Tuesday, 11 July 2017

'HE KNOWS HIS OWN'

"Nevertheless, the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are His. And let everyone that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity" - 2 Timothy 2:19
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A mother can clearly recognize the voice of her children in the midst of several others and a nursing mother cannot mistaken the identity of her baby in the midst of others (1 Kings 3:21).
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There's a seal that God has placed on His foundation and it's a seal of recognition. God knows His own children. Are you a child of God?
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The phrase of 'The Lord knows who are His' originates from the OT when Moses told Korah and all his company that the Lord will reveal those who belongs to Him, those who are holy and those He has chosen to serve Him (Num. 16:5).
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How can you know that you're His?
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There are several ways to discover that but the basic ones are...
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1. Those who are His would believe in His son (John 3:16). It's not by going to church that means you have believed in Him but that you're like Him and you're living the way He lived. Only this people won't perish but have everlasting life.
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2. They love what He loves and hate what He hates (1 John 2:15-17). Do you love the world or you hate it? You're not His own if you love the fashion style, worldly music and the culture of the world. The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life doesn't belong to God but the world.
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3. They do those things that pleases Him (John 8:29). Pleasing God is not in doing what you want but in doing what He wants. If you must please Him, obey His voice, word and follow Him (John 10:27). Not in obeying man to disobey Him.
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Examine your heart, have you believed in His only begotten Son? Do you hate with perfect hatred the things He hates (sin, worldliness) and are you living to please Him?
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Repent! He comes soon!


By Adeniyi Tim Oluwamayowa.

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