My Choices Matter!
By Don Twobears
I do not write as often as I believe I should, then again, I believe I am writing with more thought, than I used to. Having said that, I find that I speculate more on the articles of others, I look around and notice what all is going on and I then think some more. In all my years, I find that “Thinking” is crucial, in order that what I write is with the Wisdom of the Lord…and not my wisdom. Thus I use the Holy Word of God at every turn.
It then becomes crucial for research and then I wait on the Lord to open the gates of HIS Wisdom. Thus I feel the need to report something slightly unusual taking place in our world, this sort of “Knee-Jerk reactions” in people. I have found that they choose to take action, of what ever kind, without a period of time for real “Thought” and reflection on the Bible, according to our present times.
2 Peter 3:3-7 “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.”
If you do not understand the Passage of Scripture above, take a few moments and Re-read it, then take another few moments and let it sink in. How odd is it, that the Lord would allow us the “Depths of HIS Word”. It is then the “Scoffers of today!” And it appears that they are doing a lot of wondering and little to no “Thinking.” Our SIN, is nothing more than having that first thought and then acting upon it. This is that “Knee-Jerk” reaction I speak of and it always begins with the lack of real thought and the consideration of God’s Holy Word.
Obviously, that passage of Scripture is refering to the “Times before Noah’s Great Flood.” When the people of the world were doing the normal sort of things, eating, getting married and such. It is crucial to stop and think on these things, because, as is usual for humans, we are repeating what those same people were doing back then. In a word, we are of a “Finite Mind”, we then understand this as NOT understanding, of all that is actually taking place around us. Still as yet, read the last sentence above and notice, “Reserved unto Fire”. Could this be a Future Pediction? You know it is!
In reference to what is being said here, would you be willing to admit that we (the world) are having thoughts with a Reprobate Mind?
Stop and think about this, how often do we react in a “Knee-Jerk” fashion and this can be about almost anything? Because we have a “Finite Mind” there are only a few avenues for us to walk down on any situation, am I not correct? Of these, the Lord God, gives us one that will be according to HIS Perfect Plan, thus it is up to us, to stop and think and then move or act according to HIS Perfect Plan in our Lives. If you read HIS Holy Word the Bible, the answer to your query will be obvious.
Each of us believe we have choices, whom to vote for and such, each person following their own choices to the end. Using the Election as an example, whom should you vote for? According to the Word of God, we should consider the Values of each Individual person running. How close are their values, to that of God’s Holy Word the Bible? What we almost never consider, is that it is the Lord God, that will choose the victor of the Election Race…NOT you or I.
Daniel 2:20-22 “Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.”
There it is! In perfect Black and White. We think we are participating in the election of a certain individual to a particular office…but are we truly? What we are learning here is this! We SHOULD be working according to God’s Perfect Plan, but how many are doing so? Again, this is an example!
We are definitley in the “Last Days”, yet how many understand what that is or what is to come? How many know, what their part in this “End Times” scenario is? How many are going in the Rapture? Who will be “Left-Behind” and why, what will their fate be? And as we already know, how many are concerned with this change of events?
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.”
When we read this passage of Scripture, the Lord is telling us something of significance, yet…how many are willing to read it?! And then how many are willing to consider what is being said to us, which if I might say, requires some real thought. It is telling us how the world truly is today, the same as it was in the Days of Noah, followed by the Great Flood. Obviously Eschatology is alive and well in todays times. The Lord chose to give us Rainbows in the sky, as HIS Promise to never destroy the world again with a Flood. Yet in 2 Peter 3 we see the prediction of destruction of this world, will be with fire! And we understand that this will be during the Tribulation. How odd would it be, to consider, that destroying anything is fire would be of the Devine, it destroys completely and purely, nothing left. Such is the end of Sin in this world during the Tribulation. The Old Testement is rife in this reference. Consider the Israelites and the temple, with their Offerings for Sin.
It is then obvious, we fail again and again, when we are not willing to adhere to the Holy Word of God! Our finite minds are not able to see the paths that we SHOULD be following, like Jesus Christ! Thus our end will be total destruction in fire. Again the Word of God tells us that the “Majority are now on the Broad way” which leads to destruction! With all the “Miss Information” swirling about, is this a clear consideration? Our consideration of the Holy Word of God is paramount, to say the least! Failure to adhere to HIS Holy Word, will result in “Knee-Jerk” reactions and total destruction. Does this make any sense to you? Salvation for you and I, requires us to read HIS Word, to truly think and then act upon what we now know is truth.
This knee-jerk reaction will ultimately brings us to lies and other such evil and that will be against the Lord God. That my Friends is the very worst sort of end for us, Eternal separation from the Lord God. How odd is it then, to consider this is a choice we made for ourselves?!
We live in a world that is fast-paced and we then miss so much! We have little time to stop and think, yet this is a choice we make for ourselves, our choices are then Knee-Jerk reactions. Supposition, sort of like “Well I was close” and yet we know that thinking, is not thinking at all. And according to the Word of God…being Close is not enough! The world, or at least the majority of it, are headed in the wrong direction! And that is the result of NOT “Thinking!” That my Friends…takes time! Please consider the “Asking for Forgiveness of our Sin”, the decision to ask for “Salvation through the Blood of Jesus Christ.” It must be “Heart-Felt of a Desire”, in our Heart.
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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