Who’s Side Are You On? Its either black or white….

Who’s Side Are You On?

Its either black or white. Life or death. In or out. Barn or the bonfire. Saved or damned. Life in the age to come or shame and everlasting contempt. Known or never known. Confessed or denied.

Its always been that way. From the Garden of Eden to the mountains of Sinai. From the preaching of John to the letters of Paul.

If it is one or the other, yes or no, and all the rest at the end of the age, why would we think that it is not like that today as well. Doesn’t Jesus identify the wheat and the tares growing together in this age and their fate determined at the end? Do not both men build houses, but their choice of foundation is what is determined right or wrong in the age to come? Are you not a sheep or a goat and separated by the great shepherd when he comes to rule his Kingdom?

When the Kingdom comes, the faithful will be changed. However, it would be wrong for us to think that the change would involve a miraculous change of lifestyle from how we are to be living now. Sinful, worldly-involved, ashamed, disobedient people will not be changed to perfect and immortal.

Those who have loved the LORD with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength will be changed to immortal men and women who will continue loving the LORD with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength, only now perfectly and forever. A new, sinless heart upon which the LORD will write His laws. We can not be under the assumption that things that are foreign to me now will be experienced by me in the Kingdom. What we must understand is that things that we are doing, challenged to do, long to, and must do will be what we will be able to do perfectly then.

Goats won’t be changed to sheep. Tares won’t be changed to wheat. Bad fruit won’t be changed to good. Sandy foundations to rocks. Rocky ground won’t be changed to fertile soil. Worthless servants won’t be changed to good, well-doing servants.

That’s what we need to change now.

Thankfully we have an example and guide. We must critically examine the life and words of Messiah Jesus for understanding of the way which we should walk, the truth about the world and ourselves and the light to guide us through the darkness of the present age. Apart from him we can do nothing. We must abide in his words, make our home there.

Joshua 24:14-15 – “Now, therefore, fear the LORD and serve Him in sincerity and truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

Choose your side. You can’t be one and the other. You can’t be on both sides of the fence. In the eyes of the LORD, if we aren’t loving Him, we are hating Him. If we aren’t loving our brethren, we are hating them. If we aren’t hating the world and the things of the world, we are loving them. There is no sheegoat category or wheatare. The devil will tell you there is a grey area between the black and white. That’s not true. You’re either one or the other.

So which one are you? If you examine you life, thoughts, actions, and activities which side are you on? If you are on the side of the world, please change today. Become separate form the world by taking practical steps to remove yourself from it. What do you do for fun? Who do you hang out and fellowship with? What do you watch? What do you ___________? By aligning ourselves with God’s position on each of these issues, we will be separating ourselves from the world and choosing our side.

Revelation 3:15-16 – “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth

Choose your side, today. It’s the most important decision you’ll ever make.

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