“Oh no, no. I don’t do that church thing.”
“Well you can’t know God, cause his name is not Jehovah.”
“God is not real. DON’t come back again!!”
“You believe in some false Gospel, you can’t know God.”
“Well right in this scripture it says this [ ..]but you believe [..]it’s not the real truth.”
“Ha! Where is your God, you have nothing to show for in life.”
“The concept of mitochondrial RNA interactions spontaneously and gradually inducing all the life forms in every variation and uniqueness is so much more majestic than the thought that there is some God up there that cares and has a better plan than this hopeless life.”
LET’S PLEASE STOP…RIGHT THERE! Big red octagon! 🛑 Stop!
Do you really think that God is so heartless that if you don’t call him by a name that you know forsure is his official name, it’s over for you?
I hope you just said no to that question. If you said yes, go take a shower and grab a Snickers.
Do you really think that if you don’t perfectly interpret all that is written in the Bible, you are DOOMED! No. You’re not. 🙂
It’s ok… it’s gonna be ok, breathe, and let me tell you something… when you really want to know God, you really start to WANT to ‘Captivate all your thoughts in Christ’ ,you start to WANT to do EVERYTHING God says, and when you do EVERYTHING he says, he inspires wisdom within you to understand more. His Holy Spirit starts to give you actual POWER to understand and discern accurately without even having to be told by another human via sermon, or bible study, or self-help book, etc.
God is not cruel, he made commandments that we are CAPABLE of listening to and following, a loving God would NOT make rules impossible to follow, it IS POSSIBLE TO LISTEN TO ALL OF HIS COMMANDMENTS, and it SAVES YOUR LIFE, even now in day to day fiery and scary situations.
Listen though, he knows we are imperfect, and it is our characteristics/certain personality traits, that will NEVER be perfect. Although we can get closer and closer to becoming like Christ, we will never be perfect, that’s also where Christ’s ransom pays for our sins.
So Isaiah Chapter 5 the common scripture debated on whether God’s name is Jehovah or Jesus.
I mean it says: ‘he will be called’… [ Open Isaiah 9], because: *many will call him by such.
God keeps things open for loving conversation/ makes scriptures somewhat ambiguous intentionally to keep EVERYONE ALL OVER THE WORLD,( whether you can’t do church, you don’t believe in God, or you believe in the Trinity, or Allah, or even Buddha..etc etc) CONNECTED. He made us all, ALL OF US, whether we like it or not, God formed all of us. Psalm139:16: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Your eyes [ God’s eyes] saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
Psalm 119:73, ‘God You made me; you created me. Now give me the sense to follow your commands⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
We ALL have a unique and important purpose, God hopes you choose to ‘be wise my son, and make my heart rejoice’ ( Proverbs 27:11)
…in that He may make a reply to him [Satan] that taunts [Him], essentially God is saying: make me proud my child.
So that scripture in Isaiah 9, is the perfect example of all of God’s created people, every single person here right now, with differences coming together, whether they know God as Christ or God as Jehovah, the point is not to try to make that the point… God must shake his head when we make such a huge deal out of something beyond the point.
THE POINT IS: Love conquers all. As long as we hold tight onto that cord: the way in which we somehow found God( whatever way that was). We should never let that ‘cord’ so to speak, be cut, but keep pulling ourself closer and closer to God, and support one another despite our differences, knowing we all have a common goal in this crazy maze, to get closer to God and become stronger in him, this is what matters.
The Song of the Vineyard
5 I will sing for the one I love
a song about his vineyard:
My loved one had a vineyard
on a fertile hillside.
2 He dug it up and cleared it of stones
and planted it with the choicest vines.
He built a watchtower in it
and cut out a winepress as well.
Then he looked for a crop of good grapes,
but it yielded only bad fruit.
3 “Now you dwellers in Jerusalem and people of Judah,
judge between me and my vineyard.
4 What more could have been done for my vineyard
than I have done for it?
When I looked for good grapes,
why did it yield only bad?
5 Now I will tell you
what I am going to do to my vineyard:
I will take away its hedge,
and it will be destroyed;
I will break down its wall,
and it will be trampled.
6 I will make it a wasteland,
neither pruned nor cultivated,
and briers and thorns will grow there.
I will command the clouds
not to rain on it.”
7 The vineyard of the LordAlmighty
is the nation of Israel,
and the people of Judah
are the vines he delighted in.
And he looked for justice, but saw bloodshed;
for righteousness, but heard cries of distress.
Woes and Judgments
8 Woe to you who add house to house
and join field to field
till no space is left
and you live alone in the land.
9 The Lord Almighty has declared in my hearing:
“Surely the great houses will become desolate,
the fine mansions left without occupants.
10 A ten-acre vineyard will produce only a bath[a] of wine;
a homer[b] of seed will yield only an ephah[c] of grain.”
11 Woe to those who rise early in the morning
to run after their drinks,
who stay up late at night
till they are inflamed with wine.
12 They have harps and lyres at their banquets,
pipes and timbrels and wine,
but they have no regard for the deeds of the Lord,
no respect for the work of his hands.
13 Therefore my people will go into exile
for lack of understanding;
those of high rank will die of hunger
and the common people will be parched with thirst.
14 Therefore Death expands its jaws,
opening wide its mouth;
into it will descend their nobles and masses
with all their brawlers and revelers.
15 So people will be brought low
and everyone humbled,
the eyes of the arroganthumbled.
16 But the Lord Almighty will be exalted by his justice,
and the holy God will be proved holy by his righteous acts.
17 Then sheep will graze as in their own pasture;
lambs will feed[d] among the ruins of the rich.
18 Woe to those who draw sin along with cords of deceit,
and wickedness as with cart ropes,
19 to those who say, “Let God hurry;
let him hasten his work
so we may see it.
The plan of the Holy One of Israel—
let it approach, let it come into view,
so we may know it.”
20 Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.
21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
and clever in their own sight.
22 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine
and champions at mixing drinks,
23 who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
but deny justice to the innocent.
24 Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw
and as dry grass sinks down in the flames,
so their roots will decay
and their flowers blow away like dust;
for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty
and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel.
25 Therefore the Lord’s angerburns against his people;
his hand is raised and he strikes them down.
The mountains shake,
and the dead bodies are like refuse in the streets.
Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away,
his hand is still upraised.
26 He lifts up a banner for the distant nations,
he whistles for those at the ends of the earth.
Here they come,
swiftly and speedily!
27 Not one of them grows tired or stumbles,
not one slumbers or sleeps;
not a belt is loosened at the waist,
not a sandal strap is broken.
28 Their arrows are sharp,
all their bows are strung;
their horses’ hooves seem like flint,
their chariot wheels like a whirlwind.
29 Their roar is like that of the lion,
they roar like young lions;
they growl as they seize their prey
and carry it off with no one to rescue.
30 In that day they will roar over it
like the roaring of the sea.
And if one looks at the land,
there is only darkness and distress;
even the sun will be darkenedby clouds.