Welcome to 29/11 and the MASTERKEY TO SERVE GOD ACCEPTABLY is in 2Chronicles 29/11-
“My sons, be not now negligent: for the Lord hath chosen you to stand before him, to serve him, and that ye should minister unto him, and burn incense.”
The reason why God delivered Israel out of Egypt was that they might serve him- “When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.” Exo.3:12b
The reason why Jesus came to liberate the human race is that they might serve God- “That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear” Luke 1:74
But before you can effectively serve God, you must have a standing before God.
Many people who claim to serve God today don’t have a standing before Him thus making their service unacceptable.
Your standing before God must precedes your service to God just like the Levites of old- “At that time the Lord separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the Lord , to stand before the Lord to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.” Deut.10:8
The parameters of correct standing before God are in Psalm 24:3,4- “Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord ? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.”
For your service to God to be acceptable, your standing before God must be with-:
1. CLEAN HANDS- “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners” James 4:8a
2.PURE HEART- “and purify your hearts, ye double minded.” James 4:8b
3. VANITY FREE SOUL- “This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind” Eph.4:17
4. DECEIT FREE LIFE- “But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.” 2Cor.4:2
When your stand before God is unfaithful, your service will become unacceptable on earth and in eternity- “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Matt.7:22,23
How far your service to God will be is determined by how well is your standing before Him!
O Lord let me stand perfectly before you so as to serve you acceptably on earth and in eternity in Jesus name.
YOUR STAND BEFORE GOD MUST PRECEDE YOUR SERVICE TO HIM
GOD’S IRRESISTIBLE GEM
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