Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | October 28, 2008

Pentecostal Perspective: You Are Better Than That! (Jennifer Hudson And Family, I Am Praying For You)

2 Samuel 12:9 Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.

Second Samuel depicts a murder that was fueled by lust. King David had Uriah the former husband of Bathsheba killed just so that he could then marry Bathsheba. Awful the family of Uriah must have felt to see their son, their husband, their father KILLED out of lust . . .  and then King David takes Bathsheba to be his wife. Granted, this story is really about restoration from sin and shame to that of a broken and contrite heart before the Lord (And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die. ) yet even in biblical times people have killed out of jelous rages just so that they could have their way. Perhaps to show how big and bad they are. Maybe to prove a point to onlookers that they are not to be messed with. Either way it goes, it is a sad thing to be controlled by lust. The lust of the flesh. The lust of the eyes. The lust within ones heart. Ultimately lust will kill.

I entitled this post “You Are Better Than That” because I am so sick and tired of people falling in love with one another, lusting so deeply until the very lives of ones family are ruined. We have all seen it this past week with the Jennifer Hudson story. Silly boyfriend kills mother, brother and nephew just to prove a point to the remaining family members that they can be big and bad. Look at me, I have the power to take life. You don’t want to listen to me, I’ll take whats close to you. I’ll fix you and show you! Who do you think you are messing with. Try me and see wont I cause you pain and misery for the rest of your life! I am so saddened that women and men alike fall prey to these type of people. People who really don’t love you. People who don’t care about your well being. People who just want to see you suffer and hurt as they sit and get pleasure out of causing you pain, anguish and misery. Its a sad day when lust causes one to not even think straight to the point where your boyfriend or girlfriend is exalted higher than ones own self worth. Aren’t you better than that? The answer is YES, YES you are better than that.

The age old saying goes “I can do bad all by myself” and even though there is no scripture in the Bible that supports this modern cliche, it holds so much truth. I’d rather struggle with my weight, than to settle for any old riff raff at the sake of being loved. I rather live pay check to pay check than to add a man or women in my life that really means me no good. I rather continue to live in the ghetto and eat my fat self into an oblivian than to take a no good ghetto brother/sister that could possibly kille me, my mother, father, sister, brother and child. WHY? Because I AM BETTER THAN THAT!

It saddens me to see that Jennifer Hudson and her remaining family members have to bury not one, not two but THREE loved one’s all because a relative DID NOT say NO to being treated they way he/she was treated. Life is more than just sex. Life is more than just feeling good. Life is about protecting yourself and those around you from hurt harm and danger.

Ohhh, but I know a man named Jesus Christ who can fix this problem. He can heal you from all your pain and suffering. Matter of fact, He died just so that YOU could have life and more abundantly. He took on the very form of man while still being 100% God to show you The Way, The Truth and The Life. Why? Because He is the way the truth and the life. John 14:6 clearly says that “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” So today Hudson family, present unto you JESUS. Child of God, I present unto you Jesus. Backslider, I present unto you JESUS. Seek Him while He may be found TODAY.

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. The only way that YOU CAN BE BETTER is by taking on this peace that Christ offers you today. With that in mind, Hudson family, I am praying for you.


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