Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Where Does It Hurt? How Do You Deal With Your Pain?

Do your joints or muscles hurt?
Do you have migraines?
Is your heart broken over some grievous loss?
Is your mind troubled by earthly woes and cares?
Are you feeling overloaded by everything that life seems to throw at you?
Is your spirit or soul troubled by the life you live or the world around you?
Have you lost your joy?
Are you chasing happiness and fun, yet feeling life is pointless?
Have you become frustrated and angry by not getting the things you want, when you want?
Does it seem that no matter what you do, of right or wrong, that others get away with things for which you get punished, or they gain what you lose?

Every ache, pain, suffering, loss, gain, joy, sorrow, shall all be dealt with by God, both now and eternally. The ONLY way for us to effectively cope with the trials of this one life that we are given is to accept and surrender to the ONE WAY that God has provided for dealing with all things in this life. God says, "Casting all your care on Him; for He careth for you." (1 Peter 5:7). Who is that HIM upon whom we are to cast all our care, all our suffering, all our pain, all our longing? And what about what must we do to deal with the exceedingly great weight of our sin in every one of our lives?

The ONLY way for any of us to be saved and to have a positive eternal outlook can and shall survive God's scrutiny is that we MUST accept, trust, and surrender to God's biblical way of salvation, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Remember that the Bible did not invent God, but God gave us the Bible as THE one Owner's Manual for human existence. We are not our own, but we have been bought with the price of the blood of Christ Jesus. We deal with that by, either, choosing to reject Him and His salvation, OR we choose, in repentance and faith, to allow Him to have His way with our lives.

God's biblical way is the only open door that He offers to us; the ONLY one that God has EVER offered to humanity. IF we refuse to repent of our sin and step through that door that He offers to us, we shall have chosen to reject Him. Neglect, by default, is just another form of rejection. By neglecting and rejecting God's Christ, we snub the ONLY true friend we shall ever have for all eternity; the ONLY One who ever submitted to public torture, bloodshed, and death on our behalf.

By repenting of our sin, stepping out in faith, choosing and inviting Jesus Christ into our lives, we cross an eternal line that we shall never be required to cross again. By repentance and faith, we move our of the family of evil and sin (wherein we had attempted to deny or work toward God). By choosing Jesus Christ's salvation over all other earthly things and all other spiritual things, we shall have moved, by faith alone, into the family of God through our faith in the righteous blood, suffering, death, burial, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, who chose to take our place and our suffering on Himself, so that we could choose eternal life with Him instead of choosing eternal suffering.

Are you tired of a life of hopelessness and suffering? Let Jesus Christ bring His Life, Light, Peace, Joy, Patience, and purpose into this life that you find so distasteful.

Who is this Jesus? click here to find out
What do God the Father, Jesus Christ, and Their Holy Spirit all want from you? click here to find out
What happens to those who continue to neglect and reject God's peace offering and salvation? only lost people willing to repent will want to know about this truth

IF you still think that you are too sinful to be saved, remember that Jesus did not come here to save good people, "for there is none righteous, no not one." He hates all of our sin, but He loves us and gave Himself in our place, taking our punishment on Him, so that we can choose to have eternal life in and through Him... IF we will simply repent of our sin and accept HIM as the ONLY One who gave Himself in our place to pay for all of our sin, for He ALONE has already done that. It can never be undone. We MUST choose His offer of His salvation in this one life that He gives to us, for that offer only lasts until our earthly body dies, as He says, "...as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment...." Do not continue to choose to waste your life in sin or on sin. Choose Christ Jesus and His way, that you might will to live in and with Him forever. Amen.

I want to see you with Jesus, able to enjoy His blessed company forever.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Have You Ever Noticed...?

We've almost all heard someone say, that, the older they get the faster time goes.

Have you ever noticed that the faster our technologies accelerate, and the more robotically controlled our customer services become, that, our human waiting lines and on-hold phone delays feel like they are getting longer and longer, as we lose touch with the people around us?

Do you remember the electronic guru mantra, that, "Computers are going to save paper and trees!"?

Ever notice how easy it is for anyone to make almost any computer-printer "dynamic duo" spit out volumes or tons of paper? Just like in fairy tales, once upon a time, people counted paper sheets, carefully planning their art and literary and business endeavors. What happened to true conservation and true conservatism?

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Some of the People Whom God Says Hate Him and His Word

With any honest personal examination of the Bible and of ourselves, we must admit that we have exercised ourselves in at least one, if not many of the following lists of sinful things about which God warns us. That means that we are already guilty before the ONLY righteous and holy God. Therefore, we MUST repent and return unto the LORD God through and in His Christ, Jesus, before it is too late for us, for there are no second chances after this body dies; lest we die in our sin, having chosen to live in sin and in eternal damnation. Our natural inclinations are to just follow our own hearts, to "do our own thing", as the hippies used to say. 

Jesus made it clear that THAT natural inclination is the path to hell and eternal suffering, NOT the way to God or eternal peace and joy. In John, Chapter 14, verses 5 through 7, when (doubting) "Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 
6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
7  If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

Romans 1:17-32
17  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;    
19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31  Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. 

Revelation 22:14-15
14  Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
15  For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. 

Don't deceive and cheat yourself out of peace with God Almighty. Get saved. Be born again of God's Word and Spirit. Don't stay lost in the world and its corruption. The choice IS yours, and ONLY YOURS. God does NOT want you to suffer eternally, but if you choose to neglect or reject His ONLY salvation that He offers to you through the Lord Jesus Christ, then YOU shall have chosen to go to eternal death and suffering in the lake of fire that burns without ceasing, for there is no relief there. Jesus, God in the flesh, also warned us about that, in Luke 16:19-31.