Consider, 11 poor disciples, with 112 rag tag followers, with no social clout, no power, who loved radically and with no blog or newspaper began a revolution with word of mouth. Even under persecution they turned Roman society on it’s head. Why? for one man who touched them in way no other, Jesus who is God in the form of man. They began something that is alive still today, it is something we should take very seriously. The Bible has been proven over and over historically, archaeologically, time and time again, the proof so convincing it converted athiests and agnostics hell bent of disproving it. What divine truth.
My mom who is 91 and of another generation has been a treasure trove of books and literature that guide me. She came to Jesus as a young woman and mother with her husband who had lived his life for himself and found destruction. When they discovered God’s live in the milking parlor via gospel radio their family life changed. They were already parents and taught their kids all that they learned. By the time I was born in 1969, my parents had bloomed into disciples and dedicated their final seed to God’s service. I am she, the youngest and a prodigal.
I have told so much of my story, and my early knowledge of God was one of a child but was accurate, however my life was hijacked by the devil and his tricks being played in the lives of believers. In this life I found my hell, enough of it to turn back a changed person. Hell is you completely alone, you hear only your own voice, you speak and noone understands you instead they parrot their own pain back to you with no compassion. Memories are endless but not good ones, they go away. All that is left is despair, failure, disappointments, deceiful acts, pain you caused, hurt that happened because of you, damage to others lives that you caused becomes louder and louder and nothing stops the relentless anguish. All that I could see was my folly and how I squandered the gifts I was given. I was lost, unable to save myself and the only way out was a bullet. Grace found me there. I picked up my father’s Bible, prayed shamelessly and opened everything I thought I had hidden from God. I was forced to re-examine my life, sudddenly balancing on the scales of what matters in God’s eyes I realized I had squandered and sowed pain.
There are 2 kinds of works in this life, God classifies them in His Word. Gold, Silver and Precious Stones are acts to the Glory of God, all for the sake of Jesus. The other is Wood, Hay, Stubble are acts for our earthly fame, honor, praise to self backed by selfish reasons. If our works are abiding, we gain a reward, if they can be burned we recieve loss of our soul. 2 Corinthians 5:10 says we ALL will appear at the judgement seat of Christ to account for the acts while in the vessel. Realize in 2 John 8-11 we are told believers who support the enemies of Jesus will lose not his soul but his reward. Christians who support a church not standing in the doctrine of Christ Jesus risen will lose their reward. Narrow is the gate, pray and discern my friends.
1 Corinthians 5:10 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
2 Timothy 4:7,8 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.
As God’s servants and stewards we are Saved so that we can SERVE not to be idle. If you are not the hands and feet, if you are not loving, you are not obeying. If you are stuck in unforgiveness or pride, know that is not of God.
Why should we obey God? Because we are free, the death of Jesus has blotted out our sins, when we believe in Him. Isaiah 44:22 “I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.” Isaiah 43:25 “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.” Hebrews 8:12 “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” What a beautiful gift of freedom, but with freedom comes responsibility, a great deal of it and I fear that this is no longer being preached. Evil has entered the North American church and disease spreads in the darkness, I will expose it to the light. I can do nothing less now that I understand the truth about my own Salvation. I am a woman changed by the truth. Things change around me as a result, I stand in amazement and in humble respect for God who loves me without condition.
2 Peter 3:10 says “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.” Noone likes to talk about judgement, that doesn’t sit well in society so we omit it.
Consider this, our air is made up of gasses. Oxygen and Nitrogen, the 2 most combustible gases, it also caontains water which contains hydrogen and oxygen. Our atmosphere is a storehouse of fire, Is it waiting for ignition? The earth is part of creation, God never said he’d destroy it, Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. Ecclesiastes 1:4. And it will be inherited by the meek according to the gospel of Matthew. We are created in the image of God, even Jesus told his disciples after the resurrection, handle me, feed me, prove I am not a spirit. We will be glorified humans, recreated to bear God’s likeness, we are clay being shaped through the adversity and trials of life. We crave perfection as that is our destination, it is hunger we are born with for Heaven, for being what we were created to be, the world get’s in the way. Hell is real but it was not created for men, earth was. God wants man to repent of his love of self, we obey the will that is played by Satan, humans are not devils nor are bad ones the devils angels. God allows those who “choose” to live in sin to follow satan into the eternity prepared for him. The will is in the way, God’s hands are tied, it is up to us. We do not end up in Heaven by accident not do we stumble there, it is a place prepared for believers and only those who are prepared will go there. Belief in Jesus Christ is the doorway to Heaven as stated in John 1:12,13 “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.
Revelation 2 and 3 discuss the church and the falling away,thousands of years later, all very relevant, not much has changed. The Gospel of Jesus is still watered down and manipulated. If your church is not preaching the gospel I am advising you to speak to the pastor and if that does not resolve it, leave. Warn a decisive man once and if he ignores you, walk away. Not my words, Gods. Todays churches are leaving Jesus out as well as the power of His blood and the second coming of Christ. Instead many churches and it’s followers are embracing rainbows. Let’s be very, very clear. Rainbows were used 4 times in the Bible. In Genesis 9 after the flood as a sign that water would no longer consume the earth as it did in Noah’s time. In Ezekiel 1:26-28 when he gazed on the glory of God. 3rd in Revelation 10 the angel that appeared wore a rainbow. And 4th in Revelation 4:13, a rainbow encircles the Throne of God. The throne is a symbol of Justice and Righteousness and the rainbow represents mercy. God tells us mercy is extended to man until the curtain of time comes to a close.
Let’s be very clear, the church as it is today is not the church discussed in the Bible. It is not attended, nor does it have members, it is made up of fully born again believers. Be cautious what you hold onto as truth and where you align yourself. Pride goes before the fall. Gay pride attached to rainbows will not get a pass into the kingdom of Heaven. There is no self love there and “my way and wants” is self love, period. I loved to get my wine buzz on and shop but it takes me away from my purpose, get rid of anything that keeps you from the love of God and His favor, no person, object or substance should be in the way of God’s Sovereign will. We must stop twisting scripture to fit our wants.
We all will face judgement, the laws in our country were designed around God’s word and they knew mercy and justice had to exist together, we are coming to an age where even that is falling apart. We all will face the throne of God with Jesus reigning in judgement and mercy. 2 Corinthians 5:10 says, For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
This is not judging if you are saved or lost, this is for believers about custodianship and stewardship.
The Bible clearly reveals the truth but you must read it.
But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. Matthew 12:36
You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. Romans 14:10
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Galatians 6:7
Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ. Collossians 3:24
For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work. If any man’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. 2 Corinthians 3:11-15
For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done. Matthew 16:27
Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:11-15
It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Hebrews 10:31
It is very clear that the Lord wants us to repent, He loves us unconditionally but he wants us to be holy, like Him. He has given us Jesus who gave all to save the lost, to save mankind from destruction. “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10
Christians are stumbling toward hell over the simplicity of the gospel. Why do we keep looking for a feeling or a great thing to do? Who are you doing it for? God knows your motives, the underneath of your intention, nothing is hidden. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8,9
We are here by Grace to bring souls home, break the deception of the world run by satan and his legions that control the air. It will pass away (Revelation 21:1) and earth will be purified, renovated and re-created but not completely destroyed. Ecclesiastes 1:4 Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. God will perfect His kingdom, whether you remain depends on if you can abide while you are here and not get tied up in the nonsense.
I am a consumer, I have tasted and seen, I have seen enough to allow me to realize none of this is real. Money, industry, social status, possessions, careers and businesses all will pass away. The human soul is eternal like it or not and you choose how the story ends. Choices.
I speak in complete love to break the strongholds satan and his lies have placed over us. When you live unaware in the world the ties to your soul are what keep you on that culdesac of doing, being and trying. I close with this. Let go or be dragged.