Scream It From the Roof-Top! By Don Twobears Lately, I have been writing more, concerning…
One Question…One Response…Eternity!
By Don Twobears
John 15:18-20 “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.”
How odd is it?! Yuppers, once again I am taking this same sentence or maybe question and asking you, my readers, to answer it. Do you see where this statement from God’s Holy Word is leading you and I? For lack of a better answer, I am bringing a question to you, in that we are truly a messed up species or do you not see this? We are so arrogant as to think, we know what all is going on and never would we concern ourselves with the fact that we are so fallen. We do not take the statement “It’s all about ME!!” as being so close to home, in our own hearts, in our every waking moment, of every day! In fact we are fully consumed in that statement! And that is arrogance to the Lord God Almighty!
We have gotten to the point, that simply because we take the next breath of air, we will always be able to do so. And yet, in spite of this, people every where are taking one final breath of air and then never again, they die. How many are born and grow to think that everything in the world is for them? My Friends, it boggles the mind! Every single individual believes this, stop for a moment and consider it. And again, there are so many that “think” they are in control of their lives, that they make all the decisions and that anything that happens to them, is rightfully taking place because they made it so. Surely my Friends, you see the arrogance of all this and it is arrogance to the Lord God Almighty. I know, I am repeating myself, but are you able to consider this aspect of our lives?
Look at the Scripture above, once again and then consider this. If you are of the world, then the world will Love you, make sense? Then again, the entire world is against, is an enemy, of the Lord God. So now, if you choose to give your life to the Lord Jesus Christ and walk with HIM, then you are NOT a part of the world, thus the world will hate you! You want to have Salvation through the Blood that Jesus shed on the Cross, you want to Live forever in Heaven, after this life ends here on earth. Yet if you do so, the world will persecute you, will possibly kill you! Simply because they hate you for Loving and following Jesus Christ!
Some where along the way, you have come to the point in your life, that you recognize, you have a “Spirit” in your body, that is the REAL YOU. So then you wonder why that is, what does it all mean?
Then comes the question , that everybody at some point in time asks. Why am I here, what does this life mean, what am I suppose to be doing? Maybe the Word of God has the answer! Let’s take a look;
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are NOT your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
There’s your answer my Friends! In pure Black and white, straight from the Lips of our Lord God Almighty! You and I are here to follow the Lord God Almighty, every second of every day, in our bodies and our Spirit! You were created in the “image” of God, you nor I are a God of any kind, we are the “Created…NOT the Creator!” Thus it is our responsibility to know who God is and to Worship HIM and HIM only! Please remember, Adam was the first man! Adam sinned in the Garden of Eden and we have him in our lives, thus we are a fallen species, because of his sin. So if you reason this out some, you will understand…that Sin…separates us from God. That is why Jesus Christ, who IS God came here to earth and died on that Cross for us! That is now the only way to Heaven and the Father, through our Sin being covered by the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ! Atonement! Sanctification!
If this rings true in your heart and mind, then you will understand…it is NOT all about YOU!! It is all about Jesus Christ and HIS Sacrifice on the Cross!
Lets now step back and look at the world. Thousands and thousands of babies are born everyday and by the same token, thousands of people die everyday! This simple fact proves, more is going on in this world, than what happens to just YOU! This saying “It’s all about ME!!” is hog-wash! Evidence is all around you everyday, life and death take place everyday and in all things, in this physical world. God proves this to you and I…all the time. People are born and die, trees grow and then die, the Sun rises and the sun sets everyday, thus we are always able to see these things for ourselves. Problem usually is, no one wants to think, much less discuss these facts. It tends to make you truly see just how significant you really are, how humble it makes you feel. Since there is a CREATOR…God, then you ain’t diddly-squat, you are just a part of the creation, now that is humbling. Suddenly we are stepping on someones toes here! Thus says the Word of God!
Some where along the way, we have gotten it in our head, that we have choices we can make, things we can do, places we can go! The Word of God says otherwise;
John 15:1-5 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”
This truly means, you and I are not able to have a single thought, without the Lord God allowing it! Thus the ONLY choice we can make freely, on our own, is whether or not we will follow Jesus Christ. Everyone already knows, there is good and bad, there is a GOD, we choose to follow HIM or we die for Eternity. This is NOT rocket Science, it is the plain truth! You will either accept it as God has laid it out, or you won’t. Thus we know there is a Heaven and Hell and every single one of us will choose where we wish to go, after this life is over here on earth.
I am going to say this, someone is going to be angry with me! If you are not able to see the Truth of God’s Holy Word to you and I, if you are not able to see the proof in every single living thing here on earth, if you are not able to discern the Truth of God’s Word…then you my Friend, are an idiot! One day, very soon, you will be required to give an accounting of your actions here on earth! The question then is, how will you respond?! You will stand before Jesus Christ and KNOW, HE already knows what you will say! And the real truth is, is YOUR SIN covered by HIS Blood from the Cross at Calvary?! THAT my Friends is the real question and it will determine where YOU spend Eternity!
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.