Knocked to My Knees :: by Don Twobears

I am a little concerned today. I say this because of the people that read the Bible or even quote the Bible, God’s Holy Word to you and me. Yet they never once accept the gift of Jesus Christ and His shed blood on that Roman cross at Calvary.

They enjoy going to their churches, sitting in the pews, singing the Hymns and feeling so good inside, when they have no real idea of who Jesus Christ is. Somehow and some way, they have gotten it in their heads that simply “Feeling Good” about church, is what it is all about.

Do you know, that if that were the case, the majority of the world would be headed for heaven. When the Bible is explicate, few will find the path, the narrow gate and the majority will walk the highway to eternal destruction.

Matthew 7:13-14  “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

If there is one thing that the Bible is, it is specific, it is to the point, thus never leaving anyone with questions about anything—that is if they read God’s Word in earnest. If that individual is truly seeking to know the Lord God Almighty, they will find HIM, in HIS Holy Word to you and me.

The Word of God requires us to be humble and to approach HIS Throne with all humility and reverence, simply because you are in the presence of Almighty God, the Creator of all that there is.

2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Did anyone notice, the Lord God stated, shall humble themselves? How many will try and come to the Lord God in Prayer and ask HIM to be their personal ATM machine! Oh! I am so sorry…did I offend someone here? Is that YOU that is doing so, as I have stated here? And so you may wonder, exactly what is blasphemy to the Lord?

Oh yeah…isn’t there something about vexing the Holy Spirit? Yeah…Yeah…I know, you wouldn’t do that, would you? And yet any such arrogance to the Lord, does VEX HIM.! We have all been there, the exact same sin. That still does not make it all right.

Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

Trust me my friends, this has nothing to do with you being gracious to anyone else. It is speaking of God’s grace to us. We are the fallen species here…remember? We are the ones that need the Lord God to save us; it is not the other way around. The Word of God states it is HIS Grace that saves you and me. It is HIS precious blood shed at HIS Cross that covers our sins.

It is HIS LOVE for you and me that holds us and everything else together for another breath of air, for another day or night. If that is true and we already know it is the truth, the absolute truth…then how great is HIS LOVE for you and me?

It bothers me to no end, the Bible…the Holy Word of God…has been around at least for 4500 years. God Himself, has been here forever already. We get a measly 90 years or so and then it’s over… and we think we know what is right and what is wrong?

We think to tell God Almighty how things should be? We think we have all the answers to everything…and yet…we can’t save ourselves for one day, one moment, one second…from eternal hell and the lake of fire!

Why don’t you tell me, how it should be. Better yet, you write it down on paper and then refer to the Word of God—the Bible, and see how well your answers meet up with God Almighty. Sad to say my friends, you may come away feeling more insignificant than when you started. I fail to understand how this concept can be so easy for so many to miss.

My friends, I know I am being hard here, yet there is good reason for being so. You should  never call Jesus Christ…JC. That is blasphemy. And so it goes on to everything else, when you call upon the Lord God Almighty…it should be with great humility and reverence.

You are calling upon the GREAT I AM…The eternal Father..the Creator of everything, absolutely everywhere; the Creator of the entire universe and every single Being, whether angel or human or otherwise. Every particle in this world; rock, soil, water…absolutely everything…belongs to God the Father.

If we were to begin everything in total reverence and humility to HIM…this entire world would be so different, so wonderful and filled with peace. It’s all right there in the Bible and has always been there, and will always be…because HE said it would. IF…this is indeed the truth, then what are we waiting for?

Why doesn’t everyone look for this in the Bible? What do you have to lose by reading the Word of God and accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior? NOTHING.

My friends, my mom and dad adopted me as a baby and they began to build a family that would honor Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Our family was filled with Love for HIM first and then for each other. When my parents passed away so many years ago, I wanted to honor them, for their sacrifices.

My mom told me to always look at the road I was walking in life and see if I was walking the narrow path to Jesus Christ…or walking that highway of destruction to hell and the lake of fire. One day the Lord touched my heart and gave me a glimpse of where I was and I saw that  I had created an entirely new lane on that highway to destruction…just for myself. It scared the living daylights out of me…I was headed for hell and the lake of fire

I sat down in one of the cars connected to my train in life and I looked in every single bag on  that train. I was mortified, ashamed and felt totally naked before the Lord God…Jesus Christ as he could of course see what I was seeing. The tears of shame began falling down my face like a flowing river.

There was so much garbage there, so much pain and humiliation, I couldn’t stop saying “Lord…I am so sorry! I am so wrong, please don’t look in any more of my baggage. I am beyond ashamed and broken!”

Finally…I cried, “Jesus Christ please save me. Forgive me of my sins. Cover my sins with your blood from your Cross and teach me, Father!” My heart was totally broken and I felt like I would never walk again…and then…but I had His assurance from His Word that I was forgiven and now belonged to Him.

My train of cars were now empty and the majority of the cars began to fade away. I wouldn’t need them anymore. A cool breeze came along and dried my tears and ruffled my hair and I could finally see where I was now headed and that the Lord had a future for me.

I have only one question to ask of you…what are you waiting for? How long is your train, how many bags do you have? Most of all…where are you headed…heaven or hell?