|KHANDIE'S KORNER - "March 28, 2004"|
|Timely Insights into God's Word from Khandielese Reyes|
This Weeks Message- (scripture taken from King James Version)
"ENEMIES OF THE CROSS"
be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For MANY walk, of whom I have told you often,
and now tell you even weeping, that they are the ENEMIES OF THE CROSS of Christ: Whose
end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind
earthly things.) For our conversation is in
heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change
our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the
working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. (Phil 3:17-21) Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed
for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved. I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they
be of the same mind in the Lord. And I
intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel,
with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life. Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say,
Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all
men. THE LORD IS AT HAND. (Phil
are the Enemies of the Cross? Most believers would consider an enemy as being one
outside of the church, who vehemently denies Christ and the word of God as
being infallible and of truth! One who speaks
against the things of God denying his very existence.
However, an enemy is not always seen by the naked eye, nor heard with the
physical ear, for it is easier to identify one who exposes himself as such than to
identify the one whos wearing the mask. For
this, one must see with the spiritual eye, and hear with the spiritual ear. For although there are MANY outside of
the Church whom we all recognize as being Enemies
of the Cross for they wear no disguise and declare themselves as such, MUCH MORE
are they inside the Church hidden carefully amongst the members, blending well
and yet all the while wearing the mask of deceit and deception. If you are not careful, if you walk NOT in the
Spirit, if you choose to believe every spirit and not test the spirits to determine
whether they be of God, then these Enemies
of the Cross will enter in hardly noticed and soon the lies in their speech
would begin to sound like truth to your ears. Their
behavior which may clearly be seen as ungodly by some, will soon become
acceptable by many. The evil will give off the
illusion of goodness, and the good will be declared evil.
Many follow unknowingly, Enemies
of the Cross.
Through weeping, the Apostle Paul describes such as having a destructive end for they serve not the Lord, but their own bellies as they cleave and desire MORE the things of this world and teach others to do the same. However, the very things theyve placed such high emphasis on, those things which they cling to with great pride, will ultimately bring them shame and humiliation. For the word declares that we are not to set our minds on earthly things that will eventually fade away, but set our minds on that which is eternal. Seeing as this world is NOT our home (although we are in it, we are NOT OF it) being that our citizenship is in Heaven, let our desires be not for the foolish and wicked things of this world, but let our desires be for Christ who will soon remove those who are READY out of this world. The Lord IS at hand, and knowing this, let us begin and continue in living our lives that would be pleasing and acceptable to him. Looking more towards serving rather than to be served, and seeking always in being DOERS of the word and not HEARERS only.
Paul urges the Church at
I love you all so very much. Have a blessed week in the Lord and remember: Whatever we do, do ALL for the GLORY of GOD, who ALONE is worthy of the GLORY and the PRAISE!
The Lord be with you this day and always! Shalom Uvracha (Peace and Blessings) ..
Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh,
Lord God Almighty
Daughter & Servant
of the Lord God
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