Love, grace, mercy dominate the Christian vernacular. Whereas, divine sovereignty and judgment are brushed aside so no one is uncomfortable or offended.
Immature, unrepentant individuals whose lives reek of materialism, political correctness and apathy. Individuals dumfounded, disillusioned and discouraged when Papa’s blessings are wrapped in discomfort, even death.
Papa alone has authority, sovereignty over all of creation. He alone can declare: “Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God. I am God, and there is none like me.
Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish.
I will call a swift bird of prey from the east— a leader from a distant land to come and do my bidding. I have said what I would do, and I will do it.” Isaiah 46:9-1 2
Something you must internalize if you are to successfully navigate the Great Tribulation. Your trust in Papa’s eternal plan must be rock solid because apostasy will be rampant among those who identify as Christian.
For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God. Disobedient to their parents and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving. They will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends. Be reckless. Be puffed up with pride. Love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. 2 Timothy 3:2-5
The Holy Spirit explicitly and unmistakably declares that in later times some will turn away from the faith. Paying attention instead to deceitful and seductive spirits and doctrines of demons, Misled by the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared as with a branding iron, leaving them incapable of ethical functioning. 1 Timothy 4:1-2
Don’t be deceived by doctrines that reject these tenets of the Christian faith.
Jesus is the ONLY path to Papa. I am the only Way to God and the real Truth and the real Life. No one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:6
“I thought He was a loving god.”
“What kind of god turns His back on those seeking Him?”
“How could He sentence anyone to eternal damnation?”
Because He is holy.
Jesus, the human representation of God— Papa, was sent to earth so that all who were willing to see could behold Papa’s face— His divine nature.
Papa’s holiness— divine nature cannot and will not coexist with unholiness— sin. For this reason the wrath of God is breaking through from heaven. Opposing all manifestations of ungodliness and wickedness by the people who do wrong to keep God’s truth in check.
These people are not ignorant about what can be known of God because He has shown it to them with great clarity. From the beginning, creation in its magnificence enlightens us to His nature. Creation itself makes His undying power and divine identity clear. Even though they are invisible. It voids the excuses and ignorant claims of these people.
Despite the fact that they knew the one true God, they have failed to show the love, honor and appreciation due to the One who created them! Instead, their lives are consumed by vain thoughts that poison their foolish hearts. They claim to be wise, but they have been exposed as fools, frauds and con artists. Only a fool would trade the splendor and beauty of the immortal God to worship images of the common man or woman, bird or reptile, or the next beast that tromps along. Romans 1:18-23
Papa, Himself declares, “There is no other God but Me, a righteous God and Savior. There is none but Me. Let all the world look to Me for salvation. For I am God. There is no other. I have sworn by My own name. I have spoken the truth, and I will never go back on My word. Every knee will bend to Me, and every tongue will declare allegiance to Me”.
The people will declare, “The Lord is the source of all my righteousness and strength.” All who were angry with Him will come to Him and be ashamed. Isaiah 45:21-24
So, first and foremost, I urge God’s people to pray. They should make their requests, petitions and thanksgivings on behalf of all humanity. Teach them to pray for kings or anyone in high places for that matter. So that we can lead quiet, peaceful lives—reverent, godly and holy. All of which is good and acceptable before the eyes of God our Savior who desires for everyone to be saved and know the truth.
Because there is one God and one Mediator between God and us— the man Jesus. God’s Anointed who gave His life as a ransom for all so that we might have freedom. 1 Timothy 2:1-5
The bible is relevant and applicable today. Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path. I have solemnly sworn to keep Your righteous judgments.
I am severely afflicted. Lord, give me life through Your word. Lord, please accept my willing offerings of praise, and teach me Your judgments. My life is constantly in danger, yet I do not forget Your instruction. The wicked have set a trap for me, but I have not wandered from Your precepts.
I have Your decrees as a heritage forever. Indeed, they are the joy of my heart. I am resolved to obey Your statutes to the very end. Psalm 119:106-119
For the word of God is living and active and full of power. Making it operative, energizing and effective. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, Penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit— the completeness of a person, and of both joints and marrow — deepest parts of our nature, Exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
Papa’s word— the bible is His instruction manual for mankind. It has the power to permanently free you from the woes of this fallen world by…
Equipping you for every good work. Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong. They will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when He judges the world. 1 Peter 2:12
Convicting you of sin. He made you alive when you were spiritually dead and separated from Him because of your transgressions and sins in which you once walked. You were following the ways of this world. Influenced by this present age in accordance with the prince of the power of the air, satan.The spirit who is now at work in the disobedient. The unbelieving who fight against the purposes of God.
Among these unbelievers we all once lived in the passions of our flesh. Our behavior governed by the sinful self. Indulging the desires of human nature without the Holy Spirit and the impulses of the sinful mind. We were, by nature, children under the sentence of God’s wrath, just like the rest of mankind. But God, being so very rich in mercy because of His great and wonderful love with which He loved us. Even when we were spiritually dead and separated from Him because of our sins. He made us spiritually alive together with Christ. For by His grace— His undeserved favor and mercy, you have been saved from God’s judgment. Ephesians 2:1-6
Discipling you so that you are obedient. As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treating you as His own children. Who ever heard of a child who is never disciplined by its father? If God doesn’t discipline you as He does all of His children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really His children at all. Since we respected our earthly fathers who disciplined us, shouldn’t we submit even more to the discipline of the Father of our spirits and live forever?
For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But God’s discipline is always good for us so that we might share in His holiness. No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening. It’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. Hebrews 12:7-11
Don’t be deceived by individuals who champion empirical observation and the examination of human life as the pathway to truth. Touting reason and science as the improvers of lives, not Papa’s righteousness..
What foolishness. Seek the Lord while you can find Him. Call on Him now while He is near. Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the Lord that He may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God for He will forgive generously. Isaiah 55:6-7
Christians are to live as if Christ’s return is imminent. For you know quite well that the day of the Lord’s return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night. When people are saying, “Everything is peaceful and secure,” then disaster will fall on them as suddenly as a pregnant woman’s labor pains begin. And there will be no escape.
But you aren’t in the dark about these things, dear brothers and sisters, and you won’t be surprised when the day of the Lord comes like a thief. For you are all children of the light and of the day. We don’t belong to darkness and night. So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded. Night is the time when people sleep, and drinkers get drunk. But let us who live in the light be clearheaded. Protected by the armor of faith and love and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation.
For God chose to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us. Christ died for us. So that, whether we are dead or alive when he returns, we can live with him forever. 1 Thessalonians 5:2-10
Jesus cautions His followers not to delay conforming to His image. Their eternal residence depends on it.
The Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. The five who were foolish didn’t take enough olive oil for their lamps, but the other five were wise enough to take along extra oil. When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
At midnight they were roused by the shout, “Look, the bridegroom is coming! Come out and meet him!”
All the bridesmaids got up and prepared their lamps. Then the five foolish ones asked the others, “Please give us some of your oil because our lamps are going out.”
But the others replied, “We don’t have enough for all of us. Go to a shop and buy some for yourselves.”
But while they were gone to buy oil, the bridegroom came. Then those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was locked.
Later, when the other five bridesmaids returned, they stood outside calling, “Lord! Lord! Open the door for us!”
“But he called back, “Believe me, I don’t know you!”
So you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of My return. Matthew 25:1-13
Some of you are thinking.
“No worries! I’ve attended church since I was a child”
“I’m safe. I’ve prayed the prayer of salvation.”
“That was taken care of when I was baptized as a baby.”
However, none of the above is a guarantee you won’t be spending eternity with satan and his demons in hell. Repentance, being conformed to Papa’s righteousness— Jesus, is the only path that leads to salvation.
In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters but waste cans and compost buckets. Some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage. Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to His guests for their blessing.
Run away from childish indulgence. Run after mature righteousness— faith, love, peace, Joining those who are in honest and serious prayer before God. Refuse to get involved in inane discussions. They always end up in fights. God’s servant must not be argumentative but a gentle listener. and a teacher who keeps cool. Working firmly but patiently with those who refuse to obey. You never know how or when God might sober them up with a change of heart and a turning to the truth. Enabling them to escape the devil’s trap where they are caught and held captive, forced to run his errands. 2 Timothy 2:21-26
Christ loved the Church and gave Himself for Her to make Her holy. Cleansing Her with the washing of water by the word. He did this to present the Church to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and blameless. Ephesians 5:26-27
Yes, when Christ returns there will be a worldwide body of believers that embody Jesus.
No longer compromising Papa’s word.
Boldly proclaiming the Gospel— Papa’s heavenly treaty with earth’s inhabitants,
Confidently reigning over the territory Papa has bequeathed to them.
Unashamedly confronting the powers of darkness in whatever form they take.