KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:47 KJV Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
When Nathaniel, whose name means gift of God, got to the master, the Lord remarked that, he was a genuine Israelite and there was no guile or deceit in him. Nathaniel had earlier made a remark about Nazareth, which shows that he was very much abreast with the traditions of the Jews. In addition to this the Lord said He was a very sincere man who carries no pretence.
This does not mean there was no fault in Him, yet it meant he was a man who did his best to do right always. As a Jew he made sure He lived according to the law.
The Lord is the truth personified. He fears none and never seeks the praise of anyone. Whatever he said about Nathaniel was the perfect truth. He knows all men. Hebrews 4:13 KJV “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” Can the Lord make such comments about you? You may be an angel before your friends. In church you are hailed as the best Christian. What do you do when no one is watching? The word says on the day of judgement the secrets of men, would be laid bare.
If you are a child of God, then there should be no question about your integrity. Unfortunately, there are many Christians who have certain hidden deceptive lives. It does not matter whether you are a pastor or a church member, your life must be above board. Why are some Christians dubious? These ones do not know who they really are. Please let’s separate head knowledge from men and women of conviction. A Christian who knows so much of what the word says, but is not convicted about the word has not decided to submitted to the authority of the word. This individual is CARNAL.
Carnality takes him or her out of the Spirit, where death begins to work in him (Rom 8:6).
He knows the word, yet there is no life to propel the word into deeds. Death which means the absence of the influence of the Spirit is what dominates him. This is a very sad state to find yourself. You can be free. (To be continued)
1.Ask the Lord to forgive you of insubordination to His will
2. Pray by declaring sin shall not have dominion over you.
THOUGHT: TO BE INSINCERE IS SELF DECEPTION OF THE HIGHEST FORM
1 John 1:6 KJV” If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:”
2Corinth 6:17 KJV “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,”