The Regret…Or The Rapture
By Don Twobears
To feel sorry, disappointed, distressed, or remorseful about.
“I regret not speaking to her before she left.”
To remember with a feeling of loss or sorrow; mourn.
A feeling of sorrow, disappointment, distress, or remorse about something that one wishes could be different.
A sense of loss and longing for someone or something gone or passed out of existence.
A courteous expression of regret, especially at having to decline an invitation.
Sorrow, Grief, Anguish, Woe, Heartbreak
What does the Bible have to say about this “Regret”? More than you would imagine;
Genesis 6:6 “And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him to His heart.”
Proverbs 15:13 “A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the Spirit is crushed.”
2 Corinthians 7:10 “For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.”
Matthew 27:3-5 “Then when Judas, His (Jesus) betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he changed his mind and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, saying, ‘I have sinned by betraying innocent blood!’ They said, ‘What is that to us? See to it yourself.’ And throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple, he departed, and he went and hanged himself.”
After all the Regret, that we have caused the Holy Spirit, we still do not deserve God Graciousness, nor HIS Love for us. We should Regret our being born, as many of the Disciples stated. YOUR Sin, MY Sin, EVERYBODY’S Sin…brought about the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ! So everyone right up until You and I are guilty of the Murder of Jesus Christ, by virtue of our Sin! In the end though, it is the Blood of Jesus Christ, on that Roman Cross, that will cover and remove our Sin.
How odd is it, you and I are “Unacceptable” before God, because of the Original Sin in the Garden of Eden? Now we are “Guilty” of the “Murder of Jesus Christ”! If this had been brought to a court here in the USA, there would be “Death Sentences” to be handed out…to YOU and ME! One by one, we would be executed for committing the Murder of Jesus Christ! And we would be found GUILTY!!!
That being the case, how many would be spared the Death Penalty??
Lets get some things straight here. If there was NO Salvation, everyone would end up in Hell…for Eternity!! Having said this and then you and I reading it in the Bible, that the Blood of Jesus Christ on that Cross is the ONLY Salvation to Heaven…Who all is bathing in His Precious Blood?! Not many at all! As a matter of Fact…FEW! Ooops, there’s that three letter word again…FEW!
And then we look around ourselves and we hear from others, “Well, the Bible is too old, it’s no longer relevant!” Or maybe…”I just don’t have any time right now to read the Bible”, or maybe it was, “I don’t Believe the Bible!” And then it could be, “I’m a Muslim” or “I’m a Buddhist, a Taoist, a Hindi” or whatever!
Do you NOT understand there are two ways out of this life, when we die? They are, “To Heaven or to Hell” That’s it…that’s all there is! And you say, “I don’t have time right now to read the Bible?!” And , then you say, “I am crazy?!” You want to call me a “Bible thumper” or maybe, “Jesus Freak?!” Then I stand Guilty!! I am Guilty of SIN, I am a Blasphemer, and every other Sin known to God! Here’s what’s weird…”God Almighty…still LOVES me and wants to Save me from none other than…ME!”
Because of this…I have gone to the Cross of Jesus Christ. I have “Bathed in His precious Blood” and I have asked HIM to forgive me of my Sin. I have stated there and will continue to state, that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I will NOT back down from that…I will NOT give in, Give up or Go Away! I will gladly accept Death on those grounds!
How odd is it? I Live to Profess Jesus Christ, in everything I know to do. Far too many people don’t like that and would wish me dead for it. Which is fine with me, send me to where I want to be the most…with my Lord and Savior! Having said that, how do you think, you are going to cause me fear? I have NO fear, none what-so-ever, No FEAR…shoot me dead and I am immediately with Jesus Christ in Heaven…right where I wanted to be in the First Place…”Thank you so very much, for giving me exactly what I wanted!”
Ya see, you can’t threaten a man that has no Fear, You can NOT make him change! Is any of this getting through to you? When the Bible says, “The Truth will set you free” it’s telling you the truth.
Now go to a person that is dead set on living this Life, in this world and threaten to take away all that he has. He will fight you tooth an nail, to keep you from doing so. He will not want to die, because then he will have lost all that matters to him, his things. Stand a man up on a post and tell him he is about to die and he will plead and lie, to keep from dying. Have you ever wondered why that is? He, like everyone in this world, KNOWS there is a Hell and a Heaven! He KNOWS Hell is where he is Headed…thus his FEAR of death. Eternally Lost…Eternally dead. The Bible calls this the “Second Death”.
People leave this earth either kicking and screaming or peacefully and contented. I will go in the latter, I know I will have Life Everlasting with Jesus Christ.
Where do you stand on this? Because of Jesus Christ, I live as a real man and come that time, I will die as a Real man, because Jesus Christ has held me up as a Real Man! I have no other way to explain it! I have made my decision and I will Live and die to that decision and my Lord will come for me and take me home….right where I belong!
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.