Ears To Hear

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Herein Is Love

1 John 4:9-10
In this was manifested the Love of God toward us, because that God sent His Only Begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Aren't you so thrilled today that The God of all creation LOVES you and gave His ONLY begotten Son for you? He has revealed the Greatest of all Gifts to you: HIS LOVE.

Christ is the source while the cross of Christ is the means through which all provision comes from The LORD. Faith in Christ, the source, without faith in Christ's cross, the means, is to have faith in a wrong Christ which will bring with it a wrong spirit.

1 John 4:9-10 tells us where the Lord revealed His love to us and for us, at the cross. If we keep our faith properly placed IN CHRIST, which simply means in (identifying ourselves with) what He did for us at the cross, we will walk by faith, because faith works by love. (Gal. 5:6) Faith only works by love. The only faith the Lord will recognize and move upon is the faith of the son of God, who loved us and GAVE Himself for us. Can you see the faith God sees? (Gal 2:20)

One may be saying, the bible says, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Rom 10:17), which is true, but for those who have ears to hear, the Word of God out of the context of what Christ did at the cross (loved us and gave Himself) for us, perverts the Word and produces a false faith the Lord will not recognize. This faith that works by love truly is the faith that crushed the head of Satan, overcomes the entire world, and brings continual victory!! This is what Paul meant when he wrote in 2 Corinthians 2:14,
“Thanks be to God who ALWAYS causes us to triumph IN CHRIST JESUS. (Faith in the cross)
Cain could not see this, can you?
God bless you and remember to always RIGHTLY divide THE WORD of TRUTH.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

As a Man Thinketh

There has always been a remnant of believers and it will never change. The amazing thing is that all believers believe they are that remnant. Regardless of what they believe, they believe they are the ones with God’s favor. Most of the folks today, who would consider themselves spiritual, THINK that just as long as they believe something, the Lord will honor it. It’s been this way since Adam, Eve, and Cain, all of which THOUGHT they would by pass God’s ONLY prescribed order for blessing, victory, and for all things through which the Lord gives to His people.

For years I was not honest with myself as I ran from the Salvation of God, then receiving His Gift of Grace and becoming a saved child of God, years later I found myself not being honest with myself once again. The Word of God teaches that the good ground that enables The seed (Word of God) to be able to prosper and bring forth a harvest is that of the good and honest heart (Luke 8:15).
Proverbs 16:3 reveals to us that if we will "commit our ways to the Lord, He will establish our thinking”. This is a grand promise because His Word also tells us that as a man THINKS in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7). The Lord has always attempted to establish man, but we as men have always tried to establish ourselves. Once again, this is what Adam, Eve, and Cain began trying to do as the first folks on the earth and it hasn’t changed today even with almost all the church. The reason we have denominations today is the same reason Adam, Eve, Cain, and all the rest of the folks went their own way, which simply put, IS A DENIAL of faith in the Cross. No, it’s not a disagreement of other topics in the Word of God, for TRUE FAITH in the FINISHED WORK OF CHRIST will cause the Holy Spirit to bring us into all understanding, and a unity that’s in THE FAITH of The Lord Jesus Christ.

Proverbs 16:3
Commit thy works unto The LORD,
and thy thoughts shall be established.

Paul stated in Philippians 2:20-21, that he had no one else that was like minded with him (the remnant) in The faith, because everyone else sought after their own (religion-denominational) way, and not what was Christ’s.
The Word of God asks a question that is very startling in Luke 18:8-9. Will the Lord find faith on the earth when He comes? He then, in verse 9, begins to describe those that are going their own way, trusting in themselves and what they want to believe. We are living in the hour right now in which the Lord could return at any moment. Are you in THE faith? This doesn’t mean are you in church, are reading your bible daily, are you in prayer daily, but ARE YOU IN THE FAITH? Are you being told you must be water baptized, or speak in tongues to be saved? Are you being told you’re healed, yet you see the infirmity still there? Are you being told if you’ll just give $100, the Lord will give you $1000?
How long will you continue to be dishonest with yourself? For those who have ears to hear, the Lord is calling you back to your first love: The True and Only place of honesty and reality, THE CROSS. This is the place we first loved Him, this is the ONLY place we CAN love Him (The True Christ of The Word of God), and the place where we first began to see and the only place that provides us eye sight today. This is the only place you will find the remnant of God’s people. Please quit pretending and commit your way unto the Lord (faith in HIS cross) and allow Him to establish you as He longs to do.

Pastor Curtis HutchinsonCrossWay Church curtishutchinson@att.net