I wanted to start out the year 2020 the right way, so I got up and put on Alexander Scourby reading the Gospel of John in the King James Bible. As I was hearing the inspired Words of God, our text passage impressed upon my heart. The Lord said: “Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” What a beautiful truth! Jesus is saying that this earthly life is only temporary, but since He is alive forever, so also will we be if we believe on Him. John 8:51, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.”
Living for the now and now is foolish, because it cannot last. What saith the Scripture? ...
Hebrews 11:24-26, “By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.”
Sin only lasts for “A SEASON,” because life only lasts for “A SEASON.” James 4:14, “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” A season! A vapour! Truly, life's shortness pales in comparison to eternity!!! Jesus warned that whosoever committeth sin is THE SERVANT of sin! Well, goodnight in the morning, that means we're ALL the servants of sin, because WE ALL SIN! Romans 3:23a, “For all have sinned...” Therefore, I think the phrase “committeth sin” refers to more than just the act of committing a sin, it refers to a person's entire life without Christ, which is the greatest sin of all! It matters not how morally upright your walk may be in this temporal earthly life, everything you do is a sin if you are a Christ-rejecter. Psalm 7:11, “God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.” Proverb 21:4, “An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.”
“If we're going to get anything done for God, just before He comes, we better get at it!” —Brother Lester Roloff, a quote from the awesome sermon titled: “The Sin Of The Unstirred Church”
We tend to think of “committing sin” as a list of really bad things (e.g., adultery, murder, stealing) which people do, and it is, but we are sinning even when we don't pray, don't love, don't care, don't forgive and don't live for God. The greatest sin of all (commonly known commonly as “THE UNPARDONABLE SIN”) is rejecting Jesus as one's Savior. Not getting saved is the ONLY sin that can never be forgiven (John 3:36). It matters not how good of a person you are in the sight of men, you are abiding as a servant in the house of sin, because when you grow old and die this temporal earthly life WILL BETRAY YOU. You will perish! Whatever happiness and fulfillment this world can offer to a man, it will cease at death; of that you may be certain.
“I never had a perfect gift until I had a perfect Christ!” —Brother Lester Roloff, a quote from the sermon titled: “The Sin Of The Unstirred Church”
I read in world news last week that homosexual singer, Sir Elton John (he looks rough and tired), has been elevated by the English Crown from that of “Knighthood” to “Champion of Honor”! Champion of honor? Oh boy, what will the world think of next? Mr. John has no honor! What saith the Scripture? John 5:41-44, “I receive not honour from men. But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?” Hollywood falls all over themselves with awards, self-recognition and false honors. Truly, they haven't the foggiest idea what “HONOR” really is. Proverb 22:4, “By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.” Proverb 21:21, “He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.” You don't obtain honor by taking your clothes off for the movie camera to capture, for all the world to lust upon. You don't find honor by taking God's name in vain in a film, to be echoed tens of millions of times throughout the halls of time. No sinner who glorifies sin is honorable. Homosexuality is shameful! Hollywood Jews have no conception of HONOR! As we just read, the inspired Holy Bible says honor begins with the fear of God and humility.