By Belinda Kendall
Tonight I sit here and think about someone that was very dear to me, but died a few years ago. He was a man of God, taught Bible classes, and held high positions in his church. But for some reason he felt a need to be a part of a men’s group that hold the façade of being Christian based. But I don’t believe God has anything to do with groups that have so many secrets.
After numerous conversations with him I told him that, “I just don’t think this is a good idea, and I can’t find any scripture for this.” But because some of the men in the church were began taking part in this organization he felt that it was okay. Two years after joining this organization he died. Before he died he told me, “Belinda I have crossed a spiritual line, and I denounce my membership. I am dying because I knew better.”
Many times you have heard me say that you don’t know who the anointed of God is until you bother them, and then your world falls apart. But at the same time I don’t think we really know who we are. Solomon had a brother that could do anything he wanted to do, and never get in trouble. However his father, David, called him out on every little thing he did. David knew that Solomon was going to be a King, so he was harder on him, than his brother.
As parent we can look at our children and tell when they are young whose going to be a leader and who will be the follower, so we raise them accordingly. You know for yourself that most people can get away with murder, but some of you are called out on everything you do. Because of your walk with God, you have to know there are some things you just can’t do.
If you have been through things in life that you can’t explain, trials that came without a cause, and mocked for doing the right thing, you may be one of God’s chosen people. It has been said that the greatest leaders experience rejection at an early age. Some of you are in training for something great, and you need to be careful with the things you do, say, and become a part of. Studying the word of God brings accountability, and you will be held accountable for you knowledge of God’s word. I can image that there are a lot of Christians with STDs, because you knew better than to go out there having sex, and not be married. There are Christian that are married to people that have caused you great pain, because you knew that you should have waited on the Lord.
2 Peter 2:21 says, “It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.”