GET THE PLANK OUT! Posted 062817 @ 8.22pm.
It is written in Luke 6.42: Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
It is time to GET THE PLANK OUT, or you will have to walk the plank! It is time to stop judging others, especially your brothers and sisters in Christ. It is time to stop envying, tale bearing, and slandering your brother. Jesus told the Disciples that when they judged another, they became a hypocrite. It is written in Matthew 7.1-2: Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. It is written in John 7.24: Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. It is written in James 4.11: Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of [his] brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
It is written in Luke 18.9-14: And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as hiseyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Did you know that one day we shall judge the angels? It is written in 1 Corinthians 6.3: Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? That is unfathomable to me! But, until that day, we are COMMANDED NOT TO JUDGE ANYONE, lest ye be judged. And, don’t forget, you had better be kind to strangers, no matter how they appear. It is written in Hebrews 13.2: Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. I once shared a story about an older woman I met many years ago, who I am convinced was an angel unawares. I will never forget it. We MUST STOP JUDGING OTHERS. I am speaking to myself also. There is so much wickedness in this world, and there are so many souls under the sway of the evil one, Satan, the god of this world.
It is written in Psalms 139.22: I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies. It is written in Proverbs 8.13: The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. Yes, God hates sin, but He loves the sinner. It is written in James 4.4: Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. I don’t know about you, but I do not want to be the enemy of God. It is written in John15.15: Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. I AM A FRIEND OF GOD! HALLELUYAH! Only through the Atoning Blood of Jesus Christ can we become a friend of God! I pray that you are a friend of God, and not an enemy.
The Father is asking if you have been washed in the soul cleansing Blood of the Lamb. He wants to know if your garments are spotless, washed white as snow. He wants you to repent and be washed in the Blood of Jesus. He wants you to get the beam out of your eyes, so you can see clearly. He wants you to get rid of the smallest speck of dirt. He is coming back for a spotless Bride. He commanded us to be holy, for He is holy. You may ask: How is this possible, Preacher? The only way this is possible, is to be washed by the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ. There is no other way. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father except through the SON. There is no other name under heaven whereby we must be saved, than the Name of Jesus Christ, the SON of the Living God.
The Father is telling us to GET THE PLANK OUT! It is written in Matthew 7.22-23: Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. These are the most terrifying words to ever be spoken by God. It is written in Luke 12.5: But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. Beloved, fear no man nor any demon from hell, but rather fear God alone. Therefore, there is no cause for fear. God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.
The Father is calling you to be His Apostle. He wants to fill you with the Apostolic Anointing. You are being called, anointed and appointed to be both a preacher and an Apostle of Jesus Christ. You are being called to teach unbelievers the Truth of the Word of God, and lead them to salvation. You are called to keep your eyes upon Him, who is our High Priest. He is calling you to obedience, faithfulness and love. The Father is calling you to be His humble and obedient servant. He is calling you to look to Jesus as your example. But first, you must get the plank out, and then go and preach the Gospel to this lost and dying world.
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