Tuesday, November 14, 2023
We do not tell God how it is
We do not tell God how it is
By David Brenneman
We certainly live in a culture that says it has a right to redefine everything. When I read in Job 15:25, and Revelation 16:21...just look around and you can see these people today.
"Because he has stretched out his hand against God And conducts himself arrogantly against the Almighty." Job 15:25.
"And huge hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, came down from heaven upon men; and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, because its plague was extremely severe." Revelation16:21.
Read in what Paul said to Timothy.
"But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these." 2 Timothy 3:1-5 NASB1995
Was skimming through videos yesterday. Caught a person explaining that the Hebrew word for hamas means violence. The guy went on to explain that the world would be filled with violence in the last days. Read what Jesus said, as it was in the days of Noah. Our world is certainly beginning to boil when it comes to violence...not just in the Middle East. This lead me to wonder if what "the fullness of the Gentiles" meant a full boil of violence as it was in the days of Noah.
It's never easy taking a stand for what is right. Certainly not in front of a group of people, let alone an individual. Hatred is easy for those in this world since living in darkness is where they make their life.
Anyone knows that exposure to light after a prolonged time in extreme darkness is painful to the eyes. It hurts. Most people tend to avoid pain.
What people also tend to avoid is accountability. Avoiding taking responsibility for their actions. Finding some way to get out of whatever authority says they've been caught in.
People who have lived apart from God are fully accountable for their own sins. God said it many thousands of years ago and it's still true today.
People who have come to Christ for salvation, these people have had their sins forever forgiven and forever forgotten. Remembered no more. White as no launderer can ever make clean is what the Bible says.
God doesn't bargain.
There is no bargaining posture for those whom need a Savior because God said that everyone needs a Savior, who is only Christ the Lord.
What was sin still is sin. There's no chance of God changing His mind about it. Those who embrace sin and reject Jesus Christ for salvation have but one destination...and it will never be Heaven.
Jesus died because of the will of God to pay for the sins of all mankind, this much is true. However...however...you must come to Christ to ask Him to be the forgiver of your sins and to be Lord of your life. You must ask. Nobody can ask on your behalf. This is a very limited time offer. Once you die, the offer is off the table. Nobody can buy your soul out of Hell. Nobody can pray your soul out of Hell. Nobody can ever bargain with Jesus to get you or anyone else out of Hell. Jesus said He is the only way. There are no other ways to find salvation.
Where are you standing in regards to being saved in Christ Jesus?
Regardless of what you think is going to happen in your day today, that answer is more important than all things you will face today.
You have absolutely no guarantee that you will be able to stand up to get on with your life.
You have absolutely no guarantee that your breathing will continue.
Your very breath is a gift from God...even if you're claiming not to believe in Him. It's still His gift to you because it's not His desire to send anyone to eternal judgment. He desires that all would come to Christ for salvation. He holds the door open until His Father says it's time. Jesus is the door.
The attractiveness of this world is fleeting. As a fragrance in the wind. We find it honestly tiresome to keep pursuing things that make us feel happy. We, by our sin nature, want to be in charge of our lives. We don't want to be told otherwise. Jesus loved the world enough to show the truth. Truth about God and truth about judgment. Truth about sin. Truth about the consequences of sin. He gave extremely vivid examples of what Hell is like. Weeping and gnashing of teeth. People in painful torment.
My Dear Reader, do not let another moment go by without settling this sin issue. Do not let another moment slip by that you cannot get back. Time is running out. You are indeed in need of a Savior, who is only Christ Jesus.
Redefining whatever has been known concerning humanity doesn't alter God's facts about humanity. Human genomes, our DNA, RNA, cannot be rewritten to satisfy a sinful mind.
Won't you come to that door of your heart and let Jesus in today? He's waiting there just for you.
All NASB 1995 and NASB Scripture Excerpts used by permission. (C) Lockman Foundation.