It's 3:30am an God woke me with a single thought - How Dare we not Fear Him? I'm half-way tempted to put on a pot of coffee and give up on the idea of sleep... but let's just see where He wants to go with this... I'm awake anyways :)
I look around this broken world we are living in and it's hard not to miss things these days.. we have access to so much information, so much news.. everything we want and need to know is literally at the tip of our fingter tips all day long. I realize that the majority of the population of this world does not have smart phone access, but I am writing to those who do. And we are the ones that have the power to change the tide.
In the US alone over 3500 babies are aborted daily yet we provide free condoms to our youth, promoting OUR RIGHTS to free sex.
In 2013 less than 3 percent of the US adult population identified themselves as gay yet over 50% of our Facebook feeds dressed up in rainbows screaming about OUR RIGHTS. I'm not here to pick on gays you're missing the point if you get hung up on that...
Over half of the population now lives with their mate before committing their lives to one another.
There is a terror organization that threatens us and murders innocent people daily in the name of their god yet we scream and shout about THEIR RIGHTS to set of beliefs we don't even take the time to educate ourselves about.
Not only do we allow a statue of Satan to be erected in our nation that was founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but people everywhere are erecting statues of buddha and all kinds of other Gods in their homes, front yards and places of business. And we are not just numb but supportive
We live in a society that continues to Mock God yet we call it OUR RIGHTS. HOW DARE WE NOT FEAR HIM?
Yet, at the end of the day, all he wants is our hearts.
He hand-crafted each and everyone of us for a purpose:
For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
Don't let the enemy rob you of that by lying to you. Unborn children are real people with value who do feel pain, giving of ourselves too freely to any relationship is damaging to our spirits, free sex and homosexuality is never how we were intended to live. If you believe any different, you are believing a lie. Giving glory or worship to any being or idol other than God himself is Idolatry.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
Dear Children Keep yourselves from Idols 1 John 5:21
I testify to you that there IS a God in heaven. He created you, he loves you. He put on human flesh, in the person of Jesus, to walk with us and show us how to live and love one another.
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God John 1:1
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. John 1:14
He gave his life to be mocked publicly and brutally murdered in his innocence so that he could take on your sin, wipe your slate clean and invite you into eternity with him and all he has created for you.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but eternal life John 3:16
He wants you just as you are, no matter what you've done, no matter what lies you have believed. He can use every bit of your story, the good, the bad, the ugly... it's all part of your purpose. All you have to do is turn your back on this world and choose Him. Choose LIFE
My parting thought to ponder, Both Matthew 25 and Luke 19 refer to a parable Jesus taught about how a king entrusted his servants with his treasures and they had to report back what they did while he was gone. To the 2 servants who took risks and invested his treasures he commended with the words "well done my good and faithful servant". As God's children, we desire so much to hear those exact words... I think there may have even been a few songs written about those words.
On the flip side: Matthew 7:12-23 21“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22“Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you;
When this is all over, which phrase do you want to hear your master say?
"Well done my good and faithful servant"
"I never knew you" ??
My friends, the time is coming near. YOU have the power the change the world, YOU have the power make choices every single day.
HOW DARE WE NOT FEAR HIM?