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Rise of the “Selfie” & “Self-Worship”

Back in the 90’s, if you took a photographic “selfie” of any sort, it generally meant you “had no friends”. But here, in the year 2017, the concept of the “selfie” has turned into a whole other meaning, completely. In today’s society & culture, if you DON’T take a “selfie”, it socially means that you have no friends or that you’re “not cool”.

But what exactly is “the core” of a “selfie”? Answer: SELF-WORSHIP/WORSHIP OF SELF! I think alot of people are forgetting that. Today’s culture is all about me, me, me…..How will this or that make ME look? How will such n’ such benefit ME? What’s in it for ME? How does this relationship/job/friendship/etc. benefit ME?

Not to sound too brash here but today’s people are just IN LOVE WITH THEMSELVES! You go to someone’s Facebook page, for instance, and they have a bazillion photos of themselves from every which angle. And just think: They have to personally download/upload EACH and every single one. Plus some of the photos are even duplicates!

Now, don’t get me wrong here……I’m not saying that EVERY single person on Facebook is self-absorbed or that Facebook is the Devil or anything like THAT….But, over time, Facebook has evolved from its very humble beginnings to slowly becoming a more and more “self-absorbed media platform/narcissist’s dream”, as time goes on.  

And then you have Youtube. People that both “worship” Youtube (as though it’s some sort of “god”, I kid you not) and people that “utilize” Youtube to BE worshiped by others. Just think of all those videos from what I call “the million viewers club”. If they get over a million views on their video, then they’re eligible to be a Youtube partner and get payed a cut from “each” and every view of their videos (from how I understand it?) Basically, Youtube has become a “fame gone mad” type thing.

And these people that make millions of Youtube videos each year and make money off them………am I judging them? No. Not at all. But I DO kind’ve feel sorry for them in a small sense. Because when they say things like, “I’d like to think my subscribers”, or do crazy/dangerous things because their “subscribers asked them to”, etc., it’s like they’re turning to PEOPLE/SUBS for fulfillment, instead of to something much bigger and greater than them (i.e. Jesus Christ/Salvation) for fulfillment. And it just breaks my heart! They have NO IDEA of what they’re missing out on! 

But again, it’s really no different than the feeling that many famous celebrities feel when people “worship them”. Over time, they start to feel invisible and start worshiping THEMSELVES! And personally, Satan couldn’t be more the happier when that happens for it means just one more for the “eternal burn pile”, someday.

Think of Satan like the bad kid that acts up in class. He KNOWS he’s going to get in trouble with the teacher for “being bad” and be punished “real bad” afterwards but he wants to try to corrupt as many of the “good kids” in the class that he possibly can so that THEY get punished, too. His stealthy “warfare tactics” know no bounds! 

Self-worship is something that Satan was originally guilty of, up in heaven, during “The Fall”. So now, Satan wants humans to be like HIM: a self-deluded, self-worshiping creature! A creature who’s ANGRY with God/Jesus Christ, ANGRY with the bible & its commandments/decrees and ANGRY with everything that’s righteous & holy!

He’s likely full of “silent fear”. I think deep within the depths of his being, he KNOWS he can never be equal to God/Jesus Christ and he fears losing! But he likely masks that fear with DENIAL & DEFIANCE! For, he likely reasons, if he can mask his fear with denial & defiance, perhaps no-one (especially humans) will ever know how secretly “running scared” he is, underneath it all.

But going back to the concept of what I’ll call “selfie worship/self-worship” among the human race. Narcissism/Vanity & Pride are two of Satan’s top traits and now he’s trying to make as many human beings like this as possible! Why? To take them away from Almighty God/Jesus Christ/Salvation!

Because believe it or not folks, OUR suffering (physical, emotional & spiritual) pleases Satan! In fact, he’s quite HAPPY knowing that several humans will be thrown into the lake of fire at God’s Judgement, someday! He’s HAPPY knowing that several people are being snatched from Jesus Christ on a daily basis! He’s nothing short of evil/evil-minded!

Not to mention that people are SO hung up on taking “the perfect selfie” photograph these days, that several people have even DIED or gotten SERIOUSLY injured from it! This is NO laughing matter, folks! This is very, very serious!  

http://list25.com/25-people-who-died-while-trying-to-take-a-selfie/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_selfie-related_injuries_and_deaths

But the point I’m trying to make is THIS: Folks, we’re all being preconditioned on a VERY LARGE MASS SCALE to think/do the following:

  1. Worship Self/Be “Selfie-Obsessed”
  2. Worship Other Humans (i.e. Celebrities, Youtube “stars”, etc.)
  3. Accept the LGBT Agenda
  4. Accept the Trans Agenda
  5. Accept the G.S.A. Agenda
  6. Accept the New World Order SYSTEM
  7. Accept Abortion
  8. Accept “Gay Marriage/Gay Adoption/Gay Families”
  9. Accept Anti-Bible Rhetoric & Sentiments 
  10. Accept Mockery of Jesus & Christians
  11. Accept Drugs/Drug Use As “Socially Acceptable”
  12. Accept Any and ALL Liberal/Social Justice Causes
  13. ETC.

In fact, sadly, many of today’s problems have to do with “Social Justice Causes”. And while many “Social Justice Causes” might “seem” good on the surface, most of them are about as evil as can be! They MOCK Christ, they MOCK the bible, they MOCK the traditional family, they MOCK Christianity, plus they align PERFECTLY with Satan’s Will, NOT God’s Will!

For example: Abortion. “Social Justice Warriors” make it “seem” as though the “fight for abortion” is the “fight for women’s rights”. But lets peel back the layers a bit. What DO abortion procedures actually DO? Essentially, they make a pregnant woman an “unpregnant woman” (or rather, the mother of a “dead baby”). And how do they do that? They either stop the babies heart and/or RIP the baby out of the womb with forceps, LIMB BY LIMB! 

And just like selfies, abortion can even be likened to a FORM of “self-worship” (worship of oneself over one’s baby). Now tell me…..Why should women have the right to MURDER their babies? Especially considering that THEY THEMSELVES weren’t aborted in the womb and received the right to life! A baby’s heartbeat starts beating at just 21 DAYS after conception! 3 weeks, folks! 3 weeks! Plus research has shown that babies as young as 8 weeks (and probably even less) can FEEL PAIN! 

And yet, some of these “Social Justice Warriors” are trying to advocate for abortion at ANY point during pregnancy, even up until birth! THAT’S SPIRITUALLY DISGUSTING, FOLKS! What a “murderous/narcissistic spirit” we have roaming here in America, today! 

When a person decides who lives and who dies (think Euthanasia, for instance), that could be considered “playing god”. So how is abortion any different? If a woman’s right to “convenience” trumps a baby’s right to live, the woman (in a direct sense) is “playing god” (rather she realizes it or not). She’s worshiping her own body/reproductive system, rather than the one True God [Jesus Christ Almighty] who CREATED her reproductive system for marriage/children purposes! 

Selfies and vacation pics (in and of themselves) aren’t inherently evil, it’s oftentimes the intent behind posting them on social media that makes them evil. If I, for example, have a friend take a picture of me in front of a building in Germany and me and that friend/immediate family members are the only ones that see it, that’s one thing. But if I’m posting it on social media to “brag” about and “showcase” my so-called Germany vacation to the world wide web, that’d be quite another thing, altogether.

Now, if I were to somehow give glory to Jesus Christ FOR the so-called Germany vacation and showcased THAT thankfulness on social media under the picture captions or something, that would be ONE thing. But lets face it. Most people who post HUNDREDS of images on social media of, for example, their vacation to France, want other people to see “how great their life is”. Am I wrong, here? 

Which reminds me of some of the Youtube vloggers. Some of them are showcasing their entire lives on Youtube (everything from the first date to the kitchen sink and everything in between). And true, they might possibly be making money from those videos (which might be why they do it in the first place) but what many psychologists are saying these days is that these people are unfulfilled in their normal day-to-day lives. So for them, Youtube/social media is like an alternate universe where they can be something, be “someone”.

But folks, that’s what the sad thing is, really. Today’s “secular culture” (especially among young people) is UNFULFILLING. Today’s young people keep searching for that someone or something that will make them feel complete:

  1. “If I get a million subscribers on Youtube, I’ll feel complete”
  2. “If the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage, I’ll feel complete”
  3. “If I meet that special someone, I’ll feel complete”
  4. “If I get that raise or become famous, I’ll feel complete”
  5. “If I get that movie or TV part, I’ll feel complete”
  6. “If I get so many likes on my Facebook post/status, I’ll feel complete”
  7. “If I get married and have 1-3 kids, I’ll feel complete”
  8. ETC. 

But THEN what happens, folks? What happens when the thing happens? They’re STILL not “complete”. There’s a big gap of RESTLESSNESS in their lives and that gap can ONLY be filled/fulfilled by Jesus Christ Almighty! It sounds cliché but it’s true! 

Selfies and worship of self are not just about “vanity”, “pride” and “fitting in”. They’re about “popularity”. They’re about finding fulfillment IN people/social status, rather than in Jesus Christ. Just like Social Justices causes are about finding fulfillment in everything BUT Jesus Christ. 

The next time you or a loved one goes to take a “selfie” or do a Youtube video or post your “vacation pics” on Facebook, ask yourself the following three questions:

1). WHY am I doing this? What is my PRIME motivation?

2). AM I doing this to be “popular”, “seem cool”, or to “get attention?” 

3). Does what I’m doing bring glory to Jesus Christ at all? If not, then why am I still doing it?

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men SHALL BE LOVERS OF THEIR OWN SELVES, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are goodTraitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of GodHaving a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” – [2 Timothy 3: 1-5]

SIN PRIDE: THE CANCER DESTROYING AMERICA & THE WORLD FROM WITHIN

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, PROUD, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of GodHaving a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away”

–  2 Timothy 3: 1-5 [2nd book of Timothy, chapter 3, verses 1-5]

 

What is SIN? It is defined as: an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law

What is DIVINE LAW? Answer: a law that is believed to come directly from God. 

And what is PRIDE? Answer: a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.

In short, “sin”, in and of itself, is the DELIBERATE OR UNINTENTIONAL violation of God’s law (the 10 commandments, etc.) Therefore, “sin pride” is TAKING PERSONAL PLEASURE IN SIN and being PROUD of it. (Do the words “Gay Pride” ring a bell, for example?)

The gay/transgender movement is the SPIRITUAL CANCER WHICH HAS TAKEN OVER THE LAND, HERE IN AMERICA AND AROUND THE WORLD. Look at any Gay Pride rally today (which should effectively be called SODOMY PRIDE, since what they’re advocating is SODOMY) and what do you SEE? The following:

  GAY PRIDE8 GAY PRIDE10 GAY PRIDE21 GAY PRIDE11

But ask many people today what “sin” IS or what the 10 commandments even ARE, many have never even HEARD of such things!

And what many people DON’T realize is that the whole entire Gay/Transgender Movement (in and of ITSELF) was DESIGNED by Satan and his demons in order to tear apart the concept of “traditional marriage” and the “traditional family”. It’s TRUE, folks……..Examine the following:

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http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/04/29/lesbian-activists-surprisingly-candid-speech-gay-marriage-fight-is-a-lie-to-destroy-marriage/

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https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/foremost-uk-gay-activist-admits-there-is-no-gay-gene

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Plus we are also now witnessing the “Me Generation”. During the 90’s and early 2000’s, parents were instructed to fill their kids with self-esteem, etc. But NOW, it’s come as a SEVERE price. Today’s young generation now feels ENTITLED….(as a whole). It’s all about THEM…..What THEY want, what THEY feel, what THEY think……..it is no longer about God/Jesus Christ and God’s written Word/the bible….

The elite falsely got many Christian parents back in the 90’s and early to mid-00’s to think that it was better if they did NOT raise their child in the faith from the time they were very little, but instead “let the child decide, when they got older”. And look where that got us, folks! A new generation of young people that does NOT have the fear OR honor of God/Jesus Christ in them, etc.! Scary, indeed!

Not to mention that many of those parents in question had lukewarm faith to begin with, which is WHY they ended up not raising their child in the faith, from the time when they were little. And by the time many of these parents DO try to talk to their kids about the faith/salvation in Jesus Christ, it’s too late, the child, at 12-18, has already made their mind up that there is no God, etc.

So essentially, what was happening there, is that the child, WHEN they were very young, saw firsthand that their parent(s) were a “nominal Christian” and didn’t really consider Salvation in Jesus Christ that important enough to teach them. And maybe some of these children even WANTED to learn about Jesus Christ from their parents/pastors but society, at that time, was trying to dumb down the schools/education system and dumb down the faith……even trying to go so far as to proclaim teaching your young child about faith when they were little was somehow “child abuse” of sorts.

So many parents and pastors caved in and complied with “secular society’s” demands, many having lukewarm faith themselves. So many a child in question grew up thinking,Well, I guess faith in Jesus Christ isn’t that important. I guess all people will go to heaven, someday, so it’s not really a big deal and that was that. The child then grew up to have a SECULAR view of the world and of Christian religion. Who’s fault is that, folks?

Facebook, Youtube and Instagram (in general) are just LOADED with “boasting statements” of “I have such a wonderful husband”, “I have x amount of subscribers”, “my kid graduated at the top of his class”, etc. And lets be honest. Most of us don’t even stop to think about what it really means (behind the spiritual scenes)……and that is, ONE person in the human race, by making those types of boasting statements, are (intentionally or even unintentionally), pitting themselves ABOVE others……as if to be “seen” by them in an extraordinary way…..

In fact, my soul weeps bitter tears for those with daily vlogs/those who undertake dangerous “Youtube challenges”…..especially when they make verbal statements such as “you guys are awesome”, “you guys are what I’m doing this for”, etc. In short, these poor people are the living, breathing example of John 12:43 which states: For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God”

But again, even if someone had a CHRISTIAN daily vlog, I’d have to wonder at their motivations for doing so. Because Jesus Christ tells us in Matthew 6:1 “Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven”

But IF ONLY these poor souls realized how much Jesus Christ loves them. For John 3:16 SPECIFICALLY states the following: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life“. And if they’d put their faith, trust and love into Jesus Christ, INSTEAD of in Youtube or mankind, they’d find that the eternal love of Jesus Christ FAR SURPASSES any form of “temporal love” or appreciation given by man/mankind. For though those many subscribers help them rake in the $$$ and feel “valued”, those subscribers can NOT save that person’s soul from hell. ONLY Jesus Christ can do THAT….

Which brings me to my next point. The people of today are TOTALLY NARCISSISTIC (as a whole). They don’t CARE about the “sin(s)” in their life……There’s no sense of GUILT or SHAME, anymore……People are even OPENLY going to adultery sites these days, such as Ashley Madison, etc. Many young people today are bragging about how “drunk” they can get or how many people they’ve “layed”, or what hard-core drugs they can do, etc. People (as a whole) don’t seem to care about WHAT they do or WHO they hurt, in the process.

In fact, the following three articles HIGHLIGHT this point:

Teacher blames school for not stopping her year-long affair with teenage student

https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/32165804/teacher-mary-beth-haglin-blames-washington-high-school-cedar-rapids-iowa-for-not-stopping-her-sexual-relationship-with-teen-boy-17/#page1

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Teacher gets pregnant after affair with boy, 13, claims that boy’s parents were OK with affair

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/teacher-gets-pregnant-after-affair-with-boy-13-9xvxt5scm

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‘Affluenza’ DUI Case: What Happened Night of the Accident That Left 4 People Dead & Beyond

http://abcnews.go.com/US/affluenza-dui-case-happened-night-accident-left-people/story?id=34481444

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(Plus, some people don’t even know what “sin” IS, sadly)….but in fact, the ones that KNOW they’re sinning against God/Jesus Christ? They’re PROUD of it……They FLAUNT IT…….they see NOTHING wrong with it and worse still, they JUSTIFY it, while also thinking that they’re ENTITLED to it…….yes, ENTITLED…….examine any “gay pride rally”, like I said or any of the following headlines down below: (Headlines that shock and horrify the “biblical mind”)

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http://abc30.com/news/police-son-charged-with-incest-tried-to-save-mom-from-abuse-in-clovis-new-mexico/1466105/

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/brother-and-sister-reveal-incestuous-relationship-live-on-spanish-tv-a6985356.html

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What REALLY gets me about the news articles up above is THE DEGREE that the people in them JUSTIFY their actions and feel ENTITLED to them. Oh, we can’t help it, therefore, we should be able to INDULGE in one another/in our “sin” of incest! THE SIX PEOPLE ABOVE HAVE NO SHAME!!!! And the “secular world/society” is saying, Why SHOULD they have any shame about their deeds? What they are doing is RIGHT and JUST, in the world’s eyes!”

Reminds me of the passage in Isaiah 5:20-25 which states: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitterWoe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him

Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of IsraelTherefore is the anger of the Lord kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still”

 

And remember, it’s a sign of the times that we’re living in the LAST DAYS, when people start calling good (i.e. the 10 commandments/God/the bible) “evil” and evil (i.e. sodomy/lust/incest/murder) “good”.

In fact, the devil’s even got a new buzzword for what society is now slowly starting to deem “justified incest”: G.S.A. (which stands for Genetic Sexual Attraction). Because the devil wants YOU, the reader, and EVERY human out there, to come to the mindset of, Oh….they can’t really help it…..it’s not like they were raised that way……oh…….I guess technically that they should be able to do this then, since they can’t help it“. [CAN’T HELP IT? REALLY??? ARE YOU SERIOUS? IS SOMEBODY POINTING A GUN TO THEIR HEAD, SAYING “PARTAKE YOURSELVES **NOW** IN INCEST OR ELSE?”] What comes NEXT, folks? Will people also soon start justifying cases such as the following?

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-shares-details-sexual-relationship-dolphin-article-1.1825434

They’ve ALREADY started justifying BIOLOGICAL MEN going into WOMEN’S RESTROOMS (Target, Obama administration) and vice versa. Plus I won’t even mention about the NO GENDER/GENDER-FLUID MOVEMENT, as most biblically-minded people realize that it’s a DIRECT ATTACK on God Almighty/the bible/the “traditional family”.

Folks, it’s not just SIN that’s taken over our nation here in America (and across the world) but rather, the PRIDE of sin. And in God’s Almighty eyes, the PRIDE of sin is practically worse than the sin ITSELF. Because to do something bad is ONE thing. But to do something bad and to FEEL GOOD/JUSTIFIED/ENTITLED about it? That’s a whole other thing, altogether.

Let us think back on the story of Cain and Abel in Genesis. And think about Cain’s “haughty” response to Almighty God in Genesis 4:9 “And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? Notice the PRIDE and the ARROGANCE in such a statement! Think how much DIFFERENTLY it would’ve been for Cain if he had fallen on his knees before the Lord and HUMBLY ADMITTED HIS SIN! Things might’ve played out differently, then.

Obama once remarked in one of his speeches that “we are no longer just a Christian nation”, which would imply “we are no longer a Christian nation”. In other words, he was stating that we are now a “multi-faith nation”. Think about those words for a bit. Think about the LONG-TERM spiritual implications, there. What he’s REALLY saying, behind the scenes, is that this great American nation, NO LONGER honors God/Jesus Christ the way it once did. That should send shivers down the spine of EVERY God-fearing American in this country (and even around the world!)

For NOW, we (as a nation) and even as a WORLD, have become likened unto CAIN, who sheepily replied onto Almighty God, I know not, am I my brother’s keeper? At ONE time, we were a God-fearing, God-honoring “ABEL”. And the Lord was pleased and BLESSED this nation. But now that SIN and more specifically, the PRIDE OF SIN, has overtaken this country and this world, we are now likened onto a “CAIN”. And the Lord’s Wrath was upon Cain. And so NOW, the Lord’s Wrath is upon America (and the world)…..ofcourse, it’s BEEN on America (and the world) for QUITE SOME TIME NOW and will soon reach a BOILING POINT (assuming it hasn’t, already!)

SATANIC KALI IN NY RAINBOW COLORS ON WHITE HOUSE, END IS NEAR1

But again, humans are prideful by nature. We WANT to feel good about ourselves, our jobs, our talents, our families, etc. We don’t WANT to believe that a holy, righteous God (Jesus Christ) would have the audacity to send US to hell over OUR sins against Him and against one another. However, when a person says to themselves MY Jesus would NEVER send a normal, everyday person to Hell, what they’re really doing is creating a FALSE JESUS THAT THEY’RE COMFORTABLE WITH. And that “false Jesus” is NOT biblical, and provides NO SALVATION. NONE.

Hebrews 12:29 states: “For our God IS a consuming fire”. 

So what does that MEAN, some might ask? It means that Jesus Christ (the true, BIBLICAL Jesus Christ of the bible) is HOLY. He has the power of the universe at his fingertips. And the FIRES OF HELL speak to HIS righteous holyness. Because in HIS righteous judgement, he will send ALL those whose names aren’t written in the Lamb’s Book of Life to the LAKE OF FIRE. However, a person that dies between now and then (whose name isn’t written in the Lamb’s Book of Life) will open up their eyes and discover their soul in HELL. But the fires of hell are NOT eternal…….Revelation 20:14 states: “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death”.

Translation? The fires of hell will merge INTO the LAKE OF FIRE. And the Archangel Michael once informed me (during a near-suicide attempt at age 19-21) that the fires of hell are about 10,000 times hotter than the flame from a small lighter and that the LAKE OF FIRE is 100,000,000 times hotter than the fires of hell. Therefore, using spiritual and deductive reasoning, we can then know that the LAKE OF FIRE is about 1,000,000,000,000 times hotter than the flame of a small lighter. And lets face it…….the flame from a small lighter (if you hold your hand up to it) is INTENSE….So imagining something that’s a TRILLION times hotter than that, while also imagining the following two passages? I can’t even………

Matthew 13: 41-42 “The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth

Revelation 14:11 “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up FOR EVER AND EVER: and they have NO REST day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name

This November should be a very interesting “election”, INDEED……if they even HAVE “the election”, that is. I can only imagine HOW MUCH worse it’s gonna get and HOW MUCH CLOSER JESUS’S 2ND ARRIVAL TO THE EARTH REALLY *IS*!

And with Jesus’s soon 2nd arrival on the Earth again being that much closer, so is the ANTICHRIST’S ARRIVAL on Earth (in fact, he’s probably already here!) The book of Revelation gives some VERY dire warnings in Revelation 13: 16-17:

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name”

And OF these individuals that take/took The Mark, it is said the following, in Revelation 14:11….

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name

So in conclusion, God’s WRATH is upon America & upon THE WORLD! And bad things are gonna happen, as a result……REALLY, REALLY BAD THINGS……(Terrorism, executions, famine, pestilences, FAILING ECONOMIES/FAILING WORLD ECONOMY, the stripping of free speech ALTOGETHER, earthquakes/other natural disasters, job firings, persecution, etc.) And out of the MIDST of those bad things, a one world global leader’s gonna arrive on the global stage. And he’s gonna “appear’ to be the answer to EVERYONE’S PROBLEMS!

EVERY single person that DOES NOT place their faith, trust and love into Jesus Christ Almighty WILL be deceived by this global leader. He might even look like Jesus, sound like Jesus and even CALL himself Jesus, but he will NOT, I repeat….will NOT BE the BIBLICAL Jesus Christ from the bible! And ALL the world’s inhabitants that aren’t of Jesus Christ WILL think this man is the Messiah:

1). Muslims are awaiting the 12th Iman or the Madhi 

2). Jews (as a whole) are awaiting what THEY think will be their “Messiah” and don’t realize that Jesus Christ WAS/IS their prophesied Messiah

3). Buddhists are awaiting the 5th Buddha

4). Hindus are awaiting reincarnation of Kali/Shiva?

5). Christians are awaiting the Anti-Christ

Do you see now where I’m going with this, folks? ALL non-biblical Christians and other religions and people of NO RELIGION **will** be deceived by this man. And he **will** require ALL inhabitants of the Earth, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark on their right hand or forehead, in order to be able to buy or sell. And whomever does NOT take this mark WILL be imprisoned/killed and/or beheaded. 

But let me reassure you: to die for Christ is GAIN…but to live for the Devil and the Mark of the Beast is ETERNAL DEATH IN THE LAKE OF FIRE…….So what if you go hungry or starve to death, while refusing the mark of the beast……..the Lord Jesus Christ shall SUPERNATURALLY SUSTAIN YOU, in mind, heart, body and spirit, if you continue to cry out to him, pray to him, obey him and trust him with ALL YOUR HEART!

And besides……buying food on the Anti-Christ’s “dime”? I wouldn’t recommend it. Cause who knows what types of chemicals, etc. will be in the Anti-Christ’s food. Even right now with all this “genetically-modified food” on the market, it’s really making me start to wonder. Because isn’t messing with the DNA of ANYTHING (be it an animal or a grain of corn) AGAINST God’s will? Think about it, folks! Plus it’s also funny that research is now showing that GMO’s cause cancer. Big surprise. We now live in a world where they (the elite) place $$$$ over consumer safety. Welcome to the world of the End Times, folks. And it’s ONLY gonna get worse, MARK MY WORDS! 

Therefore, you got to make a decision. Are you going to live for Jesus Christ and be made fun of, ridiculed, possibly fired from your job/persecuted/killed? OR are you going to “cave” to secular society’s demands that you feel PRIDE over your “sin(s)” and NOT feel any guilt or shame over them, thus, joining the MILLIONS of people who will soon be taking the Mark of the Beast, in order to feed themselves and their families (thus, DAMNING THEIR SOULS FOR ETERNITY?) The choice is up to YOU, folks! But don’t say I didn’t warn you! 

HERE…..in the link down below, a guy by the name of David J. Stewart goes into MUCH FURTHER DETAIL than I have and has written a MOST EXCELLENT ARTICLE on today’s topic of the PRIDE OF SIN/SPIRITUAL CANCER:

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%20America/terminal_cancer.htm

“Lord, please give all your people strength to endure in these End Times. Please sustain them physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Please keep them at ANY costs from taking the Mark of the Beast, ESPECIALLY parents with small children. Please protect them, guide them and watch over them, at ALL times. And most importantly, please give them the strength & endurance to suffer whatever persecution may befall them, in whatever form it may take, rather verbal or physical. Please bless them and keep them for all eternity. In Jesus’s name, Amen”. 

 

 

 

 

What Are YOU Grateful For?

Many of us humanoids naturally take things/people/events for granted. And that’s easy to do when we feel like we have everything we need in life. However, when we DON’T have everything we need/feel like we need, that’s usually when we turn into chronic complainers, am I right? We all start walking around with a “woe is me” type attitude, complaining to our friends/family/God about this or complaining to our friends/family/God about that.

But let me tell you something. Our friends don’t want to hear it, our family doesn’t want to hear it and God doesn’t want to hear it. And trust me, it’s not that they don’t care. OFCOURSE they care! But do you know and REALIZE just how emotionally/mentally/physically/psychologically draining it is to have to listen to someone CHRONICALLY bicker/rant/vent/complain about their life/their circumstances/another person/people/etc.? IT’S EXHAUSTING!

Sometimes I honestly feel sorry for the Lord above. It must be a really, really hard thing to have to listen to BILLIONS of believers angrily or sadly bitching to him about this or that EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. In fact, it must be DRAINING! And no matter HOW much he tries to help mankind see the light, mankind is stubborn, sinful, rebellious & ungrateful alot of the time. It must break his heavenly heart! ;(

But sometimes it helps to put things in perspective. Okay, so maybe you didn’t get that job promotion you were hoping for. So what. Jesus has better plans for you. Maybe what you thought was the love of your life left you most recently. Don’t fret. Jesus has other plans for you. Maybe it seems to you that so and so has it alot easier in life than you do. Don’t obsess over it. Envy is sin and you’ll get your own big break in life, sooner or later. Remember Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” and Matthew 6:33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”.

The root of complainism, in my opinion, stems from distrust/lack of faith/anxiety/fear. We COMPLAIN to Jesus Christ about things because we don’t TRUST Jesus Christ about things in our life.

And as a matter of fact, when it comes to the very concept of “anxiety/worry/fear”, in and of ITSELF, Jesus Christ had THIS to say in Matthew 6:24-35

“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”

And know this as well: no matter HOW bad you think you have it, someone else out there has it off worse than you do. It’s true. For example: Americans (specifically American Judeo-Christians) want to bitch about how “spiritually corrupted” our country has become. But look at Christians living over in Asia and the Middle East. Many of them LOSE THEIR VERY LIVES for their faith, as well as doing so much as being in possession of a bible, a FORBIDDEN BOOK in their country/countries! Others are tortured and/or imprisoned for long periods of time. Therefore, us American Christians should be lucky we still live in a country (atleast for the time being) that allows us to practice our faith OPENLY without threat of death/imprisonment!

Or perhaps some single people out there are bitching and ranting and raving about being single. So what. As some married people would say to all you singles out there, “you don’t know how good you have it!” In other words, it seems like the grass is always greener on the other side! People always want what they can’t have! And WHEN they get that thing/person that was previously unattainable, they tend to LOSE INTEREST in it/that person, am I right?

Human nature dictates that we take for granted that which is easily obtained. Which makes sense. When Jesus Christ Almighty died as an eternal sacrifice for mankind’s sins, Salvation became a FREE GIFT to all whom believed and wished to receive it. Therefore, because it’s a FREE GIFT from God (BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH), it’s VERY EASILY taken for granted by mankind. People “put off/prolong” *being saved* in the name of Jesus Christ for that very reason!

On the other hand, we DO tend to be grateful for things that are NOT easily obtained. Why? Because we actually have to WORK for them since they’re not just magically handed to us. While it’s true that Salvation is granted by Grace through Faith, it’s also true that we must work to MAINTAIN that Salvation.

Jesus Christ says in John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments“. He further expands on this in Matthew 7:21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven“. Translation? Those who work to MAINTAIN their free gift of Salvation (by adhering to all of Jesus’s commandments in the bible — including but not limited to the 10 commandments) will KEEP it, while those who do NOT work to maintain their free gift of salvation (whom believe in Jesus Christ but of whom do NOT follow his commandments in the bible) will LOSE it.

[Unfortunately, we’re now living in the times of the End and Salvation can’t wait, folks! The eternal clock is ticking! When Jesus Christ returns to the Earth for the 2nd time (and the bible SAYS he will), it’ll be too late and one’s fate will be sealed for eternity! So don’t be left behind, folks! Cry out to Jesus Christ TODAY! Don’t wait until tomorrow since tomorrow is not guaranteed! Note: **The recent world events/fulfillment of bible prophecy proclaim that Jesus’s return to the Earth is sooner now than EVER before! In fact, it might only be a mere number of months/DAYS before he returns!**]

That being said, what are YOU grateful for? What has the Lord Jesus done in your life? Well, for starters, he died an agonizing death for the forgiveness of mankind’s sins. All of mankind are sinners and are deserving of hell/eternal punishment. But Jesus Christ took it upon Himself to become an *atonement* for mankind’s sins. Therefore, Jesus died an excruciating death just to give YOU and ME and ALL of mankind a chance to go Eternal Paradise someday. There’s NO greater love than that, people! He also performed many miracles in the times of the New Testament and even during the times of the OLD TESTAMENT (as something called a “Christophany” – look it up!)

But next to what he’s ALREADY done for mankind and for the nation of Israel PERSONALLY during the times of the Old and New Testament, what has Jesus Christ personally done for YOU? Has he revealed Himself to you during a Near-Death Experience? Did he cure someone in your family from cancer? Did he heal YOU personally from some health problem or ailment? Did the Lord Jesus allow you to travel to an awesome place or places/destinations in the world? Did he send someone totally awesome into your life? Has he repaired a broken relationship? Has the Lord Jesus Christ given you special talents/hobbies in life? What are YOU grateful for, in your life? Think about what you’re grateful for in life, and then PRAISE HIM! Praise him above ALL other people and ALL other things! Do nothing but PRAISE HIM for he is worthy of ALL PRAISE! 😉

You can EVEN be grateful for times of personal suffering in your life! Why? Because think about it. When we have everything we need, we think we “don’t NEED God/Jesus Christ”. But when we DON’T have everything we need and life’s a pain/struggle, OH HOW MUCH WE CRY OUT TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, **THEN**, am I right? 😉 And as a result of that, what happened? WE WERE DRAWN CLOSER AND CLOSER TO **HIM**/JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY and never felt more happier/more joyous/more at peace within ourselves AND with HIM, am I right? 😉

So PRAISE HIM! EVEN in times of hardship/struggle! Just like Job said to his wife in Job 2:10 “But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips”, we must PRAISE THE LORD JESUS, ALWAYS! 😉

And think about it. How many times in your life did a “bad thing” later turn out to be a “good thing”? What originally appears as a downfall can later turn out to be a blessing in disguise. For example: maybe a person was denied what they thought was their “dream job”, only to later find a DIFFERENT job that they really, really enjoyed. Or perhaps a woman that originally wanted kids found out she was going through peri-menopause and couldn’t have kids due to that and other health reasons but later discovered that she could NOT accomplish her life goals with kids in the picture (thus deciding she really didn’t want kids, AFTERALL).

Jesus Christ works in mysterious ways. And whatever pain or struggle you’re going through right now in life, not only does He know but there’s a divine purpose for it all! And though we may not always understand Jesus’s reasoning at the TIME of the struggle in our lives, the answer will later become apparent to us, someday! 😉

If you don’t have a strong faith in Jesus Christ right now and/or IN His ability to adequately control/get a handle on your life, ask yourself why. How you answer this question will determine your best course of action regaining your faith and trust in HIM! And remember: He’s willing and waiting for you WITH OPEN ARMS to come back to Him in total repentance and total faith! Just give him a chance to work in your life! 😉

And remember: God created the universe and the heavens! So don’t you think he’d know how to handle the struggles in YOUR life? You’re talking about a God here that created DNA, cells, atoms, proteins and membranes down to the VERY LAST DETAIL! 😉 So it’s not like the turmoils of everyday human life is going to have him “totally stumped” or something! haha! 😉

Struggling times are NEEDED from time to time for SPIRITUAL GROWTH. Without a struggle of ANY sort, there would be NO spiritual growth and without ANY spiritual growth, there would no NO true faith that was tested in the fire of adversity. And Hebrews 11:6 says: “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him”.

Video Enactment: “Are You Ready To Die For Your Faith in Jesus Christ [Yeshua]?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj1d9h7IL0I

“May we all live like Job in Job 2:10 in the Old Testament. And Praise and Glory be to your great, heavenly name! Always & Forever! Amen”.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

The Popular Way Vs. God’s Way

The Christian Church (up until most recently in the year 2005? or so) has always had a strong view against homosexuality/homosexual behavior. And because of this, church attendance in years past hasn’t been very popular. But now with the changing societal norms and being gay being the so-called “in” thing now (or so it “seems”, anyways), many Christian churches have now followed suit and now claim it’s “OK” to be actively gay and allows openly homosexuals to marry and be clergy members WITHIN the church! And that, in and of itself, is an abomination and goes directly AGAINST the written word of God in the bible!

In wanting to gain more converts and more pews filled, the Church has seemingly become more “world-friendly” in its stance on sin, proclaiming false things like “it’s OK to be an active homosexual” and “there’s no such thing as sin, since Jesus Christ ALREADY died on the cross for our sins” and “once saved, always saved”. But tell me. Is the holy bible like going through a Burger King drive-thru? Metaphorically speaking, is it okay to order the tomato without the lettuce, the lettuce without the tomato, cheese and pickle but no onion on the hamburger, etc? Just like that wouldn’t be a complete cheeseburger (in my eyes) without ALL those things ON it, the written Word of God is not complete without ALL of God’s commandments IN it. Cause otherwise, what did Jesus Christ die on the cross for? Think about it, folks!

Matthew 7: 13-14 states: Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and MANY there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and FEW there be that find it.

Matthew 7: 15-18 says: Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.”

Matthew 7: 19-23 says:Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fireWherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

Matthew 7: 24-29 states: Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and DOETH them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them NOT, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”

Matthew 7: 13-14 means that MANY, MANY people will take the “popular” way out and do what is popular in the WORLD, but NOT what is popular with God/Jesus Christ/the bible. In wanting to feel or be “accepted”, they will forsake all or parts of the bible in their quest to FEEL “accepted”. But these sinners (and please note I’m talking about ALL types of sinners that want to justify their sin, here, NOT JUST openly active homosexuals) care more about feeling accepted by mankind, rather than by feeling/being accepted by God/Jesus Christ. And in SO doing, they forsake any chance they might have at true Salvation through Jesus Christ, except if they repent of their sins and come back to the TRUE biblical truth of Jesus Christ & Salvation before it’s too late.

Matthew 7:15-29 means that many people will profess to come in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and TRUE Christianity, but only a very few select FEW will actually be as such, for MANY will be “pretend Christians” or “wayward Christians” who THINK or PRETEND they are following the bible but actually aren’t or of whom PURPOSELY lead people astray for their own personal, financial or spiritual gain. Just think of the many “Christian ministries” out there that have gotten in trouble for “financial fraud” most recently in the last few years. This is a REAL growing problem in today’s “church”.

Matthew 7:16 states: Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?” In other words, do those that come in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ manifest the “fruits” of patience, unconditional love, biblical truth, kindness, non-judgement, etc. or do they show ungodly “fruits” such as greed, envy, wrath, financial fraud/embezzlement, hatred for others, UN-biblical truths,etc.? Some of today’s modern churches and “Christian ministries” have proven themselves to be “ungodly fruits” who care more about the mighty $$$, than they do about saving souls for Christ and this is very sad & unfortunate and breaks my heart and soul to PIECES! ;( 

Matthew 22:14 reminds us:For many are called, but few are chosen.”

There seems to be this false teaching that’s permeating the very FABRIC of our society today that “all paths lead into one” or “everybody goes to heaven unless they were Stalin or Adolf Hitler, etc” when that’s just simply not true! Matthew 7: 13-14 is VERY CLEAR that it is a NARROW path and FEW actually find it!!!!!! So people are gonna have to choose in this life. Do they want to be popular with God/Jesus Christ or with fellow man? And IF a person chooses they’d rather be popular with fellow man and NOT with God, there’s an eternal price they’ll have to pay for that someday, if they don’t repent of their sins and turn back to Jesus Christ before it’s too late!

Once more, there’s TWO ways in this world and two ways, ONLY! One is either FOR Jesus Christ or AGAINST Jesus Christ. There is NO other way! Cause the truth is, ALL paths but ONE lead unto DARKNESS and the ONLY true path to God is through Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ, ALONE! ALL OTHER PATHS (meaning, all other world religions or philosophies, INCLUDING ATHEISM/AGNOSTICISM) lead into ETERNAL DARKNESS & ETERNAL CONDEMNATION. Those Christians out there that SAY that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to eternal paradise might SEEM “narrow-minded” on the surface, but Jesus Christ has SAID that the path to eternal paradise is narrow and FEW actually find it!

Not all of the religion in the WORLD (Agnosticism/Atheism/Catholicism/Wicca/Satanism/Islam/Hinduism/Buddhism/Mormonism/Humanism/Shintoism/Wayward-Unbiblical Christianism, etc.) is going to save you if you don’t put your faith, trust and love into Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ, ALONE! Acts 4: 12 states:  Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.

 

 

 

Envy and/or Complaining Will Destroy Your Soul!!!!!

Some people just seem to coast through life and everything seems to go their way. But for others, it’s not so easy. “Why is that?” you may ask yourself. “Why is it that so and so has it so good, while I myself do not? What is so special about THEM?” (Well, first of all, the Lord God has said that we are NOT to envy what others have).

But let me ask you something. Is the “so and so” in your life right with Jesus Christ? Do they even BELIEVE in Jesus Christ? My guess is likely no. Then again, if they DO believe in Jesus Christ and are trying to live a life that’s pleasing to him, then it’s highly possible that the Lord Jesus Christ is *rewarding* them for their efforts and that you yourself may have some sin that needs to be repented of, yet…..Either that or it’s possible that the Lord is soon “planning” to bless you in your own life but hey…..if you keep up the complaining like that, and comparing yourself to others, the Lord Jesus Christ may decide altogether to *withdrawal* your “blessings” and give them to someone else.

“But what if so and so is NOT right with Jesus Christ and keeps getting blessed in their life ten-fold, while I’m stuck here, trying to live a life that’s pleasing to God and I still have NOTHING?”, you may ask.

Well, let me tell you something. While “so and so” may have all the material wealth, friends, jobs, attention, & adoration in the world, “so and so” TRULY gots *nothing* when it comes to “spiritual wealth”. See, one of these days, this world is gonna pass away and everything in it (including all the material wealth). And then immediately afterwards, all humans that have lived on the Earth are going to be standing before Jesus Christ. “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” Revelation 20:15 (New Testament, book of Revelation, chapter 20, verse 15).

So while “so and so” seems to have it all NOW, “so and so” won’t have it so good when it comes to Judgment Day, unless they repent. And same with YOU, my friends, if you don’t get rid of your envy. See, cause all those who put their faith, love and trust into JESUS CHRIST and try to live a life that is pleasing to him WILL be spared eternal punishment in the “flame that never quenches”, WILL be forgiven of ALL SINS (every single wrong thing they ever said, thought or did throughout their lifetimes), and WILL have eternal life with Jesus Christ in Paradise/the “new Earth” someday. In other words, they’ll be eternally “living it up” with Jesus Christ someday. Isaiah 65:17 states (Old Testament, book of Isaiah, chapter 65, verse 15) “Behold, I create new heavens and a new Earth, and the former shall not be remembered nor come to mind”.

So while it might not seem at times like YOU, the Christian(s), has that much in this world right NOW (as James4:4 says that we are to live APART from the world), you WILL have everything you could ever need in the “new Earth” of Jesus Christ someday. See, while you might not realize it NOW, and while you might FEEL as if you have nothing for the moment, in REALITY, you ALREADY HAVE everything you need in Jesus Christ and you’ve already BEEN pre-determined to live in the new heaven and new Earth someday! (Provided that you stay 100% right with God/Jesus Christ, ofcourse…….)

See, when it all comes down to it, the “have it alls” are, according to God “spiritually naked”. This is evident in Revelation 3:17 (New Testament, book of Revelation chapter 3, verse 17) which states: “Because thou sayest “I am rich and increased with goods, and have need of nothing’: and knowest not that thou art wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked”.

Have you ever seen what looked like a luscious piece of fruit at the grocery store that seemed PERFECTLY ripe and so you excitedly bought it and brought it home, not being able to wait to sink your teeth into it, only to find out that the INSIDE of the fruit was rotten, mildewy and MOLDY? So it is with those unfortunate souls who appear to “have it all” on the outside but that do not have ANYTHING on the inside, spiritually speaking.

Jesus Christ searches the hearts, the souls and the minds to see if there’s any good man, woman or child left on Earth who desires to do what is “right” in his site! He formed each of us in our mother’s womb. He knew our every thought, deed and action, even before we thought it or said it. Jesus Christ is like a “heavenly tape recorder/camcorder” that records every single thing we do in this life! So how terrible and TERRIFYING it will be for all those folks out there who never desired to get to know Jesus and/or that CHOOSE to ignore him and/or his commands in the bible [like celebration of the Lord’s 7 Annual Feasts outlined in both Old AND New Testament, the true BIBLICAL Sabbath (Saturday), the TRUE “Easter” (known as Passover), the Sermon on the Mount teachings which expanded on the 10 commandments, etc.etc.!!!!!!!]

Many people out there today whom say they don’t believe aren’t even WILLING to look at evidence that Jesus Christ existed. Many say “well, if I saw some non-Christian sources that confirmed Jesus Christ, THEN I would believe”. Well Atheists & Agnostics, here’s your chance. Examine the non-Christian evidence. Be blessed.

http://factreal.wordpress.com/2009/04/13/nonchristians-prove-jesus-resurrection/

And then, after you get done reading the sources and IF you STILL don’t believe, then you can always PRAY to believe! Pray “Lord Jesus, I’m not totally sure if I believe in you or not but please reveal yourself unto me” and then sit back and wait for the Lord to reveal himself onto you. Also study the COMPLEXITY of DNA and Astronomy and Physics and the laws of Physics. Chances are, if you study the complexity of DNA, Astronomy, Biology and/or Physics in GREAT DETAIL, you will have to admit that we’re not alone in the universe!

Many Atheists want to claim “science” over God but they’re forgetting one vital thing: God IS science. He CREATED science. In fact, science is how God shows HOW he made things, if you want to look at it that way. In fact, scripture itself declares that the universe LOUDLY PROCLAIMS the existence of God/the divine creator:

Psalm 19:1The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork

But going back to the Christians out there who are struggling, who are going through some hard times and of whom think that the Lord Jesus Christ has forgotten about them….Remember in Hebrews 13:5, the Lord hath said: “Let your conversation be without covetousness [envy]; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, ‘I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee“.

Jesus Christ never said our “Christian journey” in this life would be EASY. In fact, he said it would be anything BUT. The Lord hath said in the New Testament in John15:18If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before you. Not to mention in Luke9:23And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me“. He also said in Matthew 24:9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake“.

However, for those who ARE/end up being persecuted, the Lord Jesus hath also said in Matthew 24:13But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved“. He continues on in Matthew 5:10-12 when he states: Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you“.

Also remember as well that Jesus Christ said in Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter ye in at the strait gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto LIFE [Jesus Christ], and few there be that find it”.

But what about the book of Job (pronounced Yob in Hebrew, Jobe or Yobe in other cases) in the Old Testament (the time BEFORE Jesus)? Job suffered all sorts of calamities in one single day or more (including losing his cattle, his children, his land, his wealth, etc.) while the Lord God was testing his faith…..

See, the Devil (Satan) was the one doing all the terrible things to Job, thinking he could get Job to TURN on God and the Lord God was the one more or less saying to the Devil “test him all you want to, he won’t fail me, he’s one of my most faithful servants!” (And oddly enough, Job wasn’t even Jewish!) Well, needless to say, Job “kept the faith” all throughout his trials & tribulations and even PRAISED the Lord God, even through the midst of all his suffering (both praising God for the good AND the bad stuff in his life), and we ourselves need to learn to do the SAME.

Remember: When you got struggles in life, it’s either because you need to repent of something OR it’s because the Lord is wisely testing and/or building your endurance and/or your faith by allowing Satan to spiritually attack you in order to test you. [Remember that Job got back twice or more what he had lost!]

Whenever you feel down and out or are struggling, just remember Job and let Job be the living example of how to keep the faith and how to live right for God, even through the “midst” of it all. And either you need to repent of something and come back to Jesus Christ OR Jesus Christ is allowing the Devil to spiritually test you in order to test you and/or strengthen your endurance or your faith.

If you’re a Christian who’s trying your very best to get right with Jesus Christ and you’re being severely persecuted, praise the Lord in the heavens! For it means that the Devil considers you (at this moment in time) an utter threat to him!

May the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all and may you hunger and thirst for righteousness in the Lord’s TRUE eternal truth, always! Amen.