!
You’re welcome my sister! Keep up the good work.
Hey Terra, I believe that an outpouring of righteous indignation is going to continue to go forth from the hearts of God’s true messengers. I appreciate you speaking the truth in love. May the Holy Spirit fill us with the power to be a witness in our own households, in our neighborhoods, in our country and in all of the earth. Jesus is coming back for a church without spot or wrinkle. You are so right…It’s time to wake up! Thank you for sharing
Hey Liz, I really appreciate your thoughts and encouragement. I was, an continue to share the truth in love. You nailed it with: “Jesus is coming back for a church without spot or wrinkle.” God’s word will not go void! May we wake up because Christ will be coming back. May we stand and not cower down. I’m praying and standing in truth that we will be the voice in our communities. Gods on our side! We can’t go wrong.
I love your encouragement in your blog. And, sorry that I replied to you about the poem and the cup of tea! I clicked on your tweet and didn’t realize I wasn’t reading your blog until afterward. I don’t know what happened to me! Love your blog and your posts. They encourage me!! Kirsten
Aww! Thank you so much! Lol about you writing to the wrong person/space. I’ve don’t that before myself a few times! I am thankful that read and enjoyed the post. Your encouragement is received and felt. Blessings to you always dear sister!
And to you sister!
Thank you! 🙂
Hi Terra. Nice work. Sin will go in the waste disposal when Christ returns 🙂
Hello Ralph. Yes sin will be residing in the most unfriendly and undesirable place for eternity. The Word of God will not go void. Let the Gospel be shared with many and may our walk; our light in the Lord shine. Let the blind eyes see and the deaf ears hear. I pray this world wakes up and be set free from bondage and the lies that will place many in hell for their unbelief.
Thank you for stopping by. God bless you. 🙂
Amen to that, Terra. Have a nice weekend 🙂
Thanks Ralph! You have a nice weekend too!