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I am just like everyone else: I make it one day at a time with a little bit of humor. The Word of God is a fire in my heart that burns all the way down to my bones and I cannot hold it back. Jeremiah 20:9

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The End of the Age

Everybody has a different idea what the end of the world is.  For the Christian, it will be the second appearance of the Messiah, whom we believe is Jesus the Christ.  For the Jewish, it will be the first and only appearance of the Messiah.  For the muslim, it will be the rule of the Mahdi over a muslim world purged of all non-believers. For the Buddhists, it will be the revealing of Maitreya, for the Hindu's, Kalki, and on and on. It seems there are very few religions that DO NOT predict an end to the human race.

It seems impossible to everyone that the human race is incapable of creating a Utopia where everybody gets along because of selfishness, egotism, greed, superiority, lust, you name it.  Yet, there are those convinced that if they could get to the limelight, THEY have all the answers if they could just force everyone to think just like they do. 

Hundreds of thousands of gods and goddesses have been dreamed up and prayed to and sacrificed to.  Yet none of them ever actually spoke, anything.  Only One covered a mountain with His presence and spoke.  Over 3 million people heard His voice and it SCARED THEM TO DEATH!  Adonai of the Jews.  Just the presence of the Ark of the Covenant which contained GOD's essence in Dagon's temple, caused the idol of Dagon to fall before it.  Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal in a religious duel.  The fire of GOD fell and consumed all 450 of them.  Jesus was a simple man, a carpenter's son.  Yet He was born from a virgin, taught rabbis at 12 years of age, healed every kind of disease from everyone that could get to Him, lived a sinless life, and claimed to be the Son of GOD.  For which the Jews crucified Him.  But they could not keep Him down.  He resurrected again after 3 days proving He WAS the Son of GOD!  The Jews still claim it is all lies even though Roman documents have been found talking about Jesus of Nazareth.

Even though people refuse to believe that the Bible is the written Word of GOD, the ones who actually read it with an open mind find a GOD of love whose name is Jesus right there.

But don't be fooled.  satan has infiltrated all areas of the human arena to confuse and cause doubt and lack of interest in the one and only living GOD.  But you don't believe there is a spiritual realm?  Aren't you fascinated with the supernatural?  How do you explain stories of haunted buildings and apparitions?  Hmmm, it's ok to believe in satan but not GOD?  Isn't that a bit hypocritical?

There are so many ways satan keeps us from drawing close to GOD and sometimes it comes from our own churches.  Unless your church actively reads and studies the Bible and digs into the original languages and DOES NOT throw some scriptures out because it does not match their theology, you need to find a different church.  But I'll bet you will find that difficult.  And I can guarantee that all the reasons you think about are from the pit of hell.  satan does not want a strong body of true believers.  And the Word of GOD will make you strong in the faith and the Holy Spirit of GOD and you will know the Truth. 

Do you know why not one person can lead you to Christ?  Everyone has a different history and a different relationship with GOD.  And that's what it is, a relationship.  It is built from spending lots of time with Him, telling Him all about what you are thinking and feeling and listening for that really still, small voice that is so often drowned out by thoughts and fears of our own and suggestions from satan.  You have to WANT to hear, you have to WAIT for His voice.  Which is so hard for us who live in a world of instant gratification.  We have to TRUST Him like little children when this world is intent on making us grow up and make our own way.

Jesus does not stand in line with all the other great minds.  You are either His or you are not.  Only He deserves to be worshipped because only He is the First and the Last. Only He died to remove the veil between us and Him.  He is ADONAI in the flesh.  He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords.  He is the Living Bread and Water.  He is the Creator of all things.  Blessed be His Name!