Jeff had no new songs, so he sang what he had already made, even though it was misdirected--to Jesus. He made his notes and voice praise. You know - God sees the heart. He sees intention. If a sinner comes to church and wants to be saved, save them. Do not tell a sinner they cannot be redeemed by Jesus.
This reminds me of a dream I had. I think this is a detail I was supposed to notice.
The lie is a man wearing makeup can't be saved. The truth is Jesus died to save the man who is wearing make-up. Jesus died to save Boy George. If you look to the material I watched here, and I have to look to it and update it, you can witness to all sinners. All of them.
In the church, we make an assumption that sinners outside the church, which do not conform to our social norms - that they are the ones who are the great sinners, and who carry demonic spirits. The truth is believers also have sin hangups, and some of those are opinions. The opinion is a stronghold, and is a sin ledge the devil grabs you on, and then attaches an evil spirit misery to.
The truth. Jesus died to save everybody. Jesus died for homosexuals, and cross-dressers.
After coming into belief, then you have a sinner with habit hang-ups. The grace Jesus has covers a sinner who is not freed from a stronghold yet. What matters is that they recognize Jesus is God, and that he does not agree with their lifestyle. Even a sinner still caught in the round table record player for a habitual sin hang-up, and that would include porn - is covered by grace, as long as he does not agree that it is right, but in his heart wants to be free.
Ladies, if we have partners stuck in this, and yes, I mean husbands, we need to have grace, and not put the shame and condemnation on ourselves, but really try to look to Jesus for our meaning and value. We need to not judge, and pray our husbands out. We need to stand on top of the issue, and possibly bond with prayer partners who are able to stand with us.
Everyone who is not delivered has sin hang-ups. Everyone. That includes pastors. However, as believers, once we recognize Jesus is the one who saves, heals, and delivers, make it your goal to delve into deliverance as a lifestyle.
So, Donna, you have sinners going to heaven and believers going to hell. The gospel is the same for everyone. It is consistent. It starts with what you agree with or don't agree with. It starts with your conscience being alive to Jesus, so that you can hear his voice when he corrects you. To be righteous means to agree with God. We need an education on this matter. We do.
All of us need this education. I need a reminder too. Whether you are a sinner or a saint, you must watch what you agree with. That is where sin starts. That is where you lose your freedom. What is the truth? Jesus is the truth. Do you know what he says in the bible about you? Do you know he is God?
A believer who chooses to agree with Jesus about truth is not going to hell. It is the ones who depart from the way, and who choose to believe and agree with a lie, and then live the lie and live in sin who are the ones who end up in hell. They get off the path. As believers around them then, we need to be teaching one another about our identity in Jesus so that nobody departs from the path.
It starts back there, at identity. We must know who is God, and given that God made us, who are we in him. We are loved. Because he loved us, we love one another. We love the sinner. We love the unlovable. We love past our opinion and our judgment. We love past the judgment of someone standing beside us, who says, he or she is just weird. It starts with loving Lester out of Chuck. You love, and by love, you encircle the one who needs direction with golden cords of love, and you draw them not just to the cross, but to freedom.
Ask God: Where are my love blind spots, God? Who do I need to love better? What opinions or judgments are holding me from showing your saving love to people?