Which Side Of The Line?

We live in a world where good is bad and bad is good, darkness is perceived as light and light is shunned as darkness. We have placed God on a pedestal far from where we stand and tell the masses that the Lord is always in control, no matter if we are living a life after Him or not.

Political leaders, and too many believers, tell us that marriage is no longer a covenant and the unborn don’t need protection. Numerous churches are following in the footsteps of a ballot, preaching frightfully because they fear to offend their congregation and lose their numbers. Our society has become so focused on feelings we deny the fact that feelings are often false, like a rollercoaster that goes up and down with each passing turn.

The church has twisted from the truth of the Word, questioning its infallibility and perceiving the Bible as fictional rather than factual. Far too many Pastors fear the government over God, molding their sermons to fit what was most recently deemed “acceptable” to preach from a pulpit. Preaches stand behind a podium and speak half-truths and “feel good” messages, when there are millions who are starving to hear the truth of the gospel, not the watered-down message we too often get from the 21st century church today.

We have lost our way, denied our God and accepted the lies told to us out of the mouths of those used by the enemy to entangle truth with untruth, leaving us confused and unsure of what way we should walk.

We question what is right and what is wrong because the world tells us to question. We accept lies and sin because the world says they are acceptable. We turn a blind eye to the immorality we see in the world and in our own lives because everyone else is doing the same.

So few Christians stand up for the Word because the world calls those who stand “judgmental”. So few Christians refuse to bend on marriage because the world calls those who refuse “hateful”. So few Christians openly speak against the modern day opinion that the unborn are unimportant because the world calls those who speak “immoral”.

We have placed Jesus in a box marked “GRACE”, giving us the right to live any way we like because our God is forgiving, denying the fact that our God holds us accountable to our actions. We say Jesus came to bring peace, yet did He? Is that what our Savior came to this world to bring?

“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I come not to send peace, but a sword.” -Matthew 10:34

Jesus is a divider, THE Divider. He draws a line in the sand and tells you to pick a side. He separates light from darkness, good from bad, truth from lies, heaven from hell, and right from wrong. Jesus did not come to this world so we can live a life deemed desirable by the world, but came so we can live a life outside of the boundaries set by those in the world. We are not captive to the false truths told to us by those in power, but we are absolutely captive to the unfailing truths told to us by the Word.

The remnant is small, those who are ready to take the heat few, willing to be set apart far between.

Jesus drew the line, now we each need to pick a side.

Which side of the line are you on?

“For what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” -2 Corinthians 6:14

Author: Lydia Barbara

I am a woman standing on the Word, believing in its infallibility and knowing I am all that God says I am.

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