I don’t usually write without a subject, but today I speak openly. I worry about my family whom I love, but has become so bogged down and interested with the things of this world that they have neglected the precepts of the Word of God. I worry about my friends from my former church whom I love, who unknowingly continue in doctrines that are condemned in the bible but are blind to see the truth that can be found in the living Word of scripture. I worry for my many friends who have loving hearts for God, yet remain blind to many basic precepts of His Word. I worry for Americans, because we are spoiled, naked and blind. I worry for those that superficially do good deeds only to be seen and acknowledged by men. I worry for myself, that I will get caught up in the many lies and false doctrines that are so widely accepted today in our Christian society. I worry for my children, that they won’t even have the opportunity to know God before the day of the Lord. I worry for my enemies, because their anger with me is due to my willingness to share the truth of the Word. I worry for my friends who value fine things, houses, cars, money, etc. more than they value eternal life with the Father. I worry for all of mankind, that we just won’t accept the clear and simple messages of our Creator, and that we will all be destroyed by His wrath. I worry because everything that we have done, everything that we have built, many good works, relationships, leadership roles, is all vanity. The ornate churches, the decorated altars, the “holy” objects, the extravagant temples, the highly publicized events, the high seats in the churches, the ceremonies, the Easter and Christmas celebrations, the vast musical presentations, it all is vanity. Who is honored by these things? According to God’s unchanging word, these things are an abomination to Him. Men honor themselves and glorify themselves in these things. God asks for our simple obedience to His commands, yet we continue in complete disregard of His Word. How can man come to know the Creator, when we can’t even fulfill the purpose of our existence. What a sad existence we find ourselves in today.
Men constantly seek after the works of their own hands, rather than seeking God. We honor the commandments of our governments, we honor the timekeeping of Rome’s Gregorian calendar, yet many fail to acknowledge much less obey God’s commandments and God’s timekeeping. We honor days marked by men’s hands, and we ignore the appointed days marked by our Creator. Shouldn’t we obey God rather than men? Is this too much to ask of those that were dust and given life by the Creator, yet will return to dust? Men lust after women with their eyes as if that itself is a commandment. Women dress for the purpose of causing men to lust after them as if that itself is a commandment. Self control is absent, and honor is but a dream that can be told in a fictional story. Men constantly seek things that belong to others, and will use others to acquire what they want. This constant want/coveting for more, bigger, better is at the core of western society. Men today think of honor as attaining a high position in their businesses or their churches, rather than by simply obeying the Word of God. Love is absent, mercy is foreign, and hearts have grown cold and bitter. Families today talk little about God’s Word, and rather constantly talk about sports, entertainment, pop culture, music, movies, and television. Sex is no longer an intimate bond between a man and a women in a marriage relationship. Sex has turned into a selfish need for pleasure with anyone available, rather than a longing for a man to be one with His wife. Teens and young adults today are quickly sucked into a world of selfishness, sex, drugs, alcohol, lying, and partying. Because man has lost the knowledge of how to choose between what is clean and unclean, pork and many other unclean (as ordained by God) foods are consumed by the masses and cherished. Gambling is thought to be normal today whether you are young or old. Mysticism is mainstream today, especially in social media, where many seek mediums and sorcorers to foretell the future or speak to dead relatives. Others consult horiscopes and astrology to tell them what they should do on any given day. Man seeks these things, rather than seeking God. Many seek spiritualism, a new form of religion emerging that teaches that there are many ways to God, yet Jesus said “I am the way” and the only way. It is sin to charge usury (charge interest on a loan) according to the bible, yet today our entire economy is based upon a banking system of usury, and men charging large amounts of interest in business dealings. Our society is fueled by greed. Men seek status rather than righteousness. Lying is thought to be normal both inside and outside of Christian circles, falsly justified with the purpose of not offending someone. Most people today lie to each other, and relationships are false, superficial and not completely genuine. How far have we fallen? How long before we realize our own vanity? How long before mankind repents for blatantly disobeying the covenant. We’ve entered into this world naked, and will leave this world also with nothing made or purchased by the works of our own hands. To know the Word of God, brings sorrow.
“I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit. And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit. For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.” ~ Ecclesiastes 1:14, 17-18
Some today say “God won’t hold us to all of these commandments.” Those under the old covenant said the same thing, and their destruction came swiftly. The prophets preached REPENT and return to obedience to God. John the Baptist preached REPENT for the kingdom is at hand. Jesus preached REPENT for the kingdom of God is at hand. The Apostles preached that the time of our ignorance was winked at, but now every man everywhere is commanded to REPENT. How long will men wait to repent and obey God’s commandments? How long will men continue worshipping their idols, temples, buildings, altars, churches etc? How long will men disregard the Sabbath? How long will men ignore the appointed times of our Creator? How long will men continue in lust, lying, coveting, stealing, gambling, sexual immorality and killing? The Father hasn’t changed, His word is constant and unchanging. Why can’t men see this, and repent? How long will it be before men wake up to truth? How long will men be blinded by lust, greed, pride and covetousness? How much further have we fallen into sin since Adam and Eve?
“I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.” ~ Ecclesiastes 3:14
Violence surrounds us. Murder is a plague effecting nations all over the world. Governments are corrupt, people are shallow, the Word is forgotten. Piety, good deeds and even giving alms for the poor are rooted in a deep inward selfishness for the recognition of being a good person, rather than being rooted in true love for neighbor. Many effected by the darkness that surrounds today, become lost in drugs, alcohol, depression, cutting, meaningless sex, eating disorders, and many commit suicide. These have no hope, no joy, and complete sadness. These are victims of the darkness and sin of our day. If you are one of these people, please know- Jesus came for us, because this world can offer us no hope or joy. Jesus bled for us to bring us to repentance and faith in Him. Jesus died for us to cover our past sins, and to intercede for us at the throne of our Creator. Jesus rose from the dead to bring us hope in our new life that is to come in a world full of light, not darkness. Full of righteousness and not sin. Full of love, not hate. A life of happiness and joy in a new heaven and new earth where there is no sadness or crying. He will heal all those that turn to Him in obedience. Turn to Jesus and repent! We live in dark times. Please wake up. Please see the message of the bible. Please repent, and don’t let this gift of the Father go to waste. Please return to obedience to the commandments and ordinances of God which have never changed out of true love for the Father and neighbor. On the Day of the Lord, Jesus will make the entire land desolate with the fire of His fierce anger at the condition of man. Please heed the warnings of the bible.
“And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” ~ Revelation 12:17
“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” ~ Revelation 14:12
“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” ~ Revelation 22:14