COLUMNS

COMING TO THE END OF ONE’S SELF

Minister Marienetta Williams

It is not always easy to allow complete control to be in the hands of the Master, Who created of all things.  Sometimes, humans have the idea, if I can control it, I shall empower it, but this source of thinking always create chaos and confusion.

In the book of James 4:1-6 declares, “From whence come wars and fightings among?  Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?  You lust, and have not:  you kill and desire to have, and cannot obtain:  you fight and war, yet you have not, because you ask not.  You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.  You adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?  Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.  Do you think that Scripture says in vain, The Spirit Who dwells in us lusts to envy?  But He gives more Grace.  Wherefore He said, God resists the proud, but gives Grace unto the humble.”

“COMING TO THE END OF ONE’S SELF” will ultimately cause one to scrutinize his or her own life according to scripture, observing careful what changes must occur to show honor to God.  Looking to anyone or anything other than the Cross create strife.  The end results of negative behavior shall always produce division.  Amos 3:3 ask, “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”  Separation from God’s right way of doing things has cause so much hatred and strife in this world.  I do declare, it is time for man to realize without God the Creator of every good and perfect gift in the right position in one’s heart, may result in many not seeing Him face to face.

We need the Holy Spirit’s Power to denounce words of negativity pronounced on one’s life from childhood, until this present moment.  A change of heart will certainly give you a clearer perspective of who you are in Christ Jesus and what He has gifted you to do in the kingdom, without jealousy, envy, and strife.

Jesus wants your heart to earnestly or passionately desire Him.  The enemy hates the Saints of God, so his prime objective is destroying the reputation of another in order to gain advantage, and to do so by slander.  They are blatantly disrespectful of God and God’s property.  But rest assured, “According to their deed, accordingly He will repay, fury to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies; to the islands He will repay recompense.  So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and His Glory from the rising of the sun.  When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.”  The “Standard” is CHRIST!