God said to me.....
Come and listen, all you who fear God;
let me tell you what he has done for me,
No one knows the time of Christ return.
They are fat, (abundance of wealth in the world), they are sleek, (quick to deceive). They do not judge the cause of the fatherless, so that they may prosper, and the right of the needy they do not defend. Shall I not punish them for these things? says the Lord. Shall not My soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
Being prepared in and out of season. Draw close in heart, seek God when He can be found.
Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. One man's faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. (certain area of beliefs that are only acceptable to him)
We can know the Word of God by faith in what Truth says for ourselves that our doctrine from the Father cannot be moved or shaken. We know what is true and what isn't, therefore, able to eat anything and discern for ourselves what is good and acceptable. This is given by God Our Father to know and discern through the Holy Spirit with the gift of Faith and discernment.
But we must not look down on those who don't understand this and who are not accepting, and the person who does not eat everything must not condemn the man who does, for God has accepted him.
If you have a fellow believer and his doctrine is but a view of one area of beliefs, such as vegetables, do not condemn him for what he accepts and what he does not. Who are you to judge someone elses servant? Do I judge the baptist because they don't accept the variety of foods offered by grace that I have found in the digging of scriptures? Of course not! Lord Forbid! Would I place a stumbling block or hinder the work of God in any way towards another, OF COURSE NOT!
We are not above our Teacher who is Christ Jesus our Lord, and to his own master he stands or falls. This verse is telling us that ONLY Jesus is able to keep you standing, or allow you to fall in what you believe and how we accept one another of the faith in our own minsitries that serve Him.
And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand. God wants us to succeed, not fail. And He prepares our hearts and souls for the very task He gives us by preserving us in His Righteousness and whether you accept only an area of vegetables to eat or the full buffet, there is NO wrong answer. It's the same in this: One man considers one day more sacred than another, another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. (For His OWN BELIEF what is Holy, good and acceptable)
He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats to the Lord, for he give thanks to God; himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord, no matter what we believe to be true in holiness that applies to our own beliefs that serve the Lord Jesus, the apostle Paul is telling us, it is up to the individual not anyone else.
We are never alone if we belong to Jesus. He is the Truth guide within us to teach us through the anointing when we search in knowing what to believe is true for us, what His word says and means for us. For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living. You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you look down on each other?
For we will ALL stand before God's judgment seat. Pride breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. Proverbs 13:10
So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave decently, as in the daytime. Rather clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ who is holy and our Righteousness and GOOD ALWAYs IN TRUTH AND about SPIRITUAL MATTERS.
Stop sweating over the little things in your belief of His word of Truth, what the word says to You. Jesus is powerful enough to help each one He calls into ministry and all who belong to Him as believers. Help one another. This isn't a competition because we are all for the same goal? Right?
If your ministry or witness for Christ is truly pointing to Him and Him alone, you wouldn't worry about what another is doing or not doing.....We ALL have our own cross to bear. We ALL have our own demons to fight, WE ALL WILL HAVE TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR OUR OWN ACTIONS AND OUR OWN WORDS.
Some think that troubles are always caused by sin or a lack of faith. Which can be further from the truth. Trials may be a part of God's plan for believers. Experiencing problems and persecutions can build character, prseverance, and sensitivity towards others who also face trouble. Problems are unavoidable for God's people. Your trouble may be a sign of effective Christian Living!
So be helpful to one another, give to the household of faith first, and mind your own business in the Kingdom of God.
Author and Finisher of Our Faith-Jesus-The Word....Melissa Hyatt