Saturday, December 5, 2020
In these troubling times where to look for hope?
In these troubling times
Test all things; hold fast what is good.
Abstain from every form of evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:21–22
Hold fast to what is good, or the world will take it away. Satan is the relentless enemy of good. When he saw that what God gave Adam and Eve was good, he set about to take it away from them. When he saw that King David was pleasing to God, he attempted to destroy David's relationship with God. Never take the good in your life for granted. If you do not hold on to it firmly, it may be lost.
People will challenge the good that you are practicing. They may criticize you for your moral stand, your child rearing, your use of money, or your involvement in church. Time pressures will attack the good in your life. Your time to pray, study Scripture, be with your family, and serve in your church will all be pressured by the many other time demands you face. You may give generously to your church and other Christian causes, but you will be tempted to spend your money selfishly and minimize the good you are doing with your finances.
Scripture reveals the solution for holding on to what is good—abstain from every form of evil. Evil robs you of what God intends for you. A spouse and family are great blessings, but the evil of adultery can rob you of the good that God has given. Prayer is a wonderful gift from God. Yet sin robs the power of prayer (Isa. 1:15). If you will not abstain from evil, it will rob you of the good things God has given. God's commandments do not restrict you: they free you to experience God's best. Diligently abstain from every form of evil, and you will be free to enjoy every good thing God has for you. - Blackaby Experiencing God Day by Day
Well in that this is my second posting today it's plain to see that God still has a message for someone out there. Waking me up in the middle of the night to write the first that still resonates to this post.
It's not a matter of if Jesus returns, but of when. It's not a matter of if you will be found doing something by Him, but what you will be found doing. It's not a matter of any kind of if, because it's a certainty, Jesus Christ WILL be returning.
This world has been plotting and planning for the times in which we find ourselves for over 100 years. The technological development and advancements seem, at least on the surface, to be for the benefit of mankind. Which is true if you aren't a believer in Jesus Christ.
Manipulation has always been the chief driving force in Satan's affairs with men and women. How to get God's creation to worship him and not God. How to get to the Throne of God to make it his own.
The very foods and medications that have been developed in the last 200 years have a hidden, secretive, side to them.
Look at the reality of Satan's ambitions and desires. He is not omnipotent, not omnipresent, not omni anything.
He isn't creative, he is only experimentive. As things work for his aim and plan he works at perfecting it for the next generation. He is also hindered by the Holy Spirit. He cannot just go and do what he wants against a child of God without permission. The Spirit of God is what stands in the gap between the Tribulation starting that's written in the Bible and the life you live today. Once He steps aside the judgments of God will come, but not before the Rapture of the Church.
You are among those being manipulated.
Those in the darkness that is spoken of in the Gospels.
Be fully aware! There is no simple dislike by Satan concerning both the Jewish people and Christians. This isn't just some festering bad mood nor is it as simple as an anger issues. This is full on hatred that is AT the point of wanting genocide of both groups of people by Satan. He wants everyone who will not worship him to die.
Oh? You say you don't worship anyone? You say you don't believe in either God nor Satan? Congratulations you now see that you are well entrenched in Satan's desire for you. Great discussion has happened both in the Church and outside of it concerning "the mark of the beast" as mentioned in Revelation. Dear reader, if you are still here after the Rapture, you will have little choice in taking that mark or not. As assuredly as you need air to breathe if you continue to reject Jesus as your Savior, if you are here at that moment you will either take that mark, and thus condemn your soul to Hell, or refuse and receive the penalty for rejecting it. No ability to buy or sell anything. No way to get food or any such thing. Yes you who remain during the Tribulation will be forced into that decision. I won't be here.
My life, and yours can be too, is hidden in Christ.
Jesus is being patient. The Father is being patient. Just as Jesus stood in the gap to be the propitiation for our sins, making the way for Salvation, the Spirit stands in the gap between the cross and the Tribulation. Once the Father says it's time, then Jesus will come, the dead in Christ will arise first. Those who remain who are alive will be next. Then the Spirit will step aside. Billions will be dying.
My friend, let today be your new Birthday. Let it be today that you come to Christ to be saved. Resist His calling no longer. Open the door of your heart to Jesus and ask Him to come in.
No man can measure the speed of the twinkling of an eye. It's faster than thought or light. You will have no time for to even open your mouth to cry out for a second chance or even to react to the fact that billions have vanished.
People still here will witness people vanishing. The government's of this world will lie through their teeth about where they went. It will be blamed on chemicals, global warming, on drugs, on some psycho babble. People, an insanely as it sounds, WILL believe what those governments will lie about concerning what happened.
The things Jesus said to look for, prior to His return, are happening. It's no coincidence. It is God setting the stage for it all to come down.
Know today where you will spend eternity.
If you don't have that assurance now, in a twinkling of an eye, things will be a whole lot worse.
Manipulation is the name of the game with Satan. If you can't see that, then guess what? You HAVE been manipulated.