Thursday, October 28, 2021

What's to be Spiritually Seen

What's to be Spiritually Seen 
By David Brenneman 

"This is what the Lord says:
“Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind
And makes flesh his strength,
And whose heart turns away from the Lord.
For he will be like a bush in the desert,
And will not see when prosperity comes,
But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness,
A land of salt that is not inhabited.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
And whose trust is the Lord.
For he will be like a tree planted by the water
That extends its roots by a stream,
And does not fear when the heat comes;
But its leaves will be green,
And it will not be anxious in a year of drought,
Nor cease to yield fruit.

“The heart is more deceitful than all else

And is desperately sick;

Who can understand it?
I, the Lord, search the heart,
I test the mind,
To give to each person according to his ways,
According to the results of his deeds." Jeremiah 17:5-10 NASB 

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever." Hebrews 13:8

Reading the headlines or even if you don't, and you focus on your own little world, these words ought to both mean something to you and trigger a reaction in you towards another passage. 

"but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; 16 because it is written: “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:15-16

In no way nor place do we see nor read of the words of Jesus needing to be rethought to mean something new because of changing times and seasons.  

In today's world people are indeed seeking a Spiritual connection, towards a Spiritual leader. But most don't realize the one they seek isn't Jesus Christ.  They are seeking a Spiritual Leader who tells them what they want to hear and to see in a god. 

Satan's been trying to create life in his own image through artificial intelligence. The things created when so questioned and empowered, show a ruthless slant against anything right true and good according to God's Word. The undercurrent of the views of AI is negativity. 

I believe this is Satan's second run at creating artificial intelligence. My personal belief is that pre-flood Earth was far more advanced than we are today.  Too much evidence has survived the Great Flood to prove it.

Go back into the words Jeremiah wrote.  Look again at what was written in the New Testament.  We laugh and joke about the things of this world that are evil in the core of what they are.  We don't see a Church that holds true to the core values of what it began with. We see every prediction of what the end times stated were going to happen, happening. 

We see people who are lovers of themselves. We see everything written about the behavior of mankind happening before our eyes. Rather than praying all the more earnestly about such things we either put our heads in the sand or try to put a positive spin on it minus any truth about judgment to come.  Surely we don't want to offend anyone!

Jesus said if the world hated Him they would hate you too. 

Jesus said to expect the world to have a problem with those who believe. So we now see candy coated unoffensive so-called Churches and so-called Christians who do their best to camouflage who they are in Christ to keep others from finding out.

I am guilty of this offense to God myself at times.  More afraid of the ramifications than I was of being the light I was called to be.

Are you at all trying to look to blend into the world rather than be a light?

Read that verse from Jeremiah. Your heart is deceitful. So is mine. Apart from allowing the Spirit to rule in our hearts we can't trust ourselves!

We will deceive ourselves into calling things good that are not. We will pursue things that are doing nothing for our sanctification. We will build warehouses to store our worldly goods and then die only for someone else to get them.  Rather than using the blessings we receive to bless someone else. The Churches that Paul wrote to were doing just that.

We don't like to look at that part of Jeremiah where it says that Jesus searches the hearts of mankind.  We like deceiving ourselves into thinking He won't find anything wrong. Oh but He does. 

We compromise here and there, thinking that oh God's grace will cover that. Using grace like an unlimited coupon to keep doing what God's Word said not to.

Consider your ways, as I am being lead to consider my own. 

If you remotely think you aren't deceiving yourself, then you already have been. 

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