Let’s Call It, A Fireside Chat!
By Don Twobears
I like the idea of a Fireside Chat, so to speak. I can see the Log Cabin all cozy and warm, snow falling outside and a really good fire blazing in the fireplace. I hear the firewood crackle as it burns and smell the Pine scent all across the house and I feel safe and organized, free to dream and plan for the near future, Lord willing that is.
I would like to discuss a few things here, things that have been burdening my heart and wrecking my Brain, of which I have written a few articles about thus far. I Love writing for RaptureForums.com, simply because I feel they are doing their level best to get the Word of God out to anyone needing it. Many of the other writers are able to look and write about Politics, sociology and the like, but my area has turned to be about everyday folk. Prophecy is still a big part of what I write, the Rapture is the center for now, but I feel there is more to the story.
This whole thing centers on Jesus Christ and how each of us are going to deal with HIM, or even the lack there of. I am sure each of you have particular problems you are dealing with right now, or you are looking at some days in the future, where things look really dicey. Few will ever be willing to stop for a moment and take a really hard look at their problems and see they are creating these problems for themselves. I want this or that, I want to go here and not there, I have a really difficult job, or I need to get a job that will bring in more money. And if one was willing, they would realize, these are only excuses in one way or the other. Thus stress is paramount and believe me when I say, Stress kills.
I know it is difficult to stand back and look at your problems and see them for what they truly are. Your need to be in “Control!” Ah-o…bad words! To be in Control, what a concept, when in actuality there has never been a single moment in your life, when you were in control of anything! The reason I say this, is because whether you know it or not…GOD is in control! It matters little to me, if you believe this or not, the truth will speak for itself. When you get right down to it, the next breath of air that you breath in, is conditional to whether or not the Lord God wants you to have it…or not! The problem is, you have gotten used to breathing in and out with regularity and you expect the air to be there any time you need it.
You see, the Lord God could call you home, Heaven or Hell, at any moment in time. He just needs to make sure you don’t get that next breath of air! You would be surprised to know how many people have died and the Coroner has no reason why. The report simply says, “Cause of death…Inconclusive!” Which in Medical terms means it could have been caused by almost anything, point being, your heart stopped and never started up again…you dead!
Every person will come to the proverbial “Y” in the road, a spot where one must choose Jesus Christ…or the world! Truthfully, it can come at any time, young, old, or whatever in-between! The point is, everyone will come to that single spot and will make a decision for either direction. Lets say, you become a particular color, just for understanding…okay? If you follow Jesus Christ, your color is a beautiful Blue and if you follow the world, which is ruled by Satan, your are a drab Army Green! That means until you begin a true relationship with Jesus Christ, everyone is a drab Army Green. Once you know of Jesus Christ and you decide to follow HIM, you begin a color change, slowly at first, then a Beautiful Blue.
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 one looks at the world, you will see Drab Army Green! And in my minds eye, I see a super-highway, many different lanes and the entire highway is clogged with people wearing Drab Army Green! They are like Zombies shuffling along, no thoughts, not real dreams, just sluggishly shuffling along to destruction. They are so unaware of anything else going on, especially the Born-Again Believers, that are walking on a narrow path right beside them. These Believers are screaming to them, trying desperately to convince these masses to wake up, look around and see where they are headed. The highway ends in a drop, from which no one is ever able to recover from. These masses are deaf to a great degree and they seldom ever realize where they are or where they are headed. Every so often a single individual will stop for a moment and listen to the Believers and return to the beginning and give their Lives to Jesus Christ. Then they see how they change to a Beautiful Blue color. They are SAVED! Does this make any sense to you?!
This is what is so heavy on my heart! Getting the masses to realize where they are headed and that there is indeed a better way, the Narrow Path. Most of these in the masses are ignorant of the Lord God and they struggle, when there is no need to struggle so. You are not now, nor have you ever been in “Control!” And the Father of Lies, Satan, continually tells them lies, that they believe, in spite of the Truth being right in front of them. What angers me, is that Satan and his ilk, laugh at the sight of so many people shuffling along that highway, when the end is death and destruction. It begs the question, where do you stand in this situation?! That choice has always been there for you, to answer as you see fit, that my Friends is the only “Free Will” choice there is!
So as we sit here enjoying the fire and maybe some hot cranberry juice, maybe you’ll stop and give this some thought and consider your choice thus far. You don’t need to be a Drab Army Green, you can choose to be a Beautiful Blue! I must however point out a simple distinction! You must choose before you die! So then the question becomes, when will you die?! Could it be in the next hour, the next day? No one knows, no one is able to predict, when you will die. Everyone is in that same boat, if you are born on earth, one day you will die on earth.
So then, we see the choice that needs to be made and once you make your choice, it will follow you into Eternity and that is according to Gods Perfect Will…for you! Sort of makes you wonder…right? I am sure you have heard the story before and probably more than once; “Well, I’ll tell ya! One moment he was standing right there and the next moment he was on the floor…Dead! Massive Heart Attack!” A Catastrophic event if there ever was one, but was there time for him to choose Heaven and Jesus Christ, to ask Jesus Christ into his life and save him from the gates of Hell and the Lake of Fire?! Probably Not! Now what about that “Control Issue” again??
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.