Cutting Off the Fallen!

“Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off.”(Romans 11:22 ESV)

We are constantly reminded of God’s goodness towards His children and most prefer not to think of the severity of God–His other side–the side revealed to disobedient children.

When children (in the natural) are obedient to parents (Godly parents), they are showered with love and attention and can get practically anything their hearts desire. However, when children are disobedient–the see another side of loving parents–parents who know how to resolve disobedience with the appropriate consequences–some which may be severe--at least in the child’s mind.

Is not God our Father? Though He is loving should He not have another side to address the rebellious and disobedient children who fall away from obedience? What is amazing to me about those who refute God’s Word is the fact that they understand parenting in the natural, but have no clue about “spiritual” parenting from God. Perhaps, it is because God is not their Father.

In this world, we either demonstrate that God is our Father or Satan is–there is no middle ground. We either obey God or by default, we obey Satan. What must be remembered is this–Satan was created an angel, subject to the commands of God and rebelled against God–his creator. As a result–he became a fallen angel, thrown out of a loving environment in heaven, and resides in an environment in which he think he is a god. In a way, he is a god–to the godless–those who refuse God’s love with their acts of disobedience.

Satan fell and is now under condemnation for all times and shall soon see his ultimate reward for the act of disobedience and influencing others against God. If we disobey and rebel against God–we too shall fall into utter despair and hopelessness.

Resolution for not having to ever see the severity of God? Don’t disobey Him. The same way we avoid negative consequences from parents–obey and respect them, we can avoid negative consequences from God–the removal of His hand of protection when we do–stupid!

Think before you do anything–understanding the consequences of all actions and don’t get cut off from God’s love!

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7 thoughts on “Cutting Off the Fallen!

  1. Thank you for sharing the truth.

    For so many years I made choices that were in direct opposition to what is right in His sight. Sometimes, I honestly did not really understand the importance of my choices…how it affected my relationship with God. No real guidance in my life. My family growing up believed that God was God, however, did not have a true relationship with Him… if we did, the things that happened in our household, would not have occured at all. It grieves my heart to think of those days.

    So, for many years, I lived in misery. Knowing that the Lord was there, and had a flicker of hope that He loved me, however, was really living in darkness.

    The Lord took that flicker of Hope, and ignited it in my soul. My heart and eyes are now opened, and I understand that my part of my relationship with God is aligning myself to His ways, and allowing myself to melt into Him. This comes with trust and faith. It is a process, and a journey that teaches us to love.

    I have learned to pray for all the people in the world that continue to live in darkness, and offend the Lord over and over. They, themselves, through daily decisions, are cutting themselves off from Jesus’ love and mercy.

    I wonder who it was that prayed for me, allowing my eyes to be opened.

    Forgive them Lord, for they know not what they do. Please have mercy on all of us.

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  2. Bernadette, you are so awesome and God loves you awesomely! I love to love you and I know exactly what you mean about someone praying for me. I thank God every day that He spoke to someone’s heart and had them praying for me. Take heart–He knows and cares :).

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    • Mary, thanks for your uplifting words! The only awesomeness in me, is the Lord working and loving through me. Thank you for sharing the words in your posts that He gives to you. With love, Bernadette

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  3. I can totally relate to Bernadette’s post. I thank God everyday for loving me and opening my eyes. I recently had a big decision to make and I know that I made the right decision. I listened to God’s voice and now I am resting in the arms of our Saviour, our Lord Christ Jesus. Thank you Mary and Bernadette’s for sharing.
    Sue

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