Some people have a heart that is so hard not even God can penetrate it! His own people, the Jews, would not accept the truth He offered them exclusively. God never gives up because He knows ignorant people are the product of the devil. Nevertheless, all men are ultimately responsible for their choices. They can't blame the devil forever. Ignorance is a choice, no one is forced to be ignorant. Many choose to accept the status quo. Some folks believe that they are safe if they align themselves with the majority, no matter what they believe.
Ephesians 4:18 Having their understanding darkened (obscured), being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness (hardness) of their heart.
I am ignorant when it comes to computers. If understanding computers would make me closer to God I would learn them. Thank God for the six year-olds who can gather information from the computer for me. Concerning the knowledge of God, why do some folks choose to be ignorant? Because they do not want the responsibility of having to face the truth. Some are so brain washed they are convinced that they are too far gone to be helped by the truth. The truth can convince them that they need the truth! Paul of Tarsus was committed to killing Christians and defaming Christ. He called himself the chief sinner, but God saved him and ordained him to be an apostle of truth.
Hebrews 3:7-8 Today if you will hear the voice of the Holy Ghost, harden not your heart.
The Holy Spirit can speak to every man just one thing, the truth. Therefore, the Holy Ghost is a manifestation of God's love. He is sent to woo all men into eternal life. Despite God's truth and His love, some men will find something to criticize Him over because they know better than God!
Psalm 31:19-20 Oh Lord, how wonderful are all your blessings you lay up for those who honor you. You hide them from those who are full of pride.
God loves to bless all those who believe Him and honor Him with their faith. But those who know better, those who are full of their father's pride, never know the love of God. The devil was so full of pride he thought he was equal to God, he thought he could take God's place on God's throne. And now the devil has spawned a large number of ignorant followers who shun God, His blessings, and His love. Ignorant people have no idea of the hell they have invited into their lives, and they spurn the only one who loves them enough to help them. I was the chief sinner in my area, I was totally ignorant of God and truth. Unbeknownst to me, people were praying for me and the Holy Spirit put a desire for truth in my heart, so I began to search for truth.
John 8:32 And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.
People who are in bondage to the devil don't know they are his subjects and under his tutelage. I did not know I needed to be free until I was made free by the blood of my Lord. I was so mad at myself for letting the devil run my life and he led me to believe I was in charge. When the devil lost his grip on me I was no longer susceptible to the lusts of my flesh. Sin lost its hold on my life. For the first time I became tender hearted, God could speak to me like I was one of His kids. I am a servant of the most high God but I made that choice. The devil never gave me a choice, he just took over. God has set me free and I can follow whosoever I choose. I choose the one who made me free. He did something for me I could never do for myself.
God knows I am serious,
I bring Him His tithe.
I am motivated by love
because He first loved me.
His presence is my priority.
His rewards will find me
and when they do,
I will give Him all the glory.
You will declare a thing, and it will be established for you
Declarations over our children:
I declare my child(ren) shall be taught of the Lord
I declare great is the peace of my child(ren)
I declare my child(ren) hear God’s voice and walk in truth
I declare my child(ren) serve God all the days of their lives.
Declarations over America:
We declare that the power of Christ’s redemption is greater than the power of sin and death in America
We declare that America will be saved
We declare that truth will win in America. Lord send revival
We declare that life and decency will prevail in the United States
We declare that the Supreme Court will honor truth and justice, not their own ideals and desires
Declarations over our church:
We declare that FOJ will have a platform for the Holy Spirit to work from
We declare we are making room for the gifts of the Spirit to flow
We declare the spirit of boldness is replacing the spirit of fear
We declare we are putting every distraction, anything that would entangle us and we run with endurance in our vision.
We declare and believe revival is coming