My friends God is Love,this is what the Bible teaches.But there are certain things that God hates.Yes we may escape by saying that God is a God of Love and Grace and the one who forgives,so it doesn’t matter what kind of life style we lead,God will eventually forgive us because of HIS Love and unconditional Grace.Some may try to escape by saying that we are in the New Covenant,so punishment was in the law but not in the New Covenant.But we often miss few important scriptures that the Apostles mentioned in their epistles and more importantly were warned by our Lord JESUS CHRIST.One of the many verses are:-
…Hebrews 10:28 – Anyone who rejected the Law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much more severely do you think one deserves to be punished who has trampled on the Son of God, profaned the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge His people.”…Also the Bible says…” As a man thinks so is HE…”
If God is Love, does HE hate anything?Yes the Bible is very clear about that.Out of many things that God doesn’t like this article focuses on Proverbs 6:16-19 which says
These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.
The above is a direct mention of 7 things that God hates.Yes the above points can and will certainly lead to distraction of Anointing on one’s life and ultimately lead to self destruction.All these are the traits of the devil which are manifested through people. who are selfish.God is a God of Love and God of Justice.The people who focus on earthly things whether it be natural or Spiritual manipulation they are generally prone to this effect.But our Praise must come from God and our Rewards are from and in Heaven.Heavenly minded people are the one’s that are pleasing to God.These days the whole world and even the so called Christians/believers or self proclaimed Anointed people use their Tongue to lie and their minds are busy developing new schemes to entangle people with themselves and defame and degrade others.This teaching is not meant to direct at any person but is meant to uplift those who are going through this kind of situation.If the devil cannot penetrate your life,the character assassination and mental harassment is one of the means that the devil employees to target genuine believers.A proud look is very dangerous.Self Righteousness gives birth to a proud look.Pride can be of excessive knowledge,self proclaimed holiness or judgmental spirit etc.Pride for money,beauty,personality or position,for being an excellent orator or even for good voice can be there within an individual.There are many who try to create division and myths among the brothers/sisters.Hate or Jealousy knowingly/unknowingly can cause great damage to others and in turn self-affliction can be caused.A very Good example is when Joseph disclosed his dream to his brothers and parents,he was severely opposed and ridiculed by them.His brothers represent the household part(symbolic of) and His father Jacob who was a Prophet himself too opposed his own Son Joseph i.e the symbolic of Spiritual Father’s and mentors and Preachers of the Gospel.Even though his household members wasted his 13 years but God turned it for Good.God saw their jealousy and pride and in due season they were under the submission of Joseph.Many people have lost the sensitivity of what to speak and where to speak in the Kingdom of God today.Bible compares the Tongue to fire and sword.Instead of preaching CHRIST from the pulpit we try to put people in the pit by criticizing them directly/indirectly to gain popularity and defame others.But Bible says even our thoughts,minds,motives and works are going to be judged.Even the idle words that we speak are going to be dealt with.We tend to be people influenced rather than God.God is really grieved with such motives.
My friends my be You are being opposed by Your household members or other believers and Anointed people like that with Joseph,but I want to encourage you today that if you remain faithful and Obedient to the heavenly call,there will come a time (though it may delay)when HOLY SPIRIT will lift you up like Joseph.Joseph went through disgrace and shame,though prisons and slavery but finally landed up in Palace to be next Prime Minister of Egypt and became second in command a source of Blessing and Refuge to 2 nations.It all took him 13 plus years.But Joseph was patient and faithful.He never grumbled or murmured but grew in Gifting and Wisdom.God elevated Him at the right time.We should be vigilant and know that there is a time for anything.God doesn’t like the above mentioned 7 features in an individual and does rescue HIS people.Cheer up and Praise God.Our Reward is in Heaven that is eternal.