UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

Most people are so religious, yet they don’t have a up-close and personal relationship with God. They go through the motions and cling to denominations and rituals yet their hearts are far from God. Jesus said it best in Matthew 15:7-9,

“Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, (Isaiah 29:13) saying, these people draweth near unto me with their mouth, and honoreth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; and in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”

Jesus did not stutter or bite His tongue when He said in Matthew 7:21-23 that,

“Not everyone that saith unto Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven, but he that doeth the will of My Father, who is in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out demons? And in thy name done many wonderful works?’ and then will I profess unto them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity.'”

That simply means you never had an up-close and personal relationship with Him.

When you know God up-close and personal, you will know His likes and dislikes, you know His commandments and you obey them; His word becomes a lamp unto your feet, and a light unto your path, you meditate on His word day and night; you will bless Him at all times, and His praises will continually be in your mouth, you will go to bed with Him on your mind, and wake up with Him still on your mind. When you have an up-close and personal relationship with God you will trust Him, have faith in Him, seek Him first, and acknowledge Him in all your ways. You will have no doubts nor fears, because you know He can do exceedingly and abundantly above all that you ask or think. Has He done any extraordinary things for you? The closer you are to God, the further the devil stays away from you, as James 4:7-8, reminds us.

When you are a child of God, the devil has no control, rights or jurisdiction, over you; he is restricted and limited; Because Jesus paid the price on the cross with His blood, and as Romans 8:1 tells us,

“There is, therefore, now no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”

Which means to be up close and personal with God you must present your bodies as a living sacrifice that is Holy and acceptable unto God which is your reasonable service as Romans 12:1-2 tells us. Must I remind you that after you heard the word of God, trusted and believed it, you are then sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise {Ephesians 1:13}, and that seal symbolizes a finished transaction, ownership, and security through and in Christ Jesus.

Go to the Salvation Prayer page above to read more about how you can accept Christ into your heart and into your life.

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.

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