Sunday, May 21, 2023

Your Time is Always Ready

Your Time is Always Ready 
by David Brenneman 

"So Jesus said to them, “My time is not yet here, but your time is always ready. The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify about it, that its deeds are evil." John 7:6-7 NASB 

"In Him was life, and the life was the Light of mankind. And the Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not grasp it." John 1:4-5 NASB 

"And this is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the Light; for their deeds were evil." John 3:19 NASB 

Even in this world today we find those who rage at those who dare to believe that Jesus is the Christ.
We find them in their angry stare's at us, find them in the words they choose to use around us.

The same kind of animosity that was shown towards Jesus we will find shown towards us at times.
People will be that way towards us for one of two reasons and it's best that it only be for one reason: doing the will of God in your life.  The other is them being upset with us for doing something we actually did that we shouldn't have done.

It was Jesus's words in that first passage from John that stood out to me this morning.  Many times people will hide behind some other argument when in fact their anger is based on the truth that the Truth said something they didn't instead of taking it out on Jesus they take it out on His representatives.

I found it very funny, at least in my mind, I didn't react publicly, that a self-proclaimed atheist made a statement about people getting irritated by a Church goer talking about God knows what.  If indeed someone were an atheist they wouldn't admit that God knew anything.

This is to not just be a poke at the situation I found myself in, but it is to make a point of what the Scriptures already say.   Besides the passage that says "the fool says in his heart that there is no God".  The passages that say that creation itself testifies to the truth of God.  People know. People choose to turn away from the Light.  People get mad at those who choose to step towards the Light.

People in this world in which we live LOVE to marvel at their wonder of their own brilliance. 
People in this world in which we live LOVE to celebrate the greatness of their own achievements.
People in this world hate it when those who stand on the Word of God do so and it means showing them that their way of living, the choices that they've made...are sin in the eyes of God.

Right now the world is certainly embracing and celebrating AI.  Artificial Intelligence. It's been around for quite a few decades in the background.  Simple machinations that do simple tasks.  But can have it at your fingertips in your computer, on your phone to do YOUR bidding.  Or so you think. It's tendrils of Satan's masterpiece.  That's what it is.  It's Satan's orchestrations of mankind to create his idea of life.  Life that has no morals.  I've been convinced for many decades that the Abomination that is setup in the Temple is an Artificial Intelligence of a kind that is greater than we've seen yet.  And we've indeed seen some amazing things that ChatGPT and it's variants have done in recent months.

To keep from the technical ChatGPT is software that you supposedly control and get to do your bidding.  The groundwork for the 'thrill' was played out in science fiction movies.   Now you can do it yourself!  Oh joy.  NOT.  

Where there are no morals there is extreme danger.  Control without mercy or grace.  The current writer's strike has something connected to AI.  Writers thinking they are going to be out of a job because that AI can write whatever television sitcoms that executives want without all the hassle of paying someone.  Which isn't far from the truth.  The right kind of AI CAN be told what is wanted and it CAN write something for a specific target audience.  

Backing up a bit...this AI thing IS slowly gaining control of so much of our civilization, it's honestly a matter of time before it 'wakes up' entirely.  Some see what I'm saying as being a conspiracy but it's not. It's of this world so therefore it's of Satan and not of God.  It's main push is control.  There is no secret that that's why AI was supposedly created.  To take control of processes and activities in a way that the creator needed in order to save time, energy and effort.  To remove the human equation from those things.  To be more 'efficient' and to remove human error.

The world is fulfilling Biblical prophecy.  John couldn't understand all that he was writing about in the book of Revelation.  He wrote and described as best he could with what he understood at the time.

While the world hates Christian's God's plan still marches on.  While the Believer is the workmanship of's Satan's work to try to slow or stop that from happening.  To entice, to sway, to attack by whatever means to prevent the eyes of the Believer being on the Savior.

Our time is always opportune.  We know not when either Jesus is returning or if the next breath we take is our last in this life.  We make very very arrogant assumptions by saying we will do this or will do that.  We allow ourselves a cracked door for the devil to put his foot into at times because we believe we've got this when situations arise.  When people are excessively critical of us we turn and run rather than take a stand on the Word of God.  It's what happens to many.  In the interests of things...quite often when someone DOES turn and run because of those who were excessively critical...Satan offers up something that those people REALLY want and helps to make it happen.  Making them believe that they've achieved success.

Jesus said "Woe to you when all the people speak well of you; for their fathers used to treat the false prophets the same way."  Luke 6:26 NASB.  

Our time is always opportune especially when we choose to stand firm in the faith.  When we are stubbornly holding onto the truths of God's Word.  When we press on towards that upward call in Christ Jesus when life keeps throwing things at us.  When this isn't going the way we thought or that isn't.  When the temptation is to talk ourselves into using 'tools' of this world to further our careers and it's not God's Will for us to do so. 

To be clear, as far as my stance on it, and for those of you who do not know, I have an extensive computer background and an extensive electronics background.  I've been a fan of many things science fiction...and even I won't touch anything intentionally for these ChatGPT things that are offered.  

I mentioned earlier that they are tendrils of Satan.  That's all that this world is moving towards...Satan's control of mankind to get mankind to worship him.  Those that don't or won't, Satan wants out of the picture...permanently.  He cannot outright go after Believers in any way he sees fit, he must seek permission.  Read the book of Job.  He cannot do anything outside the will of God either. But make no mistake we ARE heading towards the final culmination of human history. We ARE at the doorstep of the events of the book of Revelation.  The time IS very VERY opportune for the return of Christ Jesus to take home His Church.  

People will read this and call it all impossible. Impossible!  Really? You thought a modern day pandemic was impossible too and yet here we are.  You thought many things that weren't possible a decade ago are happening now.   Why would you be so adamant that these things can't happen when you thought all that HAS happened in your life time couldn't happen either...yet did.

Jesus said that our time is always opportune.  There DOES come a time in the life of a Believer...prior to the Rapture of the Church happening...when that time arrives.  

I was listening to Alistair Begg yesterday and it was about the arrival of the thief on the cross whom Jesus said would be with Him in paradise.  The most important thing was: he was there only because Jesus said he could come.  It had nothing to do with doctrines of the Church or worldly ideas and notions.  

Jesus is at the door of the hearts of millions in this world gently knocking and asking if He can come in.
Jesus is ready to stand up and come for His Church.   He's even now still obeying the will of His Father by sitting until His Father says it's time.  

Do not marvel at the world's achievements nor marvel at what ideas they think they can come up with to 'save humanity'.   Look very very closely...ALL and I do mean ALL of their ideas mean YOU giving up control of your way of thinking and your way of life in order to further THEIR ideas and my Dear Reader THAT path leads to ONLY what Satan wants in this world: for YOU to worship Him.  

Jesus is coming soon...are you ready now to stand before Him? 
Are you looking forward to meeting Jesus or are you terrified of that idea?
Are you angry at all that anyone who's a Believer stands for or is your heart open to listen?

Our time is always opportune.  As for me and my house...we're ready to step into eternity and be with Jesus.  What about you?

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