No matter how spiritual or religious each one of us may think to be, there are times when others will rub us the wrong way, thus bringing out the worst in us. Weather our frustration lasts only for a moment, or if it is a reoccurring event that chips away at our nerves, there is something important that we must keep in mind. No matter how frustrating the offending individual may be, or how deliberate their actions are; God is the Father of everybody and everything that has breath. The bible tells us that God made all people, even the wicked ones for a specific purpose...
Proverbs 16:4 The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
Without an array of people in the world, including the unfaithful, the evil and even the poor and needy, how will people of faith have the opportunity to exercise their faith? The bible is clear that faith without works is dead...
James 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Without people to push our buttons, how will we develop temperance. Without those who are in need, what opportunity will we have to show charity? Even without people who side with evil, how will the world come to an end? It is important to treat each and every person as if they have value, regardless of who they are or what they have done. God may have placed that person in your life to test you, or to strengthen your character, or so that you can be the light in that person's life to turn them around. Those who cannot find it in their heart to love their fellow man, will have a very hard time making it into the everlasting kingdom of heaven. This is due to the fact that the only prerequisite is that you accept Christ as your Lord and Savior. And the only way to truly accept Christ in spirit, and not just in words, is to hear His voice and be obedient to His commandments...
Matthew 22:37-40 (KJV) Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
2 John 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
Without practicing Jesus' commandments, our faith is dead and our spot in the kingdom is not secure. It's not enough to say that you love the Lord, without showing love toward everyone who is made in the image of God: black or white, red, yellow or brown. Everyone you meet is your neighbor. The Lord requires us to worship Him in spirit and in truth, but if you don't have love, you are not walking in the spirit or in the truth...
2 John 1:4-6 (KJV) I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. And this is love, that we walk after His commandments. This is the commandment: That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
The time has come to firmly ground ourselves in the truth and live our lives showing not only tolerance but love for all people. Not only to those that are pleasing to us, but to ALL people. We do not know who the Lord has allowed to come into our lives, in orders to determine which side of the gate we will end up on. Remember Jesus' words...
Matthew 7:21 Not everyone that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven.
While praying to the Lord this morning, He impressed upon my mind to write about the gospel of the kingdom of heaven…
The time has come for all believers to worship God in spirit and in TRUTH. The mis-information that we have been fed for generations now, needs to be rejected. The wheels of prophecy are once again coming around full circle and the kingdom of heaven is once again at hand.
The world is becoming the way it was in the days before Sodom and Gomorrah’s destruction. Sin, evil, the lack of knowledge of God and the rejection of God is common place in the world today. In various places throughout the world, life is how it was before the great flood in Noah's day; pure evil. When Jesus was alive He testified of how wicked His own generation had become (Matthew 12:45). And here we are today, on the cusp of something of biblical proportions. In this day and age; the end is once again near.
But those who are waiting to enter the kingdom of heaven, will have to wait a little while longer. The kingdom will not come on earth, as it is in heaven, until the true message of the kingdom reaches the whole world…
Matthew 24:14 KJV And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
In the apostles' days, the earth was not as populated as it is today. They accomplished the task given to them, then the end of the old covenant world came to an end. At that time, they were all taken up to the kingdom of heaven, along with the one hundred and forty-four thousand saints, spoken of in Revelation chapters 7 & 14.
Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
Romans 10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister.
Now as we await the establishment of the kingdom of heaven on earth... the same must be done before the very end of the secular world. The TRUTH about the kingdom must be told to EVERYONE. But before the truth of the kingdom to come can be accepted, the truth about Christ's second coming must be known.
Our enemy satan has been deceiving the world with his lies and fables for generations and generations; so that the true message of the kingdom would be lost and not be told to the whole world. He knows that when the task is complete, his time will be up. So, it has been in his best interest to infiltrate the churches and influence the messages being taught to the people. He knows that if the people of God are not sharing the true gospel of the kingdom… who will? Therefore, the establishment of the kingdom will be delayed. There is one thing that the serpent overlooked… Jesus said that the old covenant world (heaven and earth) would pass away, but His words would not (Matthew 24:35). It is through Jesus’ testimony concerning the time of His second coming (Matthew 24:34), that we are now able to decipher where we are in the prophetic timeline.
Watch and be sober because times are changing...
The Lord is getting ready to return!
We all need to do our part to hasten the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Don't allow satan's lies to beguile you anymore. Share the truth with all those who are open to the truth, and even with those who you think may not be open to it. You will not know who the word of the Lord is destined for, until you share it with them.
Remember, not all people will accept the truth, but the truth must be told before the end will come. Very good things have been prepared for those who are awaiting Christ’s final return. Pray.
Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Blessings to all believers in the name of Jesus Christ.