Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word. Psalm 119:114 KJV https://bible.com/verse-of-the-day/psa.119.114/61816
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. John 15:4 KJV https://bible.com/verse-of-the-day/jhn.15.4/67130
Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Luke 6:36 KJV https://bible.com/verse-of-the-day/luk.6.36/420
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18 KJV https://bible.com/verse-of-the-day/1jn.4.18/256
1 My son, forget not my law; But let thine heart keep my commandments: 2 For length of days, and long life, And peace, shall they add to thee. 3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: Bind them about thy neck; Write them upon the table of thine heart: 4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding In the sight of God and man. 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; And lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he shall direct thy paths. 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: Fear the LORD, and depart from evil. 8 It shall be health to thy navel, And marrow to thy bones. 9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, And with the firstfruits of all thine increase: 10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, And thy presses shall burst out with new wine. 11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; Neither be weary of his correction: 12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; Even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Proverbs 3:1-12 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/pro.3.1-12.KJV
Our nation has come to an anniversary that we need to come back to the Lord our Comforter. The Sunday after the attack on 9/11/01 nearly every church was full with people seeking answers from God. As the weeks went by and turned into months people went back to their work and their lives and seemed to forget the One Who is in control of all on the Earth whether good or evil. We remember those who died in the attack twenty years ago but we have moved even farther away from God in the last two decades. Why?
I believe that it is because most of the world, including America, doesn’t want to believe in God and His truth. The Word of God is true because it was given by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Men could not have written all of the books in the Bible on their own because it tells of our Redeemer from the beginning all the way to the end. There is wisdom and history and poetry and prophecies contained within its pages, yet every page points toward the Lord and our Savior, Jesus Christ.
It is His name, Jesus, which causes so much division and hatred to be piled on the church and the believers in the church. Even He said that we would be hated because of His name. This is why much of the Middle East is in such turmoil and has been that way for many, many years. Religion will cause men to do many terrible things but the relationship that we have with Jesus is not a religion…it is our belief and a relationship that other religions do not have within their belief system. God loves each of us not because of anything that we have done, because He loves His creation and in particular mankind because He made us in His image.
We did not evolve from apes, as the religion of evolutionism says. Why do I call the theory of evolution a religion? Because you have to have a tremendous amount of faith to believe all of its claims. Even more faith than I can muster, although I do have faith in Jesus and in God and His Word because I believe it is the truth because the Spirit of God gave the words and the prophecies to men who wrote them down so we could read them and learn from them. I pray that everyone who reads this blog will seek out Jesus as your Savior today because life is so brief and we are not guaranteed tomorrow.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 KJV https://bible.com/verse-of-the-day/mat.5.4/74704
God is our Creator. Is that something that is beyond your mind to believe? Are you too stubborn to believe it or do you think that you actually came from an ape? God made us in His image and He created the apes but He did NOT use an ape as the pattern for humanity. God created the entire universe from nothing. It did not spew out of a microscopic point of dense matter in the Big Bang, God spoke it into existence with His Word. Don’t even consider that your teachers know more than God because God gave them their intellect and their ability to learn what they teach children today.
In the public schools, teachers are supposed to follow a pattern of teaching. They call it a “lesson plan”, I call it indoctrination of our youth. Whatever you call it, since the Bible and the morals that it teaches has been out of the public school system for more than fifty years, our children have been taught what to say and what to believe by teachers. In college it gets worse because of the predominant theory of evolution of all species. Yes, I called it a theory because you can’t prove that one animal in the past evolved into another. Scientists will argue this point until they are blue in the face but the fact is that there are no fossils which show any transitional phase between one form and another.
Back to God now. He spoke everything into existence and it was good until mankind mucked it up and decided they wanted that one fruit that God had told them they could not and should not eat. Have you ever noticed a toddler do that? If you tell them that there is something that they can’t have because it is bad for them they will work hard to gain that one thing more than any other. It doesn’t matter what it is, if it is denied to them because you say so they will work ten times as hard to get it rather than be satisfied with what they already have.
Mankind has not changed one bit. If there is something that this group has that another group wants it may start a war. A theif will steal from your home something that he wants just simply because you have it and he doesn’t. Sometimes he will sell what he stole for the money but his satisfaction is that he took it from you because in his mind you didn’t deserve it anyway. God can see all of this going on in our world today and it breaks His heart but He has held off the end of the age until the time that He will send for His bride, the church. Why has He held off so long? So that every person will have the opportunity to claim salvation through Jesus Christ.
I pray that everyone who reads these posts will take a minute and seek God in prayer. He will answer your prayer for salvation and your eternity will be set in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Your name cannot be erased from that point on. Your life with Jesus is assured. Then you should begin to walk with Him each day. Reading the Bible, praying about what you read and praying for someone that you know whether they are sick or just need to know Jesus as their Savior. Be His voice and His feet from that point on because He gave His life to pay your penalty for the sins that you committed or will commit. Don’t turn away from His call in your life.
Sometimes I think God has a goofy sense of humor. I was trying to get some rest but it seems that He wants me to write here…NOW! I know I’ll get some sleep, just not as much as I’d like.
I suppose I’m in good company because Jesus often got up before sunrise and prayed in a solitary place. God loves each of you who read this and all of those who just surf on by and don’t look at it at all. He sent His Son to die on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. Can you believe it? God loved us enough that He sent Jesus to Earth to live as a human under the Law and to bring the good news of God’s love to His people and yet they rejected His message and Him.
Of course, if they had not rejected Him the rest of the world wouldn’t know Him. So…that’s a plus. But, just thinking about the pain and anguish that Jesus endured on the cross and during the flogging with a whip with nine cords that had glass and metal stuck to it…I can’t understand a love so deep. The Creator, our Redeemer, the Angel of the Lord’s Army, the Counselor, the Living Word….all of these were and are names for Jesus the Christ and He went through more pain than any of us can imagine and He did it because He loved us? It brings tears to my eyes just thinking of His suffering.
I pray that those of you who read this will seek Him out as your Savior because the time is growing short. Please don’t turn away from His call on your life regardless of how young or old you may be.
The only way to heaven is by giving your life to Jesus and believing in Him for your salvation. There is no other name which can save you except by believing in Jesus Christ for your eternity with Him.
These two words are descriptions of the Christian life in some parts of the world today. Those of u.s blessed to live in America are experiencing some persecution but it is mild compared to those in Asia, Africa, China, and most nations whose state religion is Islam regardless of which “branch” it is.
It was the same with the early church during the first century only the persecution was much worse than it is today. Why am I bringing this up? Because, the time is coming, sooner than later, that the whole world will feel the wrath of God. Because of the anti-Christ and the influence that he will have on the world and because those in the world will be the ones who rejected God’s grace and the offer of salvation through belief in Jesus as their savior.
Jesus came here to bring the gift of salvation through believing in Him. Although many people in the world do not believe in Jesus or God for that matter, the Tribulation will be a very difficult time for everyone who is left behind after the church is taken from the Earth. Mainly because the Holy Spirit that has restrained the demonic activity on Earth for the past two thousand years will be gone. The devil and his cohorts will have free reign over the whole Earth and the people living here at that time.
Don’t wait, seek Jesus as your Savior today because there are no second chances after death. You have to make this decision in this life to have an eternity in Heaven with Him. If you don’t decide to give your heart to Jesus and ask for His forgiveness today, you may not get another chance. The pain and suffering of this life is nothing compared to an eternity separated from God in hell.