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Sunday, August 19, 2007

OT "God's Not Mad At You, He's Mad About You!"

“God is not mad at you, He’s mad about you!”
Written by Sister Abena aka Chosen Vessel

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1

When you read the scripture above do you think it applies to you? If you are born-again, and you are not walking after the flesh but after the Spirit, then guess what, this scripture is screaming your name. Condemnation will destroy you if you let it. Webster’s dictionary defines condemnation as a disapprobation; an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable. Purposely God has scripture after scripture in His holy Word reminding us that we are forgiven (1 John 1:9), we are set free (John 8:36), we are loved (1 John 4:9-11) and I can go on and on, yet we still feel unworthy, guilty, doubtful, worthless, hopeless, and the big one FEARFUL. Did you know that every negative emotion or thought that you feel about yourself God is saying the opposite about you? Did you know that not only does He love you when you are walking after the Spirit but He loves you just the same when you fail to surrender to His will?

Beloved, please never, ever question Gods love for you, because His love for you is non-negotiable. He loves you with an everlasting love that you cannot even comprehend. Now, does the Bible stating that God loves you unconditionally mean He does not care what you do or how you live your life? Absolutely not! Do not be deceived by the devil and believe that God does not care how you live your life, for Romans 6:14 says that for sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under the law but under grace. Ok, lets move to the next verse and read the entire passage, because if we stop there we may fool ourselves to think it is ok to sin because we are under grace, but Romans 6:15 goes on to say, what then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? Certainly not!

Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? Please tell me child of God, what is the better choice, sin leading to death or obedience leading to righteousness? I think we would all answer this question the same way. But I want to take it one step further and take a look at Galatians 6:7-8 " Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting." This is where the trick of the enemy of your soul can come in and have you deceived to believe that since you are born-again this does not apply to you.

But, do not be deceived child of God, you are loved and forgiven but there are, I repeat, there are consequences for your sins. Sowing and Reaping works both ways.I submit to you that John 10:10 says that, “The thief (devil) cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy but I (Jesus) am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

So take a hold of the promises that God has made to you from His heart to yours and live the abundant life that He so desires you to live. The first step is to understand that you are loved by God with an everlasting love and the second step is for you to make a choice to obey and receive the blessings that are set aside for those that obey Gods holy word. If you want supernatural blessings to overtake you, then you have to make a conscious decision to obey Gods word and become a slave of righteousness (Romans 6:18).

Pray this: Lord, please help me to see myself through Your eyes and not my own eyes because sometimes my eyes are tainted. Help me experience Your love like never before. I pray that You allow Your Spirit to work in me each day and enable me to walk after the Spirit and not the flesh so that I can experience and embrace the abundant life that You have already made available to me. In the mighty name of Jesus I pray, amen.

Brought to you by His Chosen Vessel Ministry
Written by Sister Abena aka Chosen Vessel
©2007 Sister Abena


dreamangel75 said...

Thanks for the message. It was a great reminder of how much God loves us all. God bless and take care!

Chosen Vessel said...

You are very welcome dreamangel75, I am glad you were blessed.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful post. I receive it in the Mighty, Holy, Precious name of Jesus Christ -- My Savior, My Redeemer, My Lord!!!

Chosen Vessel said...


You are blessing to the Body of Christ. Continue to do everything you do in life to glorify Him, for He loves you most.

Blessings upon you!