Differences in can’t and won’t

In the society that we live in today, people usually choose not to see the wrongs in their actions or in what they say on social media. Still, even with the slightest hint of something you say, they will pick it apart and complain about it even when it wasn’t aimed at or about them. Why is this happening today?

Because it was foretold in the Book of Revelation in God’s Word. Other verses in God’s Word refer to “brothers against brothers and parents against their children and children against their parents“. Life and living in the society that we have today are challenging because of the connectedness of everyone around us and the pervasive social media that is having a detrimental effect on our young people. More young people are considering suicide and suffering from depression than they have in the past and they are doing it at a younger age. Scientists have recently determined that the pervasive nature of social media has led to this.

Seek the Lord while He may be found. In church, especially a Bible-teaching and believing one. God loves all of humanity but many still refuse to give their hearts to Him. I pray that anyone who has not given their heart to Him will seek to know Him as their Savior before the Trumpet sounds.

Who do you rely on?

God wants us. Not our thoughts or our words or even our prayers, He wants us to give our life to Him completely. This is a strange idea to some people who have grown up in the church, especially in America, because our culture doesn’t believe in giving our “self” away to someone, not even God. We are taught to be ourselves and be genuine in our desires and our wants. We are taught to be independent and be our own “god” in a way. That is one reason why our country has moved so far away from faith in God. We have been taught to be reliant on only one person and that person is us, each of us.

God provides for each of us every day yet many people don’t recognize it. First, He gives us another day to serve Him when we wake up in the morning. He also gives us the air that we breathe and our ability to get up and move as well. Everything that we mostly take for granted and even believe that we are responsible for having has been given to us by God. If you are a believer, you have been bought with the blood of Jesus. All of us are part of His creation. Nothing in this universe is here by accident. Even the smallest insect is part of the world that we live in. We may not know what their purpose is but God knows.

Your life and mine are helpful to Him in ways that we don’t realize. Particularly, if you are a believer. Those who know you watch your actions and your words to see if you are living out what you believe. You may not know it but they are. Giving your heart and your life to Jesus is the most important decision you can make. It’s more important than a career or marriage or any other decision once you realize that you need Him. None of us would come to Him for our salvation until the Holy Spirit touches our hearts and we realize that we are nothing without Him. I pray that everyone who reads this will seek to be a disciple of Jesus while there is time.

John 3:16 says it best: Because God loved the world (everyone in the world), He gave His only begotten Son. That whosoever believes in Him will not perish but will have eternal life. (paraphrase)

Life as we know it…

Life is coming to an end. Not in general, like all over the Earth, but we will die one day. So how can we get past that? Truthfully, nobody gets past it. If you don’t believe the Bible, then you will find out precisely what happens and where you will go on that day. Most people don’t like to talk about “end-of-life” issues. They would rather talk about anything else but what may happen at the end. The problem with that is that we don’t know when the end of our life will be. It could be tonight or tomorrow or this weekend or next year. But…it will come.

Granted, the end of the world will happen as well but each of us has an expiration date and we don’t know what day that may be. For some, it is when they are young. For others, they could live to be almost a century old. The time that we are living in, which is the prelude to the Tribulation, will not last very much longer.

Prophecy from the Bible says that what we are experiencing with these wars and conflicts everywhere and the weather events around the world is just the beginning of the “birth pains” leading up to the Tribulation. We don’t know the exact date that it will happen except that the church will be taken up to be with Jesus before the Anti-Christ shows up. God knows the hour and the day, we will find out when the trumpet sounds and we are taken up. Then…the whole world will realize that the Bible and its prophecies are true.

Our trip will not be visual like this representation. It will be more like being transported except it will be instantaneous. The dead in Christ will be taken first and then those of us who are alive will simply disappear from wherever they are. In a car or a plane or at home, everyone who belongs to Jesus will be taken from wherever they are. I pray that whoever reads this will be part of that group.