The world may be in unbalance and lots of people not knowing where to look at for finding peace in their heart. Many may be taken by the fear of what is going on now, but not knowing yet what for terrible things shall be coming unto mankind soon. They shall not be prepared because they took no care to make their mind and heart strong enough to resist evil.
Lots of people do not have the necessary attitude in their heart to have the real guidance which is already prepared fro them for centuries. The Book of books is there for all to come to see and to come to know when the signs of the end times are shining clear.
Even the person who once was a fighter against followers of Christ changed mind and came to see the light. He also came to understand the reasons why he and even the whole world had to go for the same goal, prepared by the send one from God.
With his background training and practice from when he was a Pharisee the apostle Paul was more conscious than anyone else that, having a real relationship – from our hearts – with God (through his Son Jesus Christ), was vital.
In this time and age not many are interested to build up such loving relationship, not even with a partner they could see and touch in real live, let stand with somebody or something they even can not smell, see or touch.
They forget that man may make lots of promises but often forget to keep them. The Spirit they cannot see but if they wanted could hear, gave promises which are always kept. Way back, thousands of years ago, before the law was given through Moses, foundation promises where given, and already in the Garden of Eden, directly after the fall of man, a solution for a restored good relationship with the Divine Creator and an opening to the gates of a Kingdom or Empire of continues Peace was given.
It took years before people came to understand and see those gates of the Kingdom and still today too many eyes do not yet see the light shining behind those gates.
The send one from God, he who was and is called “the son of God“, gave his short public life all he could to show mankind the glory of that promise. He was frank and just told everybody how the fork sits in the stem. He also clearly told everybody it was up to themselves to make choices. They could not depend on others. Each individual had to make it him- or herself. Nobody shall be able to blame some one else. That is what would make it so damn hard for many to chose the right religion, because the religion which requires righteousness of faith, is one were there are no devils to blame for the evil one does. Every evil is the fault of man his own choices.
Mankind gets what it sawed.
Though we should not be without any hope. We may also may be having many faults and not always shall succeed in doing good all the time, but when we try and do our best, we shall be able to find righteousness answering our good faith when it is genuine.
For ‘faith’ to be genuine – it has to be fully focused on the object of that faith – what we have faith in!
Some Jews had been ‘converted’ to belief in Christ – yet still felt they had to keep all the precepts of the law – made even worse by the way the Pharisees had embellished them. Therefore Paul build up his ‘powerful’ reasoning – to set the Romans thinking on the right path: no one had kept the Law perfectly, so in the end “the law brings wrath” (verse 15). We are seeing this graphically illustrated in our readings in Jeremiah. Paul was not afraid to show his faith, like many today are. Therefore many are blind to day and do not see the truth of the promise laid at their feet.
“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one who believeth, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16 KJ21)
People still can see others who by nature do know what is good or bad, and could learn from it.
“14 For when the Gentiles, who have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, they, not having the law, are a law unto themselves, 15 which shows the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts meanwhile either accusing or excusing one another.) 16 Thus will it be on the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my Gospel.” (Romans 2:14-16 KJ21)
Yes there shall soon come a day when we have to give justification for the things we did. all people, without any exception, shall have to give accountability. Therefore we best take care we do not have to be ashamed for what we did, no matter what others did.
In a way we are not better than others, also with sin. Nobody seems to be able to escape to be under the power of sin. (Romans 3:9) As it is said in the set apart or holy Writings, there is not one who does righteousness.
“9 What then? Are we better than they? No, in no wise! For we have before proved that both Jews and Gentiles are all under sin. 10 As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one; 11 there is none that understandeth; there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They have all gone from the way; they have together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”” (Romans 3:9-12 KJ21)
We can find the Book of books where in is written what we can do and should do. In it the truth is revealed and guidance to mankind is given. From those books each individual can learn. From it they can learn to get rid of wrong ideas and get a throat not like an open place of death, but one full of saliva watering seeds, to grow full of life, with tongues telling about the wisdom of that Holy book.
In this world where feet are quick in running after blood, destruction and trouble are in our ways, we should take care that we have true knowledge of the way of peace.
We should not have so much fear of those men who try to bring fear with their terror. They have no knowledge; there is no fear of God before their eyes. (Romans 3:18)
When we share the faith of Abraham, we may see the light in the darkness of these days. Then we will know that it is high time to let others also know about the promises given to the world, to all nations.
There is no reason for us to be so fearful as if there were no good solution. We should carry the hope that it is also given to us to share the hope and to have the ability to carry out God’s will perfectly. Like David we should rejoice in the blessing of iniquity forgiven and sins covered, and that God will not reckon sin against us.
“6 God forbid! For then how shall God judge the world? 7 For if the truth of God through my lie hath abounded more unto His glory, why also am I yet judged as a sinner? 8 And why not say rather (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say), “Let us do evil, that good may come”? Their damnation is just!” (Romans 3:6-8 KJ21)
“6 even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, saying, 7 “Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven and whose sins are covered. 8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.”” (Romans 4:6-8 KJ21)
“Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.” (Psalms 32:2 KJ21)
“to wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them, and hath committed unto us the Word of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:19 KJ21)
“set forth to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood.”
We should arise, and should flee from the wicked world, making speed to depart, not going as cowards, but by shouting it out where we have put our hope and in Who we believe. We can not (yet) escape this world. We live in it and shall have to face it. But that does not mean we do have to be Of it.
We do know that it is depending on our faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all of us. Therefore we want to make sure we but also many around us shall be part of the “many nations”.
We have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand.
Let us not be ashamed of our faith. Let us not be ashamed for standing up for Christ and God’s word. Let us not do like so many who say they are Christian but want it to keep quiet and certainly would not like to advertise that they believe in Christ saving them from “their sins” because they are shameful for that they could have done something wrong and for what they believe.
How real is your faith? How much do you want to let others know about your believes?
Real faith leads to us being sure Jesus “was raised for our justification” and we truly
“rejoice in hope of the glory of God”.
- A promise given in the Garden of Eden
- First mention of a solution against death 3 Tempter Satan and man’s problems
- First mention of a solution against death 4 A seed for mankind
- First mention of a solution against death 7 Human sacrifice
- Not trying to make the heathen live like Jews #2
- Necessary to be known all over the earth
- Atonement And Fellowship 1/8
- Honest-hearted people are losing faith in humanity and humanity losing faith in God
- Not many coming out with their community name
- Control your destiny or somebody else will
- The longer you wait
- Faith, storms and actions to be taken
- A heart in the right place and brightly burning faith
- How To Get Started In Sharing Your Faith As a Christian
- Daring to speak in multicultural environment
- Testify of the things heard
- Using History to Cure the Present
- Disturbing the Peace
- Nations Under Siege. The Cause? “Unknown Motive.”
- Week One: Terrorism and Fear
- ¡SOS! ¡Our world in crisis!
- Terror ‘contagion’ hits a fragile Europe
- France to ban foreign funding of mosques after wave of terror attacks
- A Sister’s Love
- Terrorists: Publish Their Photos or Not?
- Send them all back home
- The Web
- Flaws, Failures And Faults
- I’m Not Perfect
- Wednesday, July 20th: greatest of faults
- If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
- God Is Not Ashamed
- “I Only Long For You to See What I See.”
- Week 50 – Observe what you are doing
- A Love for All and Everyone Else
- Living Word Devotional With Pastor Mensa Otabil.
- The Hand Of Faith
- Divided Word
- Because love
- The “Dreadful, Terrifying” Vision the Prophet Daniel saw was the United States-United Nations-Europe!
- Reconciled to God and to Each Other, Part 7 (Revive the Family, Revive the Church, Awaken the Nation, O Lord #176)
- Establishing a Prayer Routine
- Praise God All Day Long!