Headlines and Comments stir up many a thought. We live in a world that certainly is as Scripture describes. Every man does what is right in his own eyes.
Another way of saying it, everyone wants their sinful life to be accepted as normal.
They don't want to know that it isn't.
They shake a fist at God wanting to be accepted as they are, when He has ruled that their way cannot and will not be accepted.
They don't want to believe that their own goodness should be enough to satisfy God's requirements for Heaven.
Jesus went through everything that He did, the beatings, the lashings, the crown of thorns. The being spit upon. The skin being ripped from him because of the lashings. He went through the worst that Satan could throw at Him in order to defeat sin and the grave. He arose 3 days later, defeating it all. To make a way for people to be saved.
Then He gives away Salvation for free to all would receive it. Free.
Why can't He accept me as I am!?!
Is the real question they haven't asked God outloud. The answer is very simple, a loving, caring, holy God cannot accept sin.
He went through all that He did because He loves us all too much to leave us in the filthy, dirty, disgusting, sinful state we are born into.
He wants to cleanse us from all that we were born into. Not through anything or anyone else. Only through Jesus. No other mediator.
Yet, you look at the headlines and you still see hatred. It's indirectly being thrown at people who firmly believe in Christ because they refuse to believe. They really want to personally shake their fist at God Himself. In Revelation they will.
People who are raging with anger at Christians do whatever they can to attack every aspect of their lives. Their businesses, their places of worship. Their homes. In their schools they teach sin as that which is normal. Forcing children to be indoctrinated into believing lies. It's happening right now. Children in the United States are being forced to learn that if you do not accept the teaching that LGBTQ is normal and ok that you will fail school. 700 students in California stayed home in protest over that recently.
But Jesus said this kind of tribulations would happen. He said He was forewarning us all.
He said that people would be lovers of themselves. That people would not accept the truth of the Gospel at some point. They would gather people to preach what THEY wanted to hear. Preaching that says LGBTQ is ok. That God accepts people who intentionally, defiantly live in a way that God says is wrong. He promised that nobody who lives like that will ever see Heaven.
No amount of forcing people to believe it's normal will get a single homosexual into Heaven. Just because you repeat a lie over and over does not make it the truth.
So the world rages. What's more, the whole LGBTQ group doesn't get it that in as much as they are being used by Satan, that even he uses other religions to kill them! In many religions if it's learned that a person is a homosexual they will be killed. Not accepted, killed. Not celebrated, killed. That dominating religion known as Islam that is spreading like the disease that it is, teaches that homosexuals should be killed. Everyone in the news that promotes LGBTQ is a target to them. Oh but they think they are safe here in the United States from such things.
Well, look again. At the time of 9/11 nobody thought we would ever see practicing Muslims in any significant office of our Government. Yet today they are there. Their influence is slow but it's not going away anytime soon.
In Revelation it's shown that the world will hold fast to their sexual sins. Even in the face of KNOWING they are up against God.
Look at the world around you. Jesus said that the day nor the hour will anyone know concerning His return. But He DID say you will know it's near when you see certain things happening. Everything He said would be happening is now happening.
The time is now. The time is near for His return. If you have not placed your faith and trust in Jesus Christ alone, you will be here when the Church is raptured. You will be left behind to face the hellish next 7 years. Billions dying. Not millions, billions. Judgement is coming.
Turn today towards your Savior. Claim His free gift of Salvation. Get your name written down in the Lamb's book of Life.
Turn away from a life of sin. Only Jesus can heal you and only He can save you.
Remember He loved you so much that He died for you. He took on the penalty of sin. He took your place. But you have to want it. You have to receive it. You have to ask for it.
I don't get discouraged by today's headlines.
I am convinced that soon this life will be no more. That my Savior is coming for me.
A great earthquake will happen with the Rapture...my belief is that earthquake will be caused by the joy of countless believers in Heaven roaring with shouts, knowing the reason Jesus is getting up from His Throne is to come here to receive His own. I just believe that amount of joy will spill over to this world.
Rejoice in the Lord and again I say Rejoice.