Summary: Guilt by association will not get it done for you! Only complete association with heart knowledge of God's grace will see you through to the peace that passes all understanding.
Guilt by association…
John 14:27 NKJ
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
When you rely on the grace that God gives, the grace Jesus is talking about here.
When it becomes heart knowledge instead of head knowledge and just words
on a piece of paper. There is a peace of mind that comes with it, that there's
nothing in this world that can even compare with it.
There is comfort and security in knowing that no matter what.
God always in every situation has your best interest at heart. And it only
comes by trusting God with everything you have and once you get there,
you don't want to leave,
Who wouldn't want someone who was capable of everything
and could do anything for you, watching out for their best interest?
Who wouldn't want a relationship like that?
The whole world whether they will admit it or not is looking for that type
of situation. However in their self effort to find it, they usually end up putting
there trust in everything else.
Stocks, riches, material items
Drugs, booze and who knows what?
People, will let you down every time
Self effort, always comes up short
So many people around the world just want to escape mediocrity.
Responsibility is at an all time low, know one wants to cope with reality.
There's a lot of scary stuff that happens out there in the world. Stop it if I had to face it on my own without God in my life I would want to face it either.
With so many options where do they turn too, anywhere but the one
place they should be turning for help and instruction, God!
2 Timothy 3:1-5 MSG
3 1-5 Don’t be naive. There are difficult times ahead. As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting, stuck-up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, dog-eat-dog, unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God. They’ll make a show of religion, but behind the scenes they’re animals. Stay clear of these people.
Society lives, acts and is ruled by what happens in their lives by what they
see on the TV and the news.
Their afraid of this and that. What will happen, what might happen, what wont happen and what someone might think may happen.
If you watch the news all the time, its enough to depress you and it will, if you let it.
The accuser doesn't care what he uses to get to a person.
he is a slick salesman and he will use everything and anything to get you
to buy the load of garbage he is trying to unload.
You have to really use discernment and trust the Lord and let Him be
in control of every situation no matter what the news says, or anyone
else for that matter!
11 But the Lord is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.
MSG. But God, a most fierce warrior, is at my side.
Those who are after me will be sent sprawling—
Slapstick buffoons falling all over themselves,
a spectacle of humiliation no one will ever forget.
All the time we all need to be reminded, because that's how often the
accuser attacks. That as long as God is on our side, there is nothing that
come against us, no matter how bad it may seem.
We are in a continual need of hearts knowledge, not head knowledge.
We have all heard of the old saying guilt by association. And that's when
you're seen standing with a group of people. And by standing there it's
automatically assumed that you are either doing what their doing. Or
you belong and believe in what they stand for.
It's time that we quit letting others make assumptions about us. We all
know what happens when we let people assumptions about us.
We need to let the world around us and everyone know. That it's not guilt by association, it's 100% association with the things of God in our relationship with his son Jesus Christ!
And no matter what it may say on the news, or what our friends may say;
Not revolts or uprisings in other lands like isis,
not government misspending,
Or a supreme court ruling,
or a slick talking politician,
Anything physical, or anything that hasn't been thought of yet
God has already provided for every situation that we will ever come up against.
and we need to grasp hold of the grace and peace of God and hang on to it all times.