Life is Serious Stuff!!
By Don Twobears
How many times have we watched the news or read on the Internet, how many of our People have begun to disregard the Holy Word of God, or have chosen to live without Prayer or Church? To a degree, it is from people that exclaim or at least used to exclaim, they were Christians! That they believed in “God” and yet their lives prove them other-wise. And so we begin to see a severe erosion of our most highly held principals all across the Nation. We see an assortment of National Officials talk about, how Israel is our Closest Ally, how we need to return to the principals of a previous Generation. And yet, if we research these issues, these people and what they said, we see it was all talk! I do not wish to name names of these Individuals, suffice to say, they know who they are. Yet there is a foot-note in the Word of God, that speaks of this. Maybe those people should “Return to their first Love” and “Speak in their Integrity.” We are able to read about this time in 2 Timothy 3. There is however, a reference in the Word of God, that concerns this Issue, that is if they already know what is said in 2 Timothy 3.
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.”
How much more obvious can this be, that so many miss the Final Implication?! The issue is the little word “FEW”, that few will find it. And of course we are talking about the Path seldom used, that leads to the Narrow gate…in our minds, that is Heaven. And what I think many mis-understand, is this passage of Scripture, is speaking directly to you, in a singular manner, in a personal manner. Point is, this Passage is meant to be taken in that personal manner! And I have yet to read a single joke in the Bible. Meaning…the Word of God is serious! Here’s some more to consider;
Matthew 7:20 “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.”
Lets take a moment here and think on this. Whose FRUITS…Thiers, that person or people. And that…YOU…will know them! Is that personal enough to matter to everyone?! That makes a great deal of sense to me and hopefully to you as well.
Matthew 7:21-23 “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
I would think, you see how serious this is, as much as I do! And if we look a little farther, we find the correct answer for each of us and this another of those passages that speaks directly to you.
2 Corinthians 6:17-18 “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”
I must address this issue and state what “the Unclean thing” is, how about lying, or stretching the truth to meet your own desires…being Two-Faced?! Wow…stuff gets pretty serious again! And this could go on and on, like trying to use the Lord God as an ATM, to up-lift yourself to a higher level in Society? Ya thunk?! If I remember my Bible, the Disciples, as well as Jesus Christ, were very humble indeed! That being the case, how are we suppose to be, regardless of Position or Wealth or whatever?! Or could it be that someone missed the passage of Scripture that says;
Matthew 5:3-5 “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”
Are we able to comprehend what is being said here? I am not trying to “Brow-Beat” anyone, or to cast any dispertions about anyone! I am not here to “Judge” anyone, because I must look at my own Life before looking at anyone elses. I am as much of a Sinner as anyone else, I am just as fallen! The difference is this, I follow Jesus Christ and I am saved by HIS Grace, My sin is forgiven! So as I write this article, I ask you the same question! Where do you stand with Jesus Christ?! Don’t get angry! Stop and think about it, I am concerned with where you will spend Eternity! Cause as you know, this life here on Earth…is very, very, short indeed!
As I sit out Front of my House, as I watch the Birds and other animals scamper about, I am acutely aware, that they are taken care of by the Lord God. They do not have a Spirit in them as we do! That single bit of knowledge, makes our choices even more critical! The Birds and Animals will be in Heaven, they do not have to choose for themselves…But…we Humans must choose! Thus our choices are critical, when it comes to where we wish to spend Eternity! And the Words of God, points out that our Choice will be known by all. All of a sudden, “Introspection” becomes most important!
Everyone that has lived, or is living now on this Earth…MUST Choose! You either Follow Jesus Christ…or you don’t! Now you see…there is a Path, there is a road and it ends at the “Narrow Gate.” OR..you are walking the “Highway that leads to destruction”, in my words, you are a Zombie, just shuffling along that highway! I LOVE the fact that I have a choice to make! I want to see my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I choose to “Find the Narrow Gate!” Thus my Eternity will be in Heaven!
Where are you headed…what is your choice…where will you Eternity Be?! It’s Critical Ya’ll…!!
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.
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