Social Forgiveness

Pastor's Desk

Born To Worship Ministries

P.O. Box 85526  Westland, MI 48185

Rev. William Carriveau

Submit yourselves, therefore, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 

Pastor's Desk

04-01-17

What a beautiful experience forgiveness would bring to a hurting heart. It refreshes the soul and mind and brings peace to our life. Forgiveness reunites the forgiven with the forgiver. God is the Forgiver, and we are the Forgiven. Perfect unity.
I am convinced that God’s greatest expectation from all His people (Nations, Races and Creeds), is to forgive others as God has forgiven us.

To Love God First above all, and to Love our neighbor as ourselves. We could never experience God's forgiveness unless we first forgive others.

But resentment and unforgiveness is a powerful tool that Satan uses as a motivator, and has blinded the eye's of many of men (and women too).
How can we forgive with all this hatred and violence in the world today? The answer is as simple, as it is impossible. On our own we can do nothing. Without the desire for peace things will never change. We will always want to be forgiven but will rarely forgive others. We will always want our social issues to be accepted and understood, while taking out our aggression on innocent people. Especially those we look down upon.

There is no perfect race or gender, any more then there are perfect people. Here's a news flash folks; No Body Is Perfect, Everyone has a heart of sin, regardless of who you are, what you look like, or where your from. If you are perfect and sinless then be my guest, you may “cast the first stone”. But your not, and neither am I. But I know someone who is; and His Name is Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, who came into the world to free us from the power of hatred, resentment, and unforgiveness.

We could never accept one another unless we ourselves repent from our own sins, and receive Christ as our common denominator. And we could never understand what it means to live in peace unless we ourselves desire peace, and to understand the price Jesus paid on Calvary to forgive us our transgressions, so that we could forgive those who transgress against us, and to reconcile us together unto Himself. But it takes hard work.

God has done all the work. He can solves the most difficult of issues, if you invite Him in to be a part of them.

And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them,
He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her,
Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her,
Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. (John 8: 3-11)

So what's your point Preacher? That was two thousand years ago. What does that have to do with anything?

Okay then, here's the deal, it wasn't in the breaking of their law that was the hot issue with Jesus. He knew that those who yelled the loudest were themselves guilty of sinning with her, and incited the crowd that only knew of her reputation. And besides, if aduletry was against the law of Moses, then where was the adulterour man? Why didn't they judge him as well? I'm sure Jesus would of forgiven him also.

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?
(Proverbs 6: 27,28)

Hatred stirreth up strifes, but Love covereth all sin (Proverbs 10: 12)

It wasn't in Mary's Magdalines act of adultery that concerned Jesus, as much as it was in their unforgiveness and wanting killing her.
What Jesus taught, not only to them but to us as well, was that Love is greater then hate. Always has been. And that Love is the greatest Power in all the universe. Always will be.

...For Love is strong as death, jealousy is cruel as the grave; its coals are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flames. (Song of Solomon 8: 6)

Do you really think for one second that Satan wants peace for your life? Do you really think that he desires peace on earth and good will toward man? Not hardly, quite the opposite.
Satan is a liar, and the father of them. He is detestable. He despises; loathes; hate's; scorns; abhors; abominates; execrates; destains; and condemns you. He will attempt to desecrate and profane all that is Holy. He will stoke the evil in every man's heart. He will cause division among all nations and all people. He will turn brother against brother for his shear enjoyment. Is that someone you want to be friends with? By not being Gods friend you are the devils by default. Can't have it both ways.

He would like nothing better then to destroy you and your family, and take your eternal SOUL. And let's face it folks, that's reality, plain and simple. That's what the war is all about. Satan hates us because we were created in the image and likeness of God. And because Satan hates God, your eternal soul is at stake, being that's the greatest prize.

It's all about choices folks, and how we choose to react to circumstances and situations. It's all about the choice to give ourselves over to the Love of God, or surrender to the forces of evil.

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
(Deuteronomy 30: 19,20)

Satan will never show himself as “evil”, that would be to obvious. But he will always show himself as being kind, compassionate, having a good cause, showing good works among men, having the appearance of peace, having sensible reasoning and convincing abilities, and he will do these as an angel of light, In his own name will he perform miracles and will deceive many and cause them to follow him. He will turn brother against brother and cause many to shake their fist toward God in Heaven.And he will blaspheme the Blessed Name of the Lord.

“Be not deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a man soweth, that shall he reap.
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
And as we have, therefore, opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of Faith”.
(Galatians 6: 7-10)

Wake Up Church!! Satan will always hate and loath you and will forever be your enemy. To disobey God is to be obedient to him. There could never be a spiritual “neutral zone” to fall back on.

Many Christian Churches have never really accepted one another simply because of denominational differences. How sad God must be to see that the body of Christ against one another, and never fully achieving true fellowship with the Father. Why do you think Jesus gave us the parable of the ten virgins , where only five were ready to greet the bridegroom, and the other five had their intentions on something else?

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps
While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
(Matthew 25: 1-13)

This parable actually has a greater meaning for (us) the Church today, in that, because of politics and social pressure the Church has compromised it's biblical standards and the Truth about sin.
The church has allowed itself to run out of oil. And oil is the source of fuel to keep the lamp burning.

I am the light of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (John 8: 12)

The Lord “is” our Light, He is the “source” of our light. He is the “oil” in our hearts to keep His Light burning. Our heart is the lamp that receives Jesus Christ as the oil.
The Church (all believers) is the bride of Christ. We begin our journey with genuine sincerity, looking for the return of the Christ; But somewhere along the way something happened to it's people (the Church). The seed of unbelief was planted and allowed to grow.

Another parable put He forth unto them saying, “
The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From where, then, hath it tares?
He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then, that we go and gather them up?
But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn
”. (Matthew 13: 24-30)

It is my belief, people of God, that we are nearing the time of “the harvest”. The seed of filth, nastiness, perversion, wickedness, unforgiveness, both personally and socially, have ruled the hearts of false prophets and teachers. It has crept into our churches and pulpits and has desecrated the Truth of God's Righteousness. They profane God's Holy Name by rejecting the brethren who are not part of themselves, never considering that other members of the “body” are of the household of faith as well.

And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbade him, because he followeth not us.
But Jesus said,
Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
For he that is not against us is on our part
. (Mark 9:38-40)

I beseech and implore you Church, to teach your children to love and be faithful to God, who has sent His Jesus into the world to redeem them.
I entreat you Church to encourage those who share the same message of salvation, and accept them as brethren in Christ.
And I appeal, and plead, with all races of people who follow the Truth of our Lord Jesus Christ; to sanctify yourselves with the Truth, keeping oil in your lamp, and making yourselves ready for when the bridegroom (Christ Jesus) comes to receive you, and to be obedient to the commandment Jesus Himself gave to us,” A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another”.

Grace and Peace To You Always
Pastor William Carriveau



                                                                               

 

Life is short, and eternity awaits. Please pray this prayer right now;


                 
Lord Jesus, I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of the Living God, 
            and I ask you to forgive me of my sins. 
                   I receive you into my heart and to be my personal Lord and Savior, 
                     I believe that you shed your precious blood and died on the Cross for me. 
                       I believe that you rose from the grave and are alive today so,
                     that I could forever be alive with you.  
            I will denounce all that is evil and follow that which is Holy 
                   for all the remaining days of my life.
              Thank You Righteous Father for your eternal Grace and forgiveness 
                    I ask you to fill me with your Holy Spirit, to guide me, and teach me how to live for you. 
                     I believe right now that my sins are forgiven, and I am no longer the same.
                      I believe I am a new creation, and will forever proclaim that Heaven is my home.
                     Thank You, for I am eternally grateful.
                                                                                                              In Jesus' Holy Name I pray. Amen                                                                                                                                             

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