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Be The Salt of The Earth!


Be the Salt of The Earth
Peggy Kannaday
Mat 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Right away in Matthew 5:13, we, Christians, are told that we are the salt of the earth; not we were, or we will be the salt of the earth. That means that we have the capacity and potential to be the salt of the earth.
We are the elements in the world that are in the world, but not of the world. We are the people who will bring preservation, purity, truth, and a sold out love for almighty God and all people to the earth.
However, if the salt has lost its savor or flavor; it will be good for nothing, but to be thrown out and trampled on by men.
In Bible times, salt was very crucial and important. They did not have freezers to preserve meat, etc.
It was even used in the sacrifices due to its many very needed uses.
However, when the salt had lost its ability to flavor food and it had lost its ability to preserve; it had to be tossed out. It could not be thrown out just anywhere, because it would destroy plants and the fertility of the soil where it was thrown.
For that reason; it had to be thrown on the roadways, where it would be trampled on and become very hard, like asphalt.
The enemy of our souls is always trying to demoralize every person on earth, and especially, the true Christians. The Lord gave us so many wonderful parables to teach us of how to be forewarned about the trials of life, and how we must seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness first and foremost. Then He will keep us fresh, on fire, and He will give us the staying power of His love, faith, hope, joy and peace. In short, abide in The Vine, Jesus Christ and keep your zest, your zeal and your fervor for all that The Lord has for you.
Those that receive the seed of the Word and Truth of almighty God; are immediately challenged with the temptations of Satan, the cares of life, and they are in many cases gradually worn down and worn out to become worthless to The Lord, and then they will become useless for the Kingdom of God. They are immobilized to be able to come to fruition and come to maturity in The Lord Jesus Christ which is growing into His image.
Salt preserves food, as Christians are commissioned to preserve the integrity of our society. The thermometer in our society is how are the true Christians growing in The Lord Jesus Christ. How are they maintaining their close and obedient walk with almighty God.
If we see a society that is filled with every type of occultism, cruelty, strife, doctrines of demons, man made doctrines, and the love of self, money and power; we have a severe problem in the churches of that society.
We, as Christians are to bring The Lord to the world and its people. However, in many instances the churches and their leaders are mirror images of the world and all of its evils. Statistically, the church has become like the world, and in many cases; it has become more corrupt than the world system and its evil empire.
Jesus compared the Christians to salt because salt is and was a very valuable commodity. It had and it has unique qualities, and it is very distinctive from all other elements.
Jesus used salt to describe the Christian walk because when salt has lost its valuable benefits and attributes; it becomes totally worthless. Jesus wants His beloved people to be warned of how the world, the devil and all of the elements of our society are working to destroy the true Christians’ closeness to the Lord, the obedience to The Lord and the glorious fruit that the Lord is desiring to develop in our lives. He wants to use His beloved people to spread His love, His Truth, His Way and His life throughout the world.
Our own righteousness is as filthy rags, our own power is very weak, and our own ability to bring change for good into the world is as nothing. The same way, when salt has lost its savor (flavor; it is useless. We must have God almighty, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to be the salt of the earth, and to change our societies for the better.
Jesus made the Truth so easy for even a child to understand by using common elements and situations to teach us, His children. He was constantly warning us of the dangers lurking all over the world for the unsuspecting Christian pilgrim.
However, during these days; we are bombarded with every wind of doctrine that is not of the spirit and the Word of God. We are being taught doctrines and lies from the pit of hell.
We are being taught by self-appointed apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers and evangelists that it is okay to go against the Word of God and still be saved. We have been infiltrated by impostors who want to use their Christian title to gain money, prestige, power, and they want to be worshiped just as their god Lucifer rebelled and wanted to compete with almighty God.
As we read in Rev. 19:20, we can plainly see what happens to those who follow these insidious lies of the anti-christ, his prophets, his dupes and his lies. They will be destroyed and thrown into the lake of fire alive.
Jesus always warned us over and over to beware of the false ministers who come to us as angels of light. Do not be deceived. Get into the Word of God for yourself and know it inside and out, because in the coming days; if it were possible even the very elect will be deceived.
We need to get back to The Gospel, Jesus Christ, and we need to be led every day by The Holy Spirit. May all of us become the salt of the earth so that we can spread the beautiful savor of our Lord Jesus Christ throughout the world.
Peggy Kannaday has been the Managing Editor for “Church Growth International”for 19 years. “Church Growth International” is the English outreach of The “Yoido Full Gospel Church” headquartered in Seoul, Korea.
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PURGE OUT THE OLD LEAVEN


PURGE OUT THE OLD LEAVEN
I Cor. Chapters 5 and 6 (presented below article)
Peggy Kannaday
When a congregation has Communion, then all malice and wickedness must go, and we need to take the bread of sincerity and truth.
The church in many instances is allowing wickedness to be in the leadership; not to mention in the congregations. This situation needs to change.
If any person that is called a brother is a fornicator, covetous, an extortioner, an idolater, a railer, or a drunkard with “such” an one;no not to eat (I Cor. 5:9-11),
The true Christians who are walking in harmony with The Lord Jesus Christ and His Word are commanded to judge those within the church. God judges all those who are without the church.
The Lord commands His people to put out of the church all of the wicked persons who say that they are Christians (I Cor. 5:11-13).
In I Cor. 6:1-4, The Word of God tells the Christians that we will be judging the world, and the angels. We are told to appoint a Christian who is least esteemed in the church to judge matters of this life.
All of my Christian life, I have had other Christians saying that we as Christians were not to judge. We seem to take off on the Scripture that says judge not lest ye be judged.
I have since learned that if we judge others with unrighteous or unfair judgment; then we will be judged;accordingly.
In I Cor. 5, it is written to admonish the church “to” judge the wicked and to put him or her out of the church. It is very clear that to judge the people in the churches that are called Christians and especially the leadership is required of all Christians.
Today, we have people in the leadership with titles, such as, Apostle, Prophet, Pastor, Evangelist and Teacher that have left their spouses (without Biblical grounds), and are continuing on in leadership positions. The Bible tells us that if a person divorces (even for Biblical grounds); they should not remarry unless their spouse has passed away. It also states that if a divorced person remarries;another person before the previous spouse dies; it is considered adultery.
We need to start following the Holy Word of God, or we, as God’s people will be judged for our sins of omission.
When we have to put an individual or leader out of the church; it should be done with a grieving heart for their sins, and the congregation should be hoping and praying for the person’s repentance before it is too late for that person.
It is really a very merciful objective to help a person involved in various sins to become convicted and repent.
Paul knew of sin in the Corinthian church in his spirit while he was away from the church. Paul was very concerned that the church was just ignoring the sin in the church, and so Paul told the congregation that they should deliver such a person to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the person’s spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus (I Cor.5:1-5).
Paul explained that allowing those in sin to remain in the church would defile the whole congregation and render it powerless for the Kingdom of God. In short, if the leaven is not removed; it will affect the whole lump.
Pray that all of those living in sin in your church will be identified, and they will be put out of the church; not only for the good of the church, but also for the good of the person who is willfully in sin.
The Lord Jesus Christ will be coming back for a pure and holy Bride.  The Church, The Bride of Christ should be making herself ready for The Lord’s coming.
I Cor. 5 gives us very detailed instructions as to how to cleanse our churches of all corruption; especially those in leadership positions who are hypocrites and in some cases ravening wolves.
The Bible tells us that we will know the Christians by their fruit. The Lord is about to spew the impostors, hypocrites and reprobates out of His mouth.
We need to become The House of Prayer for all nations and all people instead of a den of thieves.
Please pray that the Lord will expose all of the evil deeds of darkness in the churches and that He will destroy all of the works of Satan in the churches.
Let’s pray: THY KINGDOM COME; THY WILL BE DONE IN EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN! HALLELUJAH!
Peggy Kannaday
Managing Editor
C.G.I.