Succinct. Profound. Salient. (are the "Points to Ponder" that someone emailed me; listed below after my intro)
As I've written before, Christendom reminds me of the movie Time Machine, in which the futurist society of blonde, blue-eyed people (as they were depicted in the original 1960 movie, based upon the 1895 novel by H.G. Wells) lived in utopia, while ignoring the screams of their own loved ones, when they were periodically dragged away by the Morlochs, to be torn apart and eaten. The people did nothing, just pretended it was not happening and enjoyed Epicurean Nirvana until it happened next, maybe to them. God has sent this Spirit of delusion and God has sent this Spirit of Fear upon His people for having listened to the heathen and absorbed them and turned from obedience to Him to amalgamating with the heathen and not only becoming like them—but becoming them (see Hebrews 12:8 for a lightning bolt jolt of a "wake up"); while merely giving Him lip service; all the while God is not in their thoughts because they do not even know Him (they only know a false god they have created in their own minds, believing God is how they want Him to be and reality is how they want it to be, not how God says that He is and reality is, and therefore, they are guilty of idolatry).
1Hear the Word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
2By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
3Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
4Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.
5Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the prophet also shall fall with thee in the night, and I will destroy thy mother.
6My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to Me: seeing thou hast forgotten the Law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
7As they were increased, so they sinned against Me: therefore will I change their glory into shame.
8They eat up the sin of My people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.
9And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.
10For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD.
11Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.
12My people ask counsel at their stocks [dead wooden idols], and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God.
13They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because the shadow thereof is good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery.
14I will not punish your daughters when they commit whoredom, nor your spouses when they commit adultery: for themselves are separated with whores, and they sacrifice with harlots: therefore the people that doth not understand shall fall.
15Though thou, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and come not ye unto Gilgal, neither go ye up to Bethaven, nor swear, The LORD liveth.
16For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place.
17Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.
18Their drink is sour: they have committed whoredom continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give ye.
19The wind hath bound her up in her wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.
I've also written numerous times, Christian Anglo-Irish British statesman Edmund Burke expressed, "All that is needed for evil to triumph over good is for good men to do nothing" —but if "good men" do nothing in the face of invading evil, they aren't really "good"... are they...? Christ said if you deny Him before men, He will deny you before the Father on the Day of Judgment. Confession and denial are not mere mouthing of words, His Name, or history. Confession or denial is standing up for or against, or not standing up for or against, what Christ would have stood up for or against. Those who are not filled with grief at the destruction of Christendom as was Jeremiah, and sorrow at the sin of our people and righteous indignation as David was at the reproaches of the heathen... do not have the Spirit of Christ in them—and Christ will deny those in whom His Spirit is not to be found. If His Spirit is in a person, has truly regenerated that person, that person will obey God, do what is right, reflect the Image of the Father, be about the Father's Business. Those who do not, but think they are "Christians" merely took a detour or got lost on their "sight-seeing" tour and pleasure trip around the world, and will quickly get out of that neighborhood (God's neighborhood) once they realize its nature (complete obedience, complete denial of self). Christ said, "For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it." (Matthew 16:25) Once you realize this life is but a few breaths and a vapour and Eternity is FOREVER; once you realize your own puny, minute, microscopic insignificance and impotence in this life or the next, based upon your own merits, ability, or being, then you realize the utter and unmitigated stupidity of clutching on to death while life is there freely offered.
"19I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you Life and Death, Blessing and Cursing: therefore choose Life, that both thou and thy seed may live: 20That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey His Voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto Him: for He is thy Life, and the length of thy days..."
"And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." (Joshua 24:15)
"Who is on the LORD’S side? let him come unto me." (Exodus 32:26)
"6Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: 7Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon." (Isaiah 55)
"13And ye shall seek Me, and find me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart. 14And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity..." (Jeremiah 29)
"13And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for He is Gracious and Merciful, slow to anger, and of great Kindness, and repenteth him of the evil [the result of Judgment]. 14Who knoweth if He will return and repent [change His Mind concerning the Judgment that we deserve if we instead repent], and [instead] leave a blessing behind Him [instead of the Judgment that we deserve]; [so, why do you not repent and give] even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the LORD your God?" (Joel 2)
Repentance in the Old Testament was the same as in the New and now, turning from what God forbade (which NEVER changes) and turning to what He commanded (which NEVER changes—morality, "This shalt thou do" and "thou shalt not" NEVER changes), while confessing ones sin and asking forgiveness for it. Repentance entails turning from sin and turning to obedience. This entails knowing what sin is (which never changes: What God declared to be sin and abominations 4,000 years ago still are today and always will be). This entails reading His Word since 99% of preachers and theologians and Bible "experts" today are either clueless or wolves (or dogs or swine) in sheep's clothing. There is no forgiveness or repentance without turning from what God forbade and obeying what He commanded. Any Christian who thinks otherwise is under the profoundest of spiritual delusion that God Himself has sent, to believe a lie and therefore earn the Judgment he deserves.
Faith, salvation are gifts of God. So is obedience—and the same Holy Spirit that regenerates and seals unto redemption animates, empowers, and gives that regenerated believer the desire to obey: "Walk in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh [everything that God forbade]." John wrote in one of the very last books of the Bible (after even Revelation was written), "sin is transgression of the Law" and "He who says I know Him [God] and keepeth not His Commandments is a liar and the Truth [Christ, the Holy Spirit of Truth] is not in him". Christ said not one jot or tittle would pass from the Law and that He did NOT abolish it. Those who believe otherwise follow a stranger, a false shepherd, a false christ. Had the Law been abolished there would be no need to repent or confess anything, for sin would not be possible, for without the law there is no sin. Keeping the Law does not and cannot save. Obedience is a sign of true life. Obedience is a by-product of true regeneration. All this evil has not come upon us—to the point of Christendom falling WHICH IT HAS NEVER DONE BEFORE IN ITS 2,000 years of history—because God is "happy" with us. "The curse causeless shall not come." Those who think "this" or "that" law that God commanded are "not that important", "not worth making a fuss over" are themselves godless. GOD is the Lawgiver. He is no fool. The honorable son / servant does not imagine that he is wiser than the father / master. He obeys. Those with such dishonorable thoughts indicate that they are devoid of God's Holy Spirit, that they are utterly ignorant of the concept of Holiness, and that they are utterly ignorant of the very meaning of the words GOD and LORD. Where no fruit is evident, the Holy Spirit is not Resident. The Fruit of the Spirit are not individual fruits, but a fruit basket; and so is obedience. Those who pick and choose what laws they will obey are not obedient; they simply do what they want and by happenstance some of those things just happen to be what God commanded. However, going through the motions, the performing mechanical actions of what certain laws command is not obedience; obedience starts with the right attitude, mindset, and intention. God is not fooled.
13Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His Commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14For God shall bring every work into Judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
I John 2
1My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Christ Jesus the righteous:
2And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
3And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His Commandments, is a liar, and the Truth is not in him.
5But whoso keepeth His Word, in him verily is the Love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him.
6He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked.
["Love" is not a gushy feeling, though gushy feelings can accompany true love. True love is self-sacrifice / obedience. "If ye love Me, keep My Commandments." "If ye keep My Commandments ye shall abide in My Love even as I have kept My Father's Commandments and abide in His Love." Christ and God's Commandments are the very same. Herein is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and GAVE His Son to be the propitiation for our sins." Since God is Supreme His only "obedience" is being True to Himself... and He promised to forgive and redeem the elect of His people (which is what "whole world" refers to: no verse is an island unto itself and "whole world" is spoken within context to those who know and remember all that He has already taught us from Genesis to Revelation, because He is True, cannot lie, does not change His Mind or Plan, and is Faithful). "I am Yahweh and change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed." Thus, God's Love is "self-obedience", being true to Himself, and self-sacrifice.]
God save Your people!
Take a few moments and seriously ponder the following thoughts.
If women are upset at Trump’s naughty words, who in the hell bought 80 million copies of 50 Shades of Gray?
Jim Comey answered, “I don’t know,” “I don’t recall,” and “I don’t remember” 236 times while under oath. But he remembered enough to write a book. [Same with Hillary.]
President Trump should nominate Hillary Clinton for the next opening on the supreme court. Then he can finally get her investigated.
Not one feminist has defended Sarah Sanders. It seems women’s rights only matter if those women are liberal.
No Border Walls. No voter ID laws. You figured it out yet?
Chelsea Clinton got out of college and got a job at NBC that paid
$600,000 per year. Her mom flies around the country speaking out about white privilege.
What is the difference between an Illegal immigrant and E.T.?
E.T. learned to speak English and went home.
And just like that they went from being against foreign interference in our elections to allowing non-citizens to vote in our elections.
Watching the left come up with schemes to “catch Trump” is like watching Wile E. Coyote trying to catch Road Runner.
President Trump’s wall cost less than the Obamacare website. Let that sink in, America.
We are one election away from open borders, socialism, gun confiscation, and full term abortion nationally. We are fighting evil.
They sent more troops and armament to arrest Roger Stone than they sent to defend Benghazi.
60 years ago, Venezuela was 4th on the world economic freedom index.
Today, they are 179th and their citizens are dying of starvation. In only 10 years, Venezuela was destroyed by democratic socialism.
Russia donated $0.00 to the Trump campaign. Russia donated $145,600,000 to the Clinton Foundation. But Trump was the one investigated!
Nancy Pelosi invited illegal aliens to the State of the Union. President Trump Invited victims of illegal aliens to the State of the Union. Let that sink in.
A socialist is basically a communist who doesn’t have the power to take everything from their citizens at gunpoint ... Yet!
How do you walk 3000 miles across Mexico without food or support and show up at our border 100 pounds overweight and with a cellphone?
Alexandria Ocasio Cortez wants to ban cars, ban planes, give out universal income and thinks socialism works. She calls Donald Trump crazy. (Blondes are telling AOC Jokes.)
Bill Clinton paid $850,000 to Paula Jones To get her to go away. I don’t remember the FBI raiding his lawyer’s office.
I wake up every day and I am grateful that Hillary Clinton is not the president of the United States of America.
The same media that told me Hillary Clinton had a 95% chance of winning now tells me Trump’s approval ratings are low.
Maxine Waters opposes voter ID laws; She thinks that they are racist.
You need to have a photo ID to attend her town hall meetings.
Trump — They’re not after me. They’re after you. I’m just in their way. [They are not after you because of "professional courtesy"; you just pretend you are on our side, when you are just as guilty as they.]