New Podcast: When They Won’t Listen

Just a quick yet practical tutorial to follow when those who you seek to witness to won’t listen continuously and you feel like your banging your head on the wall.  What is also the proper response with those who don’t understand the meaning of fellowship?  I have been witness to several examples of this recently and have heard from others dealing with the same scenario. The answer is actually quite simple.

 

 

 

 


 

 

1 Corinthians 1:10-12 (KJV)

 

10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

 

 

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (KJV)

 

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

 

 

Acts 8:22 (KJV)

 

22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.

 

 

Ecclesiastes 1:14-15 (KJV)

 

14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

15 That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

 

 

Hosea 10:12 (KJV)

 

12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

 

 

James 2:13-20 (KJV)

 

13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.

14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?

17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

 

 

James 4:17 (KJV)

 

17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

 

 

Leviticus 18:22 (KJV)

 

22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

 

 

Luke 9:26 (KJV)

 

26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels.

 

 

Luke 10:11 (KJV)

 

10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,

11 Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.

 

 

Malachi 3:8-10 (KJV)

 

Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.

Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.

10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

 

 

Mattthew 7:12 (KJV)

 

12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

 

 

Philippians 2:12 (KJV)

 

12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

 

 

Romans 11:20-21 (KJV)

 

20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:

21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.

 

 

Revelation 3:15-16

 

15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

 

 

Revelation 22:10-11 (KJV)

 

10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

4 comments

  1. Thank you, Ray, for not sugar coating what needs to be said directly. This is not a time to be delicate and deferential, but rather, to be direct and not to mince words. “Planet Pop Tart” indeed! I’m going to use that! Yes, this is still planet Earth, but some days it seems surreal. And we know, that mythical land called “Pop Tart” is not only not a good vacation destination, but a poor nutritional plan. Silly places full of sugary pastry will not provide us with the fighting power to sustain, maintain, and rebuke the kingdom of darkness. We all need serious spiritual protein and vitamins at this time.

    You have listeners who respect deeply what you have to say. But I believe much of the silence (especially in this instance where you have spoken with particular directness), comes from fellow brothers and sisters not wanting to veer off into, or descend into, bitterness or the appearance of bitterness. Posting a comment on a blog, especially in response to a strong and well-spoken word, can be unforgiving. I will add that much of what many of us have gone through the past couple of years has been unsavory and upsetting in the extreme, and has challenged us in our walks. I will at least speak for myself. Thus, I’m endeavoring to become better – – not bitter. It has been a painful journey, but I’ve been getting back grades on some pop quizzes and exams lately, and I’m happy to say my “spiritual GPA” has been improving. Praise God! πŸ™‚

    None of us is perfect, of course, but even those who are extremely strong in doing what ought to be done, while maintaining righteousness in their walk, can be convicted in their hearts about what you’ve said. And then they can go on to forgive even more, be merciful perhaps more than ever, be cool and reasonable and respectful about it, yet maintain the passion of their faith by never allowing their Christian standards to be compromised. Thus, that’s excellent advice you gave about shaking the dust off and moving on…in certain strife-filled cases.

    A long-time friend of mine has some very succinct advice that really works when it comes to confronting satan’s nasty schemes. In essence, before you go go battle (and as you enter into it): “Don’t panic; don’t choke.” And an old anonymous one I’m fond of is: “Never let ’em (the enemy) see you sweat.” That one might actually have been part of an ad campaign and television commercial for a certain anti-perspirant product, which if you think about it, is very appropriate to have in mind here at the end of a very warm July in the northern hemisphere where it’s high summer. πŸ™‚

  2. Ray, I am very blessed πŸ₯², edified and encouraged by these podcasts you post! So thankful πŸ₯² for you and Glynda Lomax and the sharing of Bible scriptures and teachings. Praying πŸ™ for the blessings of Almighty Most High Father Christ Jesus Holy Spirit in bestowing His knowledge wisdom and discernment within and upon His beloved sons and daughters! Thank you 😊 for the sharing of your own personal challenges, life lessons and testimonies! Love ❀️ in Christ Jesus Maranatha πŸ‘‘πŸ”₯πŸ“šπŸ₯°

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