Stamp of Heaven
By: Kenya Gossett
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2 KJV
We are called to be holy. A living sacrifice: acceptable unto God. Separated from the ways and standards of this world. But are we? Does the light of Heaven flow through us, reflecting HIS beauty? When people look at us, do they think "Wow, that young woman/man is pure and different. They really love Jesus. I want what they have!". Or do they have a hard time even figuring out where we stand in our faith?
"If you were accused of being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?"
That's a scary, critical heart check right there.
I see a lot of mixing going on in the Christian world right now. Those who now call evil, good, and good, evil. Distractions are gripping the hearts and causing the subtle devices of Satan to slowly kill them, and they don't even see it. There is more time spent listening and dancing to secular music, then there is sitting in an atmosphere of worship. There is more time spent scrolling through social media, than there is time at the feet of God. There's just this mentality of being a spirit-filled believer, but with absolutely no proof or understanding that there needs to be a change.
A life of compromise is a dangerous game to play.
How can we serve two masters and claim to still be saved? It's impossible. There's no justification on why it's OK to still have one foot in the world and the other in the Kingdom. It's a now season. We need to start acting like children of God to those we are around, in the way we talk and conduct ourselves and most importantly, in our personal life... before it's too late.
Remember your first love.
I'm FAR from perfect, and I'm still a work in progress, but I can't go a day with out speaking the name of Jesus or pouring out my thankfulness for what He has done. He's the King of my heart. The air that I breath. The reason I get up every morning. The fire in my veins. He is embedded into who I am and will forever be in my everyday conversation. I don't understand how others can hide their love for Him, all because they don't want to offend people or think there is other avenues to reach them. The Holy Spirit is a big boy.
I think He's capable of reaching any heart, without us trying to act like the world. Selah.
Conforming is not the answer. But Jesus is!
The world needs fiery, Heaven cultured believers, who cling to all that which is pure. Who are unashamed and proud to be called a child of God. Who refuse to blend, thinking they are strong enough to withstand temptation.
Listen, the devil is smart. He knows that his time is short. So he knows how to subtly stamp you with his mark.
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith;"
2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV
Beloved, Heaven is calling for us. It's looking for partners. Those who are willing to say yes, leave a world of pleasure behind and bring His perfect will to earth. IT'S TIME. It's time to straighten up. We need to really check every area of our heart, and cleanse ourselves from any filthy residue. I'm not writing this post to bring condemnation. I'm writing this to bring an awakening. I know it's not easy to pay the cost. Our flesh is weak. BUT I our spirit is willing! We can do this. Hallelujah.
Let's be carriers of light sealed with a royal decree, the stamp of Heaven. For Such A Time As This.