Scripture tells us: Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
Romans 1:18-25 The anger of Yahweh/God is being revealed from heaven against all the impiety and depravity of men who keep truth imprisoned in their wickedness. For what can be known about Yah is perfectly plain to them since Yahweh Himself has made it plain. Ever since Yah created the world His everlasting power and deity– however invisible–have been there for the mind to see in the things He has made. That is why such people are without excuse: they knew Yah/God and yet refused to honour Him as God or to thank Him; instead, they made nonsense out of logic and their empty minds were darkened. The more they called themselves philosophers, the more stupid they are, until they exchanged the glory of the immortal God for a worthless imitation, for the image of mortal man, of birds, of quadrupeds and reptiles.
Yahweh’s words are immortal stands the sands of time, with its accuracy then and now. Societies through history proves this, giving up God’s glory to worship mythological gods, Pharaohs, Caesars, dictators, a ‘golden calf’, a cow, a snake, the sun, the moon, mother Mary, you get the picture, ++. Today it’s anything, everything that takes the attention off of our Creator. Anything but Yahweh, Giver of Life Himself. We “exchanged the glory of the immortal God for a worthless imitation”. Satan and his cronies have distorted the truth for lies since his revolt in the kingdom of God. Since then the worship of the Heavenly Father has been questioned. Do we worship with love and adoration for Who He Is or because we feel obligated to because of Who He is..? Do we worship Him out of habit/traditions or because we sincerely want to..? sincerely want to know Him..?
Fear was insinuated in heaven’s kingdom among the angels, fear and doubts is still being insinuated here on earth. With each generation we seem to trust and/or believe in God, less and less as our Heavenly Father and Christ as our redeemer.
To the extreme point of disregarding His laws and edicts. Laws that were put in place to keep things running smoothly and in harmony, not in confusion and distraction. And extended to our newly created world. The worship of God has been desecrated, denigrated, deteriorated through the centuries. In which nowadays we’ve forgotten our first love. And men’s heart has grown cold to even acknowledge His existence.
Romans 1:32 That is why Yahweh left them to their filthy enjoyments and the practices with which they dishonor their own bodies, since they have given up divine truth for a lie and have worshiped and served creatures instead of the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen!
In other words, since they refused to see it was rational to acknowledge God, Yah has left them to their own irrational ideas and to their monstrous behaviour.
God is not about demoralization or anything that is considered harmful to our psyche, our spiritual self, or our bodies, but a healer. Our God is not the father of distortion or confusion. He’s not the one who started spreading lies in His heavenly home or instigated a revolt, animosity, distrust, uncertainty between the heavenly host and Himself. That spirit belongs to the father of lies, the father of everything that is contrary to His purpose. To stop the insanity God vanished Lucifer now Satan from his home and his position to the lower heavens with every angel who sided with him. Mind you, our Lord is fair in His actions, and takes appropriate action after He gives everyone warnings to change their ways, change their opinions, their lifestyle.
God gave every one of His children (including the heavenly hosts) freewill to think for themselves, (ourselves), not in disharmony but in love for Him and one another. Envy was found in Lucifer for being created the most beautiful angel in the realm AND in command of all the angelic host, music, worship. He was third in command, and apparently that wasn’t enough. He decided he wanted the attention for himself, wanted and still wants the worship for himself. He decided he wanted God’s (his creator’s) seat. Even after all the warnings, even after God told him of his demise, his time is limited. He obviously preferred to upstaged his maker, and obviously dam the consequences. Satan’s growing envious nature made him evil. Evil was found in him and perfected through time. The morning star had become dark and through time his spots never changed but got worst. Especially in these latter days. It’s all about worship for him, of him then and now. He not only wants, but craves the accolades belonging to our Father and His Son.
Unfortunately, he beguiled Eve into giving up her inner beauty, her walk with God, her status, with and for a lie. Genesis 3:4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it [the fruit of the forbidden tree], your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Mind you, God didn’t want any of this to occur. Yet, He knew in giving His created beings freewill to think for themselves, this may happen and it did. I believe Satan planted this tree and God allowed it to test man’s fidelity. In Eve wondering on her own, separated from Adam, Satan was able to manipulate, entice her and she in turn gave it to Adam. Adam could have refused, he knew it was wrong for God walked with them every evening teaching them.
We were never supposed to know what evil was/is. Because of disobedience, instead of checking with Adam about this talking snake and bringing it to the Father’s attention, she ate and not wanting her to be alone Adam too, ate. Decisions have consequences or rewards depending which road one takes. (Hopefully we learn from the mistakes and change our thinking.)
Before anything/everything was made there was a plan of redemption also thought out between the Father and His Son. In which Lucifer was not privy to. Did Yah know something/someone would go eschew..? I believe He did. Why didn’t He destroy the cause of the revolt before man was created..? because it would have made Him out to be the very thing Satan accused, claimed Him to be, and fear of Him would be the reason to worship Him than love. God is love and everything that is good. No evil is found in Him. He knows the present, the past and future. He knew what evil would bring. There is a big difference between knowing and creating it. He created a beautiful angel who found envy in himself and lies to enhance himself. God knew, but still had to let this sinful nature play out till all His words are fulfilled. So the universe would be aware of the destructed ways Satan operates, his purposed utopia would look like, how very different his ways are. His lies are revealed through time to be destructive, confusing, controlling and only leads to death. (All written in God’s inspire word, from Genesis to the Revelation of His Son tells of our beginnings, our rebellion and our future.) Satan was booted out of heaven because of his bias, his perversion of truth, his insurgence. Still had visiting rights for he was constantly in God’s face about our misdeeds, in roaming the earth, the hypocrite that he is. And in roaming the earth he found his chance in Eve’s solidarity and the rest of humanity’s gullibility.
He’s been causing havoc, and misinterpretation of truth ever since. We are born with two forces working in us, the spirit of good and the spirit of evil. The one we subject our self to are the fruits we bear. This prince of the air enslaves individuals by his cunning ways, by disguising himself to be an angel of light (a blatant lie), and the outcome eventualy is never pleasant. Even to those under his spell for they forfeit life for temporary illusions of granduer. He laughs at the image people portray him as and nowadays the image is exposed and admired as a piece of art. Talk about letting the wrong spirit in your person; unbelievable! In not knowing God’s Word, in not being ground by His word people are susceptible to his lures, his innuendos. Some prefer instant gratification fame fortune, some the dark arts, some care not about God’s truth, some plain ignorance keeping them away from the love of God. Away from truly getting to know Him personally, away from His blessings in following His Son and His laws that work in harmony with truth.
We cannot possibly have man-made utopia when lies exist, when the wrong spirit is within us, when violence and hatred are present. It doesn’t work and history tells us so. But if history was eradicated, erased, changed then the upcoming generations will not have true history to learn from and will fall as the past has. Hatred begets hatred and unfortunately its beginning to be all around us, the love of many is distinguishing and growing cold. One can’t say ‘boo’ without someone being offended by it. Right is wrong and wrong is the new right.
The antediluvian era was full of every conceivable sin the fallen angels could muster to destroy God’s image, His DNA and everything of Him on earth. They forfeit/rejected their own redemption and wanted to make sure planet earth didn’t get the opportunity. Nothing but evil was prevalent in the land, God had no choice but to destroyed everything, everyone. Mind you, 300+ years is the time everyone had to heed Noah’s preaching of what was to come. But was only laughed at and ridiculed for his efforts, until he entered the arc and God closed the door, and the rains came.
A small family and a pair of each animal were the only ones to escape the rains, the Flood. God does not do anything until He informs, forewarns first of consequence certain actions cause/bring about. He sent prophets, patriarchs and many men who still believed in Him to preach His gospel, to warn to turn away our tendencies to do wrong, to commit sin as His laws suggest not too, to turn our thoughts and behavior to a loving Father. To turn our hearts over to Him. Giving everyone full warnings in choosing (our free will to choose) which camp to follow. And only this small group took heed, then. It took three centuries+ for Noah to both preach and build the arc. Under the scrutiny of corruption Noah faced with the influence of these fallen angels worldwide.
Yet, hope prevailed, man and animals, once the water receded began again to populate the land. But unfortunately, it didn’t stay innocent. Man once again with the influence of the inherited spirit polluted the planet. Satan has up his ante, he knows his time is short to destroy God’s way out of everything and take control. That now in the 21st century once again anything goes, once again the similarities of then is repeating. It’s as though it’s coming full circle and this fallen chief angel will have his time (although limited), to further deceive. As God too is working to finish this deception, this rebellion with truth in the hopes it will awaken people to the reality of satan’s destructive ways. Be awake and watchful Yahushua tells us.
For the evil one masquerades as an angel of light, this great deceiver. Deceiving people to believe man can live in harmony without God. How is that working..?.. From where I sit, not too good. Man has had 6000+ years to achieve this phenomenon on their own (and still trying). Man can’t seem to grasp this evil entity doesn’t want harmony but slavery to him, force worship is in the horizon if not voluntary. He makes us think he doesn’t exist or he himself was wronged, just misunderstood, he’s really the good guy showing his independence, but through lies. He hasn’t changed his tune just the opposite, has through time demise every conceivable way and using today’s technology to cause havoc and advance his agenda. He has gotten wise of what has worked in the past and giving his all to destroy life. Influencing men who blatantly refuse God’s gift or on the fence to do his bidding. He cares not who you are as long as you do his bidding in obtaining his desires. Causing heavy trials on God’s children to denounce Him. And although I have nothing against technology, I have found it useful in my own journey in finding truth. I do believe, Scripture itself tells us it will and has been used to control. Little by little our freedoms are being taken away for ‘the better good’, for ‘our safety’, by whose definition is the ‘better good’ for, I wonder.. History tells us, ill-gotten gains is never promising.
This evil one knows his life is sentenced for the death penalty and wants to take as many if not all humanity to the hell he will experience soon enough. He works best through our unbelief, our doubts. If one is not in God’s grace, standing on His principles, one has the tendency to believe the lie being populated, ‘we can all live as one’, everyone will suddenly tolerate our differences. The harmony people crave hasn’t happen in 6000 years, what makes anyone believe it will suddenly come to fruition in ours without God..?.. Scripture’s tells us, this person is on the verge of coming out with the pretense of solving the world’s dilemmas, be forewarned. This individual will appear to have all the answers, his charisma will entice, even if possible, Christ believers. And technology will play an important part of his agenda.
Scripture warns us this will happen and NOT to be deceived. God is still in charge and is aligning players for its ultimate conclusion, the end to evil. Christ took care to bring salvation to humanity and helps us put an end to sin in our lives. Through believing (having faith) in Him and obeying the Father’s command as He did. Blessings is assured, strength is given along with clarity of reality. It’s an individual choice one makes every day, for every day has its challenges. Satan still roams and seeks who he can devour. Especially those who sincerely will not cave to life’s pressures, causing all kinds of havoc in our lives to denounce, betray, forget our first love ~our Heavenly Father. Yahushua/Jesus is our saving grace, our redeemer, our rightful King. We are told to stay steadfast, not to give up hope even to our last breath. I believe Yahweh will protect His elect as He protected the forerunners of truth in the past. We are not to lose faith and the confidence that God Himself gives us. Jesus Himself went through hard times as our example and gave us His Spirit to conquer as well. Hope is powerful when coupled with faith.
Scripture’s tells us the past, the present and future for those who have eyes to see, ears to hear, speech and mannerism to warn. Keep your eyes always looking up, trusting Yahweh to finished perfecting us. Everything that is good is from God!
However, God lets man experience what is in our heart in reaping what we sow. In the hopes we will recognize our ways are selfish, from the flesh and lead to the opposite of what He’s about. Yahweh/God IS love, pure and innocent, unselfish and kind. His immense love gave us freedom to govern ourselves in the harmony of His government. The law was an inherent part of our spirit, it came to be visible because of disobedience, because of Satan’s interfering lies. All ran well and in harmony til he decided he wanted God’s throne and a lie was formed in him to upstart this harmony. God didn’t create discord, God created everything good and found it to be good, very good.
Genesis 1:31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Satan wants one to believe one can achieve this utopia on our own, but it’s a lie. Open borders, open societies, open countries hasn’t solved anything in years past, brings more harm than good. People can’t and won’t assimilate with one another and the only way will be by force. History has proven this time and time again. History does repeat itself and we do good in remembering and learning from it. Scripture’s tells us it will happen one last time, but be of good cheer the book ends well for those who choose to follow, obey God’s word. His gift of salvation through Yahushua/Christ alone, He was the One who died and resurrected, He was/is the lamb of God who kept the Father’s truth and laws. His Spirit is in us IF we choose to accept this loving gift. In keeping our armor on at all times for the arrows are coming if not already being sent our way for our belief in being created, believing in our Heavenly Father, having a personal relationship with our Lord and friend. I too urge you not to fall victim to living a lie but know God’s truth. Reality can be scary in these last days but the power of God Almighty IS within us! Abandon the fear and embrace His love for us. The heart is what God sees, let not your guilt stop you from receiving His blessings.
Ephesians 4:17-24 In particular, I want to urge you in the name of the Lord, not to go on living the aimless kind of life that pagans’ live. Intellectually they are in the dark, and they are estranged from the life of God, without knowledge because they have shut their hearts to it. Their sense of right and wrong once dulled, they have abandoned themselves to sexuality and eagerly pursue a career of indecency of every kind. Now that is hardly the way you have learnt from Christ, unless you failed to hear Him properly when you were taught what the truth is in Jesus. You must give up your old way of life; you must put aside your old self, which gets corrupted by following illusory desires. Your mind must be renewed by a spiritual revolution so that you can put on the new self that has been created in God’s way, in the goodness and holiness of the truth.
There’s a reason why improper sexual encounters are not encouraged and regarded as sin for it produces diseases of the flesh, the mind and the spirit; producing corruption, and greed in other areas of our lives as well. It becomes an abandonment and a stripping of the true nature of its beauty. These corruptions happen first with the fallen angels who wanted and did mate with human in which God forbid them (for good reasons). The body is sacred to God as we were created in His image, we are the temple of God. He lives in us (if we let Him). God doesn’t forbid sex, in its natural design. Everything God does is for our goodness, Satan has distorted this to fit his plan. And delights in having us argue over it. Nothing is new under the sun, what has been will be again, (paraphrasing Ecclesiastes 1:9).
In accepting Christ’s gift of forgiveness we are changed from the inside out, our hearts are open to receive His Spirit. Our old ways of thinking is changed to reflect His Spirit, reflect His truth, His essence, His love, His goodness. Putting on the new man [(self) Eph 2:15] and leaving the ways of sin behind. The wrong sort of way to talk about sexual immorality is the way that leaves the subject in a dangerous obscurity, (see Colossians 3:5-7). Talk about it in such a way, however, that it is recognized for what it is will lead to it being corrected; this sort of light is the light of Christ that puts an end to darkness. Unfortunately, the time is here that sound doctrine is discarded. But we must warn when we can and demonstrate by our actions, living our lives as followers of truth. Romans 6:16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?
Ephesians 4:25-30 So from now on, there must be no more lies: You must speak the truth to one another, since we are all parts of one another. Even if you are angry, you must not sin: never let the sun set on your anger or else you will give the devil a foothold. Anyone who was a thief must stop stealing; he should try to find some useful manual work instead, and be able to do some good by helping others that are in need. Guard against foul talk; let your words be for the improvement of others, as occasion offers, and do good to your listeners, otherwise you will only be grieving the Holy Spirit of God who has marked you with His seal for you to be set free when the day comes.
The Holy Spirit that keeps the one body of Christ united ~ Ephesians 4:4 “There is one Body, one Spirit, just as you were all called into one and the same hope when you were called. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God who is Father of all, over all, through all and within [us] all.”. 1 Corinthians 12:13 “For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.” Which is the Spirit of God Himself in us. Immanuel came to show us truth that had been absent, distorted, enforced with outside pressures, traditions that have very little if any truth in them. And so we argue the difference without giving credence to the truth of His word.
Ephesians 4:31-32 Never have grudges against others, or lose your temper, or raise your voice to anybody, or call each other names, or allow any sort of spitefulness. Be friends with one another, and kind, forgiving each other as readily as God forgave you in Christ. Be in the world but not of the world, let your light shine so others can see the difference, without you saying a word.
Eph 5:1-5 Try, then, to imitate God, as children of His that He loves, and follow Christ by loving as He loved you; giving Himself up in our place as a fragrant offering and a sacrifice to God. He did not come in vain, but to show us a better way to honestly love one another and know our Heavenly Father. He being God took upon Himself our sins and offers us life eternal. He was/IS the final sacrifice, for only in Him is their forgiveness, hope, fellowship, life.
Among you there must be not even a mention of fornication or impurity in any of its forms, or promiscuity: this would hardly become the saints! There must be no coarseness, or salacious talk and jokes-all this is wrong for you; raise your voices in thanksgiving instead. For you can be quite certain that nobody who actually indulges in fornication or impurity or promiscuity–which is worshiping a false god–can inherit anything of the kingdom of God. Do not let anyone deceive you with empty arguments: it is for this loose living that God’s anger comes down on those who rebel against Him. Make sure that you are not included with them. You were darkness once, but now you are light in the Lord; be like children of light, for the effects of the light are seen in complete goodness and right living and truth. Try to discover what the Lord wants of you, having nothing to do with the futile works of darkness but exposing them by contrast. The things which are done in secret are things that people are ashamed even to speak of; but anything exposed by the light will be illuminated and anything illuminated turns into light. That is why it is said: Wake up from your sleep, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.
So be very careful about the sort of lives you lead, like intelligent and not like senseless people. This may be a wicked age, but your lives should redeem it. And do not be thoughtless but recognise what is the will of the Lord. Do not drug yourselves with wine, this is simply dissipation; be filled with the Spirit. Sing the words and tunes of the psalms and hymns when you are together, and go on singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, so that always and everywhere you are giving thanks to God who is our Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Drunkenness (not the drinking of wine), lowers our resistance, our senses. If we are of Christ our actions, our attitude and manners are set apart from the world, while still living in it. And the reason the world hates us for they do not understand the God we love. It is not an easy task to stay steadfast for at every corner these days are obstacles that drag us down. The gift of the Spirit is truth and the world hates the truth for it exposes the treachery, and the father of deceit. Be morally sound and in good standings, showing by your behavior, your lifestyle who you chose to follow. There is a spiritual war going on for our very lives. How you choose to live produces the fruits thereof.
Ephesians 6:10-12 Finally, grow strong in the Lord, with the strength of His power. Put God’s armour on so as to be able to resist the devil’s tactics. For it is not against human enemies that we have to struggle, but against the Sovereignties and the Powers who originate the darkness in this world, the spiritual army of evil in the heavens.
These are the spirits who were thought to move the stars and, consequently, the universe. They lived in ‘the heavens’, (Eph 1:20; 3:10 ; Phil 2:10, or in ‘the air’, 2:2, i.e. the space between the surface of the earth and the heaven where God lives). Some of them are among the ‘elemental principles of the world’, Gal 4:3 . They disobeyed God and want to enslave the human race to themselves in sin Ga 2:2. We used to be their slaves but Christ came to free us, Col 1:13 ; 2:15, 2:20-23, and if Christians are armed with the power of Christ, they will be able to fight them.
Eph 6:13-18 That is why you must rely on God’s armour, or you will not be able to put up any resistance when the worst happens, or have enough resources to hold your ground. So stand your ground, with truth buckled round your waist, and integrity for a breastplate, wearing for shoes on your feet the eagerness to spread the gospel of peace and always carrying the shield of faith so that you can use it to put out the burning arrows of the evil one. And then you must accept salvation from God to be your helmet and receive the word of God from the Spirit to use as a sword.
Pray all the time, asking for what you need, praying in the Spirit on every possible occasion, Never get tired of staying awake to pray for all the saints;
Paul ends by asking for prayers for himself and others to be given an opportunity to open our mouths and speak without fear and give out the mystery of the gospel (of love and truth) of which he was an ambassador in chains. So let’s take his baton and do the same. Giving our Heavenly Father the attention He deserves.
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Eph 6:23-24 May God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ grant peace, love and faith to all the brothers (and sisters). May grace and eternal life be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen. And change others to come to know His grace and forgiveness. In His name I pray.
Praises and thanksgiving goes to the Lord for putting together the words above, that was heavily weighing on my heart. In Jesus’ name I release them to hopefully enlighten you to trust Him. Thank you for reading. Maranatha!!
sources and gratitude: TJB-The Jerusalem Bible & NKJV- https://www.biblegateway.com used. emphasis given.