Some people think of Christianity as a condition – something like an illness you catch but you’re not quite sure where you got it.
While some others think it is a religion – a set of rituals to make God happy, so He will do something good for them.
While still some others think Christianity as a set of beliefs.
What is Christianity – Christianity is not a condition or a religion or some belief but it is the relationship with Christ.
It is a lifelong transformational journey. A journey with a difference, a journey with a hope and a journey that continues even after the death on earth a journey that is eternal.
Many people want to change but God is not interested in changing but transforming you. If I want to change the color of the wall I add a different color on the existing color but transformation means removing the old color and adding the new color as if it was a new wall.
Today as Christians we are trying to color the old wall but when we scratch the new wall the old wall color still remains in the same way today many Christians are facing the same challenge when they believe Christ they are like I will not sin, I will not get into addictions but knowingly or unknowingly the same old behavior shows up and we are again in that mess.
Who is an enemy?
An enemy is the one who is not your friend.
* He/she does not love you
* He/she does not like you
* He/she does not like to spend time with you.
* He/she does not want to see you.
* He/she will always think of your fall, your loss, and your failures.
* He/she will always try to find faults in you.
* He/she will never be happy at your success.
* He/she will never forgive you.
We as a Christians we think our God does not like us, our God does not love us.
The opposite for love is hate.
If God does not love you then He should have hate on you. We keep asking God, O God do you still love me?
Just think for a moment if God does not love what will happen to our lives.
If God does not love then He should hate us.
Dear Church let me put this straight into your heart. God does not have enemies on earth. If He had they will not be there for a moment on earth.
Bible says your enemies will come in one direction and flee in seven directions.
Our God is a loving and merciful, gracious God. All He has is love for you and me.
What if God was your enemy? – Your questions will not be answered
Jer 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
If God was your enemy the first thing that happens is your prayers your questions will never be answered. You can never see great and mighty thing and you will never know the secrets and revelations.
You will be breaking your head but you will never get answers for not even single questions why because the God who used to answer all your questions have become your enemy and He has nothing to do with you now.
What if God was your enemy? – No Hope – No mercy – No help.
Imagine a life without God, how boring and how useless our life would be. Everytime we have a problem we look towards heaven and say O Lord help me.
Psa 30:10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.
If we do not have God then our lives will be without hope – we cannot even think of having any kind of help – supernaturally.
Atheists have a very boring life because all they have is I, me & myself and there is no God in their life so there is no way they can have that extra help.
What if God was your enemy? – Your healing is a far point – all diseases will be added
Luk 9:11 And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.
Our God always heals people and if we are God’s enemy where we would live all the diseases will infect us in all the areas.
Just think about Egyptians who were fighting against God – All the areas of their lives were affected and they were left with nothing.
It is like we are asking for trouble.
1st plague – Water to blood
2nd plague – Frogs
3rd plague – lice
4th plague – flies
5th plague – livestock
6th plague – boils
7th plague – Hail & thunderstorm
8th plague – locusts
9th plague – three days darkness
10th plague – first born death.
What if God was your enemy? – You will be killed – not only on earth even outside the earth.
Our God is not just the ruler of the earth but also of all the realms.
Luk 19:27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
If God is your enemy than you have an eternal enemy an enemy that will not be just here on earth but also outside the earth.
If man is your enemy then you can expect that man to die and go off but God does not die – He is eternal.
God is Omnipotent – All powerful
God is Omniscient – All knowing
God is Omnipresent – present everywhere
God is righteous
SO if God is our enemy then we have all powerful, all knowing, present everywhere and a righteous enemy. Just think for a moment how dangerous we are in. It is like sleeping on the edge of the volcanic mountain you do not know when the volcano will blast out.
Thank God that God is not our enemy but He is our friend, our Father, Our Love, Our Life, our source and everything.
Don’t think God hates you but God loves you.