Righteous Judgement

I look at life and see all manner of things. Good and bad. I see people living life to it’s fullest, those who lead and not follow. There are those who look smugly at those who have less than they. Some who actually brag about the things they have-all but laughing at those who have not.

Some are concerned with the have-nots. By concerned I mean that they think about them more than they’d like to. They think things like “What happens to the children who don’t have anything to eat?” To answer their curiosity, they die. Some 16,000 children world wide die because they have no food. Not to mention the ones who die from war, thirst and general neglect. They die.

There are those who live to cause sorrow and pain to others. These are those who have been shown no love. If they had been shown love, it was not the genuine kind but a counterfeit. Without love, there is only hate left to suffice.

There is the sorrowful. The ones who care about all living and feel all but helpless in assisting them. Those who are compassionate about others have the hardest time with life outside of themselves. Life is cruel and cold to say the least!

Take a step back from life for a minute. The good and the bad. The right and the wrong. The haves and the have-nots. See life as it is outside of your own cozy realm of existence. There is a greater purpose behind the scenes. Life is a test. Will you pass?

The giver of this test is the Creator of all life. The test is to see who will have love in their heart at the end. Will you only care about yourself, family and friends? Or, will you love all as God does? This is the summation of all. Does not your heart go out to the starving child half way across the world while you ‘pig out’ at the buffet? What about the citizens of third world countries who are in the cross fire of political upheaval? Are we immune to the violence that shake the world simply because we’ve heard it all before? Does our hearts go out to the victims, or do we just say it because that is what sounds appropriate?

If we do not – at the end of life here on this earth, learn to love all living as we do ourselves, we will die. Not one death but two! We will die from this flesh that clothe the real ‘us’, then, the real ‘us’ will die forever in eternity with no hope of ever being redeemed or saved. For those who think this is not fair, righteousness is not fair! Nor should it be!

We will receive from the Father that which is due us. Whether good or bad, we will receive life or death, perfect judgement. The world only makes any sense in the light of love. If you’ve ever wondered why you were put here on earth, but never came up with an adequate answer, think about love. Love covers a multitude of sin. It takes your mind off of yourself and puts it on others. It causes you to transcend and grow. That is the purpose of life.

Don’t let God come back to judge the world before you get the chance to know Him and become one with Him. This is the deep desire of the Creator God, my heavenly Father. He loves you and wants a relationship with you, not religion. He wants you to spend all eternity with Him, but will you?

Take a step back and look at life anew. God will judge all living according to their deeds. There is no way around this, it must happen. Come to know God and you will judge the world with Him in righteousness!Image

 

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Do you know God?

There is a God. I know not everyone knows that, but it’s true. There is an intelligent being, more intelligent than our brightest geniuses can comprehend. Before there was a such thing as time, He existed. In fact, there was never a time when He didn’t exist. He is the ‘programmer’ of all living things. As far as knowledge goes, there is nothing that He doesn’t know. True wisdom comes from having a reverential respect for Him.

There is a God. He is all powerful. There is nothing to hard for Him. Nothing is impossible. Nothing you could think of would even be a challenge for Him. He moves mountains like one would unknowingly kick a pebble under their feet. The vastness of space we have so little knowledge of is known to Him entirely. He created the universe and is still in the process of creating it.

There is a God and He is good. God is perfectly holy, righteous and just. He never does wrong and is incapable of lying or failing at anything.

There is a God. He is love. He does not have an abundance of love, nor is He full of love, but love is actually who He is! This Love that God personifies is a light to all who dare see Him as He is. And imitates Him with all their heart. How can mere humans imitate a perfect God? We are in darkness and know not who we are or why we are here. We just float around going with the flow, acting as if we have a clue. We are good actors, but not good enough to fool an ‘all knowing’ God!
Sin separated us from His love. Because of our sin, we can no longer fellowship with Him as He intended, unless we are cleansed from our sins. We are totally incapable of cleansing ourselves and were hopeless creatures. But God still loved us.

He gave us a ‘go-between’. Someone completely human that would show us what true humanity is all about as concerns God’s plan and purpose for mankind. God also gave us someone who was completely God that could show us a loving Father in all His glory and splinder.

There is a God. His name is Jesus. He came to this earth over 2000 years ago though He existed for all eternity with the Father. He was born of a virgin, lived a perfect sin free life, did signs and wonders wherever He went. Died for the sin of the whole world. He was in a grave for 3 days and was brought back to life by the power of the Holy Spirit. Now, He sits at the right hand of the Father making intercession for us his children.

There is a God. And He is coming back very soon for those who call Him Lord. All others are not known to Him and will be lost. Since He is love, He is very patient and doesn’t want anyone to perish, but all to come to repentance.

Hell fire awaits those who do not know God when He returns. He’s giving us all the time we need to get ourselves right with Him. But, He won’t wait forever. He will end needless suffering and pain. He will judge in righteousness.

There is a God. Do you know Him? If you do not, now is the time to find out who He is. He loves you and wants you to come home to Him. There is a place in you that is empty and you’ve attempted to fill it with all manner of things. Nothing else but God will do. He programmed you to be filled with Himself. Since there is nothing or know one like God, there isn’t even a close substitute!

Do you know God?

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Today is my spiritual birthday! On August 8, 1982, my brothers and I were baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of our sins. It hadn’t dawned on me at the time that most of the sins I’d commit against God would happen sometime after I got saved. I was only 14 years old and was the oldest of my brothers.
I can remember sitting in church during what was called testimony service. During this time, anyone who had something good to say about God and how He had helped them in their lives recently, were asked to stand and share with the conversation. Some would sing songs, others would tell long boring stories that had to be cut short like an over rehearsed speech at the Oscars.
One common theme of such testimonies went something like this: “I thank God for saving me from my sins. When I was in the world, hooked on drugs and miserable, Jesus took my messed up life and gave me a brand new start”! I remember thinking how some people seemed to ‘get saved’ simply because they had done all the partying and club hopping that they wanted to do. It appeared to me that they had done all they wanted to do and were now old and couldn’t keep up even if they wanted to. To be fair, most would express a lack of meaning in their lives due to the aimless way in which they lived it.
I thought it convenient for these people to tell the world (at least the ones in our little store front church), how bad life had been and how grand it was now with the Lord on their side.
I was curious about the world they talked about as if it were a dirty, nasty thing. Soon, I began to participate in activities I knew were wrong in the sight of God.
I to proceeded to experiment with illegal drugs and alcohol. I became sexually active though I knew it was against God’s law.
After years of behaving as someone who had little or no knowledge of God, I began to feel like I had cheated myself out of something wonderful. In a true way, I had.
Church politics and fake christians had given me a sorry excuse to stop following Jesus. I hadn’t turned away from Him totally, but had done much more in rebellion than in obedience.
As I look back, I can’t help but wonder how much better my life would be had I followed God with my whole heart. How much pain and frustration could I have avoided simply by listening to and learning about my savior? The good news is that I can start over right now. I can repent and live the way God intended for me to live all along! I appreciate God’s patience and undying love. I’m also glad that I’ve experienced all I have.  I wouldn’t be the person I am without all of my experience. ImageI can say, along with all the saints “I was blind but now I see, I was lost, but now I’m found”!

My Spiritual Birthday!