Knocked to My Knees
By Don Twobears
I am a little concerned today! I say this because of the people that read the Bible, or even quote the Bible, God’s Holy Word to you and I, yet they never once accept the Gift of Jesus Christ and His Shed Blood on that Roman Cross at Calvary! They enjoy going to their churches, sitting in the Pews, singing the Hymns and feeling so good inside, when they have no real idea of who Jesus Christ is. Somehow and someway, they have gotten it in their head, that simply “Feeling Good” about church, is what it is all about. Do you know, if that were the case, the majority of the world would be headed for Heaven. When the Bible is explicate, few will find the path, the narrow gate and the majority will walk the highway to Eternal Destruction.
Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
If there is one thing the Bible is, it is specific, it is to the point, thus never leaving anyone with questions about anything, that is if they read God’s Word in Ernest. If that individual is truly seeking to know the Lord God Almighty, they will find HIM, in HIS Holy Word to you and I. The Word of God requires us to be humble and to approach HIS Throne with all humility and reverence, simply because you are in the presence of Almighty God, the Creator of all that there is.
2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
Did anyone notice, the Lord God stated “Shall Humble themselves”? How many will try and come to the Lord God in Prayer and ask HIM to be their personal ATM machine?! Oh! I am so sorry…did I offend someone here?! Is that YOU that is doing so, as I have stated here? And so you may wonder, exactly what is “Blasphemy to the Lord??” Oh yeah…wasn’t there something about “Vexing the Holy Spirit??” Yeah…Yeah…I know, you wouldn’t do that would you?? And yet any such arrogance to the Lord, does VEX HIM! Yuppers…I know! We have all been there, the exact same Sin. That still does not make it alright.
Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Trust me my Friends, this has nothing to do with You being Gracious to anyone else! It is speaking of the “Grace of God” to you and I. We are the Fallen Species here…remember?! We are the ones that need the Lord God to save us, it is not the other way around. The Word of God states it is HIS Grace that saves you and I, it is HIS precious Blood shed at HIS Cross that covers our Sin, it is HIS LOVE for you and I, that holds us and everything else together, for another Breath of Air, for another day and or night. If that is true and we already know it is the truth, the absolute Truth…then how Great is HIS LOVE for you and I?!
It bothers me to no end, the Bible…the Holy Word of God…has been around at least for 4500 years. God Himself, has been here forever already…we get a measly 90 years and then it’s over…and we think we know what is right and what is wrong?! We think to tell God Almighty how things should be? We think we have all the answers to everything…and yet…we can’t save ourselves for one day, one moment, one second…from Eternal Hell and the Lake of Fire! Why don’t you tell me, how it should be! Better yet, you write it down on paper and then refer to the Word of God, the Bible, and see how well your answers meet up with God Almighty! Sad to say my Friend, you may come away feeling more insignificant, than when you started! I fail to understand how this can be so easy, for so many, to miss.
My Friends, I know I am being hard here! Yet there is good reason for being so! You should never call Jesus Christ…JC! That is Blasphemy!! And so it goes on to everything else, when you call upon the Lord God Almighty…it should be with great humility and Reverence! You are calling upon the GREAT I AM…The Eternal Father..The Creator of everything, absolutely Everywhere! For the entire Universe! The Creator of Heaven and every single Being, whether that be Angel or Human or otherwise! Every particle in this world, Rock, soil, water…absolutely everything…belongs to God the Father and HIM alone!
If we were to begin everything in total Reverence and Humility to HIM…this entire world would be so different, so wonderful and filled with Peace. It’s all right there in the Bible! Has always been there and will always be there in the future…because HE said it would be so. IF…this is indeed the Truth, then what are we waiting for? Why doesn’t everyone look for this in the Bible? What do you have to loose by Reading the Word of God and accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior?! NOTHING!!
My Friends, My Mom and Dad adopted me as a baby and they began to build a Family that would Honor Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and it was filled with Love for HIM first and then to each other. When they passed away so many years ago, I wanted to Honor them, for their Sacrifices for me. My Mom told me to always look at the road I was walking in Life and see if I was walking the narrow Path to Jesus Christ…or walking that Highway to Destruction in Hell and the Lake of Fire. One day the Lord touched my Heart and gave me a glimpse of where I was and I saw that they had created an entirely new lane on that Highway to destruction…just for me! It scared the living Beejebers out of me…I was headed for Hell and the Lake of Fire!
I sat down in one of the cars, of my Train in Life and the Lord and I looked in every single bag on that Train! I was Mortified, ashamed and felt totally naked before the Lord God…Jesus Christ! The Tears of shame began falling down my Face like rivers and Jesus Christ and I looked at everything! There was so much garbage there, so much pain and Humiliation, I couldn’t stop saying “Lord…I am so sorry!” “I am so wrong, please don’t look in any more bags, I am beyond ashamed and broken!” My Lord and Savior had tears in HIS eyes as well! HE was so sad for me, because each and every bag hurt HIM even more! Finally…I cried, “Jesus Christ please save me! Forgive me of my Sin! Cover my Sin with your Blood from your Cross and teach me Father!” My Heart was totally broken and I felt like I would never walk again…and then…! He took my Hand and helped me up and then HE gave me a hug I will never forget! “Don’t worry Son, it’s all over now and you belong to me!”
My Train of cars were now empty and the majority of the cars began to fade away, I wouldn’t need them anymore! A cool breeze came along and dried my Tears and ruffled my Hair and I could finally see where I was now headed and what the Lord had decided for me to do. And the articles are what HE wanted me to do and to write and I have been writing since that day and I will continue to write them as Long as the Lord has me here.
I have only one question to ask of you…what are you waiting for? How long is your Train, how many bags do you have? Most of all…where are you headed…Heaven or Hell?
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
I use the King James version of the Bible and all emphasis is mine.