Sunday, May 20, 2012

John and Kelly Sielski: It Is Time For You to Move Forward

John and Kelly Sielski[How] can two walk together, except they be agreed? Amos 3:3

Your Heavenly Father's love is absolutely, completely unconditional. God is love. But man's definition of love is not necessarily the reflection of the image and likeness of God. Men will love you on the basis of what you can do for them for their own personal benefit, the potential of what they think they can get or take from you...usually involving position, power, and monetary gain. Even people in ministry are guilty of this.

Your Heavenly Father loves you because He can't help Himself – can't help but love you. God is love. Your Heavenly Father's love is absolutely, completely unconditional. What you do, or don't do, does not...cannot...will never...determine who God is or His mood. Or else you will arrogantly presume that you control and define who "God" is.

God is, before the beginning ever was. God is love. The only begotten Son Jesus Christ, who is in the bosom of the Father, has declared this love. And in this particular thing alone was the love of your Heavenly Father unfurled toward you: "In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins" (1 John 4:9-10). "In this..." specifies Jesus' finished work upon the Cross.

God is saying, "It is time for you to move forward. You've been spinning your wheels now for far too long, attempting to commune and fellowship with evil acquaintances, while avoiding and even deeming to be 'unnecessary' those with whom I have called you to walk together."

1 Corinthians 15:33-34 (NKJV) Do not be deceived: "Evil company corrupts good habits." Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.

Hebrews 10:24-25 (KJV) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

2 Chronicles 20:20 (KJV) And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, "Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe His prophets, so shall ye prosper."

John and Kelly Sielski
Today's Voice Christian Fellowship


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