Saturday, May 2, 2009
Thousands of years of pessimism, same old scenario.
The thing that has been--it is what will be again, and that which has been done is that which will be done again; and there is nothing new under the sun.
Common sense I believe is totally GOD given when we become newly born from above (born again) and HIS entering our hearts and setting up HIS throne HE begins to mortify all the wretchedness of the old man in our mind and with old ways of thinking we so ever held or hold on to this day to the present and on to our future. When we start abiding in Christ all what we ever believed before becomes next to nil and HE prunes into us HIS world view (John 15).
It still comes to mind the varied generations of the Church's rise to pessimism throughout the last two thousand years concerning the end times and each generation had similar pessimistic fears that ruled the Church's mindset over the Glory of GOD and the supremacy of Christ which should be our full attention now never worrying about what is to come. And still we have this to this very day in ever confusing circumstances that continue to divide the church. IS GOD the author of eschatological confusion? Common sense and HIS Word say a big NO!
Look at all the 15 end times views that have continued to divide. IS this division supposed to be what the BODY is called to be?? Does Christ our KING tell us to be Pessimist's?Huh Are we to look ahead to prophecy or does prophecy reveal HIS edification for our own good to help us through each day?
9[Earnestly] remember the former things, [which I did] of old; for I am God, and there is no one else; I am God, and there is none like Me,
10Declaring the end and the result from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure and purpose...
With all this Worry about the future, why is it that we worry about what is to possess our Societies? Do we not know that GOD is in control of it ALL??? Will HE not prepare HIS own Flock personally and individually?? Are we supposed to fear what is to come???
These questions are easily answer by HIS Word with much OPTIMISM. And here we sit by daily ever watching but really what are we watching for??? IS HE not in us and doesn't HE call us to Himself NOW? Are we not to walk in HIM daily enjoying the Joy of the LORD now, teaching one another, edifying one another, talking about the Glories of GOD over all that stands in the way?? Since when were Christian ever told to be pessimists. Since when are we to worry about what is to come?
Will not GOD make US ready since We are HIS and no one can snatch US out of HIS hand?TODAY is the day of salvation, tomorrow is NEVER guaranteed remember. Life is but a vapor. James says. Grin
So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.
So with all this BAD news like especially this Pork flu scare, the economy, liberal mental government disorder trying to ruin the world and America, this whole harlot and beast system, and whatever comes our way like the fairness doctrine to silence Forums, talk radio, internet blogs etc. with the same sex marriage and abortion attacks of those still condemned in their sins, DO not allow yourself to fall into the pessimism traps being set by the enemy to distract you even if it is an antichrist which are all over the place working 24 hours a day to oppose its rebellion.These things have been happening for many millennia in similar situations each having its own tribulation in our flock in each nation, each city state, each town or village. These are the reminders that there is nothing new ever under the sun. There is no scenario that is different. When Solomon says there is nothing new under the sun, that is what it means plain and simple, nothing new under the sun. None of these things should be that distracting anymore because we have the Spirit of Christ in us daily mortifying our flesh and making us new (Romans 8:13).
What is so compelling about the end of the world when being in Christ now is the end of our flesh and that HIS light is ever so shining in us and making us new daily. Are not these things more important and a much better testimony? I pray we have lost our way from this ever so being pessimistic about the perilous times that we think are coming when they have been already here are surrounding us daily since we entered into this sinful world. And now that we have been called, elected, born again and saved having mortification of our flesh being subdued to which is the greatest gift of prophecy ever to be fulfilled. ;D Pessismism should never be in our way for we are the SALT OF THE EARTH. Will you let it lose it's savor?
Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
We are the salt of the earth and we are called just to stand firm, warn, and proclaim Christ when the time is called to stand against the World and its Harlot-ed beast system when it tries to gain its hold to no ever avail and that is now in the present. We should always be confident that the LORD SITS on HIS throne now and rules. What is happening daily is supposed to happen and is of HIS wonderful Divine will. HE is Sovereign. Just keep your full eyes on HIM and all the other worries of prophecy will tend to be silenced because you are already seated with HIM now and from now on will be when HE calls you and I home from our cursed bodies into our new ones. ;D
This is what the martyrs were exited about. Oh to have faith like them.
Just something to pass on for edification so Christ JESUS can be all your satisfaction alone now till our end of time.
And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.
Letting Christ be my all in all above all things and passing on HIS love through me to you all.
Posted by Richard W. at 6:00 PM