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How To Say, “I Don’t Love You!” To God With Your Mouth Closed!

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How To Say, “I Don’t Love You!” To God With Your Mouth Closed!

 

There are many ways to say that you do not love God, even without opening your mouth!

For Starters, Here Is A Short List:

  1. Refusing To Obey His Commandments.

(John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.)

  1. Not Following Him.

(John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

  1. Following Him For The Loaves and Fishes.

(John 6:26 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.)

  1. Refusing Him.

(Mat 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!)

  1. Hardening Your Heart.

(Heb. 3:15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.)

  1. Hating Your Brother.

(1 John 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.)

  1. Loving The World.

(1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.)

  1. Being Friends With The World.

(James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.)

 

*Let’s look at the last two scriptures a bit closer…

1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Jas 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

The Message Bible says it this way: James 4:4 You’re cheating on God. If all you want is your own way, flirting with the world every chance you get, you end up enemies of God and his way.

  • Look again at the word – ‘enmity’.
  • Definition: Enmity – the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something.
  • G2189   (Strong) Echthra (ekh’-thrah)
  • Feminine of G2190; hostility; by implication a reason for opposition: – enmity,

 

If you are a friend of the world, your mouth won’t ever have to say a thing. Your heart is talking louder than your lips. You are actively opposing God if you are friends with the world. You are personally fighting Him. He takes it as though you declared war on Him and His church. Your every worldly action is hostile towards Him, so He counts you as the enemy,

You won’t ever have to say one word. He looks at your heart, sees that you are friends with the world, and that’s when He knows you don’t love Him. No one can love the world and God at the same time. To Him, you have become the enemy.

Matt. 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

God hates the world so much He won’t even like you if you like the world. You must make the choice between God and mammon. If you are even just friends with the world, His love is not in you. You also must love him more than houses, lands, mother, father, sister, or brother, or things.

God Looks At Your Heart Not Your Mouth

So all those who proclaim, ‘God only looks on the inside,’ need to pay close attention to this scripture. Right here is where it gets real dangerous for them. Your love of the world or even friendship with the world is an open sign of hatred of God. Because you chose to not denounce the world and turn your back on it, His love is not in you.

 

What You Love You Will Imitate!

  • You will imitate it in your speech
  • You will imitate it in your Dress
  • You will imitate it in your Actions
  • You will imitate it in your Lifestyle
  • You will imitate it in your Fellowship choices

 

If You Are Not Friend With, Or In Love With The World:

  • Why then would you go where the world goes?
  • Why then would you do what the world does?
  • Why then would you dress like the world dresses?
  • Why then would you act like the world acts?
  • Why then would you talk like the world talks?
  • Why then would you accept the thinking the world accepts?
  • Why then would you make people of the world your best friends?
  • Why then would you be interested in their books, their magazines or movies?
  • Why then would you seek their entertainment?
  • Why then would you get wrapped up in their sports world?
  • Why then would you defend anything about the world?
  • Why then would you have a problem with preaching about separation from the world?
  • Why then would you post pictures of yourself looking like the world on social media?
  • Why then would you change churches and go where they are more ‘friendly’ with the world?
  • Why then would you challenge standards?
  • Why then would you keep asking if something is a sin or not?
  • Why then would you have a problem with your pastor saying, “NO”?

 

You are not required to explain your feelings to me, only to God. But He already knows how you feel about the world.

You may claim you do not love the world, but He has a problem with you being a friend of the world.

  • We defend our friends.
  • We support our friends.
  • We make allowances for our friends.
  • We communicate with our friends.
  • We take sides with our friends.

 

Visual clues usually tell us if someone likes us or is interested in us. We look at their body language, and facial expressions. We listen to every word they speak to us and read into their meanings. Even a dog can tell if we like it or not.

We consider ourselves fairly adept at reading people by what we see on the outside. But God pays attention to the very thoughts and intents of our heart.

We all know about juvenile antics, like sticking your tongue out at someone you don’t like. When it comes to God, you don’t have to stick your tongue out to let Him know you are not interested, or even make a mean face. You won’t have to turn your physical back on Him to show Him you are not interested. He already knows.

 

He Told The Pharisees That Their Hearts Didn’t Love Him.

Matt 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

They were religious and devout, yet they didn’t love Him. God examines everyone’s heart to see if they truly love Him or just say that they do.

 

Loving The World Is:

  • Telling God you don’t love Him.
  • Declaring War on God
  • Defined by God as Spiritual Adultery

 

Know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Your love for the things of the world, your desire for it, your conformity to it, and compliance with its sinfulness, are declarations of war with God, and acts of hostility upon Him.

It shows the enmity of your mindset against him, and it is displeasing to Him. He accuses everyone who loves the world of spiritual adultery. Friendliness with the world is spiritual unfaithfulness. It dissolves the spiritual marriage between God and the soul.

Living for God is not a game. This life is serious. Not everyone who says, ‘Lord, Lord,” is going to heaven.

Live for Him with all your heart. Quit trying to see how close to the edge you can get and still be considered Pentecostal.

Ask yourself.

  • Am I Apostolic or not?
  • Am I Holiness minded or not?
  • Am I pleasing God with the things I do, place I go, and things I enjoy?
  • Do I really love Him MORE than anything?
  • Am I a lover of pleasure more than a lover of God?
  • Does God respect me?

 

If you are friends with or even fond of the world, then you are telling God, without opening your mouth that you don’t love Him.

  • To God, then, you are as an unfaithful spouse.
  • To Him, it is an act of war.
  • Remember, even with your mouth closed, your heart is still talking.

 

Deut 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

Deut 6:5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Deut 6:6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:

Deut 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Deut 6:8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.

Deut 6:9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

Deut 6:10 And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not,

Deut 6:11 And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;

Deut 6:12 Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

Deut 6:13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.

Deut 6:14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;

Deut 6:15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.

Deut 6:16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.

Deut 6:17 Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.

Deut 6:18 And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers,

Deut 6:19 To cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the LORD hath spoken.

 

 

Written by Martyn Ballestero

October 22, 2016 at 12:56 pm

Posted in Christian Living

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  1. Thank you!

    Anthony B

    October 22, 2016 at 4:36 pm

  2. Wow! Bro. Steve Franks preached in Romeoville Friday night about being “a living sacrifice ” this brought it back to mind! Powerful!
    Thank you!

    D.L. Morris

    October 23, 2016 at 10:03 am


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