Check Yourself week 3
II Corinthians 13:5 NKJV
5 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.
1. Born again Christians walking in righteousness
2. Born again Christians who are practicing sin
II Corinthians 12:21 NKJV
21 lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and I shall mourn for many who have sinned before and have not repented of the uncleanness, fornication, and lewdness which they have practiced.
II Corinthians 13:1 NKJV
1 This will be the third time I am coming to you. “By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.”
3. Those who are not in the faith
II Peter 2:7-8 NKJV
7 and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked 8 (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)—
II Peter 2:9 NKJV
9 then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment,
Are my moral values changing?
Is the wickedness of this age seeping
into my life?
Am I being affected by the barrage of sensuality I see all around me?
Am I developing an appetite for worldly things?
Am I changing and not for the better without even realizing it?
Revelation 2:4-5 NKJV
4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.
Isaiah 1:4 NKJV
4 Alas, sinful nation, A people laden with iniquity, A brood of evildoers, Children who are corrupters! They have forsaken the Lord , They have provoked to anger The Holy One of Israel, They have turned away backward.
II Peter 2:14-15 NKJV
14 having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. They have a heart trained in covetous practices, and are accursed children. 15 They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
If faith comes by hearing God‘s word, and the word is neglected and put aside, no wonder the faith of so many has diminished.
Philippians 2:15 NKJV
15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,
Revelation 3:15 NKJV
15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.
America has become the Laodicean church.
Revelation 3:19-20 NKJV
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
Jesus is standing outside of His own church.