By their fruits they shall be known . . . The unGodly may try to blend in with the people of God and most even start as being Godly. Both the Godly and unGodly may try as much as possible to keep their fruits from people but they cannot succeed for long . . . As the fruits abound, it would be more difficult to keep it anymore.
Every unGodliness starts with unbelief:
1. Not trusting God at all after revealing Himself
2. Not trusting Him for what He says he will do by taking matters into one’s hand
3. Tempting Him to do what one wants Him to do by all means when He has not said anything or it is not according to His will.
Even though the unGodly claim to believe and has witnessed the testimonies of God’s greatness and faithfulness, dependence on God is not an option. He prefers to make things happen without regards to the express counsel of the LORD.
With unbelief being the root, the unGodly starts to move away from where the LORD had planted him for the season . . . to the unGodly, God is too unrealistic in making His will a reality on earth. Instead of patiently waiting upon the LORD through obedience to His Word, he moves out of his tent in search for superficial tools to make possible what God is supposed to direct towards him.
Whoever leaves God’s position designated for him is also leaving the place of freedom and light to the place of darkness and bondage where the only thing that awaits a man is judgement and destruction. He may achieve many things in his exploits after leaving God’s position but the end will lead to God’s rejection and condemnation.
There is no telling what could befall a man out of the position the LORD has planted him . . . It is only a matter of time that he would begin to exhibit or express all kinds of fruits that only belongs to darkness. Just like being in conformity to the image of CHRIST is a process, the same applies to a man who has turned from CHRIST to tread the path of the unGodly. It might take time for him and people around him to realize he is no more at peace with God.
And because they could no more have access to God, they begin to rebel against God’s authority and counsel because it is generally designed to phase out the unGodly within His sanctuary. This is in the bid to make themselves relevant again . . .
They want to keep their stature but they have lost the status and the darkness in them would strive to make sure they keep it because of its agenda against God’s people. From being agents and carriers of light, they become agents and perpetrators of the works of darkness.