by Don TwobearsRaptureReady.com
James 4:14 “Whereas ye know not, what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.“
We have talked extensively about how mortal we as humans are, but there is one thing we missed, so to speak, we also have immortal Spirits. It’s actually that area in you and I, that we can sense there is definitely a God. It is also that one special spot, that is more about “me” than any other spot and this is where God speaks to us.
In Psalm 14:1 “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.“ You must understand, most of those that renounce the Lord as their Savior, do NOT know they have a Soul and a Spirit. All they know are their physical bodies and they believe they are able to “Think” with only a Brain, they will NOT accept any information, of any kind, unless they are able to “Measure it”. Funny, how they dream every night and yet they have never been able to “Measure” their dreams.
We can bicker and argue till the Cows come home and never move a single inch from where we are right now, for either side. You must understand, those that are lost, KNOW something is going on, they just can’t put their finger on it and yet because they started with a LIE, they must continue with that lie! So in the end, it comes down to the fact that the first “Lie” breeds the next and so on and so on, all lies, one after the other. As I have said before, isn’t PRIDE wonderful?? All of this, falls into the folder named SIN.
The next important question about this folder SIN, is their SIN forgiven or not?! It’s as simple as that! Then as they stand before the Lord at the “Great White throne of Judgement”,
they need only to answer whether their SIN is forgiven or NOT! There’s
no need to open the folder and list all the sins by name, being forgiven
or not is the only answer needed. What
will be so unique, is the people standing before the Lord are NOT saved
by HIS Blood from the Cross! And why is that?! They weren’t able to
Measure it? How profoundly sad!
I can NOT tell you how many times, or how
many ways, they are willing to give anyone that is willing to listen to
them, how there is NO God. They have their minds filled to brim with all
the garbage satan feeds them on a daily basis, bluntly speaking, they
are more willing to “Believe a Lie”.
It says in 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12, “And
with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because
they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And
for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should
believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth,
but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
This entire 2 verses says it all, re-read
it for yourself and see, because the Lord God is very exact and to the
point here! The point is though, satan makes them stupid, to a point
that they will never willingly accept what the Word of God is telling
them! Again, it is so unique to see, they have “Lied to themselves” and then to notice “They believe their own lies”!
Even though the Word of God, tells them they are wrong! Then we read where the Bible says “that the Truth will set you free!”
It can easily be seen that the lost do not want to be set free, how
amazingly ignorant of them. This alone, is so desperately sad, it makes
your heart cry for them!
It is easily understood, that man from
the beginning desires Peace and Harmony! The problem comes, to what
degree? Or it could be, Peace and harmony for whom (Usually they want
that for themselves but not for others!) And the ultimate degradation
begins and usually with the “Thought”, my favorite for sure, “It’s all about ME!!” We can use the older axiom of “Hooray for me…to hell with you!”
Still, they desire Peace and Harmony, as they stand there and shoot
themselves in the foot! Then they cry and cry about all the pain they
are suffering and then it’s “Why does this always happen to me?!” Or it can be seen as “Poor Me, don’t you feel sorry for me?”.
Here is where the whole thing begins to
show its ugly head, the other person (Also unsaved) looks at them and
lies “Oh yeah, poor baby”! The whole time, laughing at the others
stupidity in their heart! See…the entire charade begins to fall apart at
the seams, but they still want Peace and Harmony! You have to wonder, do they really KNOW what Peace and harmony truly are?
Most of us are willing to call this individual “Manipulative”. Here’s another tidbit for ya, “Manipulative and liar” are synonymous, wouldn’t you agree? The question is however, “WHOM is being lied to and WHOM is believing that lie”?
In my humble opinion, I am tired of reading all about it and trying to
figure it all out! It’s enough for me to predicate the outcome and still
be able to sleep at night, therefore I digress.
It is mind-boggling, the extent they are
willing to go to! Here is where the “Being set free” from Sins gnarly
grasp becomes a thing of beauty! It makes the verses, Matthew 11:28-30 “Come
unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you
rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in
heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and
my burden is light.”, seem like an Oasis in the desert!!
Here is the point, where we begin to see for ourselves the verse that says “Man’s intellect is like foolishness to God”! Sort of strange, that we never understood this until WE were saved to Jesus Christ. This
is also the point where the Lord GIVES you and I, HIS Wisdom and
Discernment! After this takes place, we begin to see the multitudes of
Levels of understanding, of the Word of God, that we never knew existed
What is unique, the unsaved are not able
to understand the words and verses they see right in front of them. It
is also unique, that the Lord gives us this understanding with HIS
Wisdom, that HE does not give to the Unsaved. “We”
are able to understand what HE has told us, information that the
unsaved and satan would give their arms and legs to understand or know.
And WE can stand on a corner and scream this info at the top of our
lungs, but satan and the unsaved will remain befuddled. Strange, right?! The Lord simply amazes me every time I turn around!!
Here is a strange situation, we have all
this info from our Lord and Savior and we can bring it to the unsaved
and they can bark and harass us all about it, all day long! They can
stand there and belittle us and tell us how stupid we sound as we preach
God’s Word. But take a small step back and look at this again, now we
see who is truly ignorant and who is not!
If you and I were sitting around the
campfire one evening, enjoying the Pine scent in the air and the
Mountains of Colorado and I told you all about the Rapture and the
Tribulation, and just how close they were, Being unsaved, you’d laugh
your head off at me! The Proof is in the Bible, God’s Holy Word to us,
which has been around for better than 2600 years! And in that time, we
have witnessed every single Prophecy come true, up and until today. Now I
tell you about Bible Prophecy that has yet to come true, but is written
out in the Bible and has yet to be fulfilled. Would you believe there
is some validity to those Prophecies?? What I’m trying desperately to
get you to understand, is Faith!
Everything concerning our Lord and Savior
is about you and I having Faith, in God’s Truth, in other words, what is
written in the Bible! Believing Gods Word is having Faith, it is the
understanding in our hearts and the the Whole Belief of the Bible as
truth. This is the spot where the Lord meets us, face to face and asks
us if we would like to live forever? Then HE shows us how this can be,
through HIS Word the Bible. Why would anyone want to measure this, how
would it affect the outcome? It would change nothing!
When you come to Jesus Christ as your Savior, you leave that “Old Person and his intellect”, nailed to that Cross.
NOW…you know better, you know the truth
and it indeed sets you free from all that cumbersome load of lies and
deceit. You already know, you can’t change the world! The
only thing you can change for the better or for the worse is YOU. When
this truly takes place in your life, it goes from “It’s all about ME to
It’s all about the Lord”!!
If you are Great in the World, your
hardship and pain are all yours to deal with! With Jesus Christ, there
is NO pain and suffering, no death, no fear, no longer being lonely, but
there is an Eternity of Love, harmony and true Peace. The likes of
which no man is able to imagine!
It really comes down to, which do you prefer, pain and suffering or Love and Harmony…for Eternity??
Here is a quote from a portion of an article originally written by John Piper. I believe that it fits in well with the context of the above post:
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature,have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that havebeen made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.”
Notice several things:
All people ”know God,” even if they have never heard the Bible. “What can be known about God is plain to them” (verse 19). “Although they knew God…” (verse 21).
The way they know God is by the way God has made the world and their own consciences (verses 19–20).
Even though they know God, no one who knows God anywhere in the world “honors God as God or gives him thanks” (verse 21). Instead, they“suppress the truth” (verse 18)
. That is, they resist the truth deep in their hearts and “exchange it” for other things that they would rather have (verse 23).
Therefore, they are “without excuse” (verse 20). That is, they are guilty and deserved to be punished.
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