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For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? 1Peter 4:17-18. God is going to judge the children of God first. Is your fruit ready for inspection? Are we doing all that God has commanded of us? Are we helping those in need? "For the poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you, saying, You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor and your need, in your land." Deuteronomy 15:11. Does our fruit show any of these? "Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking," 1Peter 2:1. Is your fruit showing any in the next verse? "For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God (watch out for this next one) having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!" 2 Timothy 3:2-5. Or is your fruit showing this? "Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: ADULTERY, FORNICATION, UNCLEANNESS, LEWDNESS, IDOLATRY, SORCERY, HATRED, CONTENTIONS, JEALOUSIES, OUTBURTS OF WRATH, SELFISH AMBITIONS, DISSENSIONS, HERESIES, ENVY, MURDERS, DRUNKENNESS,REVELRIES, and the like, of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past that those who practice such things WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD." Galatians 5:16-21. But is your fruit showing these: Galatians 5:22-26; "But the fruit of the Spirit is LOVE,JOY,PEACE, LONGSUFFERING,KINDNESS,GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS,GENTLENESS, SELF-CONTROL. Against these there is no law. And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another." Which is your fruit producing? "Therefore, putting away lying, Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. Be angry and do not sin do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil. Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor; working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need. Let not corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you." Bottom line is this- We must live and love like Jesus did. He did not sit in a fancy pew, He got out and went to where the broken was. We need to rid ourselves of all that God calls evil but with love and compassion. When people do bad things, we need to pray and love them but not what they are doing. We need to guide them and show them who Jesus really is. We are of one body, we have one head and that is Jesus Christ. Lets come together and be worthy of Jesus Christ not men. Have a blessed day and RISE UP!

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