KHANDIE'S KORNER - "March 28, 2004"

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Timely Insights into God's Word from Khandielese Reyes

I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.This Weeks Message- (scripture taken from King James Version)


“Brethren, 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 4:1-5) 

Who 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 who’s 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 they’ve 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 Philippi to “follow his example”, for he not only preach the word, but LIVED by the word and to note those who also walked accordingly.  For many can “preach” the Word, but how many truly LIVE the Word?  Focus not on the image, but note the walk of the man or woman.  For an image may sometimes be delusional, things are not always as they “appear” to be.  Therefore, the TRUTH is found in the walk of the believer, NOT the speech, NOT the outward “image” of a Christian, but THE WALK!  For an enemy of the cross, his or her walk will expose the truth of the heart,  but to often many get caught up in his/her image whereby the walk goes unaware.  For outwardly, he/she may appear to be holy, righteous and Godly but will his/her speech determine this?   Or, would it be determined through their walk, how they live their lives before God, and before man?    Note the upright, and follow their example for they themselves follow the example of Christ Jesus our Lord.  Beware of the “Enemies of The Cross of Christ”, and follow not after them.  Learn NOT their ways, but cling to that which you’ve learned and have trust from the beginning.  For the word of God IS TRUTH, and ANYTHING or ANYONE (that declares his/herself a brother or sister) who shall speak and do opposite of what is written, and teach others to do the same, lives a lie and lives as an enemy of the Cross of Christ Jesus our Lord.

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,
Adonai Elohim Tzeva-ot
Asher Hayah Va-ho-veh VaY’vo 

Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God Almighty

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