Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Betrayal,deception and realization

There is never a dull moment within our home.One of the things we knew and realized when Sam stepped out to become a leader and elder of our church that attacks would come, deception and temptation for us to ruin our testimony for Christ, would come. And that is exactly what happened. He used one of my children as his tool to do exactly that,in that deception was also the ultimate betrayal.  Truly betrayed with a kiss-

A parents, as well as leaders within our church, we have every right to share concerns, things we see, to guide and counsel our children to righteousness. We have the right to help them see and not be deceived or lead by their flesh, but that very counsel was used against us. Also used as a door for him to walk away and do things his way, so that he could be removed from our accountability.

The pain of that betrayal, deception is so raw in my heart. I was driving yesterday in tears, crying out to my Lord and I came to this realization,if my pain is so raw and real over this sin against us. How much more is it for my Lord? How much more pain does he feel when we sin?

Our sin ,though we may not feel it, causes our heavenly Father much pain. His heart breaks, as ours does with our children,when we have sinned against His Word and his principles.

How do you deal with that pain, and sin?

What does scripture say we should do?

The only true way to deal is by the word of God,because any other way is doing it in our own understanding. Doing things in our own understanding is truly not safe or Godly.

First you do is:

“Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. But if he will not hear you, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’ And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the ekklesia. But if he refuses even to hear the ekklesia, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.” ( Mt. 18:15-17)

Which we have done many, many, many times... spending hours upon hours in counsel with this child. Directing him in the Word and showing how deception, lies, manipulation is sin, also giving him biblical principles that satisfying your flesh is sin. We have had counsel with others present.

Paul gave us this instruction many times. To the Romans, he wrote, “Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them.” ( Rom. 16:17top ) “Divisions” (Greek – “dichostasia” [1370]) is the double standard of saying, “You must believe exactly as I teach or you must leave this circle of fellowship and go find or start your own circle.” “Offenses” (Greek – “skandalon” [4625]) are “stumbling blocks” or “opportunities to fall.” The man who steadfastly refuses to compromise the truth is not the divisive one – the ones who choose any side but the truth are the ones causing division. One causing offenses here is not one whose stand for truth and righteousness pricks the thin skin of others – one causing offenses is the one who causes anyone to fall away from the truth and righteousness of Christ in any way, something which will occur to “many” in the last days. ( Mt. 24:5 , 10-12top ) And “contrary to the doctrine you received” is not a reference to whatever “church” teachings or denominational creeds you happened to grow up with – it is a reference to the original faith delivered once for all to the saints of God. Note these ones who divide and offend contrary to the only Christ and avoid them – not continue to “fellowship” with them in the hope they will someday outgrow their divisiveness and stumbling of others - avoid them.

We are at this point, after many years of counsel and many cycles of the same sin over and over again just with different people, but still the sin of his flesh. It is time for this to happen.  He has left us with no other choices. He continues to be convinced and be totally confused in his own behavior. Convincing himself that he dealt rightly by what he  has done and even sounding noble. His agenda, is not for repentance or that he understands the level of hurt but for the sole purpose of pursuing this relationship while destroying the relationships he states are the most important in his life.

This is where we stand, at the road of betrayal, deception, manipulation and with the realization that all of his life we have been trying to save him from himself. Save him from imploding, but one who is bent on sin and destruction no matter how hard you try will do just that.

Even our Lord tried to save Judas from himself, tried convince him by making him a disciple that He is the Lord and the Messiah, and guide him, and show him the truth, but yet he betrayed Jesus with a kiss.

Lord may we stop living as if we have tomorrow.  Help us to stand on your WORD. Replacing the desires of our flesh with Your Will, Your Word and Your desires.

Solo para gloria de Dios,

Love In Christ Angie

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