Saturday, October 24, 2020

On Seeing the TRUTH of the World


19 And we know that we are of God, 

and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

1 John 5:19 

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A remarkable thing happens, when you have embraced JESUS in full.

You are no longer a fool.

You see the world for what it is.

You see who runs it.

You see the suffering of others.

You pray for greater understanding, that you be used for God's purpose alone.

It's all a progression in spiritual knowledge, the only knowledge that matters now, more than ever.

All other knowledge belongs to the world.

A true Christian follows JESUS, the "man of sorrows".

3 He is despised and rejected of men

a man of sorrows, 

and acquainted with grief: 

and we hid as it were our faces from him; 

he was despised, 

and we esteemed him not.

Isaiah 53:3 

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When you truly love God, you wish to be obedient to Him.

You want to know: 

what pleases Him

what makes Him angry

what He wants you to do.

All those questions of mine, have been answered, by the ONLY reliable reference we are to count on in these end times -- SCRIPTURE.

You will know if you are a true follower of Christ, when self disappears.

30 He must increase, 

but I must decrease.

John 3:30 

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There is no more longing for the things of the world, because the material has never been the spiritual.

There is even no panic, nor grief, when self disappears, for all that's left is CHRIST.

He becomes your Good Shepherd.

The One who leads all who have gone astray.

The One who will look for that one person lost, even as the rest of the 99 from the flock are safe.

And when that happens, heaven and the presence of the angels of God rejoice, over one sinner that "repenteth".

What is the truth of the world, after all, but that it belongs to satan.

4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded 

the minds of them which believe not

lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, 

who is the image of God, 

should shine unto them.

2 Corinthians 4:4 

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If you are God's own, you will have nothing to do with the world, even as you are living, breathing, and working on earth.

You cannot be bought, you cannot be swayed, and the riches of the world don't impress you, for those are temporary.

You don't find glitter, or fascination, in the positions, prestige, and promises of men.

"All is vanity."

All is "vexation of spirit".

14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; 

and, behold, 

all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 1:14 

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Only Jesus can satisfy the thirst of your soul.

When Jesus comes to take His faithful, to join those who have gone on ahead of us, and to make war with the world, you will want to be following Him, with the promise of eternal life.

This life we have in the world, is but a moment, and here's what can happen, in the blink of an eye, at ANY time God chooses to:

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, 

that we which are alive and remain 

unto the coming 

of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven 

with a shout, 

with the voice of the archangel, 

and with the trump of God: 

and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain 

shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, 

to meet the Lord in the air: 

and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 

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Now, you can see that what we have on earth, is as nothing to the LORD. 

The only LIGHT and GUIDE we must seek is CHRIST, the TRUE MEDIATOR of GOD.

Our only hope is in JESUS.

4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world:
 and this is the victory that overcometh the world, 
even our faith.
1 John 5:4 
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Interestingly (but I am not surprised, for it has been happening for some time now), Bible Gateway's "Verse of the Day" confirms how Jesus answered my prayer this morning, about seeing -- through spiritual eyes -- the true suffering of others:

2 Bear ye one another's burdens, 
and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:2 
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Jesus answers my prayer, before I've even finished mouthing the prayer -- leading me to immediately write an article, such as the one you're reading now.

Last of all, the Holy SPIRIT of God led me to this verse, so we may know what to focus on, in these most determining times:

2 Set your affection on things above
not on things on the earth.
Colossians 3:2 
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