“Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of Christ”
“Well, well, well. Whadda’ ya’ know”
IT’S A DEEP SUBJECT
I hear many Christians and conservative say that some political figure or that political party is going to save us. “It isn’t over yet”, they say. “Keep praying that “so-and-so” prevails”, they say.
Well. You tried. But, politics and government haven’t worked to make our world a better or safer place in which to live. And, no one is saved by a person nor a political system.
And, well, we have tried social engineering. That may have improved the standard of living for some, but it hasn’t improved the morality of people toward one another.
Education has been the pathway to knowledge and advances in technology, but, well, education alone isn’t enough to make our world a safer and better place to live.
Advances in medicine and science have done nothing to reign in the evil emanating from the heart of mankind. They have not stemmed the violence, the evil and wickedness of men and women. We are dying from new diseases and killing each other at an alarming rate. It seems America and the entire world is spiraling out of control.
WELL, NOW, WE ARE AT THE PRECIPICE. HERE IS WHAT IS AT HAND: THE UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD IS BEING SWALLOWED UP BY THE ONE-WORLD GLOBALIST MOVEMENT. GOD HAD GIVEN US A SMALL RESPITE OF TIME. BUT, WE SQUANDERED THAT GIFT. NOW WE MUST PREPARE FOR WHAT IS UPON US.
God has given us the solution we need, through His Word and by His Son – and it is NOT in a religion.
I mentioned to a friend, recently, that I believe Jesus was trying to tell us something. My friend looked at me with a quizzical look, almost as if to say, “What? Of course He was trying to tell us a lot of things!” But, before my friend could say anything, I went on to say, “But, I don’t think we have understood what He is trying to tell us”. My friend was speechless.
I read something recently that goes like this:
“Strange as it may seem, there exists a Power that is able to transform your life so thoroughly, so radically, so completely, that when the process is completed your own friends would hardly recognize you, and, in fact, you would scarcely be able to recognize yourself.
“You might even have to ask yourself, “Can I really be that man or that woman who went about under my name before?”
“You are, in one sense the same person, but in another sense, you will have become someone utterly different.
“This intensely real Power, can pick you up today – right now – from the midst of loneliness, failure, ruin, misery, despair or any difficulty, and begin to solve your problems, smooth out your difficulties, cut you free from entanglements and place you clear, safe and happy upon the highroad of freedom and opportunity. “It has the ability to lift you out of an invalid’s bed and make you sound and well. “It can free you to go and shape your life as it should be. “It can throw open the prison door and liberate the captive.
“It has a healing balm for the bruised and broken heart.
“This Power can teach you all things you need to know, if only you are receptive and teachable.
“It can inspire you with new thoughts and ideas, so that your life’s work may be truly original, meaningful and lasting.
“It can impart new and wonderful kinds of knowledge, as soon as you really want such knowledge – glorious knowledge – strange things not taught in schools or written in books.
“It can find your true place in life, and put you into it, too.
“It can find the right friends for you, kindred spirits who are interested in the same ideas and want the same things that you do.
This Power, as it is rightly called, is the Gospel of Jesus implanted in the heart and mind of a fully surrendered, completely devoted disciple of Jesus.
To our credit, we, as Christians, have tried, and we continue to try. We may have become accustomed to, or committed to, (or even in some cases, addicted to), reading the Bible and praying to God. But, the things we read about in the Bible, seem to elude us in our daily lives. This has to change, and it has to change quickly! Time is short as it has always been. And we can make the change, IF WE CHANGE HOW WE THINK – REPENT, FOR THE KINGDOM IS AT HAND! (We better change because it appears we may be ‘at the end of our rope’, as the saying goes.)
I am studying and practicing, for myself. Sharing this with you, helps me (the teacher learns most) and I hope and pray it might help you along your way also. I am working through the Gospel of Matthew with an emphasis on the application of The Spiritual.
Reading and studying are only the first steps. The “DOING” of a Spiritual application is what brings change. Please pray first and ask that the eyes of your heart be opened to the Spirit of God; then, study and ask the Holy Spirit (Whose groaning are too deep for words), enlighten your mind and heart; then, GO and DO, first in the Spiritual and then stand firm in the natural. You will overcome and endure to the end – Victorious in Him!
May God Bless us all on this final journey. May we Overcome by the word of our testimony and by the Blood of the Lamb. Amen & amen.
Your Brother and Friend,