Have we become so “tolerant” of everything without regard to whether the incidents are “right” or “wrong” that we no longer are able to see any trace of “peace” in ourselves, any more??
Scores upon scores of people attend their churches and listen to the gospels of “prosperity” rather than to the Gospel of Jesus Christ that longs to show us Gods love and HIS abiding peace! The coffers of these churches soar to ever-greater heights and yet the substance of these coffers end-up in the pockets of the church leaders.
What’s worse is when these same individuals flash their personal newfound wealth in the faces of their congregations, in the form of “things,” like limos, clothing, accessories (watches and rings) while the congregation suffers for lack of food and healthcare!!
“Oh Yes!! We are spreading the Word of God!” Give me a break! These people are no better than the Pharisees and Sadducees in the days of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. With their long prayers and having all see them as “leaders of the people” in their long robes.
Jesus Christ said, “They have their reward”! When I see this going on, I had to think: They have their “reward.” What does that mean? Since they have their “reward” already, will they be excluded from any reward in heaven, IF they get there? Obviously, they are NOT humble in their service to the Lord. Therefore, what will be their reward, if any?
Considering present situation: no jobs, house foreclosures, insolvent families, etc., etc. Their turning over of these “things” could assist in the alleviation of suffering for many families! Sadly, this is NOT the case with any of them to their disgrace in front of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Then again, the Word of God prophesied these things would take place in the last days. What bothers me, are all the people who are being deceived by these leaders! What will their eternal destination be because of what they have been taught by these “leaders?”
The “scoffers” to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and HIS love for all has finally begun. It’s in full swing and for me it has come from the strangest of places. Any article can be seen or read in the context of what the Word of God says, in the laws set down by God and yet the vast majority, as a whole, is against them!
They want to hear what they want to hear and nothing more…“tickling ears.” If they do NOT like what we say, bringing information from the Word of God to all, they “mock” all that IS said.
It is said in John 1:1-4, emphasis added:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.”
And then we read in Galatians 6:5-8, emphasis added:
“For every man shall bear his own burden. Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.”
Since this is from Gods own Words…that is HIS seal of approval…God says this…to YOU and to ME!! We as a whole MUST read this and believe it!!
Even on certain large sites that have a “Question and Answer” section, with blasphemy, redundant and stupid questions written by people who have absolutely no idea of who the Lord God Almighty is or that they are being blasphemous of the Lord, nor do they care.
Indeed my friends, the “end times” are here and the abilities of Satan and his ilk are hard at work. People are more interested in their own little worlds, their little problems, their “things” or the lack there of, to stop for one moment and look around.
The problem is, according to their wants and desire they are steadfast in their cries of want and desire…for themselves. They have no desire to read the Bible or involve themselves in any discussion of the Word of God. Their full intent is on the things or desires they have for themselves and then when everything crumbles around them, they blame God!! Where was their desire for God’s help…BEFORE…they began to search the things out that they desired?? But…let one thing go wrong for THEM and then all of a sudden…it’s Gods fault!! Obviously, they have no concept of their RESPONSIBILITY…for their ACTIONS.
It is obvious that their lack of taking responsibility for their actions, over time combined with the fact they are uneducated, secular or otherwise, shows volumes of ignorance for God, as well as themselves. Is it any wonder then, why they are plagued so?
Madeline Murray O’Hare was dead set against our Lord and Savior, and told many times to not to “mock” God, and to leave the subject of prayer in our schools alone. Did she listen? No! Now she awaits the Great White throne judgment and I can’t help but wonder what her excuse will be, as Jesus Christ looks into her eyes. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked.”
For the believer, this knowledge is nothing new, but the problem is for the unbeliever. For the unbeliever the record is flawed and confusing, to say the least and this becomes the problem for those witnessing to them. To unscramble and separate the flawed material from the truth.
Thinking on this problem, I am able to see why the road to destruction is wide and why so many (vast majority) will be walking on it. For some, they will be thinking they are headed for heaven, when it is the opposite for them. This is where the church leaders, regardless of religion, denomination, whatever, comes into play and how they (the leaders) are going to be judged.
Imagine with me for a moment, what they will be thinking, as these charges are brought to the forefront. For the life of me, I cannot imagine the horror!! To KNOW…where they are headed for eternity!
Hell all by itself, will be bad enough, but what if there is a worse level of hell dedicated to those that commit an offense against God like in the instance for those leaders? To be honest here: “Wailing and gnashing of teeth” would seem to be small potatoes!
Here is the big picture for me! When looking at the prospect of heaven or hell, wouldn’t most everyone want to believe they are going to heaven? So in that view, I can sometimes understand why a person would NOT want to know the truth…in a somewhat odd perspective (if you will). Kind of the, “See no evil” so I’m not wrong, sort of way.
At the same time, the knowledge of God’s love and HIS willingness to forgive your sins, if asked, would be enough for the average person to understand. The problem here comes in the form of what mom and dad taught them! To name just one really big influence, you understand. It is exactly here…that the hand of our Lord and Savior…is needed most!!
For me personally, I MUST remember, that the Lord God saves them!! NOT anything I could say! I am here to give out this wonderful news and prove it by my actions!
It is in my heart, the desire to tell everyone that comes along, that Jesus Christ is God, that only HE can save us and that we must come to HIM…that nothing else will work…NOTHING ELSE!!
It is the “grace” of God that saves us and that not one of us can get us there, there are no prayers that will work at any time, it must be Jesus Christ and HIM alone!
John 14.6, emphasis added:
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
If there is ever one verse, that we need to get across to anyone, John 14:6 is it, otherwise they will never see heaven! What I find so difficult is this: So FEW want to be told this verse and even fewer will remember it!
The Rapture is so very close and once the Tribulation begins and God allows the “great delusion” to come in full effect, we will see the vast majority descend into hell for eternity by taking the “Mark”. What is so sad, it will be especially bad for friends and family.
Thankfully and to the Lord be the Honor, we won’t see that take place. The real problem is we know it right now, we see them fall away from the Lord because the things of this world seem so much more important to them. It’s akin to seeing the bright neon lights of a city we do not know, but in reality, the neon lights are just as cold and uncaring as the people of that city.
We must be willing to go into those cities and call out. We must get them to “listen” first, to understand the message the Lord has given us and then work past their long held beliefs. Essentially, unscramble and separate the false, from the truth! Please understand, the Rapture is really close, their ability, as well as their willingness to listen…is fading fast!! We MUST work harder to reach more and give them the ONLY information that will save them…Jesus Christ!!