THE B-R-A-I-N….we all have one, though, we seem to “take it for granted.” We humans, seem to take, just about everything….for granted. Where did we GET all that we have? Where did our BRAIN come from, our body, our family, our job, our friends, our dwelling…our credit cards…where did it all come from?
Most of us believe that God is our Benefactor. We believe that He created EVERYTHING; or gave us “the where-with-all” to produce all that we have…..by using…OUR BRAIN. This GIFT is the very “thing” that we humans use to SURVIVE every day. Our BRAIN provides the KNOWLEDGE and intellect to both, the most COMPLICATED and SIMPLIST of decisions. Our BRAIN, through proper process, can enter WAR, or PEACE; tear down, or build-up; help or hurt; give or take; love or hate, WORK … or not; eat or starve; and sleep and wake.
The brain is the CPU (Central Processing Unit) that CONTROLS all we do, each moment, each day. Think for a moment… each of us NEVER think about the POWER of the brain… just take it for granted. When praying, we THANK God for all that we have… our good health, children, jobs, and our STUFF. Because God GAVE us a BRAIN…. We can, and do, all kinds of STUFF. We can…smell, think, create, breath, eat, touch, hear, and see…. We even know when these functions take place. Because of our GIFT…we’re all pretty darn smart. Some of what we do is done because of …INSTINCT, just like all animals.
When God gave us a BRAIN, which INCLUDED the freedom of choice; we get to make DECISIONS…to do this, that, or nothing; and ALL that is in between. Our PROBLEM is that we are MISS-USING our brain…our GIFT…from God. The most catastrophic thing we’ve done, is to EXCLUDE GOD from our “thinking process.” We’re NO-DIFFERENT than the Israelites, who, when fleeing Egypt, were given MANNA, each day… instructions on how to survive, and to CONDUCT themselves. They were given certain rules of CONDUCT, which they followed, but in “no-time” disregarded these rules (The TEN Commandments, etc.), and began to follow “false gods,” etc.
God, not liking that… He PUNISHED them, SEVERELY. He didn’t like it then, or now. We have abandoned the “very basics;” giving satan a “foothold” in our thoughts and decisions. We have CAVED-IN to WORDLY matters. God has been VOTED out of the Boardrooms of America; out of our schools, out of our communities…out of everything. We can, you and me, THINK with our BRAINS…that GOD is not paying ATTENTION… but, He is.
We can sit by and WATCH our “God Given Rights” taken away, giving up our daily FREEDOMS…. And God is going to “let it ALL happen.” We have, purposely, EXCLUDED GOD from our lives. God…Rather than treating us as our sins deserve, removes our sins from us “as far as the east is from the west”—an immeasurable distance (Psalm 103:12). But, here’s the rub…we have abandoned God, and REFUSE to confess our sins, and to REPENT. And, VENGENCE is His.
We are told in Proverbs 1:31 – “Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way.” People, groups and nations can get to a point where God will abandon them. There comes a point in time when God, in essence, says “fine, have it your way,” and we end up getting our way which is always calamitous. This happens in the life of an individual, and the life of a nation. We sometimes we only think of God’s relationship with a wayward nation. We wonder if an earthquake, famine or disease, is a direct judgment from God on national sin. While God does take direct action and judgment… Scripture shows us that the more common result of turning your back on God, whether individually or nationally, is that God simply turns His back on us.
More accurately… God abandons us. Proverbs 1:24-31 – “Because I have called and you refused, I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded, Because you disdained all my counsel, And would have none of my rebuke, I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, When your terror comes like a storm, And your destruction comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you. “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. Because they hated knowledge; And did not choose the fear of the Lord, They would have none of my counsel And despised my every rebuke. Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, And, be filled to the full with their own fancies.”
This is not about POLITICS or POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, or even about RELIGION…rather it is about Freedom of Speech, the Right to Protect ourselves, and the SALVATION of our SOULS….ALL of which, are in GREAT JEAPORDY.
Because God gave us a BRAIN… we have a CHOICE….what is your choice? ….Blessings…cjlb….3/01/15.