18Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 21Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. 22Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: 23Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 24For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
Brothers, the above verses from 1st Peter 1:18-24 shows us a truth that is from our heavenly Father.
We know that silver and gold do corrupt men who walk in this world. Every evil thing imaginable can be seen in the things that man can create with his silver and gold.
The things that man desires he does seek after to obtain with corruptible silver and gold. These things and his acts as he seeks after them serve only to corrupt his very soul.
His fathers have sought to leave him their silver and gold to make a better life for his sons and daughters. But, it only serves to corrupt them as it does this world in which we live.
We who know Jesus are redeemed by his cleansing blood. God preordained Jesus before the foundation of the world. It is Jesus who has redeemed us. Money and earthly possessions only corrupt man. We are told in our bibles that silver and gold will rust and canker and that all of man's possessions will turn to dust and be consumed by fire.
But, we brothers are not consumed by corruptible seed, but rather by the incorruptible blood of Jesus or Lord and Savoir. It is in this truth that our faith hangs upon. Gods word is truth and it is our faith in him and his word that our soul is secure.
We as born again children of God have trusted in His Spirit to be taught the truth of the gospel. We are to walk through this life having love for our brothers in Christ Jesus.
Brothers, the hour is very late, we are so very near to the hour of His appearing. As I have told you in times past no man knows the hour nor the day of His appearing. But, we know the season and we entered that season on May 15, 1948 when Israel became a nation once again.
Please love your brothers in Christ Jesus in this hour and do not allow the traditions of men to separate you from your brother. It matters not the sanctuary in which we choose to worship on our sabbath day. It only matters that they lift up Jesus as our Lord and Savior for when they do this they are your brother and you are told to love them.
Verse 22 and 23 above tells us plainly that we must love our brothers who have been made from incorruptible seed as you have. Do not allow man's corruption to separate you from your brother in Christ Jesus.
Please remember that the devil comes to still, kill, and destroy. He will use any one that he can to still the incorruptible seed from you. He will kill the love for your brother that God has given you and by doing this he will destroy your chances of being a living witness to the lost world by walking in love with your brothers.
We must love our brothers now!
God bless you my brothers in Christ Jesus.
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