Who's Your Daddy...?

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In light of the modern corrupt "Christian" church and corrupt society full of "Christians" whom Christ will not recognize as His, it is no wonder that Christ queried, "When the Son of man returneth shall He find faith yet upon the earth?" 

Faith is not a "free floating" phenomenon.  Faith is the dynamic Presence of the Holy Spirit within God's elect, Who leads them into Truth and empowers them to obey God and thus be pleasing to Him.  Without faith it is impossible to please God, because faith without works (fruit) is not faith.  It is a humanistic spiritualism, a nice idea, a superstition.  Faith cometh by the Word of God.  Faith is the working knowledge of the facts of God's Word—Doctrine, Commands.  Those devoid of that are devoid of God.  "Every tree is known by its fruit."  "Be ye doers of the Word, not hearers only, deceiving your own selves."  Works do not contribute to faith; that is the wrong perspective, confusing "cause and effect".  True faith produces the works that God fore-ordained that we should walk therein.  Faith that does not produce what God sent it forth to produce, was not sent by God and is "counterfeit faith"—a humanistic delusion; a carnal pesudo-spiritual substitute for true faith (and thus it is Anti-Christ and that is why Christ will reject it; even as God rejected Cain and his sacrifice—it was not within Cain to offer that which God commanded; Cain offered instead a bloodless sacrifice, something that Cain imagined was better, or all that he was willing to offer).

Christ also revealed that many "Christians" who thought that they were doing "wonderful works" in "His Name" shall hear, "depart from Me, yet that work iniquity (lawlessness); I never knew you".  That's quite a shocker.  This is not spoken to people who do not even consider themselves Christians, but to Christians who even thought that they were serving God and doing wonderful things... and they will hear that they are immoral... iniquitous, lawless--violators of the morality that God commanded.  Even as Christ said, those who are not with Me are against Me and those who gather not with Me (presumably, the lost sheep) SCATTER abroad.  If we do not have the EXACT same agenda, plan, mission that Christ commanded, "as the Father sent Me so send I you... go only to the lost sheep of the House of Israel... then go into all the world (to Israel whither God had scattered them)..."  Modern pseudo-Christianity reject doctrine, rejects God's Law (anti-intellectually thinking God abolished it when Christ said He did not), they cast down all the moral boundaries that God established, wallow in filth thinking that it is righteousness and that God will be so happy with them, with the dogs breeding on top of the table with the master's children.  God doesn't change.  Morality does not change.  Those who think so are under profound delusion and do not know God.

In another parable those locked out knock and ask to be admitted, and the householder declares, "I know you not whence ye are"

that is even more damning than "I know not who you are".  It used to be, in moral Christendom, parents raised their children to be moral and godly and follow in the father's footsteps.  It was common for someone to ask, upon meeting you (if your last name was a common name), "Who's your father?"  If one knew the father and the father was a righteous, fair, honest man, then it was most likely so were the children. 

Sadly, those times have come and gone. 

[Modernly, a different saying, "Who's your daddy?" has entirely replaced the meaning of "Who's your father?"]

Unless God's people return to what God commanded, as in Isaiah 58, if we obey out of sincerity and purity of heart; not merely going through the motions.  If we obey in the letter and in the spirit...

"8Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.
9Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
10And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:
11And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
12And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The Repairer of the breach, The Restorer of paths to dwell in.
13If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
14Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it."
or as I have paraphrased v.12 on my letterhead, for decades as my ministry's declared purpose:
“...build up the ancient ruins... raise up the foundations of generations past... and thou shalt be called the Repairer of the breach, the Restorer of the safe and prosperous paths of life..."
(my own emphatic paraphrase) (Isaiah 58:12)
 
Is your faith real or counterfeit?  Compare it to the Word of God.  Understand, God is Perfect, Holy, Just, and Immutable.  He cannot change.  His Standard of Holines cannot change.  We cannot "be holy as I am Holy" if our Standard of "Morality" changed but God's did not.  Christ said that He did not come to destroy the Law.  Christ said not even a jot (the smallest letter) or tittle (the slightest hook on a letterl thus, the smallest pen stroke) would not pass from the Law.  Christ said "My sheep know My Voice and follow [obey] Me..." and "the voice of a stranger they will not follow".  The majority of "Christians" are following a false Christ if they think that He abolished God's Law—in flagrant contradiction of what Christ Himelf said.  If they think any passage of the Bible says that God abolished His Law it is a false reading; the reader is confused.  It reminds me of an episode of the old t.v. show "I Love Lucy" (which sadly was used, even long ago, to begin programming Christendom to embrace what God forbade".  She was cooking in the kitchen and it was hot so she had the fan on; she had the cookbook open on the counter, and would read the first step, turn around to the other counter and carry out the instructions; but while her back was turned the fan would change a few pages; then should would turn around, follow the next step... and so on it went; even when she knew it didn't sound right, she did it anyway, because, well, there is was, step #4 so it must be right.  So also most Christians "understand" the Bible.  Even if it does not make sense, they just plunge along in "blind faith" (which is not faith when it actually violates what God commanded elsewhere), rather than stopping, going back, analyzing, and understanding.  Thus, when one continues in ignorance, he then thinks that error is truth.  When someone else who actually understands the truth confronts him, he thinks the other person is nuts.  Such is the modus operandi of a deluded mind.  "Walk in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh".  What are the lusts of the flesh? —the violation of everything that God commanded or forbade.  Understand cause and effect.  Not fulfilling the lusts of the flesh (obeying the Law of God) does not produce the Holy Spirit.  It does not add to the Holy Spirit.  Obedience to what God commanded in the letter and in the spirit is the "by-product" or the "natural result" of the Holy Spirit's Presence and the believer actually walking with the Spirit where the Spirit leads; not where sinful flesh wants to go instead.  Most "Christians" have a seared (cauterized, burnt to a crisp, dead) conscience, from having spurned the Holy Spirit so long; and thus they think that right is wrong and wrong is right—and God pronounces a curse (woe) on those who call evil "good" and good "evil".