HAVING THE LORD FOR AN ENEMY

May 23, 2017

HAVING THE LORD FOR AN ENEMY

KEY VERSE : "Because your men explored the land for forty days, you must wander in the wilderness for forty years, a year for each day, suffering the consequences of your sins. Then you will discover what it is like to have me for an enemy. Num. 14 vs 34.

BIBLE READING : NUMBERS 14 vs 22 - 34.

How can a person become God's enemy? Is it even possible for a person to become God's enemy? Seeing He is a very loving and merciful God.
The scripture puts it this way ......."The carnal mind is enmity against God"....... (Rom 8 vs 7). See also (James 4 vs 4).

One of the ways in which a person can become God's enemy is by "Unbelief". 
An unbeliever is any person who does not believe in Jesus, an unsaved and spiritually dead person. (Rom. 5 vs 10, John 3 vs 18).

The children of Israel experienced God's majestic act on several occasions, yet at the face of the slightest challenge, they doubted His power. 
Are you still operating on this same level of unbelief even as a Christian? Do you acknowledge the supremacy of God only when things are all good and rosy? But when things get rough, you doubt and deny Him? This is not the right attitude to have as a child of God.
God is a constant God. Nothing changes about Him, His word remains the same. If He did it before, He can surely do it again if you can only believe.

There are still some people that are waiting to see a sign from Heaven before they believe in Jesus. The truth is that the sign had already been given. Which is the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (John 2 vs 19, John 3 vs 16 - 17).
Jesus actually died for your sins. Believing and receiving this truth puts you in right standing with God. (Rom. 4 vs 5).

Why then should you remain God's enemy, when you can become His friend? ........."But I have called you friends"....... (John 15 vs 15). Jesus calls everyone who believes in Him His friend. 

Wouldn't you rather believe and be saved?? 

#JesusSaves.

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