DO NOT CONFORM

 

do not conform

Romans 1:21, 22 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.

2 Timothy 3:1-2 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

 

The giving of thanks or a thankful heart is an important part of the Christian life.  To the Christian, every day, as well as our prayer life, should be filled with thanksgiving (Phil. 4:6). Life has a dark side and a bright side, but we will see exactly what we train ourselves to see.  Our outlook on life is entirely dependent on our inner attitude, and thanksgiving keeps our attitude focused on the right things.  On the other hand, ingratitude could be said to be one of the greatest sins of mankind.  The ungrateful are oblivious to benefits, blessings, and God’s goodness. I’ve never met a person who is backslidden or living out of fellowship with the Lord (carnal) that was grateful. It is a sign of a foolish heart, it puts out the light of God in our life (Romans 1:21) and is a prominent sign of the last days (2 Timothy 3:1, 2).  It is a part of what corrupted the heart of the ancient world beyond the point of Divine remedy (Romans 1:18-32).

 

The unthankful are actually fulfilling Bible prophecy about the last days. We should not be conformed to the spirit of this age. Nonconformity means a failure or refusal to conform to a prevailing practice, rule, or sentiment. Let’s be nonconformists against this unthankful spirit of the last days by giving thanks always for all things unto God (Ephesians 5:20).

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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