Saturday, December 23, 2023


 Isaiah 5::20

“Woe (judgment is coming) to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter".

Through the bible God has given us many different warnings. That aren't meant to bring fear into our lives, but rather lives these warnings are meant to push us into action they should keep us alert. I believe that although warnings don't always give us  the greatest or most positive thought for feelings, they often serve to spare us from unnecessary hardships and pain.

The word woe in the bible means great sorrow or distress. The bible is in disapproval of those who substitute good for evil. Holiness for un holiness. Woe to those who call sinful things good things. I believe that whenever you find anyone who calls evil good, this is definitely a red flag. This is a warning that you should not associate with such a person. You should not be under the leadership of such a person their moral code is reversed. As sin is accepted as something good. This group of people can be very dangerous to your faith, leading you to sin and separate you from God. There are people who even do this through false teaching. Jesus said to his disciples: “temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come it would be better for if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one to sin”. 

Today reader I encourage you to be careful and take heed of this warning. Those who abandoned the absolute standard of God's word, you should have no dealing with those who mock what is good you should have no fellowship with. Today there are many warnings about sexual immorality. Sexual immorality is adultery, fornication and pornography. This people of God is a red flag too. If you find yourself today battling with these, turn to God today while you can still find him. “Flee from sexual immorality, every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sin against his own body”. 

The bible says: “ Your body is a temple of the holy spirit”. It is a sin that attacks the body. Many people take the body lightning but God says: ”Your body is where the holy spirit resides”. Sin likes to attack your body and sexual immorality attacks this God ordained structure. Today, Be warned. This is a red flag and should not ignore this sin. 

Another warning is an Idol. An idol is anything or anyone that you take  God's place. If there is anything or anyone you put first before the Lord, that is an Idol. An idol doesn't have to be placed on a shrine and the secret room of your home. An idol can also be the love of money, or the love of materialistic possessions, It can be the love of yearning, of the applause of men. Anything that you Love more than God; that thing has become your idol. “You shall not make yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is sin in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth For I the Lord your God an a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children on the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me”. Exodus 20:3

God will not stand for any idols in your life. As children of God we need to examine our hearts. Make sure that we have no idols in our lives that take away God. This is very simple: “God will not tolerate it”. 

Final flag: It is what you are listening to and what you are receiving. The bible also gives us a warning. “For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine and accurate instruction [that challenges them with God’s truth]; but wanting to have their ears tickled [with something pleasing], they will accumulate for themselves [many] teachers [one after another, chosen] to satisfy their own desires and to support the errors they hold, and will turn their ears away from the truth and will wander off into myths and man-made fictions [and will accept the unacceptable].  But as for you, be clear-headed in every situation [stay calm and cool and steady], endure every hardship [without flinching], do the work of an evangelist, fulfill [the duties of] your ministry”. II Timothy

Today we are surrounded with many people who like to hear one side of the bible and not the other. We all want to hear about faith and Joy, we all love to be told the Lord is my shepherd and I shall not want. We love to hear that “God is a God of impossible”. We love to hear that “we are more than conquerors”. How many people are really afraid of the word of God? We will all have to be accountable for every word and every action we say. Many people today are not receptive to the word of God that tells us: “God will not be mocked” God is consuming fire. We need to take the word of God as it is, not pick and choose.  Let's seed the gospel that preaches repentance and encourages righteous living. 

Let pray,

Father God, thank you for allowing us to repent. Thank you for love, and mercy. Today we ask for forgiveness. We ask to allow us to repent and turn to you. We know that there are many bible warnings. Let us not be the ones who are only listeners and followers. God we know that the time is near. Help us get closer to you and identify these warnings into our life. We love you and we repent. Thank you for your forgiveness, love and thank you for the wake up call into my life. In the name of Jesus. Amen…

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