Reply to a comment made by a sister in Christ on my previous writing “Our Past Present and Future”.
You said --- “My hope is not in this world” and that is the greatest and only true hope that anyone can have. Peter had that hope when he was crucified upside down and John had that hope when he was beheaded, and Paul had that hope when he was being beaten, lashed, stoned, robbed and in perils with false brethren --- but because of his hope which was strong true and genuine with faith as in all men who seek only God and not the things of this world he said -----
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin that does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”Hebrews 12:1-2
To lay aside all of those weights mean all things of this world in the life of flesh and blood that could be as an obstruction for the race set before us by our creator. Do you not think that the few men of God I just wrote of had weights and difficulties that could have became stumbling blocks to hinder their race even though they knew that death was coming?
To be not of this world means having the mind of Christ that looks only to the Father, and the Father is love, therefore any without that love through actions have deceived themselves because God is not the author of confusion and thy word is truth; so when John wrote the inspired words----
“But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 1 John 3:17
Is not God love and are we not all commanded to have that love?
Then you said “We are not of this world” --- so if you are not of this world, who is our Lord who is “The Word” speaking of in these verses of “Thy Word is Truth” that say very clearly with no confusion ----
“Wherefore 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 there at: Matthew 7:13
Who are the many? What we all must understand is that the entire word of God was written as instruction only for the children of God, or in other words the word of God was not intended for today’s atheists, agnostics or just any non religious people because all who do not believe will learn after the 1000 year millennium in the second resurrection. So the many are of the three billion believers who have been deceived just as God said they would be because they follow the spirit of man and have not the fear of the Lord written in Proverbs 9:10 because only God can give it through the efforts in Proverbs 2:4 along with the love of Christ and obedience to His words we are to live by.
Thy word is truth just told you the truth of the many which go in there at-----
“Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:14
I repeat so as to plant deep, the many are those of this world who have been deceived exactly as God said Satan would deceive this world in Revelation 12:9, yet all who love our Lord in words can’t even trust Him for His every word of truth that was written with absolutely no confusion whatsoever; and with that our God of love even tells us in Jeremiah 3:25 that man is the confusion, yet man still looks to man rather than just believing only God which is being not of this world----and that is who the few are.
You then said----“Jesus said the kingdom of heaven has come” ----but according to thy word is truth the kingdom has not yet come because we have yet to go through the beginning of sorrows as written which read-----
“Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”
The only way to recognize deception is not to analyze all the false claims in the religions of this world, but rather to become so familiar with what is genuine that a counterfeit will be easily recognizable; and anyone who is truly grounded in the Word of God with only Him as their heartbeat and His words as their blood-flow for life itself will not be deceived; and that is because being not of this world they have no other life in any way; and when all they can see is the world to come, it matters not even if they must shed their own blood to become a part of the government of God to earn that great and glorious position for all of eternity whereas the many who will die through chastening will still be granted eternal life after the kingdom age of the millennium, and martyrs when Christ returns just as those waiting under the altar in Revelation 6:10.
So please feel free to judge me, hate me and show no love through help because that is just the way my life has been for years now; and Christ said it would be this way for the few that put absolutely no trust in man. And I have had so very many say that they don’t hate me, but the words of God who is my life say that they not only hate me but are as murderers in His eyes; and I believe the words of our Lord.
Where I am now at is through my education that began about twenty years ago, but Moses had eighty years of life's education prior to his 40 years of leading Israel in the wilderness, so just to reach his level of knowledge will take me another 60 years; and then I need another forty years of hands on experience with a rebellious people just as this world today; and that will come with being a firstfruit and reining with Christ as teachers, kings, priests and leaders in the kingdom of God as written in Revelation 5:10; and because Satan will have been removed people will have the ears to hear whereas now the god of this world puts only deception and disobedience in all minds who are of this world, and so says God, but who believes our creator for His every word? Most certainly not the religions of man that believe what man falsely teaches as the blind leading the blind with no love in their hearts for others that God looks for; instead they put your money into their own bellies and fancy buildings that have nothing to do with God’s only true church, because it is the group or congregation that follows their Head Jesus Christ that are His church and the Head that our Head follows is the Father while leaving us all with examples to follow in his steps. 1 Peter 2:21
The beginning of sorrows.
“And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my names sake. And shall many be offended, and shall betray one another.
And many false prophets shall rise, and deceive many.And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
All that any person spiritually minded need to do is look unto our Lord and see the world as it is; and they will see only what’s written coming to pass as a roaring freight train loaded with death en-route and unstoppable; and following it will be great tribulation followed by one full year of God’s wrath which will bring a final end to the evils of man with the beginning of the kingdom of God through the millennium, yet you said-----
“Jesus said the kingdom of heaven has come” when God says different through His words of truth that we are to hear, live by and never question. Are you saying that this world of evils with world death, destruction, waste and desolation yet to come is the kingdom of God?
What am I missing? During the temptation of our Lord after a forty day and night fast----
“. . . the devil taketh Him up into an exceedingly high mountain, and shows Him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And he said unto Him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Matthew 4:8-9
Did you notice that our Lord never said that all the kingdoms of the world were not his? That is because they were the property of Satan, and he still is the god of this world and always has been and will remain until the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. And because he is the god of this world and the father of lies he has very successfully deceived this whole world just as God said he would, but the deceived believe not because how is it possible for the deceived to believe that they have been deceived? Only by God’s mercy can you know the truth. Romans 9:18, and that mercy can only come by what God sees in your heart that pleases Him. Hebrews 4:12-13, and God is love, and love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8, 1 John 4:8, so when you read 1 John 3:15-18, is God pleased with you by your actions?
My wife and I have no money, no food and no life; and with that another shut-off notice for Internet, and yesterday we had to get a bottle of propane gas on credit for our two burner stove just to make hot water for rice. I went for a ten dollar loan at twenty percent interest, but even who I have been borrowing those huge sums from over the years had none.
So I just say this is my reality of life that I have been living with for almost four years now, and this is just the way that the world who loves our Lord truly is, and just overflowing with the love of Christ we all have been commanded to have, and doing not Gods commandments means no tree of life for His kingdom as written in Revelation 22:14, and just one of His commandments is the love of Christ written in John 13:34, but who believes God Almighty?
First the beginning of sorrows, and then great tribulation; where do you want to be?
“Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. Psalms 41
“Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in his mercy; to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.Psalms 33:18-19
“Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which saints wilt thou turn? For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one. I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation. His children are far from safety, and they are “crushed in the gate”, neither is there any to deliver them. Whose harvest the hungry eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance. Job 5:1-5
Read all of Job chapter five for some education on who God will protect because He wants to protect you; and thy word is truth.
“The only hope for those currently of the world is in the name and person of Jesus the Christ and His most precious blood.
And the word says-----
“And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him. Hebrews 5:9
So we must all examine ourselves with the words of God that we have all been commanded to live by as written in Deuteronomy 8:3, Matthew 4:4 and Luke 4:4 while looking only towards our Head Jesus Christ who is our king, leader, teacher, companion and friend that we are to follow; and if we love Him as our words say, we will only follow and obey, but if our words say that we love our Lord while following the doctrines and the traditions of man, we have been deceived and have not the Spirit of our Father but the spirit from the prince and power of the air that leads all children of God in disobedience. Ephesians 2:2
When you examine yourself for “. . . the love of Christ which passeth knowledge that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God”, what do you see through these words below that we are to live by?
“Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard. Proverbs 21:13
Because God is love, and because God loves you, He even tells when you will not be heard.
“I will also laugh at your calamities; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you, Then shall thy call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me. Proverbs 1:26-28
“But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. Verse 33 which are the few in the narrow and not the many in the broad way which leadeth to destruction.
For all of the years that I have been as the poor man crying out to brethren, I have found absolutely no love of Christ to the full; and in just two of the five sites that I post in plus my own free web and emails, there have been sixty thousand views, so with all the others only God knows the total, yet I have not one true brother and friend who I can count on.
But the love of God has kept my wife and I through the survival of temporary helps here and there, but most of the time there has been absolutely none. I take Advil for teeth and jaw pains and live on bread and rice which is not even comfortable to eat, and my wife who just went through UTI has many hardships of her own for being eighteen years younger than me, but we just pray to God always for His love, mercy, blessings and kindness while knowing all things only come according to His will, so we just ask Him to please just give us the inner peace to deal with all of life’s daily storms that we know are going to get much worse, and on top of that just being added a few minutes ago was a completely needless complaint from the property owner of the lot in front of our 30x30 ft sandwich lot with no right of way because we have been using it for our in and out; and the man that we still owe for the lot just plain lied when he said there was a right of way. So now we just need a helicopter for a smooth escape, and our 20 x 18 home is just bamboo with nepa leaf roof, bamboo matting for sides, rough cement floor and just an unfinished box called home.
When in America I lived on 4 acres in a 3200 sq ft home with a big in ground pool and a repair shop and had through the years a good collection of old cars, but just helped to many people and made to many bad investments because of a head injury that did now allow very clear thinking, that was then, so what is today just is; and with thanks to God I can now think very clearly, yet still have to battle with fights between the flesh and the spirit just as Paul did in Romans 7:15-25.
These coming years are going to be very hard for us all worldwide, and if only the shepherds of today taught truths many would understand the lesson for us all through Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego because without their faith we will not be able to stand in the coming great tribulation. And as a workman for God I just warn and accept the hate and persecution because that is the way that our Lord Jesus Christ said it would be in John 15:19-20.
The link below is for the story that this comment was written from by my sister in Christ for those that have not read it.