Now, this video is gonna be a little bit different than the videos I usually make, but
God has put it in my heart to talk about it,
so I got to do it.
So in this video, I'm gonna share
5 Things that CHRISTIANS should STOP SAYING.
Let's get to it.
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Now, I know I'm gonna step on a few toes here in this video,
but I am not the kind of preacher
that just says what people want to hear.
I mean, I love people,
but I love God more.
He is my priority,
and I need to preach what He wants me to preach.
Galatians 1:10 says: "Do I seek to please men?
For if I still pleased men,
I would not be a bondservant of Christ."
So with that said,
let's start with the first thing
that Christians should Definitely Stop Saying:
When Christians say:
"Oh my God."
I just shake my head
and I question whether they really are real Christians.
The Bible is very clear on this, in Exodus 20:7 it says:
" You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain,
for the Lord will not hold him guiltless
who takes His name in vain."
Now that's very clear,
I don't even need to explain anymore.
You know, most movies and TV series today,
use the Lord's name in vain.
And they do it for a reason.
You know, I was working in China
for the last eight years
and a lot of the Chinese cannot speak any English,
but almost all of them knew how to say:
"Oh my God"
when something bad happens,
or when they're surprised.
This is terrible.
We are in the world, but we are not part of the world.
We are set apart.
So don't do what the rest of the world,
the sinful world, is doing.
Christians need to stop saying things like;
"Knock on wood" or
"Good luck and bad luck"
or "you've jinxed it."
That means that you can't speak
until someone who is present for the jinx,
says your name, or else,
you will have VERY bad luck."
"You broke the jinx."
We don't rely on weird superstitious things
or like good luck.
We need God's favor.
And we can rely on His promises.
We can trust it because it is true.
But you know, there are always conditions for His promises.
A lot of people forget about that.
They just want the blessings of God,
but they forget;
there are conditions.
Matthew 6:31-33 says: "Therefore do not worry,
saying, "What shall we eat?"
or "What shall we drink?"
or "What shall we wear?"
For after all these the Gentiles seek.
For your heavenly Father knows
that you need all these things."
Now here is the condition, listen very carefully:
"But seek first the kingdom of God
and His righteousness,
and all these things shall be added to you."
So we as Christians, don't believe in superstitious things.
We believe in an all-powerful,
that keeps His promises.
Christians need to stop breaking their promises.
I hear a lot of Christians
that make promises very lightly,
but then, they don't keep it.
Jesus says: "But let your 'Yes', be 'Yes,'
and your 'No', 'No.'
For whatever is more than these is from the evil one." [Matthew 5: 37]
So be a man of your word,
or a woman of your word.
If you say for example;
"I'll pray for you."
Don't just say it because that's what people say.
When you say "Hey, I'll pray for you", pray for that person.
This is very serious to God.
Ecclesiastes 5:5 says:
"Better not to vow than to vow and not pay.
Do not let your mouth cause your flesh to sin,
nor say before the messenger of God
that it was an error.
Why should God be angry at your excuse
and destroy the work of your hands?
For in the multitude of dreams and many words
there is also vanity. But fear God."
Now, trust is very very rare
in the world that we live in today.
And TRUST is the one thing
that should set us apart from unbelievers.
If you're a Christian, then people should know
that they can trust you,
because you keep your word.
Stop using foul language.
If you are a true Christian,
you can't just go and live your life and use foul language
without feeling guilty about it.
If you're a true Christian,
you have the Holy Spirit inside of you
and he will convict you of sin.
But I've heard many people
who say that they are Christian,
and then they use foul or bad language
and then they just go on as if nothing happened.
They don't regret it.
They don't feel bad about it.
But the Bible says:
"Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth,
but what is for necessary edification,
that it may impart grace to hearers." [Ephesians 4: 29]
The Amplified Bible explains it this way:
"Do not let unwholesome (foul, profane,
worthless, vulgar) words ever come out of your mouth,
but only such speech as is good for building up others."
Now that's very clear.
So, how can a Christian use foul and bad language,
and worship God,
who is Holy,
with the same lips?
Is that okay?
No, it's not!
Stop saying: "I will speak it into the spiritual realm,
and claim it through faith."
It's also known as 'Name it and Claim it'.
God won't just do everything you ask,
if you snap
You are not God.
Only God can see the future.
He can see the ripple effects
of every single action people make,
and there are eight billion people in the world.
And sometimes all these prayers,
some of them will collide.
For example: One man can pray for rain on his farm
so that he can grow crops, and provide for his family.
Another man, close by, on the ocean,
prays for good weather,
so that he can have a good day of fishing
to provide for his family.
So who does God listen to?
Well, God is God,
so He listens to everybody,
but He doesn't give everybody their will.
When you pray about things,
God also considers how that will affect other people,
because He doesn't just love you,
He loves everyone.
So God is not a genie in a bottle
that just gives you your wishes.
Sometimes, He will say, "Yes",
and sometimes He will say, "No",
and sometimes He will say,
"Just wait a little bit for the right time."
Now, if you're only a Christian,
because you want God's blessings,
you want prosperity,
then you're in for a surprise.
You will be disappointed,
because God does allow hardships
in people's lives to teach them something.
We learn from hardships
and we grow
and we get stronger in Christ.
We get closer to God.
And you know,
if God sorts out one problem for you,
well that's great - that's fine.
But just a few days later you might get another problem,
and another one,
and another one-
and another one.
Life is a series of ups and downs.
And if you don't learn how to deal with problems,
how to face them
you will always stay weak,
you will never grow.
And sometimes if we don't have problems in our lives,
we think that we don't need God.
You know, a good example to look at is Paul.
Paul said: "And lest I should be exalted above measure
by the abundance of the revelations,
a thorn in the flesh was given to me,
a messenger of Satan to buffet me,
lest I be exalted above measure." [2 Corinthians 12: 7]
Now listen to this:
"Concerning this thing
I pleaded with the Lord three times
that it might depart from me." [2 Corinthians 12: 8]
So he didn't just name it and claim it,
that this thorn in the side will be gone.
He pleaded with God,
so he's waiting for God to answer him.
And to take it away.
"And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you,
for My strength is made perfect in weakness.
Therefore most gladly
I will rather boast in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches,
in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake.
For when I am weak, then I am strong." [2 Corinthians 12: 9-10]
You see, right through the Bible,
God works this way.
You don't tell God Almighty what to do.
You ask Him, as His child for something.
And if He says, "Yes"
then you can trust Him
and you know that He will keep His word.
Let me leave you with this question;
Are you a Christian because you want blessings and prosperity from God?
Or are you a Christian because you realize
that you're a sinner in need of Jesus Christ,
who is the Savior,
who died on the cross for your sins?
Are you a Christian because you grew up in a Christian home?
Or are you a Christian
because you love God with your whole heart
and you have a relationship with him?
If you're not sure what a true Christian really is,
then check out this video
and I'll see you there.
God loves you,
and I love you too.