King James Version
5 I am the vine,
ye are the branches:
He that abideth in me,
and I in him,
the same bringeth forth much fruit:
for without me ye can do nothing.
That was a very powerful statement from the Lord.
"for without me ye can do nothing"
But does the world believe that?
Sadly, and unfortunately, it doesn't.
We all think our intelligence is the source of power.
We also think it's our fame, fortune, education, connections, looks, and whatever the world made us believe.
How people have been blinded, and deluded.
Worse yet, not many people know who the source of all blindness is.
But Scripture does, and the Word of God doesn't mince words.
2 Corinthians 4:4 (KJV)
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.
If you do not believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ, you will be under the power of this false god.
That's why God hates idolatry, for people worship everything not of God.
They worship self, each other, lifeless statues, error-filled statutes, money, position, prestige, beauty, corruption -- everything but the true Creator of All.
That's why those true born again, who truly understand the sanctity of the Word of God -- JESUS -- know we are in the season of the end times.
1 Timothy 4:1-2 (KJV)
4 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly,
that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith,
giving heed to seducing spirits,
and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy;
having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
Knowing that, would you still serve the god of this world?
Or would you serve Jesus, the Son of God, the KING of KINGS, and LORD of LORDS?
Would you serve the true SOURCE of ALL power, by whom we exist?
The One who gives our life meaning?
And by whom everything was created for?
Colossians 1:16 (KJV)
16 For by him were all things created,
that are in heaven,
and that are in earth,
visible and invisible,
whether they be thrones,
all things were created by him,
and for him:
Only by becoming born again will we be able to understand things of the Spirit.
We will understand how we have sinned, and how we can get right with God.
When you come to know the LORD JESUS, by the power of the Holy Spirit of God, there is no turning back.
Only a moving forward, as we walk each moment with Christ.
And a leading of others back to the Lord, in acknowledgment of His power over all our lives.
This is the ONLY choice, if we are to survive what is to come.