Why You Must Not Quit On God Because Man Fails You
Colossians 3:24, “Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” Why You Must Not Quit On God Because Man Fails You
_______ You cannot put your trust in money, friends or even family in life, because they’ll let you down. But God is faithful and will NEVER let you down. God will never hurt you unless it is to help you in the long run. Emotional pain will either make a person sweeter and more humble, or bitter and hateful over time. Some of the sweetest or most bitter people are amongst the elderly.Why You Must Not Quit On God Because Man Fails You
Whereas the unsaved world grows bitter as they approach death, anticipating the end of life; we ought to be becoming happier with each passing day as Christians, knowing that this miserable earthly life is only temporal, and a wonderful Savior, heavenly family and mansion awaits us in eternity. John 16:33, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”The Bible teaches that God will give ALL THINGS good to us as Christians in eternity (Romans 8:32). The Bible teaches in Colossians 3:24, “FOR YE SERVE THE LORD CHRIST.” That truth should consume our hearts and minds. As born-again Christian we serve the Lord Jesus Christ!!! Why You Must Not Quit On God Because Man Fails You
Many church members quit on God because their pastor goes into sin. Contrary to the popular cliché of falling into sin, no one ever “falls” into sin. Sin is a deliberate choice. No one “falls” into sin. We all sin because that’s what we want to do at any particular moment. Albeit, don’t ever quit on God because a spiritual leader fails you, or disappoints you. They’re just human beings like anyone else. Don’t ever forget that the Churches are supposed to be hospitals for sinners. That doesn’t mean that Churches are heathen entertainment centers. Homosexuals are welcome at church just so long as they don’t try to cause trouble or interfere with the church service.Why You Must Not Quit On God Because Man Fails You
Gays are welcomed in the church, but they will NOT be allowed to promote the homosexual agenda in the church. If they commit lewd acts they will be asked to leave, just like any heterosexual marriage COUPLE. The pastor has an obligation to preach against the sin of lesbianism and homosexuality. Sincere truth seekers who attend United Church Of Christ and Unitarian Universalist churches will REALIZE QUICKLY THAT GOD IS NOT PRESENT IN THOSE DEAD RELIGIONS. My advice is to get out now while you still can, before you’ve been hooked in. These false churches don’t address the reality of sin in the redemptive work of Christ. 18% of the members of the Unitarian Universalist Church are professed atheists. You cannot just make up your own religion. The Bible teaches in John 3:7, Ye must be born again, or you cannot enter into the Kingdom of God!!! Why You Must Not Quit On God Because Man Fails You
Many people make the mistake of centering their life and happiness around a human being, such as a spouse, but then if that spouse decides to divorce you years later, or dies, then your world has crumbled to the ground. The same is true of children, don’t make them the center of your life, because they could be gone tomorrow. This is when many people put God on trial in their mind, blaming God and becoming bitter at God for the pain and suffering in their own life. Then what will you have? We should strive to make the standard of our joy and happiness the Lord Jesus Christ. The point to be made here is simple. Make Jesus Christ the center of your life and He won’t fail you. Every man needs to have a ministry to lose himself in the work of the Lord. I rejoice because I know that my name is eternally written in Heaven, and I am secure in the arms of the Everlasting Father. My happiness is in knowing God and living for others. Why You Must Not Quit On God Because Man Fails You
Some people commit suicide, like a recent Country singer in Tennessee, Mindy McCready, who put a gun to her head and killed herself. She also shot her fiancée’s dog first and then herself. She was overwhelmed with grief because her own fiancée committed suicide just 2-month earlier, David Wilson. She was deeply sorrowing and alone in the world. I am not judging any of them, God forbid. The whole story is sad. I cannot help but wonder if the Lord had been precious to either of them. When David was gone, Mindy couldn’t live without him anymore, so she killed herself.
After being married for 40 years, the wife of famous Country singer Faron Young divorced him. The judge forced him to pay $1,000 a month lifetime alimony. Years later Faron developed prostate cancer and after 10-years of loneliness, heartache and pain shot himself in the head at age 64. So sad! Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone has a heartache. Everyone needs to know that God still loves them. Most people don’t think that God loves them anymore, because they are living by sight and not by faith. The Bible teaches that Christians ought to walk by faith, not by sight (2nd Corinthians 5:7).Why You Must Not Quit On God Because Man Fails You
If we are truly saved (born-again by God’s Spirit) and allow Christ to live in us as Galatians 2:20 teaches, then we can overcome all odds and stay on topside in life. 1st John 4:4 proclaims that Jesus Christ lives in every believer and is GREATER than the spirit of Satan that lives in this cold and cruel world of sin. That’s the whole key to pleasing God in life, that is, walking in the Spirit that lives within us as Christians (2nd Corinthians 10:5). The Bible teaches that happiness comes from being corrected by God (Job 5:17). Happy are those people who (Psalms 144:15).Why You Must Not Quit On God Because Man Fails You
- Job 5:17, “Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.”
- Psalms 127:5, “Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.”
- Psalms 144:15, “Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.”
- Proverbs 3:13, “Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.”
- Proverbs 28:14, “Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.”
Being a Christian doesn’t make life any easier for us, but it makes life better because we have the promises of God and the Spirit of the Lord to comfort, guide and strengthen us through all of our troubles. True happiness comes from fearing God and obeying Him. I see many famous wicked people, who appear to be very happy in life; but the Bible teaches that their days are numbered before they go to Hell in their sins and unbelief (Ecclesiastes 8:12). I would rather be miserable and sad as a Christian in this hellish world, than to have all the wealth, fame and pleasure in this world and not have Jesus Christ as my Savior. I would rather suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. I would rather be a door holder in the house of God, than to live in the Beverly Hills mansions of the wicked rich and famous.
I am 100% supportive of the local New Testament Church. Every Christian should attend a local gathering of born-again believers if they can find one. Godly churches are getting very hard to find. You’d be better off not going to church than to attend a corrupt church that is going to weaken your faith in the Lord. Most so-called churches these days are corrupt, not churches at all, or are entertainment centers where the Bible is not preached and there is no soul-winning. The biggest frauds of all are Roman Catholic and Lutheran churches. They both teach that priests and ministers have the power to forgive men’s sins, which is totally unbiblical.
Don’t Rely Upon Man To Keep You Spiritual
I am against the philosophy that attending church three times a week is supposed to keep a person spiritual. That’s what many churchgoers have been taught to believe. What often happens is that a congregation starts following a man (or men) instead of God. The Word of God is the Authority of the Church, not men. When men become the authority, then you have a religious cult. The Bible teaches that we grow by the milk of the Word (1st Peter 2:2). I have heard horror stories of people BOTH in and out of church whose lives were destroyed by sin. Attending church is no safeguard against a ruined life. I’ve heard pastors teach that quitting one’s Sunday School class will lead to personal Armageddon in one’s life. The reality is that I’ve known lifelong church members to sin horribly and turn by the wayside. You had better learn to WALK WITH GOD on your own, and don’t depend or rely upon man to keep you spiritual. Otherwise you may quit on God when man fails you.
Ladies especially tend to look up to their pastor, which is fine and natural, but when a wife begins to respect her pastor more than her husband, you’ve got a disaster in the making. Pastors need to teach the ladies in a church that their husbands come first, not the pastor or any other man. The husband represents God in the home; the wife represents the Church (Ephesians 5:25). Church is the easiest place in the world to backslide because you get so used to hearing the preaching and it doesn’t affect you like it once did. It’s important for a church to have many ministers where people can be involved helping others. Many churches are like Christian Science reading rooms, with no ministries. What a pathetic joke! Churches ought to be involved in the local community.
My friend, I know the pain of losing loved ones, and only the presence of God’s Holy Spirit living in me got me through the tough times. Without God I wouldn’t be here right now typing, I would have taken my life. Most people don’t know what inexplicable mental anguish feels like, when suffering becomes worse than death, and death seems like a welcomed door of escape from pain. That’s why people take their own lives, that is, to make the pain stop. A lot of people are hurting. Bodily pain, emotional pain, feeling overwhelmed, frustration, misery, persecution, loneliness and affliction can cause a person not to care, and that’s a dangerous time for anyone; but God’s wondrous grace, even in the darkest hours, caused me to KEEP CARING. The Biblical truth that God is always with me (Hebrews 13:5) and has a purpose for my life sustains me (Philippians 2:13). I’ve never quit and by God’s grace won’t. I am laying up rewards in Heaven, where my affections are set as the Bible commands in Colossians 3:1-3. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
Homosexuality is not a biological trait, it is a choice. It is the wrong choice. Abortion is a choice, the wrong choice. Adultery is a choice, the wrong choice. Drinking booze is a choice, the wrong choice. By the way, I want to preach against booze for a moment here. Drunk driving is NO accident. It’s hypocrisy to give drunk drivers lighter sentences than cold-blooded killers. No one made them drink the beer. Most people don’t realize that alcohol is amongst the most deadly of drugs, a class schedule I narcotic. Schedule I means that a substance has a high potential for abuse and has no medical purpose. Alcohol is 100% a schedule I narcotic drug!!! From boozing Americans to the evil lawyers and the greedy beer cartel, we are a nation of binge drinkers (which the Bible calls drunkards). Drunkenness is a sin. Truly, the love of money is the root of all evil as God says in 1st Timothy 6:10.
Back to the point, don’t rely upon people for your happiness, because then your happiness will constantly be changing as people change. People pleasing means that my happiness depends on others liking me. The only person that we should seek to please in life is God. Revelation 4:11 teaches that God created all things for His pleasure. That’s why we were put here on earth. If God is pleased, that’s all that matters. It is a sin to live for SELF, which is what Oprah, Aleister Crowley, Anton LaVey and other wicked people teach. Self has no place in the Christian life. Sinful pride means putting self first instead of God. Women dress immodest because they are putting SELF first instead of 1st Timothy 2:9. Abortionists put SELF first instead of Exodus 20:13. Adulterous men put SELF first instead of 1st Peter 2:11. Self and sin are synonymous.
The Sin And Dangers Of Gossip
I never read what my critics and enemies say about me. If I did, it would affect the way I write articles. I don’t care who you are, if you think about something, it will affect you. A preacher cannot help but take things to the pulpit that he has been upset about throughout the week. I have heard so many preachers mention things in the pulpit that had absolutely nothing to do with their sermon, but they try to make it fit, because they are perturbed at someone. Every genuine preacher has enemies who despise the truth, are jealous and filled with Satan’s hatred. I couldn’t care less what my critics and the gossipers say about me. I just don’t read it. That way they have no power over me whatsoever. All they can do is run their fingers on the internet, or their mouths in someone’s ears. God will deal with them (James 4:12; 5:9). I decided long ago that God was the only Person I was going to try to please.
My ministry is for that 1 lost sheep out of 100. I couldn’t care less what the arrogant, jilted and hypocritical self-righteous other 99 think. That 1 person out of 100 is the reason why my ministry is here. Thankfully, out of 45,000,000 visitors over the past 11 years, tens-of-thousands have been blessed and helped in the Lord because of this labor of love. Amen and amen! Thank you Lord!
We should only place our trust in God, because even the best of Christians are still inherent sinners BY NATURE. Becoming a born-again Christian doesn’t eliminate the old nature (the flesh). The flesh CANNOT be tamed, anymore than a wild and dangerous beast can be tamed. In 2003 the famous tiger entertainers, Siegfried and Roy found this out the hard way. At 59-years of age, Siegfried was almost mauled to death by his 7-year-old white tiger in Las Vegas, who he had raised from a baby cub. A wild animal is unpredictable, and so also is the human heart and flesh. The old sin-nature cannot be tamed, no matter how much we may try to reform it, rehabilitate it, educate it or legislate it. The only hope of mankind is a NEW NATURE, which is the Spirit of Jesus Christ (2nd Corinthians 5:17; Romans 8:9). That’s why as Christians the Bible says that there is a constant BATTLE between the Spirit of God and the sinful flesh (Romans 7:14-25). If you trust in people, you will eventually be disappointed. All men and women are sinners. I admire many preachers, and promote them because they follow the Lord, but my first and foremost loyalty is in Jesus Christ alone.
The Bible teaches that all mankind is sinful. No one is a shining example of what a person should be. And many people who have been uplifted as shining examples were later found to be hiding some dark secret sins. Every honest person has something shameful in their past that they hide from others. The Bible teaches in 1st John 1:8-10 that an unsaved person, who has not the truth, denies their guilt of sin. Everyone sins. Everyone commits evil at times. One of the most horrible sins is self-righteousness, condemning others, gossip and hypocrisy.
Perhaps the greatest sin of all is pointing a finger of condemnation, murdering someone with our words of gossip. Jesus said in Matthew 7:1-5 that when we point a finger of condemnation at others, that there are three fingers pointing back at us. Biblically, a hypocrite is not someone who sins. We all sin and are phonies to some extent. If we understand that truth, then we will love and accept one another instead of devouring each other. Galatians 5:15, “But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.” Proverbs 11:9, “An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.”Gossip and spreading the sins of others is a horrible evil in God’s eyes. The newsmedia are as evil as Satan, accusing others day and night (Revelation 12:10). If you’ve been hurt by the malicious hate and gossip of others (and the internet is gossip city), rest my friend in knowing that God will hold all men accountable for their every word (Matthew 12:36).
If you are a faithful Christian, the whole world is waiting for you to fall. The Bible teaches that everyone will be exposed as a horrible sinner in eternity, everyone!!! 1st Timothy 5:24, “Some men’s sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.” Don’t make the mistake of exalting any human being as a shining example of righteousness, for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. You may be impressed with someone’s reputation, but God is NOT. Isaiah 64:6 teaches that man’s greatest self-righteousness is FILTH to God. In God’s eyes, committing even one sin makes a person guilty of BREAKING ALL OF GOD’S COMMANDMENTS. If you understand this truth, then you will put down your stones and not attack others when they sin.
The Pharisees wanted to stone the woman caught in the act of adultery. They said they CAUGHT HER IN THE ACT (John 8:1-8). So why didn’t they drag the man also caught in the act? They were hypocrites, selectively condemning others based upon their own personal prejudice and injustice. This is what most people do, that is, condemning people they don’t like and excusing those they do like. The person you destroy and gossip about with your snake tongue may one day be your neighbor in Heaven. Colossians 3:24, “FOR YE SERVE THE LORD CHRIST.”
On my website ministry, I do not expose anyone for committing sins. God alone reserves the right to condemn sinners (James 4:12; 5:9). I expose false prophets. I expose those who promote the homosexual agenda, the abortion agenda and the beer industry. I expose evil and falsehoods, corruption and fraud. I expose false teachers and anything that leads people away from God, truth and the imputed righteousness of Christ. Matthew 7:1-5 warns about judging (condemning) others. I cannot damn anyone to Hell. That is not my place, nor right nor intent in my ministry. If it weren’t for God’s merciful grace and the gift of His dear Son, we’d all be forever damned to the Lake of Fire. The Bible teaches that there is no damnation (condemnation) in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1; John 3:18). I am so glad that I am on the winning side in Jesus Christ my Savior.
It hurts when someone that you look up to lets you down. It hurts even more when you let down someone who looks up to you. Every Christian is the only Jesus that someone knows. We need to always remember that we represent the Lord in this world. Jesus said in Matthew 5:14 that we are the light of the world. The moon is worshipped in the occult, Freemasonry, Islam and satanism. Do you know why? It is because a full moon appears to give forth light, but it cannot. When the moon is blocked, only then can we see that the moon cannot produce it’s own light. The moon reflects the sun’s light, producing no light of it’s own. The moon symbolizes Satan, who masquerades as an angel of light (2nd Corinthians 11:15). Satan is evil to the core, having no truth at all in him; but he APPEARS to be righteous, deceiving the world. As Christians, we don’t reflect light like the moon; but rather, the light of Jesus Christ shines from within us, for that is where the Holy Spirit lives (1st Corinthians 3:17-18).
So many people are QUITTING on God because someone else has disappointed them. Don’t ever let anyone cause you to become discouraged and stop serving God. These are perilous times (difficult to endure times) that we are living in. America has become a devil’s playground of wickedness. Prostitution is epidemic nationwide, because of the sexual promiscuity amongst ungodly immodest women. Television is whore-orama or whore-vision. Television commercials are disgusting, featuring women zipping up their pants or camera angels positioned just right to glimpse a woman bending over in a miniskirt or tight pants. I saw a Cheerios cereal commercial recently that begins with a woman zipping up her pants. That’s wickedness to show things like that.
Television has become extremely lascivious and sinfully sensual, causing an epidemic of sexual immorality nationwide. The internet, cellphones, video games and every form of media is being exploited by evil greedy people to make money, and they’re using sexually suggestive content to do it. Sexual perversion is everywhere and America’s wicked society is so far away from God that people accept it as the norm. Well, the norm keeps getting worse-and-worse each year. Our nation is on the skids toward damnation!!!
We Must Place Our Confidence In The Lord And Not Men
Every Christian believer needs to expect to be disappointed if you place your confidence in people. The Bible tells us to place our confidence in the Lord, not man. Psalms 118:8, “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.” I heard a person say that life is about people hurting people. It is a true statement, because of the selfish sin-nature that all humans have. That’s why the Bible teaches that the Christian life is the Lord living through us, instead of we of ourselves (Galatians 2:20). We cannot live the Christian life, it is impossible. The Lord must live it through us, as we yield to the will of the Holy Spirit in obedience to the Word of God. That’s why we need to abide (live) in the Scriptures (John 15:1-7; John 5:39).
Billions of people are headed for the Lake of Fire because they have put their trust in mankind instead of the Lord Jesus Christ. The hellish Catholic Church is totally manmade, corrupt and of the Devil. Religion is man trying to fit us with glasses, but the Lord wants to open our eyes. That’s why God gave us the King James Bible. Men cannot save your soul. Only God can save a person. In the belly of the whale, Jonah pondered the Biblical truth that “SALVATION IS OF THE LORD” (Jonah 2:9). That was Jonah’s gospel message when he preached a great revival to the inhabitants of Nineveh, the capital city of Assyria (which was a world power at that time in history). The people of Nineveh repented and God spared them destruction.
Trust upon the Lord, not men. NEVER quit on God because man fails you. Colossians 3:24, “FOR YE SERVE THE LORD CHRIST.”
–By David J. Stewart