Thursday, March 15, 2012

Order From Chaos?

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Matthew 24:35

In the midst of His teaching on the Last Age, Jesus takes time to give a serious reminder about the word of God being more stable than the universe around us.  Isaiah also commented on this same thought.  There will come a day when the heaven and earth will be destroyed by God's command only to be recreated again without anything remaining which reminds one of this current sinful universe (Isaiah 34:4).  Of this, that Apostle John said, "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea (Revelation 21:1)."   The Word will outlast all time, space, and matter. It is that unalterable rock upon which mankind can trust.  

Why, then, did Jesus address the thought of the Bible being a solid, immutable foundation in His teaching on the end times?  Surely, it had to be due to the many attacks against the word of God as well as addressing a time when many will compromise the word of God rather than stand firm in its veracity.  Jesus understood that many would compromise the truth of God's word in a time of chaos and upheaval.  The mastermind behind this would be Satan, himself.  It is imperative to know the truth and to hold onto it tenaciously.  Learn it!  Live it!  Love it!  "Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding (Proverbs 23:23)."  The Bible is well worth the investment of your life.  Buy its truth with your life and do not sell short!

There is a method of changing men's mind that is employed by many daily.  It has been a favorite tactic of many dictators and totalitarian regimes as well as advertisers, media outlets and more.  The name of this tactic is the Hegelian Dialectic.  It is a means of changing the minds of individuals or whole societies by creating dialogue between two opposite parties.  The idea of proposed change is the thesis while its polar opposite becomes the antithesis.  Conflict is then generated between the two opposing ideas in the hopes that compromises can be made--a compromise called a synthesis.  In essence, some feel that it is order from created chaos.  Hegel, a German philosopher, is not the father of this method.  Satan used it first in the Garden of Eden.  

God's word was clear!  God's thesis was, "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die (Genesis 2:17)."   Now listen to the antithesis spoken by the father of lies, "Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?... Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil (Genesis 3:1b, 4c, 5)."  The mind of Eve is now in chaos.  Satan's lie has created the desired effect in an attempt to cause a synthesis--compromise.  Eve should have understood that GOD and His word are true and enduring.  Her decision and the subsequent purposeful rebellion of Adam also created by the confusion brought about a synthesis we all are still dealing with.  

Name a social issue: homosexual marriage, abortion, mandatory contraception, public displays of crosses, Constitutional rights, etc.  It will be easy to find a vociferous antithesis to each one. Sadly, in the confusion that is created many are compromising their relationship with God and the truth of His word to follow after ever changing public opinion.  Furthermore, it seems that the master architect of this lie is working behind the scenes creating this confusion for his own sinister reasons--a one world government, economy, and religion.  Want proof? Read the following quotes taken from the UN friendly Aquarian Age Community.  It is on a new one world religion:  
"It is a challenge to discuss Spirituality at the United Nations. It is a challenge because most people will think that the UN is the antithesis of spirituality. I must report, however, that I regard the United Nations as the most spiritual place in the world today...The synthesizing energy for the world society is focused through the United Nations. It courses through the halls, through the meeting rooms, through the offices of the United Nations. Blessed are those who are fortunate enough to work there for they are in touch with a new reality in the process of descent and manifestation. Hundreds of thousands of applicants are turned away each year from those who want to work there-why? Basically, because they have heard the sound of humanity becoming whole and because they have sensed the new reality and have touched something of the energy of human convergence.
Did you catch the buzzwords?  That is why we need a rock solid unchanging source of truth.  That is why God gave the Bible and has proved its divine inspiration with infallible proofs.  Believe it and don't compromise it.  The Bible will outlast men's fickle moods!  Trust it!  Why? Jesus Christ is Soon2Come! 

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. 
Isaiah 40:8

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

The LION Gives Life

Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Bethel. Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth, Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name: That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that the spoiled shall come against the fortress. They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.
Amos 5:6-10

The cost was extreme and the pain nearly unbearable.  Having lived a perfect relationship with God and man, Jesus was beaten and horribly disfigured to the place that he could barely be recognized as a man.  Yet, He was more than a man.  He was God and Man in one person.  It needed to be this way so that the awful and awesome effects of sin could be atoned for.  It is also the very reason that Jesus clearly stated that there is no other means of salvation except Him and why all judgment is given to the Son.  He paid the price, so all who reject that horrendous price will needs face Him as their judge!  Since the grace purchased by the Sacrificial Lamb's passion was spurned, ignored, mocked, and rejected, the Lion of Judah requires justice.

The Prophet Amos reminds of this thought over and over in His work.  With the pronouncement of justice on His lips, he fails not to share a means of escape.  He shares pictures of grace in the face of justice.  In this center chapter of a "doom and gloom" prophet's message we again see the yearning, pleading heart of God calling for man to turn before it is too late.  What mercy!  Have you ever considered that mercy and grace of God who is so holy that the angels shout this continually?  It is this holiness that qualifies all of God's other attributes. Consider five astonishing facts about God's grace given us in Christ.
  • It is gracious that He should be willing to forgive us at all since He is so utterly holy
  • It is amazing that God would even condescend to sinful humanity and share such grace
  • In view of all He has done, it is awesome that He takes time to transform the sinful into saints
  • It is magnificent love that compelled Him to make the terms as easy as simple faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ
  • His grace is ever evident that He is so patient with those who reject such love
Please take time to consider the message found in Amos 5 today!  If you find yourself undone with GOD, don't try to offer him the tainted offering or your good works in a vain attempt to appease Him.  He is too holy for that.  He is the LORD and He shares His glory with no other.  He is Savior, and besides Him there is no salvation.  Fall on the mercy and grace found in Christ before the soon coming wrath of God is poured out!  Accept Christ today!  He truly is Soon2Come!

Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken. Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.
Amos 5:16-17


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