Are You An Illegal Immigrant?
What do you think of illegal immigrants? Let’s see, they refuse to learn the language of the land, they insist on flying their own flags, they refuse to do the things it takes to become legal, and worst of all, there is identity theft.
Think about the productivity for society if they became legal. Think about how leadership could use them. Instead, they try and do things their way to no avail. This problem is far more widespread than people realize. If you’re like me, this infuriates you. So much so, that you’d love to have the opportunity to sit down and speak with each one; individually. I mean to enter a land without proper authority can only result in one thing; deportation. Unfortunately, most don’t fear deportation because they’ve never experienced it. To be chained and thrown south isn’t something that sounds too scary on paper.
Of course, when I refer to illegal immigrants, I’m referring to those who claim to be Christian but are not. In 2 Tim 3:5, we are told "Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away". These illegals look just like us and, for the most part, sound like us; but it is just a form of godliness. The most telling words Jesus gave were these from John 15: 19, "If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you".
If the world will hate us, why do they love the illegals and their works? They love them because they refuse to get their paperwork in order and they figure if there is no difference, they should be okay when it’s time to enter our new land. How many illegals are allowing others to believe that it doesn’t matter how the paper work looks, all will be allowed into the kingdom of God. How many are in your church? How many believe that their documentation is in order when it isn’t?
Because they grew up in the church doesn’t make them legal, the same way growing up in this land doesn’t make them legal unless they have the proper authorization. The following verses are the perfect case in point: Matthew 25:41-46 "Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did [it] not to one of the least of these, ye did [it] not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal".
The key word here is the illegals are calling him Lord. Who calls him Lord other than Christians? If they were authorized citizens, they wouldn’t be bound and sent south. The next time you hear illegal immigrants, think about this.If you are a citizen of the kingdom to come, share with someone else. If you think you are, check your credentials to make sure so when you arrive, you aren’t surprised and he stamps your papers, “no entry allowed”.
John 3:3 "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God".
So, where in lies the responsibility? Why is it often passed off?
Genesis 3:11-13 - "And he said, Who told thee that thou [wast] naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest [to be] with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What [is] this [that] thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat".
Matthew 25:44-46 - "Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did [it] not to one of the least of these, ye did [it] not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal".
Luke 16:22-28 - "And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that [would come] from thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment".
Whose responsibility is it? Each individual person, that’s who? God has no grandchildren!!! Don't be an illegal alien, get your paperwork in order according to the real immigration department; The Bible!