Sugar Coated Preaching

➵ Feel good, watered down preaching that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, without the message of repentance, is not the gospel of Jesus Christ. It continuously says how much God loves you just as you are, how much He wants to bless/ prosper you, but refuses to address what God hates-sin. God is love, but He is also the great Judge. He hates sin and tells us to flee from it. Remember the Cross where Jesus died....that demonstrates God’s hatred of sin.

I read this the other day by a famous preacher (I won’t mention names) and I felt all kinds of different emotions. He said, “When you do the right thing when it’s hard, you’re going to reap blessings, favor, increase, and not just eternal life, but abundant life here on this earth.”

There is ONE way to get to heaven and that is through Jesus Christ. You can’t earn your way into heaven or buy yourself a ticket. Salvation is a free gift and not based on our works. However, the Lord God has prepared His works to be done through us by His Spirit, for His glory.

Studying the Word of God can deliver you from being easily deceived because the Truth will deliver you from falsehood. Beware of embracing the lie because it sounds good. You won’t come to know Jesus through the lies. The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Jesus, desires to live within us, making us a new creation in Christ. He wants to transform you by His overflowing, rich love. His love can’t be explained with words, but it can be experienced as He sanctifies your life. You won’t want to live the way you used to live, according to the flesh, but rather according to the Spirit.

As we step into this New Year, I want to challenge you to dig deeper into the Word. Let it come alive in you. Let it saturate your mind. Know the Word for yourself. I know I want Him to take this wicked heart of mine and make it pure. I truly want to be more like Him. I want others to know, “she’s been with Jesus,” and even though I may fall short He is what I strive to be like. ➵ 💕 #soulchaser