KHANDIE'S KORNER - "September 8, 2003"

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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)


“Thus saith the LORD, behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.  For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.  And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD.  And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.   Howbeit, because by this deed thou has given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.  And Nathan departed unto his house.  And the LORD struck the child that Uriah’s wife bare unto David, and it was very sick.  David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.  And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise him up from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat bread with them.  And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died.  And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead: for they said, behold, while the child was yet alive, we spake unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice: how will he then vex himself, if we tell him that the child is dead?  But when David saw that his servants whispered, David perceived that the child was dead: therefore David said unto his servants, Is the child dead?  And they said, He is dead.  Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed himself, and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the LORD, and worshipped: then he came to his own house; and when he required, they set bread before him, and he did eat.  Then said his servants unto him, What thing is this that thou has done?  Thou didst fast and weep for the child, while it was alive; but when the child was dead, thou didst rise and eat bread.  And he said, while the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell whether GOD will be gracious to me, that the child may live?  But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast?  Can I bring him back again?  I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.”  (2nd Sam 12:11-23)

No sin gets by the Lord unnoticed.   No matter how small or great, every act of disobedience is noted by the Lord God.  With every opportunity given to man/woman to fall into the temptation to sin, there will ALWAYS without a doubt, simultaneously be given a way of escape thus we are without excuse.  It will be the responsibility of each individual to accept that way of escape, or succumb to the temptation and give into sin.  Be consciously aware, that before you surrender to the “will of the flesh”, and give in to the lust thereof, ultimately Sin Produces Death”.  A continual, willful act of disobedience will lead to death.  Be it a spiritual or physical death as described here in the book of 2nd Samuel regarding the son of David, the end results will be the same…..death!  For the wages of sin, IS death!  But the gift of God is Eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

King David was a man chosen and called by God to rule his people Israel.  He was a man whose heart was after the Lord God, but at times did succumb to the lust of his flesh as such in the case of Bathsheba.  He had beheld the beauty of another man’s wife and desired her and surrendered to an adulterous relationship thereby producing a son.  It was KNOWN to David that Bathsheba was a “married” woman, thus he was without excuse.  When he inquired about her, in the 11th chapter of 2nd Samuel, it was told to him Bathsheba was the daughter of Eliam, and the WIFE of Uriah.  The way of escape was laid before him and he was given ample time to turn away from the temptation to sin as he’d yet to physically meet Bathsheba but saw her from a distance.  At the moment he HEARD she was a married woman, he should have rejected the lust of his flesh, however instead he sent messengers to bring her to him, and committed before the presence of the Lord, the act of adultery.  At that point, David had already broken two commandments and sinned against the Lord.  For the Lord gave commandment through Moses “Thou shalt not covet thou neighbors wife….” And David broke this commandment through his desire and lust for Bathsheba.  It is also written: “Thou shalt not commit adultery” and again, David broke this commandment by allowing himself to become involved in an adulterous relationship.  However he went further in sin and broke thus another commandment for it is written: “Thou shalt not murder” and yet David had Bathsheba’s Husband Uriah murdered for the selfish reason that he may have Bathsheba as his wife. He may not have been the one who physically murdered Uriah, but he devised the whole plan, and conspired to have Uriah murdered.  Thus he was GUILTY of the sin itself. 

After the death of Uriah, David took Bathsheba as his wife and she bore him a son.  One would think King David’s heart would be so filled with Godly sorrow that he would have instantly repented of this sin, however he did not repent until the sin was made known to him through the words of the Prophet Nathan.   After his confession and TRUE repentance, the Lord did forgive David of this sin.  But, despite his fasting and prayer for his sick son, David paid the ultimate price and lost his son to death because of his disobedience.

Therefore, there is NO sin that goes unnoticed before the Lord.  We may continue in sin and BELIEVE that it has gone unnoticed and unpunished, however there WILL come a day when those who continue sinning against the Lord shall pay the ultimate price, for Sin Produces Death”.  For this reason already there are many within the Body of Christ that feel distant from the Lord.  They go through the “religious motions”, but have NO spiritual connection and/or relationship with Him for sin has separated them from His presence!  Many also have the foolish notion as to think their sins are not “so bad”, after all unlike David they’ve not murdered nor have they committed adultery.  But those who hate their brother or sister, and speak all manner of evil against them, YOU are a MURDERER at HEART!  Those who lust after a woman or man, YOU are an ADULTERY at HEART!  Those whose hearts are filled with bitterness, jealousy, anger, resentment, strife, division and the like, YOU have NOT the SPIRIT of THE LORD dwelling on the inside of you!  You are driven and governed by YOUR FLESH and to surrender to the flesh leads to DEATH, just as to surrender to the SPIRIT leads to LIFE!

To the Church I say this day…WE MUST REPENT!   We must REMOVE all manner of sin and evil from among us and surrender COMPLETELY our hearts back to the Lord thus allowing the Holy Spirit to begin and complete a good work in us!  For we cannot continue in ANY manner of sin, and expect the blessings and favor of the Lord God nor can we foolishly think our sins are hidden from the Lord.  He’s given us much space, much time to repent and we daily test his patience by saying within ourselves “tomorrow!”  “I shall turn away from this evil….tomorrow, I’ll start all over….tomorrow” But your tomorrow may NEVER come.  This day, this moment is ALL you have, thus NOW is the time for TRUE REPENTANCE!  Not tomorrow….RIGHT NOW!  How long will we tempt the Lord to wrath with our blatant and willful sins?  Judgement shall begin with his own, “The Church”!  We shall not escape his wrath, in fact our punishment would be worse for we KNEW the truth and SURRENDERED to a lie!  We rejected the way of escape, and succumbed to the lust and evil temptations of our flesh.  We would rather have one moment of earthly pleasure than an eternity of spiritual oneness with the Lord.  If you say this is not so, then why CHOOSE that one moment of earthly pleasure?   Why not take that way of escape?  To us ALL I say REPENT!   The time is short, the Lord will not hold back his wrath much longer for with disobedience, comes punishment!  Therefore the Lord said: “Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.” (Is 1:16-17)

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.   If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, IS NOT of the Father, but is of the world.  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever! (1st John 2:15-17)

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!

May the peace of the Lord be with you today and always…….

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