"The Promise Fulfilled ~ Part Eight ~

The Most Important Decision We Will Ever Make

Don’t “buy into” what the world is trying to sell you apart from godly men and women who stick to the scripture which is found in God’s Word. If they deter from His teachings and instructions to His creation line on line, jot on jot, precept by precept? Then refuse to hear them anymore for what they have to say will have been diluted by Satan to trick you as it evidently has them.


One problem with this though is that if you do not study your bible you will never KNOW what is the Truth and what is a lie. So by all means for your instruction and edification please choose to study the Word of God for your own selves for any Pastor is just like us, a fallible human being.


God on the other hand works through the Holy Spirit through His Word and sows to our own spirit and heart. Make a decision to yield to God and not to your flesh anymore, day by day, week by week, year by year. It’s not easy but with God ALL things are possible:


But He said, “ The things that are impossible with men are possible with God.” {Luke 18:27}


"I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me." {Philippians 4:13 }


You see, it’s not just that the devil doesn’t play fair, it is that he doesn’t “play” at all. Satan has NEVER won a battle against God and he never will, no matter how many wars he rages. He specializes in attacking us through things such as the lusts of our flesh and the pride of life. The lusts of the flesh is the desire to do and feel things. Lust enters in through our eyes; we see something, then we want it and then the “I GOTTA HAVE IT” ensues.


The Pride of life as in “I want to be popular, desired, admired and bowed down to.” Satan used ONE tree in the Garden of Eden in Genesis 3. What was singularly unique about that tree was that God had already said “no.” Reiterating, “from the devil and the world and to the flesh.” What worked in the Garden with Adam and Eve still works today with you and me. He is sneaky, crafty, conniving, deceitful and evil beyond our comprehension of the words or of him.


"Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden‘?” {Genesis 3:1}


Should you continue to choose to ignore or not believe the Bible, which is God’s “instruction manual," for mankind, nothing for you is changed. It changes NOTHING should you decide to disbelieve it negate it.


Please, I beg of you, choose to not be “politically correct” for it is your souls the devil wants to ensnare with anything he can, and he knows what will trip you up just as he does me. He knows it because of what has tripped us up in our past. That is the only way he knows how to attack each one of us in an extremely personal way. Beware!


Remember, through the eyes, I want “it” for I want to “EXPERIENCE” that “fruit”, the taste of it’s texture for it is pleasant to the eyes….and thusly, without Christ, it is sown into our flesh. Again, the eyes look, the mind desires and then the will acts. What we desire affects what we will wind up getting sown into our hearts, seared into our minds and lived out in our respective lives.


Satan appeals to the Achilles’ heel of each man, woman and child who walks the face of this earth. Whether it is to their own ego’s which have become inflated with their own sense of self-importance and reliance…or a direct assault through their sexuality.


As an aside, human sexuality is a God given gift intended for men and women to experience together in the marriage bed. Period. I know that because God’s Holy Word says so and in it He blessed and was the originator of marriage and the issues of sexuality.


Satan is the author of perversion and as long as he can lead people contrary to God’s clear teachings on this and all issues, he will. Even though it will be because we choose his lies over God the Father’s Truth. He was originally called Lucifer but became Satan when he decided to rebel against God in his lustful and prideful desires to be God. He actually decided to make an attempt to dethrone Yahweh God in his bid to become the Sovereign Lord of the heavenly and earthly Kingdoms of the Most High God!


Satan knows his time is almost up. Therefore he has unleashed in these last days an all out assault against all that is holy and righteous in God’s eyes. This is called spiritual warfare against God and those who are Christ Followers or Christians and the Jewish people as well. As each day passes another Jewish man, woman and or child believes in Christ for who He was when He came to them over 2,000 years ago, who He is today to all mankind, and whom He will be when He returns to this earth to set all things right and God has put His enemies under His footstool.


"The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Until I put Your enemies beneath Your feet." {Matthew 22:44}


Satan fell from the third heaven to inhabit the two heavens beneath it. And even though he is allowed entrance into the Third Heaven where God’s Throne is located in order to go before God for now, in order to accuse the brethren, he no longer stays and / or resides there with God as he once did. Do you recall the answer that Satan gave to God when God had asked him what he had been doing? Let me refresh your memory:


"Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them. The Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “ From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.” {Job 1:6-7}


The apostle Peter was also led by the Holy Spirit of God to warn Jesus’ followers:


"Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” {1 Peter 5:8}


That “someone” is you and me. Can you imagine having enough gall to want to evict God from Heaven so that you could take over His “job?” I wouldn’t choose to be God, even if I could, for any and everything else in the God created Universe. God is my ALL, He’s more than I can even think or fathom and I wouldn’t trade my own relationship with Him for all the silver, gold and power the “god” of this world offers. NOTHING could ever take the place of God in my heart, and yours too if you knew Him. Do you? Know Him I mean? Who? Why Jesus of course! If you don’t yet know God though Jesus Christ you can! Consider making Him your own personal choice. Ponder, if you will, upon making this, the most important decision you will ever make in your lifetime, awhile as I continue onward.


For a lot of us, for my own self too, we all have “reasons” why we think we “can’t” seem to step outside of our “comfort zones” and testify to a lost and dying world. A world in which billions of people live who will end up in the devil’s hell if they die without knowing Jesus as their own personal Lord and Savior. We seem to falter when it comes to telling this anti-Christ, politically correct and sin ridden society about the love of God to us-ward through His Son displayed upon the cross of Calvary.


As for me I am “afraid”- never ashamed but “afraid” that I will somehow, in some way dishonor Him. Like, I don’t what to say or how to say it. What WOULD I say I have asked myself time and time again? How would I even begin this my service to mankind and my obedience to God, honoring and exalting Him as He so deserves? What would I do should they reject Him or mock His Word as I have seen them so frequently do on the internet?


I don’t want to “offend” them I sometimes have thought, or cause them to remove themselves further from the saving Grace which God offers. But you see….my wanting not to “offend” someone or push them farther away from knowing Him through my own inadequacy may very well be the last opportunity that particular person has to hear the Gospel Message and receive Christ before they die. And without Him we will end up in very real and literal Hell.


The Word of God tells us that without the Light of the Gospel the lost will certainly wind up eternally lost in hell. Whether one place in the Bible calls it Sheol, the Pit, the Lake of fire and brimstone or Gehenna, it is still hell. It is still a place which God will not ever be. And to wind up there means eternal separation from Almighty God and all that is good about life. Like love, light, air to breathe, food to eat, sleep etc. etc.. There, there will be incomprehensible suffering, pain and anguish which will not last a day, a week or even one year or multiple of years, but for ALL eternity. Time without end. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to end up in hell without all that God called good and pleasing in His sight.


To those who would continue to choose to reject Christ the Bible says in one scripture about them:


For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “ I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever I will set aside." {1 Corinthians 1:18-19}


Today I’m growing in my boldness to do so, especially on the internet. The internet gave me a voice through which to share my heart, that heart is Jesus Christ Himself. Also it is my heart’s desire to share the Message of Hope , salvation and freedom with other suffering addicted people that they can be set free too. Not their addictions “put on hold“, but real and lasting freedom. All of which can be found for them also, at the foot of Jesus’ cross. As He was with and for me - He can also be the same for them. Silence is no longer an alternative for this redeemed sinner, for people are perishing for lack of hearing the Gospel Message. You and I need to share with them the love of God the Father, though Jesus Christ, the Son.

The cost of not knowing Him as their own personal Lord and Savior is far greater to the lost soul than any other cost which exists.


They, or you, may not be interested to know Him because they may perceive being a Christ follower as a “boring” lifestyle choice. However allow me to assure you it is not boring at all but exciting! Besides we all have ups and downs no matter where we are in life. That's a part of life.


I’ve known and lived personally, while I walked in the spiritual darkness of this world, most of the temptations of the flesh that this world has to offer. And personally KNOW that none of them, not a single solitary one of them, ever filled that huge hole of emptiness deep inside of me. For many years I didn’t even know that was why I chose to do the things that I did. I just knew that no matter how many times I changed the drug, the brands of booze and types of drugs and men? No matter how much I “used” I always came up short. Not a single one of them soothed forever that perennial ache which existed within the deepest part of my soul and spirit without Jesus Christ.


What the Word of the Living God tells us is that without the light of the Gospel the lost will suffer forever because many will choose to continue on with their rebellion against God and cling to their chosen sins. Then again, I ask myself, but what about the one who may be wanting to hear? What about the one who may, after hearing, receive Him eagerly after considering what He has to say about Himself, and what other peoples testimonies of faith reveal about Him? What about THEM?


In one way or another, my remaining silent for fear of offending anyone is not an option for me any longer. Too it also begs the question, “How will they hear unless someone tells them?” How about you, will you tell them? How about me? So here am I telling you the Truth.


But what does scripture say?


“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, “ Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”


How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “ How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!” {Romans 10:8-15}


The love of God towards us is astoundingly beautiful and humanly incomprehensible - but true!


"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us". {Romans 5:8}


For...
"Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed. The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light." {Romans 13:11-12}

more to come......

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