People who claim to be Christians fail to realize that whatever they do or say must glorify God. You can’t say you are a Christian and do the same things a non-Christian does. You must be set apart; people must be able to see the difference in you because you are the salt and light of the world. Our purpose, as Christians, is to add flavor and shed light, which exposes the evil things and people of this world.
How do you know that you are the salt and light of the world? When you are obedient to God’s word, laws, precepts, statutes and commandments laid out for us in the Bible. Children of God don’t have deep dirty secrets because our heavenly Father will expose them once He applies the belt of truth to us. However, once we confess our sins, as 1st John 1:9 tells us, “He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Once we are forgiven we are back in right-standing with God. Furthermore, Romans 8:1 tells us that, “There is therefore no more condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh but walk after the Spirit.”
What people fail to realize is that God does not operate in sin or where sin dwells. So, when someone is healing the sick and are doing things in holiness and righteousness it means they are walking in light and they are the salt that awakes dead things in the world; resulting in God getting the praise, glory, honor and thanks because He uses us as conduits or righteous vessels to display His grace, mercies and compassion.
However, Matthew 5:19 shows us that when people overlook any kind of sin they are in disobedience and His light is not shining through them, because it says, “If you break the smallest commandments and teach others to do the same, you will be the least in the Kingdom of heaven.”
As Christians we should duplicate the characteristics of Jesus Christ so that God can say, “this is my beloved child in whom I am well pleased.” No matter what the circumstance was, Jesus showed compassion, mercy and grace covered with love, which are the character traits of His Heavenly Father whom He represented.vJesus made sure God’s reputation and name was not blemished or tarnished by any means necessary. As a Christian, are you doing the same?
Spirit of the living God fall fresh on me. Melt me mold me,
reshape me in the person you meant for me to be that represents you.
If you don’t know God or His son, or if you want to rededicate your life to God, go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, follow the instructions, and pray the salvation prayer.
All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.