Proverbs 4:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death .
Does the gospel called “SELF RELIANCE AND SELF SUFFICIENCY” describes your gospel that is based upon unbelief in Christ Jesus?
This blindness of "unbelief" has caused "unbelievers" to view God's Word as foolishness in 1 Corinthians 1:18-The message about the cross is nonsense to those who are being destroyed, but it is God's power to us who are being saved.
if you have rejected the "Gospel of Jesus Christ", the Apostle Paul declares this concerning you in 2 Corinthians 4:4 that the god of this world (satan) has blinded the minds of the "unbelievers" for they have chosen not to believe God's Word written in His Bible.
1 Corinthians 2:14- The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.
In our world today, we see more and more people who have convinced themselves through the lies of satan’s deception that there is no need for God, but a great need for self-centeredness, self-reliance and self-sufficient because society and this world teaches and has proven that this is the only Gospel.
The world says “i can be kind, treat people nice, give to worthy causes to help the needy and the poor, live as I please, I do as I please as long as I am not bothering anyone, therefore, I am daily paying for my ticket to heaven. LIE OF SATAN!
It does not matter how good we are; no matter how religious we are; no matter what we do for God or in the name of God, we can never be good enough, or holy enough to earn salvation because it is a “GIFT” form God to all who believe.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
Any plan of salvation that is based on the efforts of man is dead on arrival!
John 3:16- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
All we have to do is believe and receive what Jesus did to bring salvation to us by opening the doors of our heart to Him by faith.
I often hear people saying “this is my life and I can do as I please, I deserve it and I have to answer to no one but myself.” The truth of the matter is we are not free agents to do as we please, disregarding what our God commands of us.
Genesis 2:7 Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
The gospel message is never about what I want and what I can do. The gospel message is all about what Christ Jesus did for me and how I in turn owe my very life to His amazing sacrifice.
The Gospel of “self sufficiency” eventually leads to a life of spiritual poverty that will cause you to become spiritually malnourished, sick and unable to receive the proper sufficiencies needed from the Vine in order to live life now and in eternity with God.
Many today do not believe nor desire a personal relationship with God through Christ, but the truth of the matter is no man will see God apart from a relationship with Christ. Jesus declares these words in John 14:6-I am the way, the truth and the life; no man come unto the Father but by me.
Eternity is not gained by good works, titles, status, family heritage or background or anything else.
The “CROSS” and faith in God is our only ticket to heaven. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY! THERE IS NO OTHER GOSPEL FOR JESUS IS IT!
Self sufficiency is a lie from the devil himself. He is described as the “deceiver, a liar, a thief and a murderer” who is very crafty. The same devil who tricked Adam and Eve in the garden is alive and well today roaming through the earth, seeking whom he may devour.
1 Peter 5:8 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.
Jesus says this in John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
The mindset of my way or the high way is leading the way in the minds of many today, young and old, but the end of what is right in the mind of man leads to eternal death and separation from God.
My Gospel is myself and whatever I want to do, say, think or believe. I am self reliant, I take care of my self, i work for my own money, i pay my own bills, therefore, I do as I please and no one will tell me how to live my life but myself is a gospel that has it’s end in destruction.
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Clinging to a counterfeit cross called “self”? Does this describe you?
Scripture declares in Hebrews 9:27-And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment .
We are reminded in this text that there is a way that seems right to the natural man but that way leads to eternal separation from God.
1 Corinthians 15:33-Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character." Bad company does not necessarily mean people only, it is also be the things you watch on tv, the things you participate in that are ungodly, the environment in which you choose to daily involve yourself in that is against the will of God for your life, etc.
If you have become your own God in your thinking of self reliance and no need for God, you are in a bad place mentally and spiritually.
We are reminded in Romans 12:2 Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him.
Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Self reliance and self sufficiency is a ‘FALSE GOSPEL”!
Today is the day to put away “SELF GOSPEL” and exchange it for the Gospel of the True and Living God through Jesus Christ.
Scripture declares in 1 John 2:17-this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.
If your plan is to spend eternity with God you are commanded to do this in Proverbs 9:6 “Leave [behind] your foolishness [and the foolish] and live, And walk in the way of insight and understanding.”
If eternity with God is your goal you need to grab a hold of Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus .
IF ETERNITY IN SEPARATION FROM GOD IS YOUR GOAL, THEN IN YOUR CONTINUANCE OF SELF GOSPEL, SELF RELIANCE AND SELF SUFFICIENCY, YOU WILL ARRIVE THERE SAFELY!
Matthew 7;21-“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.
Saved or self deceived by self reliance and self sufficiency? Where do you stand on today?
Where will you stand at the judgment seat of Christ where it will be revealed to you that you are unable to save yourself and your end is eternal separation from God because you chose to live your life for self?
Where do you stand on today concerning self and Christ? Are you among the many who have been self deceived?
Today is the day to die to self will and self desires and be resurrected by faith in Christ Jesus.
Today is your day to write a letter to self reliance, self sufficient and self dependence to inform them that they are no longer ruling and reigning in your life for Christ now sits on the throne of your heart.
Now is the acceptable time! Today is the day of Salvation! Today is the day of repentance and forgiveness for you.
The Master, Christ Jesus has promised a second return to earth to gather up His people from the north, south, east and west. Will you be among them?
Believe it or not, but at the end of life on this side we will spend eternity in one of two places. Either with God in heaven or separated from Him in the lake of fire.
God has made it possible for you to not only get to know Him on today, but that you may also experience the life changing and indescribable love of God through Christ Jesus.
The choice to receive or reject God’s truth over “self reliance and sufficiency” is your ‘s on today.
You have heard and read the truth here so the eternal destination of your soul is in your hands now for you are no longer without excuse because the “TRUTH” according to God’s Word has been presented to you today via God’s Bible.
Remember this “Truth” is defined by God alone! John 17:17 Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.