1 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.
2 “So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.
3 “But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
4 so that you’re giving will be in secret; and you’re Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
5 “When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.
6 “But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
7 “And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words.
8 “So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.
9 “Pray, then, in this way:
‘Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 ‘Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 ‘Give us this day our daily bread.
12 ‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.]’
14 “For if you forgive others for their transgressions, you’re heavenly Father will also forgive you.
15 “But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.
Jesus was and is so amazing! We who have been taught the bible from a religious stand point in life, have been misled at times. It is hard to understand things when we don’t get truly involved with what it is we are being exposed too. Take a movie for instance! My brother was on the oil rig that caught fire in 2010 and people know it as the “Deep Water Horizon”. In the movie Mark Wahlberg plays the man that was my brother’s co-worker. The way that the movie impresses the whole situation is not the truth. It is only picked apart from the real truth and then imposed on the people to make you think it was something it truly wasn’t. Did the oil rig explode and kill several men that day? Yes! In reality it left an imprint on my brother and all the other men and women and families involved that will never truly go away. This is one of example of many in our country that when people can cash in on others heartache they do.
In verse 7 above you will see the words Jesus spoke. Gentile means “one without God”. Jesus was telling us that men and women would attempt to pray to His Father, the one and only God there is, but they were only doing it in a way that made others think they were better because of their meaningless words. These were religious people that imposed their ideas of who God was on others. Jesus is real and sits at the right hand of the creator. The teaching we have at hand is the most important details in this world and it takes one’s own heart being submitted in Faith to allow God to speak to you. The information can be taken from the bible and twisted to fit mankind’s selfish desires. In the process of these things we who are looking for truth get deceived in the process. This is exactly what the fallen angels want to happen. They have intertwined in to everything we see today as it was told to the world that these things would take place in these end days.
2 Timothy 4:1-4
1 I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom:
2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,
4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.
This is where we are at, and when the Apostle Paul had these words written, he was already submitted to the Lord Jesus Christ. Before this time in Paul’s life he had placed his hand in the killing of followers of Jesus. This is very sobering for us all seeing how this is facts and truth. Have you killed any Christians in your lifetime? It isn’t just physical murder that takes place as Jesus taught us that the spiritual facts weigh heavier than the physical. To speak death can be wrapped up in the words we speak towards someone. Meaning, if in your heart you truly meant harm when you spoke to someone, then the words you probably later regretted were words of evil. Our actions can also make people think we are so great in the eyes of others, but all the while we are cursing people inside of ourselves. Yahweh is the only God there is and we have all the truth we need in his word. There are so many men/women that are speaking truth from the word of God. At the same time there are so many that are still just manipulating it as well. Take what you hear and go back to God. Even these words God has written through my hands should be tested through prayer to God. If we were to understand that God wants our hearts, then it is so much easier to get to know Him. We don’t share our hearts with strangers most times because we just don’t trust people. If you cannot give God your whole heart and all your problems then how much does this really show God your trust in Him? We want to give Him the good things and try to hide the bad things. Umm, this sounds like the same kind of people that crucified our savior? The devil is real and so are his goons. In order to understand we are at war with them and not each other we have to acknowledge truth.
2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.
Satan wants you all to believe that he is some red monster waiting to fry you when you do God wrong and go to hell. In reality people don’t want to face things that make us feel uncomfortable. So if you knew the truth and that Satan was a beautiful angel before he defied God, then you could realize that he wraps himself in light. Meaning it seems like those drugs are fun at first, until it grabs a hold of you, then drives a wedge between everyone you ever loved. Then the ones who don’t understand that the drugs are just one of millions of tools to separate us all, then they give up on you. People will claim to know what is best for you just because they might not be on drugs, but in reality their hearts are full of judgement and self-righteousness that is actually tearing them apart inside so that their hearts will turn to stone.
34 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
35 “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
The truth is that so many don’t want to hear the truth. This means that we have to be honest within our own hearts. When this arises, most times we have been so used to just sweeping things under the rug for so long that we would have way too much to clean up. Love changes the world and that requires the heart to understand love. Let the author of love change your heart and the world will not change, but the way you see the world will. Until our savior returns we can love each other with no questions asked, and this my brothers and sisters can truly change everything we see!!!!