The Way Of Love 5

8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light
9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)
10 and find out what pleases the Lord.
Ephesians 5:8-10 (NIV)

The above verses further confirm the context I set in this series I wrote on Ephesians 5. In the earlier installments, I have shown you verses that are frequently abused by theology infested religious preachers to blackmail their church members. They tell their church members that if they do not obey God, God will be angry with them. There is no limit on the type of perverted things God can do to them when he is angry.

What is obeying God? It means doing everything the preachers tell you to do. Your role as an obedient Christian is to behave like the mindless drone who will obey everything the preacher say. If the preacher tells you to go witnessing to get more victims to become church members, you must do it. If he asks for money, you must give him money. This is how religious preachers survive.

I have shown you the true meanings of those verses. Those verses are not instructions, nor threats to us but confirmations on our special positions in Christ. The above passage reinforces the confirmations I wrote in the earlier articles.

Let us look at Verse 8:

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light”

1. It started by stating the past : “For you were once darkness”

2. Follows by stating the present: “but now you are light in the Lord”

3. The result of the present status: “Live as children of light”

Can you see the flow? We live as children of light not because we are afraid of God sending us to hell or doing perverted things to us if we don’t. We live as children of light because we are light in the Lord. The phase “light in the Lord” is a state. “Live as children of light” is an act.

To put it in another words, we have to believe that we are completely holy in order to live holy lives. You cannot live holy life if you see yourself as a sinner. This is another hypocrisy of religious churches. They label their members as sinners and demand them to live holy lives. This is like demanding a cat to bark. No wonder they fail.

Ask yourself right now on your status. Are you a sinner or a saint? If you are a sinner, you should sin. Sinning is your nature. It is unjust to force a sinner into not sinning. However, if you are a saint, holiness is natural to you. Sinning is unnatural to you as barking is unnatural to a cat. If you happen to sin, dust it off and move on. Your status as saint is not affected.

Here is an analogy. Pigs love mud. They like to wallow themselves into mud to keep cool. Sheep don’t do that. They stay away from mud. If a sheep happens to fall into a mud-pool, it will struggle to get out. It will be filled with mud. When the shepherd sees it, he must do his job to clean up the sheep.

Throughout the scenario, its species does not change. It remained a sheep regardless of its cleanliness. A sheep will not turn into a pig when it touches mud.

Likewise for the saints. No amount of sins can change your status. If you find yourself covered in sin, just let the Shepherd do his job to clean you up. Sit back and enjoy life.

Verse 9 and 10 tells us the natural result of our present status.

9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)
10 and find out what pleases the Lord.
Ephesians 5:9-10 (NIV)

Our fruits are all goodness, righteousness and truth. As believers, we don’t have to try to obtain all goodness, righteousness and truth because these things are our fruits. They are our natural characteristics. We already have them.

Verse 10 tells us to find out what pleases the Lord. The question here is how to find out? Who should we ask? For those who have been reading this blog long enough, I hope you have enough common sense not to ask any theologians. Theologians are nothing more than messengers from the demons in hell.

Who to ask? The answer is yourself. The moment we believed in Jesus, we are sealed with the Holy Spirit. From that moment onwards, the Father and you are one. If you want to know what pleases God, all you have to do is to find out what pleases you. As long as you are happy, God is happy. This is how a Christian life should be. Do not let anyone rob you of this joy.

This is how we please the Lord.


4 Responses to “The Way Of Love 5”

  1. wealthinkingdom Says:

    James 4:13~15

    As long as you are “entered in to joy of thy Lord” then you are happy.

    Jeremiah 9:24 “for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.”

    Not what YOU delight.

    You thought God was like you. Psalm 50:21

    Many people are happy with something God despises. Apostles and true believers rejoiced when they were persecuted.

    Beaten. Maimed, Killed.

    Not everyone will go through these physical brutalities, but persecution WILL come to ALL true believers.

    And that’s when you rejoice, for your reward is great in the Kingdom.

    Do not teach heresy.

  2. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    Most Christians are not perverts despite your heresy.

  3. wealthinkingdom Says:

    And this is heresy because all you read was “Many people are happy with something God despises.”

    That’s plain fact written hundreds of times in the Old and New Testament and I wasn’t referring to “Most Christians”.

    Your logic is based on God and man being one through mediator, therefore God is within you. And when “you” are happy, God is happy.

    This is not what Son of man taught.

    Your Head is Christ, you’re not the Head.

    And Head of Christ is God.

    Therefore what God rejoices in, you will rejoice in.

    If this is heresy, I know who you are.

  4. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    God is also not a pervert.

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