"So you will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him." Malachi 318 (HCSB)
When the Eternal One promises that you will again see the difference, it is obvious that what He did in the lives of His servants of the past, He will also do in the lives of His servants in the present.
And more, it is in God’s own best interest to do this, so that the world will see the difference between those who serve Him and those who do not.
He made this difference in the lives of Noah, Job, Abraham, Isaac, Israel, Moses, Joshua and many others who feared Him and walked in His righteousness.
Notice that He promises that people will see the difference between the righteous and the wicked. Why does He not say between the righteous and the unrighteous?
Being unrighteous is linked to injustice and wickedness.
You are wicked when you ignore the high ransom that the Lord paid for you.
You are wicked when you reject His offer of salvation.
You are wicked when you are unconcerned about what He did to rescue you.
You are wicked when you want to be your own master.
You are wicked when you ignore all the sacrifices that Jesus has made for you.
Yes… there has to be an extraordinary, cut and dry, obvious difference between those who belong to God and those who do not—one that leaves no shadow of doubt.
Jesus repeated this promise when he said: "The one who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow from deep within him." John 7.38 (HCSB)
I cannot imagine myself believing in the Lord Jesus like the Bible presents Him, and having a life of similar quality, or worse, than those who do not believe. That would not be right on God’s part. Would it?
Have you thought about that?
You may have been confessing a belief in Jesus while your life has been a little taste of hell at home, work, school and in the neighborhood you live in. In other words, you have no rest, peace or joy...
The only time you feel joy is when your football team wins a game, and even then, it’s very short-lived.
Your life consists of presiding over problems—constant headaches, insomnia, irritation, depression, sadness, suicidal thoughts, dizziness, a broken home, rebellious children, disunity and so on...
Yet you insist in telling people that you believe in Jesus...
What is the problem then? Either your belief in Jesus is false, or the promises of God are false.
According to a true and living faith, those who believe in Jesus must have a different quality of life than those who do not believe in Him. You cannot believe in Him, the way His Word tells you to, and not make a difference.
Isn’t that so?
That is why on Sunday—September 23rd, 2012—every Universal Church of the Kingdom of God we will be in the same Spirit, faith and heart before the throne of the Most High to demand a life that is different from everyone else’s.
If you believe, join us.
If you don’t...