"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
There is no respect of persons with God. Jew, Gentile, Christian, Non-Christian, you or me, all are his creation and all are the same to God. He has no special love or favoritism towards anyone as people. But it is up to us to meet his conditions, and receive higher measures of grace, spirit, and power from him, and become his children, servants, sons, or bride. Then we will inherit his kingdom accordingly.
There are diverse ministers of God who preach their various messages with love, compassion, excitement, emotion and charisma. They can be very convincing. Could these ministers be false? They might be. After all, Jesus Christ says, in Matthew 7:21: "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven." The true minister of God is the one who does the will of the Father who is in heaven. The Fatherís will for Jesus Christ was that he die on the cross. Matthew 26:42 says: "He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done." The Fatherís will for the disciples was that they take up their own cross and follow Jesus Christ. Matthew 16:24 says: "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me." The will of the Father for a true preacher is to preach the word of God truthfully and faithfully; to further the kingdom of heaven and not to pursue personal gain. Colossians 4:12 says: "---, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God." The will of the Father in Christian ministry is to present the Church perfect and complete in all the will of God. Ephesians 4 says: "11) And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12) "For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13) Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:" If a minister does not keep himself pure and does not gear his ministry toward making people perfect for the Lord, then the Father in heaven is not the source of his ministry. Though it may be glamorous and appealing, that ministry is of his own making. Most ministers build fantastic, spectacular, masterpiece ministries for themselves, while pretending to work in the name of God. The will of the Father in our personal life, is not fame, wealth, or popularity; rather, it is sanctification, which is moral purity. 1 Thessalonians 4 says: "3) For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: 4) That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; 5) Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: 6) That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. 7) For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness." God does not serve us; but we serve Him. God does not pre-forgive us and authorize us to commit sin; he requires us to live pure, obeying God. We are his creation and we must do his 'will'. For more details, let me give a link: "The Will of God the Father." Thank you.
God Bless You