Most of us believe that God is our Benefactor. We believe that He created EVERYTHING; giving us ‘the where-with-all’ to produce all that we have…..by using…OUR BRAIN. 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. God didn’t give us free-will… to TEMPT us… no, no. He gave us choice so that we can determine ‘just how much’ we LOVE Him, such… that we would CHOOSE God… over satan.
When God gave us a BRAIN… He… INCLUDED the freedom of choice; we get to make DECISIONS… to do this, that… or nothing. Our PROBLEM is that we are MISS-USING our brain…our GIFT…from God. 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, and out of our communities. Because, we have BRAINS… we may think that GOD is not paying ATTENTION… but, think again.
We are sitting by… WATCHING our ‘God Given Rights’ being taken away. We are giving up our FREEDOMS. Because we have… on purpose… 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.
Scripture shows us that the more common result of turning our back on God… whether individually or… as a nation… is that God simply turns His back on us. God abandons us… because we have abandoned Him. We are told in… 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.”
I’m not talking about POLITICS or POLITICAL CORRECTNESS… not even… RELIGION. Rather, I’m talking… about Freedom of Speech, the Right to Protect ourselves, and the SALVATION of our SOULS….ALL are in GREAT JEAPORDY…. Because we, like Adam and Eve… have chosen evil… over good.
Because God gave us a BRAIN… we have a CHOICE….what is our choice going to be? To LOVE God, or follow satan? Remember: satan told Eve… ‘Just one bite won’t hurt you.’ That ‘one bite’ changed the world, and all of mankind… for all of eternity. Just think… just a drop of certain toxic chemicals will KILL you in 2 or 3 minutes.
Jesus or satan? ….Blessings…cjlb….2/18/2018.