All that I have commanded you – 7
November 23, 2015, 10:19 am
Filed under: Politics

John 12:23-26 NKJV But Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. (24) Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. (25) He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. (26) If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.

Jesus has now entered the last week of his life, and is talking about his death. He also is talking about those who will come after him and that they who claim the name will follow his teaching. Leaving the world behind, dying to the things of this finite world, the kingdom of Satan, and instead living for and in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Today, we are a little more than 2000 years after the death and resurrection, we have been taught that Jesus will return, but that has not happened, and many of us have begun to move away from the faith because our friends and neighbors seem to have more fun and better stuff. We who are called by the name of Christian are in many ways no longer living the life of Christ, but rather the life of Satan. How many of you who are reading this missive pray daily? How many of you give God the glory for the things in your life? How many of you actually believe that God hears? How many of you believe that there is a heaven and a hell? How many still believe that Christ died and rose again and will return one day?

2Ch 7:14 NKJV if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

God spoke these words roughly 600 years before Christ, since the book of Chronicles was written about 600 BC. These words are directed not at the nation but at the people who call upon the name of God, that is the people who were called Israel/Judah then, and Christian today. Jesus taught many things, not the least of which was that the word of God was and is the word of God.

In that word we find many things that God calls sin, and then that God hates.
Pro 6:16-19 NKJV These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: (17) A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, (18) A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, (19) A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren.

Notice that lying is mentioned twice, that is why it is 7 things that are an abomination to God. Can you be a false witness and yet not be a liar? Yes, if you talk to 6 people who saw a crime or an accident, you will get 6 versions of that incident. We all see things from different perspectives, but when Jesus was brought up before the Sanhedrin, there were false witnesses. These were paid to bring witness of his crimes before the religious court. That was a deliberate fabrication and therefore a “witness who speaks lies”.

Also notice that sin is what these are, God hates sin, and sin is something that has been set out by God in the law. There are all kinds of sins, but they are all crimes against God, that includes sexual sins, murder, worship of false gods, stealing and even coveting (jealousy or envy).

When God created the universe, he set various laws in place, these laws include gravity, bodily functions, thermodynamics, all of these things were set in motion from the beginning. All things work because of the laws that God set in motion at the beginning, even time and space are governed by the laws of God not of man. Yet we have decided that we can change what God has designed to work into something else. We have cloned animals, we have tinkered with genetics. We now make plants that are resistant to disease. We even change men into women and vice-versa, yet, we cannot change DNA, we can only change the physical appearance. Science can make a man look like a woman, but his DNA cannot be changed, he is not a she in reality. The man is still a man in his basic reality, the same is of course true for a woman who has been made to look like a man.

We have decided that we don’t need God any longer, we are able to change what God has made to suit ourselves. God said that sexual sins were sin, yet we have said that this is not true. We accept adultery as just another victimless thing something that our sexual needs have driven us to. We accept homosexual sex as just another type of sexual love again because it doesn’t hurt anyone else and it is an alternative to other forms of sexual love. We have even accepted sex without benefit of marriage as normal, and of course since it is OK, we also allow for abortion because it is really a womans right to choose.

We forget that God said, you shall not murder (kill) that is in Exodus 20:13. Jesus himself said this: Mat 5:21-22 NKJV “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘YOU SHALL NOT MURDER, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ (22) But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire. Of course we also see in the verses from Proverbs: verse 17 hands that shed innocent blood.
We have decided however that it is OK to murder the unborn, yet that too is a crime against God. We have decided that science is to be believed, that God is irrelevant or doesn’t even exist. In other words we move God out of the way and we become our own god, making our own decisions based on our own moral compass.

Our churches have become apostate, they themselves no longer believe that Jesus was God but rather just a poor misguided teacher who got himself in trouble and died for no good reason. He was a good teacher and a moral man, but that is all. There was no resurrection, that was a lie fabricated by the disciples. Of course it becomes a little difficult to explain why these men and women would die for a lie, but our apostate pastors, bishops, and church leaders don’t worry about that little problem, they teach what they want to teach and of course they pick and choose what part of the scripture is truth and which part is not. There is even a church where they teach that God has now become a woman, he had a sex change operation. Of course I wonder where and when that occurred, also, what Doctor did the surgery.

So, today we are headed toward a future devoid of Christ, we are looking into eternity as if it doesn’t exist. We are working at extending our finite lives for as long as we can, yet, we seem to be dying anyway. Our bodies break down and we die and there is nothing science can do to stop that. Science still cannot answer the ultimate questions, Darwin and evolution still have holes in them big enough to drive a very large truck through. Do you believe that the intricate reality of your body came from an accident or slime? That is what Darwin taught and what many believe, I rather prefer God’s version. In the beginning, God.

Intelligent design makes much more sense to me than a lucky roll of the dice. By the way, if there was a big bang, something from nothing, who lit the match? If it really was God and not “the big bang” then what happens when you die? If you do not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, you go to hell. You can be all sorts of nice guy or woman, but if you are not called by the name Christ, you will spend eternity in hell. It is only by a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that you will gain entrance into heaven.
John 14:6 NKJV Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Today is the day of salvation, you are not guaranteed tomorrow. Choose which is to be your eternal home. Heaven or hell, there is no alternative.

Comments Off on All that I have commanded you – 7

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: