Thursday, January 10, 2013

Reality Check Part 7

Since part seven of this teaching has been posted to youtube, you get to see it as well whether you like it or not. If I could pray for one thing for professing Christians other than a full knowledge of Christ Jesus, it would be balance in regards to the spiritual in their lives.

There is a tendency - and in recent years it has amplified - to gravitate toward extremes, and become exlusionary of everything else. If we serve a multi-faceted and multi-dimensional God, reason would dictate we pursue and receive more than just one attribute of godliness.

Whether prophecy, deliverance, tongues, healing, or the casting out of demons, when we focus on just one aspect foregoing all the others it becomes dangerous and often times hinders our spiritual walk.

Above all else, if relationship isn't there, nothing's there. If we do not know Jesus in all His glory, majesty, sovereignty and Lordship, we're just flailing at the wind like madmen and attempting to comfort each other with words while the world is spinning out of control.

The preeminent question in the hearts and minds of all who have been straddling the fence, playing church, and serving God for the sake of fire insurance ought to be 'Do you really know Jesus?' and if the answer is no, or if you're not quite sure, you have not a moment to waste because the darkness is here, and is merciless in its intent.

There is a weariness in me that I've not ever felt and it frightens me, because I'm too young to feel this old. Once I was a hopeful man, doing the work of God with the unshakable exepectation of making a difference, and stirring souls to repentance. Now I do the work of God because I understand duty as never before, and though I know most often my words will fall on deaf ears I will continue to do my duty before my God and my King.

And to think this was only supposed to be a two sentence introduction to the latest Reality Check installment.

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

                                         Reality Check Part 7


Barbara said...

Sometimes people do have useful information about others, even if it is negative. You have to consider who they are and what their purpose is in telling you. Being cautious might not be the same thing as listening to gossip.

Somtimes people make up stories about others for some petty dislike they have of them that they can't admit to. Maybe they even hate God and take it out on a person who loves God. Instead of dealing with that, they call the person mean or crazy or stupid.

If you focus on what God thinks instead of what men think, you can keep things in perspective. If you seek after the approval of men, they just make you their slave. If people hate you for no reason, maybe they are just hateful people and they are testing a new target. They are likely bad company anyway.

Kevin B said...

Thank you Michael. God really encouraged me through your words. I've prayed the last few weeks, and especially last night, about my words falling on deaf ears. I ask God who will listen? What progress am I making by speaking the truth and people just closing their ears? And what you've described is so much like my situation now. I am just 21 and yearn to make a difference somehow with unshakeable expectation, stirring souls to repentance. But the results seem the same. Nobody listens.
But I'm encouraged to continue on and perform my duty before God. I pray He will show me the importance of performing it regardless of the outcomes.

Love in Christ,


Anonymous said...

Bless you in the name of Jesus. I'm new to your blog. I'm down to three regular blogs that speak the plain unpopular truth. I truly can't take the untruth anymore.

I have gone back and read all your blogs, looked at all of the you-tubes from 2011 to present and am working on all the articles and books. Why?, The Holy Spirit. I won't bore you with the details, but I thank Him for you. Truly you are on and represent the narrow path.

I know you are weary. Keep going the faithful need the voice crying out. I said a prayer for you and your family and will add you to my regular prayers.

M Morgan

meema said...

Michael, I completely understand the weariness. And, Kevin, I also understand your frustration. I liken this to the futility of screaming in a vacuum where no one can hear. But these are stones thrown out by the enemy to make us stumble.

We aren’t promised results that we can see or measure. We are simply told to stand, hold on, say what is true, and let His light shine out from us. Whether or not anyone listens or sees is not part of our mandate. Everyone is accountable for his/her choices. God’s servants are told to listen, obey and trust and leave the rest to Him.

When I am accused and rebuffed by the world, I am reassured that I am on the right track. ;-) The world’s approval would be the very last thing I’d ever want.

For Christ,

Kevin B said...

Thank you Meema. I suppose sometimes when my attempts at witnessing have failed, I feel as though I have failed. From Muslims denying Christ's words to which they profess to fully believe, to Christians who have decided to lower God's standard because it seemed too high, I have sighed quite a bit lately. I am encouraged however by you and Michael both, and thank you. May God bless and keep you.

Love in Christ,

Sherri said...

Michael, please pray for me. I've been struggling for years, making so many mistakes and feeling shameful. I do listen to what you share and want nothing more than a true walk with Jesus. I need spiritual strength and tend to be led by emotions. I'm not really sure if I've ever had a real relationship with Jesus, or just head knowledge about Him. I'm tired of defeat. Thank you