Love What He Loves And Hate What He Hates!
We are in a season on this earth where the church is learning that they are not trying to get from God, because they have already got it! Got what!? That's right-- EVERYTHING they need for life in Godliness!
"This can't be true...I feel weak still Pastor...I feel scared still? So many in the church are sick though? What can you possibly mean?"...
Well... to put it simply my friend it is time to put the word of God is front of us and take an honest inventory..
. "Pastor is that okay? I have heard that being introspection is wrong and that I am a legalist if I do that."
Well let us follow the Holy Ghost and lay this out and see what His Word says and the word being accused!-
Introspection- a reflective looking inward : an examination of one's own thoughts and feelings.
Introspection only becomes bad or demonic when it is judged by your feelings...your experiences....your old unrenewed ways... God actually commands Godly introspection! Done by His WORD!
So step one from His word- TAKE HEALTHLY INVENTORY- I would suggest studying out and asking Holy Spirit and Papas Mercy, Grace, and Forgiveness...what the blood did...and how He looks at His kids through the blood that are continuing in the faith. You will find out that He has put your sin in the forgotten part of His find, and cast your sin as far as the east is from the West so as you do this you do not partner with condemnation or guilt or shame- Having said those Truths let us look at God's Truths on STEP ONE!- A healthy inventory must come before you can even know what to love or hate... other wise you will be judging things falsely by flesh or feelings and not by what God says!
Heb 4:12- For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
2 John 1:8- Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
Look- Blebo- (primarily physical), I look, see, perceive, discern.- "to see something physical, with spiritual results (perception)." That is, it carries what is seen into the non-physical (immaterial) realm so a person can take the needed action (respond, beware, be alert).
More directions from God's word-
Romans 12:3- For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
Sober Judgment- Sophroneo- I am of sound mind, am sober-minded, exercise self-control. -safety-minded; having a sober outlook that reflects true balance.
1 Corinthians 11:30-31 For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep. 31 But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged.
1Thessalonians 5:19-22- Do not extinguish the Spirit. 20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt, 21 but test all things. Hold fast to what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.
Lamentations 3:40- Let us examine and probe our ways, And let us return to the LORD.
2 Corinthians 13:5 Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you--unless indeed you fail the test?
Galatians 6:4-A- But each one must examine his own WORK! A little hint into part 2 - Get excited CHURCH! Keys to divine protection and freedom from fighting the Devil! Psalm 97:10- Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.