Let me start by giving praise to the only true and wise God who was foretold in his word to have crated all things. Who's work is clearly seen and evident by the patterns of his creation in the known universe, which man confirms by discovery but disregards by excuse and denial the existence of the holy God, Alpha & Omega, the great I AM! Amen.
By now some of you visiting my journal wonder what’s happening to me. What your seeing quite simply is a closer walk with God that results in changes in a persons life. A change that occurs to anyone who sincerely seek a relationship with the Father through his son Jesus Christ. I have always been a Christian from the age of 7 when I had my first dialog with God, now age 50. Like many of us that have believed, the times in between the cares of this world and the false promise of life’s pride interfere with our relationship with God to the point that there is no longer any room or time to receive God’s gifts of love, peace, joy, and freedom from the fear of sin and death. But being perfect in love God is always faithful to the relationship and inclines our return at every opportunity, good and bad. So quite simply after such a long comparative journey between a life without God which seems sweet to the lips but always gravel in the mouth, decided to stop wasting my life and risking eternity following the world on its wide path toward eternal spiritual death and separation from God and his creation. Like the faded black and white photo’s of the countless people who have lived and died rejecting God’s truth in their life, I have decided not to join them. Thankfully by reaching out to God and taking a leap of faith, he has acknowledge and revealed himself to me once again. I have also receive his grace of forgiveness because of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit which he gives all men freely who are willing to repent and have a spiritual relationship with him. I have been given the power to follow in the footsteps of Christ and become a child of God, restored from the curse of Eden. So I'v had a spiritual rebirth and all things have become new and my former life is pruned as a result my walk with him. With the power of the Holy Spirit in my life the walk is no longer difficult and certainly not nearly as difficult as living without God as a slave to the ideology and fake existence of this world. Only in so far as we allow our self-centered carnal nature to get in the way of our walk with God in this short life, do we jeopardize our salvation. So my inner spiritual man that has been reborn and healed by God, now resides with the Holy spirit and in my body which has become the temple God. This is true for anyone who born again. The Holy Spirit as the great comforter, gives our inner spirit an indescribable feeling of peace, freedom, and comfort that we are in fact saved from death to eternal life with God, and original sin of Eden is washed away and we look forward and confident of our future in heaven. Those not born again also live forever only separation from God in a terrible place, while born again Christians have eternal life in a new incorruptible body free of sin and death. This God made all this possible by his only begotten Son who being without sin and Innocent, paid the price for sin and death on the cross for those that believe and endure a relationship with him (born again). So by one man Adam sin entered the world and by one man Jesus Christ we are all offered a redeemer if as individuals we choose life (born again). But don't take my word for it, get on your knees repent and ask God to be forgiven of your sins to be born again of the spirit, through his Son and by the Holy Spirit today!
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. James 1:5-7
For if you live by the dictates of your flesh, you will die. But if through the power of the Holy Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live. For all who are led by the Holy Spirit of God are children of God. So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:13-15
For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great are His mercy and loving-kindness toward those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. As a father loves and pities his children, so the Lord loves and pities those who fear Him with reverence, worship, and awe. Psalm 103:11-13
The days are sort and even the scientist know and predict that the current course the world and the planet now mirror biblical prophecy, the four horseman of the apocalypse (war, famine, pestilence, and death). Being prepared means walking with God through his Son and being filled with the Holy Spirit. Anything short of this is not only living in denial but denying Christ.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6auKceweS28 (Sorry for profanity in the last part of this news video posted by a non-believer but from his prospective true.)
In the Bible God gave prophecy to Ezekiel 2500 years in advance that the God would gather his people together out from the nations of the world to reestablish Israel as a nation (14 May 1948) and Jesus gave prophecy to his disciples that the generation that witness the the rebirth of Israel as a nation would witness the great tribulation, the battle of Armageddon and the end of age. Not enough space for this journal entry but here it is if you want study it.
So its very important that you are saved and walking with God as many people think being a Christian is a like a non-practicing membership in a club. Jesus Christ said it was easy to tell the difference between the fake and real thing.
(Jesus Said) "You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions. On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws."
“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, itwill collapse witha mighty crash.” Mathew 7:16-27
The whole reason for creation was for our benefit. Created as men and women with the eternal spirit of God that can never be destroyed, to chose by free will a relationship with the Holy God creator forever, or by our rebellious actions choose eternal separation from God. This was the whole reason why God called this known universe into existence with a reason and purpose for every part of it under heaven. All knowing God knew we would fall short ofmaking the right decisions because we were given free will, but God always had the plan of redemption through his innocent son’s blood as a work of his great love, restitution and “the way” to reunification with him. All while we were and still are sinners. So now we all have this opportunity to make the right choice again in free will, to turn to God through the atonement of Christ and be reunited with God, not just after physical death but today through the Holy Spirit which was also given to us as result of Christ death and departure, giving us the spiritual power to be the children of God while on earth. And although we occasionally stubble and sin and repent, God is just to forgive us our sin because of the atoning blood of Christ. This is granted to us in good faith and based on the content of our harts which results in what we have sown in this life, God will judge (true or false). In heaven we will not be like subjective angels but as his children, joint heirs with Jesus Christ in eternal life. By choice forever with the only true and living God (Alpha & Omega) sharing in his glory and future creations, or by choice forever separated from God having rejected the greatest offer of love, existence, and opportunity ever imagined. Accepted in repentance and a changed life evident by the Holy Spirit or discarded in exchange for a morsel of rebellion, friends with God reborn, or friend of the selfish world where eternal death awaits for the flames that never quench and the worm dies not.
You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely? But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
"God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:4-10
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise of judgment, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 2Peter 3:9
This is how God showed his love among us:He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, wealso ought to love one another. 1 John 4:9-11
So you see, just as death came into the world through one man Adam, now the resurrection from the dead has begun through Jesus Christ. Just as everyone dies because we all belong to Adam, everyone who belongs to Christ is saved and will be given new life.
1 Corinthians 15:21-22