Are You Sure? Teaching Blog #29
We studied the privilege that we live under in our time and along with that privilege there are expectations upon us as Christians. Today we are going to learn that judgment in our dispensation will be much harsher then it was for those before us. Even though we live under grace the judgment of humanity in our dispensation will be greater. Particularly for those who found the privilege, saw and experienced the anointing, but did not respond to it. This group will have a higher judgment than those who never heard or saw the anointing. We learn in Matthew 11:20-24 that the Holy Spirit is drawing people to Believers who have His Spirit in them and who are teaching and preaching the Gospel and revealing its fruit.
We learned in 2 Peter 2:21, “For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.” Why is better not to have known? The answer is clear because those who have the privilege of knowing Him and hearing His Word, yet they don’t respond and walk away, their judgment will be greater than those who never saw or heard it. That is a very strong statement! The gravity and weight of walking away from our relationship with Jesus, to divorce Him and walk away from our marriage, in the end will be even more tragic for us. This is why we named this curriculum, “Are You Sure?” because we have to be sure about our salvation. We just can’t paint salvation with own brush, we have to glean from God’s revelation and His Word about what is truth and what isn’t truth. We simply can’t make up doctrine as we go through life. Christianity is not meant to be a burden for us, but what is absent in the Church today is a little bit of godly fear in that there is an expectation upon Believers in Christ.
Saints, we don’t know when Jesus will return, but when our heart stops beating we will meet Him and we don’t know that day either. This is the day we will meet the Son of God face-to-face and like the good steward we want to be found doing the work of the Lord. We are doing the work of the Lord when we receive revelation knowledge and in faith we walk in that knowledge through actions that will produce fruit. We are told in the Gospel of Luke that the servant who knows his Master, yet turns away from the things of God, his portion then will be appointed with the unbeliever. We also learn the servant who knows God’s will and doesn’t do God’s will shall be beaten or judged more harshly. Why is that? The answer is found in Luke 12:48, “For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required…” Believe me, there is a requirement from God for us who walk in this dispensation of time because it is a privilege to know the Word of God. Amen.