Date Posted：12/02/2015 7:12 PM
Is it for God or self?
By: Jo Smith….. Dec 2, 2015
Is the decisions you make, the things you will do and will not do, is this decision made to please you or God?
How can you tell? If satan is deceiving you, how can you find out for sure if the decisions, or the things you permit, are done for you or for God?
And if you think that it does not matter, then satan already has you totally deceived. Have you swallowed the lie that God loves you no matter what you do or choose? Have you taken up the lie of satan that God loves everyone unconditionally? Did you ever one time take the time to look these things up in Scripture to see if they are true or not? And if not, is it because you truly think it does not matter? Then what kind of ‘god’ do you think you have? Surely it is NOT the true and powerful God of Scripture, who requires HOLINESS.
Jesus will show you how to prove this one way or the other. And if you decide not to believe what Jesus has told us, then you must know that you are not one of his children.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Most people who do read any Scripture are just reading ‘words’. They do not receive any spiritual understanding; therefore it truly does them no good and is leading them into destruction.
Jesus said, one REQUIREMENT to come after him is: DENY YOURSELF.
Just words? But to those of us who truly desire to please our Lord and our God by obeying him, this is powerful words. Deny yourself. This means to go against your very own desires, if that desire crosses what Scripture teaches and what God REQUIRES.
If we find anything in our own lives, or thoughts, or desires, which crosses the truth of God’s word, in any kind of way, then know that it must go, if you are to follow Jesus. You must DENY yourself this thing that crosses God’s word.
Jesus added, TAKE UP YOUR CROSS, and follow me. I will quote another verse, of this same speech, that shows this must be done DAILY:
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
See, Jesus said, do this DAILY. You cannot live for God, (pretending to I should add)… half the year, and refuse to do so the other half of the year. God does not accept this kind of ‘religion’. It is self-centered. False teachers have preached so much that you can’t quit sinning, and will sin everyday, till you do not even try to overcome and live that Holy and Godly life, THAT GOD REQUIRES. Well, then you allow that false teacher to cause you to call Jesus a lie, do not take up any cross, and do not deny yourself, and then end up in hell fire.
If your religion is self-centered, then know that you, yourself, are your own god. You worship yourself. You do set what suites yourself above what you know God requires. In this, your religion is in vain.
Take up your CROSS?
So, as long as you do what you do to suit yourself; to keep others from sneering at you, thinking evil of you, and to not be looked down upon, how can you think that is a CROSS?
Did Jesus enjoy being on his cross? Was he not suffering for us? Was it fun to him? Was he being cheered and loved by the crowd? No one in their right mind could think that is the case.
So then how can you think you are obeying this, taking up your cross, when the things you do and permit or for your own enjoyment and to be in good-standing with those around you? It is nothing but DECEPTION.
Let’s nail this down a little more tightly: First, let’s add this third witness of this:
And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
So there is three gospel writers saying the very same thing. If you can just dismiss this and put no stock on it, you are saying that the Word of God means NOTHING to you.
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
The above is the words of JESUS CHRIST. If anyone come to me, and does not hate his closest kin and even his own life, CANNOT BE MY DISCIPLE. (This hatred merely means to the point you will not let anyone stand between you and obeying what God says. If they stand in your way, and you put pleasing them ahead of pleasing God, then you will be lost for that person or self, means more to you than God. That is what hating them means….if they turn against you over your stand for truth and God, then you take up that cross and hate them, to the point you obey God and not them.)
So if you think this does not apply to you and what you do, you say that Jesus LIED. If you choose to do things, which are not a command from God, and which you know has no connection with Scripture, then know that you are not a disciple of Christ Jesus. If you do not diligently study the written Word of God, to find out what He wants of us, and what he hates, then you are not a disciple of Christ Jesus. You are out to please yourself and those around you. Then if this is the case, He is not your Lord; you are.
This is especially true when you ‘claim’ that the thing you do is unto Jesus; to honour him or to him. When the Word of God directly forbids the thing, then you could not possibly be doing it to God or to please God. You are doing it to please YOURSELF. Then your religion is SELF-CENTERED AND THEREFORE, IN VAIN.
If your church does things, which the Word of God does not command and strictly forbids, know that it is not a church of God or Christ. It is of satan.
If your mate, parents, children, church, or anyone else, even yourself, is who you choose to please then know that you are not a disciple of Jesus. If you say you are, knowing that you cross Scripture and choose that which God hates, then you cannot be a disciple of Jesus. You choose to please, or worship, yourself.
Is the thing you choose to do and believe, loved by the world and highly thought of? If so, God hates it.
And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
You try to ‘justify’ yourself, in the things you do, by saying everyone else does it. This automatically
proves that God HATES IT. You try to justify it by saying, it is to Jesus. This just makes it even worse.
Abomination, means extreme hatred by God. So your holidays are extremely HATED BY GOD, for they are highly esteemed by men. Nothing is more esteemed by the world than your silly holidays.
God knows your heart. He knows you do this to please yourself. It is not because you found Scripture telling you to do this thing and your conscious wrestled you to get to doing it to please God. When you find a thing in God’s word, to do or not to do, then you have to wrestle with your own self, to either do it or refrain from doing it. Therefore you choose either to obey God or to disobey Him.
So take the things you do to Scripture. If you found it written there, and you had a hard time bringing yourself to do it, (or not do it), then you will know for sure if you did it to please yourself or God.
The holidays are not written in any scripture. No where are we told to do these things. In many verses, we are told not to do them. So, did you conscious tell you to do them, to please God, or did your conscious fail and you ended up doing them, knowing God is against them?
This is the way to prove to yourself if you are trying to please yourself or God. If you are pleasing yourself, you are not a disciple of Jesus, no matter how many churches you go to, and pay, and how much you may sing, pray, speak in tongues or anything else….if you are trying to please self, and other people, you are disobeying God and are not his disciple, for you fail to DENY YOURSELF AND TAKE UP A CROSS FOR HIS SAKE.
When all men speak well of you, know that this is how they do to false prophets. When they speak evil of you, know that this is how the do the true prophets. So if you seek their honor for yourself, you are your own god. You cannot be of God and do that. Paul said, I if I please men, I cannot please God. Which one are you striving to please?
Listen real good to this scripture:
Debt: 12: 28 Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the sight of the Lord thy God.
29 When the Lord thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land;
30 Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
31 Thou shalt not do so unto the Lord thy God: for every abomination to the Lord, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.
32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
God warned the people do not try to do to me what the other nations do to their gods, for their gods are idols. God said everything they do to their gods is an ABOMINATION to me. He said do ONLY what I command you to do, that it may go well with you and your children for ever. …and you do this silly holiday mess for your children? … more deception from satan. He said do not add to my words, or diminish from them. So when you say, Dec is to Jesus and not to santa, is this not adding to his words? You know it is.
So, you say Dec is for Jesus? Without one word of Scripture to back this up? Are you not adding to his word, which he Forbids? How is it that you fear not to add such stuff To God’s word? You say you are celebrating his birthday, without one word of Scripture telling you to do such a thing? Are you not in full DISOBEDIENCE to God to set out to do to him what the heathens do to their idols? Yet you still claim to be a child of God? Self-deception.
Job 3King James Version (KJV)
3 After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day.
2 And Job spake, and said,
3 Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.
4 Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.
5 Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.
6 As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.
7 Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein.
8 Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning.
9 Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the day:
This is not the the entire quote here, but enough. God blotted that day out of existence and cursed it. You gonna bless it, against a direct command from God? And some say they know it is not the birthday of Jesus…then find Scripture to show what you think it is and why you must observe this abomination to God? There is no answer. So you are pleasing yourself and not God. NOTHING COULD BE PLAINER.
And you say the decorating of the green tree is for Jesus? Such an abomination. Search the Scriptures as Jesus told us to do….you cannot find one single instance of such from God. Every time the green tree stuff is mentioned in Scripture, IT IS IDOL WORSHIP.
It is a direct command from God, NOT TO DO THIS THING:
Jeremiah 10King James Version (KJV)
10 Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
2 Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
Notice, that it said, these customs are VAIN. So your religion is in VAIN.
Now for another witness that God forbids the celebrating or blessing of this birthday:
Jer 20: 14 Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed.
Now go argue with the Word of God. Cursed be the day wherein I was born. let that day not be blessed.
You try to say this is about Jeremiah, but no…the Word of God is about JESUS CHRIST. Why would God curse the birthday of Job and then Jeremiah? Why did they say this is the word of the Lord? You have no truth and no light who say such things.
Thus you are proven to be lovers of yourselves and not lovers of God, for you only seek to please yourself. You dare not take up a cross and follow Jesus, to suffering and being slandered by others, for you stand for truth and righteousness. Know that you are not A DISCIPLE OF JESUS CHIRST WHO DO SUCH THINGS.
God gave me this message this morning. He showed me clearly how to show others how to prove if you are doing these things to please Jesus, because he said to do these things, or are you only seeking to please yourself and other men. It is crystal clear that any who do this stuff is NOT DOING IT FOR JESUS AND YOU ARE A LIAR WHEN YOU SAY IT IS.
When you repeat lies that others speak, you are just as guilty as they are. When you repost their lies, you are just as guilty.
Now for one more verse to prove this, (which I have done thousands of times; but it goes unheard. I had made up my mind not to say anymore or post anymore in here, because I feel like Lot down in Sodom, vexing my righteous soul with these abominations and no one seems to hear. I told God I will not try anymore unless you move on me to do so. He did and He has. I will not allow Satan’s children to stop me for publishing these powerful truths of God. I will not have your blood on my hands. I have tried my very best to get people to listen to this truth and start obeying God.
You tell yourself, it does not matter. You deceive yourself into thinking that if you are religions, attend church, pay your tithes, etc, that you are a Christian, a follower of Jesus, and on your way to heaven. I AM WARNING YOU ALL, IT IS LIES OF SATAN. If you do these heathen things, it is devil-worship and will drown your soul in perdition. Make no mistake about it…. these things are an ABOMINATION TO GOD.)
God said no abomination will enter into his holy City.
God is NOT GOING TO TAKE ANYONE INTO HIS KINGDOM WHO KEEPS THESE HEATHEN HOLIDAYS. It is abomination to God.
Here is the scripture explanation of what your MAKING MERRY AND GIVING GIFTS IS:
Rev 11: 9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
Now I know you all think those two witnesses are yet to come, and that it is 2 actual men. This is nothing but carnal foolishness and lack of any spiritual knowledge of God’s word.
Jesus told his disciples, you are my witnesses. The first true witnesses were Eve and Abel. This foolish making merry and giving gifts was on the other side of the flood, celebrating the death of Eve and Abel. It has continued all through time. The truly spiritual will know this; the rest will be destroyed for lack on knowledge.
Your XMESS IS NOTHING BUT THE FULFILLMENT OF REV 11: 9, and 10.
PRAISE YOU, LORD JESUS, FOR GIVING ME YOUR GLORIOUS TRUTH. AMEN.