Some people even preach to their congregation to love, but don’t seem to registrar that they themselves don’t always practise it. (Religious spirit). I have seen religious leaders gossiping without remorse and refusing to forgive someone. Loving some people is harder than loving others sometimes, but that doesn’t mean we don’t try to love all. Even those who hurt us. There are people I have to make a greater effort to forgive than others. If I don’t, I know it is serious enough for God to punish me. Don’t think He hasn’t because He has. Some might say even ruthlessly. God wants souls to go to heaven and sometimes you have to learn fast, before your soul is in danger of going to hell.
Preachers in Hell
I have heard stories of a woman preacher of thirty years, went to hell, because she wouldn’t forgive her husband. As well as a man preacher not forgiving his wife was told (after seeing heaven and hell) if he was to meant to die that day he would have gone to hell. If we don’t obey we are going to find out how serious that is, one day. Let’s hope it is not on judgement day. We must put every effort into obeying God in every way we can. We will find God is most reasonable. He knows we can’t do it by ourselves. If He sees us trying we will be in His good books, and that includes repeated sins that you are truly sorry for. I have been there. Once I became so angry with myself for sinning the same thing I said to myself ‘well what do you expect, you are a sinner, a sinner sins.’ God was so gracious to me that He made His presence felt and He was reassuring me not to be so surprise that I sin and that He forgave me. So yes we are all sinners and we are forgiven when we are truly sorry, but we must never think we can use our freedom as an excuse to sin. He knows we can’t do it on our own.
In God’s Good Book
If He sees us trying we will be in His good books. But if we pick and choose who we are going to love from those we won’t, don’t think God is asleep and will overlook it. We must try very hard to practise what we preach, knowing we will fail sometimes, but at least doing our best to obey. God will forgive those who have a repentant heart. I know for example I have many faults. It is plain to see, but I am hoping it is also plain to see I am trying to do the will of God as we all should. Love covers a multitude of sins. God will measure out mercy to us according to how merciful we are. It is a tricky thing to explain. You can go extreme left or right from the middle road. We must aim to be perfect as our Father who is in Heaven. It is when we choose not to sincerely repent of our sins and weakness we are in serious trouble with God. Nobody is going to heaven that wants their cake and eat it. We have to go all the way with God. We are either for Him or against Him. God will not tolerate lip service. So please be careful and make sure you do have a repentant heart. And obey God with all your might.
(Jesus said) “If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.
“Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.”