Jeremiah 50:41-46 New International Version (NIV)
41 “Look! An army is coming from the north;
a great nation and many kings
are being stirred up from the ends of the earth.
42 They are armed with bows and spears;
they are cruel and without mercy.
They sound like the roaring sea
as they ride on their horses;
they come like men in battle formation
to attack you, Daughter Babylon.
43 The king of Babylon has heard reports about them,
and his hands hang limp.
Anguish has gripped him,
pain like that of a woman in labor.
44 Like a lion coming up from Jordan’s thickets
to a rich pastureland,
I will chase Babylon from its land in an instant.
Who is the chosen one I will appoint for this?
Who is like me and who can challenge me?
And what shepherd can stand against me?”
45 Therefore, hear what the Lord has planned against Babylon,
what he has purposed against the land of the Babylonians:
The young of the flock will be dragged away;
their pasture will be appalled at their fate.
46 At the sound of Babylon’s capture the earth will tremble;
its cry will resound among the nations.
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
15 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’[a] spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. 18 Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. 19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.
22 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you ahead of time.
26 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.
29 “Immediately after the distress of those days
“‘the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from the sky,
and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’[b]
30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth[c] will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.[d] 31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
32 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33 Even so, when you see all these…
The Day and Hour Unknown
36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[f] but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
Now is the time to draw close to God, His children…and If you dont know Him/ dont have a relationship with the Almighty, call out to Him & repent.
Hope for the Mountains of Israel
“Son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel and say, ‘Mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord. 2 This is what the Sovereign Lord says: The enemy said of you, “Aha! The ancient heights have become our possession.”’ 3 Therefore prophesy and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Because they ravaged and crushed you from every side so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations and the object of people’s malicious talk and slander, 4 therefore, mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Sovereign Lord: This is what the Sovereign Lord says to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys, to the desolate ruins and the deserted towns that have been plundered and ridiculed by the rest of the nations around you— 5 this is what the Sovereign Lord says: In my burning zeal I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, for with glee and with malice in their hearts they made my land their own possession so that they might plunder its pastureland.’ 6 Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel and say to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I speak in my jealous wrath because you have suffered the scorn of the nations. 7 Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I swear with uplifted hand that the nations around you will also suffer scorn.
8 “‘But you, mountains of Israel, will produce branches and fruit for my people Israel, for they will soon come home. 9 I am concerned for you and will look on you with favor; you will be plowed and sown, 10 and I will cause many people to live on you—yes, all of Israel. The towns will be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt. 11 I will increase the number of people and animals living on you, and they will be fruitful and become numerous. I will settle people on you as in the past and will make you prosper more than before. Then you will know that I am the Lord. 12 I will cause people, my people Israel, to live on you. They will possess you, and you will be their inheritance; you will never again deprive them of their children.
13 “‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Because some say to you, “You devour people and deprive your nation of its children,” 14 therefore you will no longer devour people or make your nation childless, declares the Sovereign Lord. 15 No longer will I make you hear the taunts of the nations, and no longer will you suffer the scorn of the peoples or cause your nation to fall, declares the Sovereign Lord.’”
Israel’s Restoration Assured
16 Again the word of the Lord came to me: 17 “Son of man, when the people of Israel were living in their own land, they defiled it by their conduct and their actions. Their conduct was like a woman’s monthly uncleanness in my sight. 18 So I poured out my wrath on them because they had shed blood in the land and because they had defiled it with their idols. 19 I dispersed them among the nations, and they were scattered through the countries; I judged them according to their conduct and their actions. 20 And wherever they went among the nations they profaned my holy name, for it was said of them, ‘These are the Lord’s people, and yet they had to leave his land.’ 21 I had concern for my holy name, which the people of Israel profaned among the nations where they had gone.
22 “Therefore say to the Israelites, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: It is not for your sake, people of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you have gone. 23 I will show the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, the name you have profaned among them. Then the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Sovereign Lord, when I am proved holy through you before their eyes.
24 “‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and
you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. 28 Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God. 29 I will save you from all your uncleanness. I will call for the grain and make it plentiful and will not bring famine upon you. 30 I will increase the fruit of the trees and the crops of the field, so that you will no longer suffer disgrace among the nations because of famine. 31 Then you will remember your evil ways and wicked deeds, and you will loathe yourselves for your sins and detestable practices. 32 I want you to know that I am not doing this for your sake, declares the Sovereign Lord. Be ashamed and disgraced for your conduct, people of Israel!
33 “‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: On the day I cleanse you from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins will be rebuilt. 34 The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass through it. 35 They will say, “This land that was laid waste has become like the garden of Eden; the cities that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and inhabited.” 36 Then the nations around you that remain will know that I the Lord have rebuilt what was destroyed and have replanted what was desolate. I the Lord have spoken, and I will do it.’
37 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Once again I will yield to Israel’s plea and do this for them: I will make their people as numerous as sheep, 38 as numerous as the flocks for offerings at Jerusalem during her appointed festivals. So will the ruined cities be filled with flocks of people. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”
We worry when we think something is fully our weight alone to carry, that if we fail, there’s nothing backing us, and that if we fail, the whole world, ( or at least our whole world,) is gonna crumble into zillions of pieces. Or that a particular matter messed up is gonna ruin the rest of our lives or someone else’s life.
God is sovereign.
Whether you fail or whether you succeed.
God is sovereign.
Whether you forget or remember.
God is sovereign.
Whether someone takes your advice or not.
God is sovereign.
Whether you get it right the first time, or it takes a hundred and two tries, before you finally get it right.
God is sovereign.
Whether you love God, you don’t know what to think, or you think you hate Him even though you don’t even know Him.
God is sovereign.
God’s will, will be done for all matters and all lives in this whole Earth.
Man makes plans, but God directs his every step. & Proverbs 3:5
We all have a purpose, if you want to get there, you need God, even if you get lost again and again, you need God to finally arrive at your destination.
If you don’t want God, and you want to keep filling your empty spaces in your heart and life with: alcohol, drugs, sexual immorality, nasty thinking, greed, pleasure, money, wrath, arguing, gossiping, stinking thinking, violence, sports, video games, TV shows, etc…then you should worry, because God will not let His kingdom be a den of thieves and evil-doers, so… Please find Him before you make all of heaven cry …
“Be appalled at this, O heavens, and shudder with great horror,” declares the LORD. “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.”—Jeremiah 2:12-13
Pray to God: I am sorry for this or that[ fill in the blank] each and every time you fail, and ask Him to help you conquer it and give you holy spirit. If an arrow of the enemy hits you, get back up and pray again, fight temptation, you can overcome anything with God.
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
139 O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
3 You [a]comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
5 You have [b]hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.
7 Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in [c]hell, behold, You are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall [d]fall on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
12 Indeed, the darkness [e]shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
13 For You formed my inward parts;
You [f]covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for [g]I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
15 My [h]frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.
19 Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God!
Depart from me, therefore, you [i]bloodthirsty men.
20 For they speak against You wickedly;
[j]Your enemies take Your name in vain.
21 Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them with [k]perfect hatred;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.
God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.
Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs
And works His sov’reign will.
Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head.
Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.
His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flow’r.
Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.
Praise alone goes to Jehovah Almighty. 2nd Samuel 22:31
God made all of us.
We all have a unique purpose.
God is holy. Evil cannot even come near Him nor approach His throne. Light and darkness cannot mix.
So we cannot even come near His throne in prayer with: evil, impure, or selfish intentions in our hearts. Only can He hear our prayers when we are completely pure in heart.
We ALL need God to figure out our true purpose. He made us, and since He is holy, incapable of evil, He made us all only to do good.
Whether or not we arrive at our predestined purpose, and how we choose to get there ( the journey) aka the God ordained purpose- is up to us. But we will be lost without God and never arrive without Him. He made us, He alone holds our instruction manual.
The path is narrow and very very very hard, there are temptations, tests, demons, and the devil, but with God and a pure heart all things are possible.
Our lives are NOT a game or some movie, don’t let Satan deceive you, you can actually be gone forever if you keep doing evil.
Repent and go to God, let Him fulfill your true purpose.
His plans are only to help us and never to hurt us. We may suffer for our sin, or stubbornness in trying to do our own will and not His will,( He allows persecution to get us to move,) or from evilness trying to stop God’s plans. Romans 8:28 All things work together for those that [TRULY] love God.
Selflessly put your heart in a pure position, by listening to God completely, so that He may hear your prayers today. And remember to pray for others, ‘one simple random act of kindness’ at a time, we are a body of Christ, we need to help one another; Satan can take us out, or even use us to mislead others,( since people can be like sheep that only follow what leads and not think for ourselves, the way God wants us to,) so our shepherd is Christ, and Christ alone, trust Yaweh thru Christ’s example. Yaweh( Jehovah,) our Almighty Father, alone deserves worship.
Let God Heal the World…oh that my people would only humble themselves that I may bless their land
2nd Chronicles 7:14
- You can do things God’s way or Satan’s way, there is no other way, live on the dark side or be in the light, there is no middle.
- Everybody in life was born a sinner, because of the mess Adam and Eve chose when not listening to God’s only 1st commandment back then.
3. Because everyone is born a sinner, yes even kids( do you see the evil raging through schools today, because there is no talk of God allowed in schools, ( Harvard and Yale were founded on God, now He has been removed entirely,) most kids are not taught the Truth of how important it seriously is to be friends with God. And toddlers are like sponges, taking in and doing everything they see and hear, most of which is often just the evilness of this world on TV and other media.
4. God is our creator, and the creator of all good things, how else do you honestly explain who made the trees, the ocean, the clouds, the sun? Because He made us, we will always be missing a piece of us, and never feel whole and with real purpose, unless He is on our lives.
5. Every single one of us has gone through difficult times, seen suffering, and unfairness in this life, and we cannot blame our upbringing, family, friends, ‘enemies’, or parents for our current problems in life. God tells us in the Bible, that: it is the responsibility of each individual to come to find and know Him, no matter our current circumstances, raised hearing about Him or not.
The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them.
5 1/2. Knowing we were sinners, Jehovah ( Yahweh) gave Jesus (His son who is, you can say, the perfect representation of HIM in a form that is visible to our eyes, since we cannot see Yahweh,thus Christ is God in a visible representation, ) (but humans being sin-filled tend to worship everything that they feel is powerful, so Christ came to be called God, though only Yahweh is truly God who should be worshipped. Christ was willing to die for every single bad thing we would ever: think, speak, and do, so that we wouldnt blame each other for anything at all, because Jesus already paid for it all with His own blood, so forgive one another if you want God to forgive you.
6. We will always have problems in this life, whether you choose God or not, blaming others for your current problems is foolishness, we are working for Satan when we do this.
7. There is no human that will ever be able to do everything perfectly, 24/7 all the time, we were all born sinners as a consequence of Adam and Eve’s ( they BOTH ate the illegal apple that showed us evilness, no pointing fingers its what Satan does,) choice to not listen to God, because they felt what they did couldnt be that bad.
8. Because we all make mistakes, we MUST make our GOAL to point others to Jesus Christ, as our example to follow.
9. God’s commandments are Not just the 10 commandments that were given to Moses, His commandments include keeping your thoughts clean, not watching evil, hanging out with those who love evil, not doing or listening to evil music or convo ( gossip).
So how on Earth do we do good if we are such sinners?
10. Confess to God with all your heart all your evilness, He already knows about it anyway so dont try to lie, He sees and knows EVERYTHING, He just wants to see us choosing to put our heart in an Honest and pure place; cry out to him for forgiveness from the bottom of all your heart.
IT BEGINS WITH THE FEAR OF THE LORD AND OUR OBEDIENCE TO HIS EVERY COMMANDMENT…
11. Our tranformation ( sanctification) to becoming more like Christ, is ONLY possible when God sees our hearts are pure and sincerly want His help, then after being ‘ born again,’ which requires you to want to listen to Him, and using your freewill to choose what is good ( in accordance with the Bible,) God begins to give you more and more holy spirit over time.
12. It is with the holy spirit of God in us, that we can have when being fully obedient to Him, as we love Him with all our heart(and God thank you so much for everything, there is no way I could have gotten through the traumatic, difficult, stressful, burdensome parts of this life without you.) that you start to see your old ways being transformed in Christ-like ways
13. If we remain loyal to God, as Christ did, then over time, with the Holy Spirit He gives us, we will develop fruits of His spirit, where there was once always anger and lack of self- control there will now be patience, wisdom, endurance, meekness, joy in struggle( knowing God brings hope and strength and answers even in the darkest of times,)..
14.CRITICAL: CRITICAL: DANGER: Do not come to be close to God and then go back to what the evilness of this world has to offer, there are consequences for all our actions, ( whether you want to do it God’s way or Satan’s way there ARE consequences to our choices,) whether they come immediately like being burned by touching the fire on a stove or later on like mold on a ceiling that worsens with each storm on a tattered rooftop of a house. One can become mentally ill or worse, from deciding to leave God for a bit to take a break, its like poisoning a tree that once gave great fruit, everything rots and its so tragic to redeem. 2nd Corinthians 11:3,
3 But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the [a]simplicity that is in Christ.
Disobeying God is essentially self-harm, that is why it hurts Him so much when we think we know better than Him and do what He asks us Not to.
14 1/2. Psalm 103:6-10….The Lord is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in mercy…He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities.
15. Knowing God is about having a relationship with Him, not so much a religion, though other friends of God and guidance will be needed for support, which you will find at a biblically sound church, aka a church that sticks close to God’s Word in the way they preach. Pray to God as much as you text, and read the BIBLE, EVERYDAY. Worship Him in song and praise, it brings life. Share His good news with others, its the most precious gift you can give, life. Do simple acts of kindness for others.
16. God loves us, if a prayer isnt being immediately answered we cannot whine like a spoiled child and say He’s not answering me, so Im gonna go be evil, NO! ITS important to pray for patience and take on the challenge of the trials that He allows to happen as an opportunity to be trained ( like karate kid not fully understanding how waxing cars was part of the process of learning karate,)He knows why He cannot answer certain situations or problems immediately, He knows everything, trust Him. Trust ( Faith) in Him is. a major part of the process.)
17. This life on Earth right now, is only temporary, peace will come after the return of Christ and the destruction and riddance of all evil.
18. Evil and goodness cannot coexist, evilness hurts goodness, and causes it to eventually become evil.
19. Now is the time to seek God, crying out to Him for forgiveness for all you’ve done that hurts His heart, in that He can set you free from guilt, hatred, fear, blame, anxiety, depression, confusion…the Holy Spirit ( the Spirit of God, God’ s Spirit,) does that, it gives inner peace even when the world all around is chaotic.
20. 1st Cor 13 is a core scripture.God is love, you will know real truth if it has both The Spirit of God ( pure first then love,)and His Word ( if it is in the bible, even more specifically the gospel, Matt, Mark, Luke, and John( Jesus is the Word and the Truth) and interpreted correctly from the Bible which is only possible with prayer and a pure heart,)
21. God NEVER uses Fear to get us to listen, He doesnt force anything, He gives us freewill, we must choose good on our own if we want to be protected under His wings. Captivate your thoughts in Christ, dont let evil thoughts or people trick you with fear, blame, insecurity, doubt, lies, worry.. make sure it has the loving and pure spirit of God and is accurately in His Word the Bible. ( The fear of God is completely different from the evilness that fear causes, fearing God is like respecting and wanting to make your Father proud and not leaving the strength of His love.)
22.We NEED God, when you realize that, ( and I learned this the very very hard way,) you WILL LOVE HIM so much with your whole, heart, strength, and mind/[might].
God didnt make hell, but its a consequence we can avoid by listening to Him, just like the sad consequences of this evil world, that all came about only because we choose not to listen to Him, us humans are destroying the Earth, we are causing hatred, violence, selfishness, confusion, envy in all its idolatry, global warming, natural disaster, greed, HURT and pride, warfare, school shootings, sexually immoral chaos, disease, insecurity, identity crises, if it keeps going at this rate all hell will break loose, the bunch of rebels that we’ve all been, shunning love, shunning the ONE who is love and made love, God Almighty, if we play with fire, we WILL get burned… in hell…
God is holy, incapable of evil and God is sovereign, He knows what is ultimately best in the bigger picture of things, as He is always taking every person alive into consideration all at once, so He can allow something to be or choose to block it.
So there is nothing to fear with God being ultimately in control, even if we make an unintentional boo boo.
IMPORTANT: We as humans CANNOT change anybody, that is Not our job, our job is to be ambassadors for Christ and POINT OTHERs TO Him, God takes over from there and begins a process with his Holy Spirit, ( we do not have Holy Spirit to give, we are very unholy sinners,)and a broken vessel cannot take in a lot of heavenly spirit all at once,and often spills it so many times so it is a process, that requires endless prayer, faith in God, reading the Word, and fighting the devil, with God’s help…to help us to become more and more like Christ.
Romans 8:28 All things work together for good for those that love God.
1st John 4:8 God is Love
Matt19:26 All Things are possible with God. Including MIRACLES.
1St You just gotta Believe
And you need to be willing stand up for love and righteousness through God, in that above all His will be done, not ours.
Real Truth= God’s Spirit ( Holy, pure, righteous 1st, then 2nd, Love) +( God’s Word; Is it Biblical, and is it biblically accuracte when read in whole context,( read the whole chapter to fully and accurately understand a verse, innaccuracy and misunderstanding can occur when one bible verse is often pulled out of context and twisted over time)
1 Corinthians 13 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Greatest Gift
13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body [a]to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not [b]puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, [c]thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is [d]perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love
This chapter of the bible really is a core to all scripture.
God is holy 1st then love, only the true spirit of God can produce love, God is love. It’s fool proof, if you do not walk in the spirit of God, you cannot have love, God is love. Love is unattainable to the wicked due to their pride, bitterness( 1st Cor 13:4-7,) Love is not proud, does not dishonor others… So where love is lacking, God is not there, and where God is Not, then TRUTH is not either.
So never get offended by blame or hatred, it is not of God, and is never true, because it goes against 1st Cor 13:4-7…
God knows how to reprove sinners in an uncondemning, firm, but lovingly constructive manner. Always pray that God guide you in understanding and put your heart in the right place with pure intentions in that He may teach you more, through everyday trials and triumphs in life.
How did I come to get the inspiration for the content of this article you are about to read…through my own unintentional*** sin and foolish choices, ( basically lessons learned) but AT THE SAME TIME, having a heart that loves God with all of my every fiber and being. Romans 8:28: ‘All things work together for good for those who [truly] love God. ‘
To me, truly loving God means, wanting with all of my heart to obey God’s every commandment and to ace the tests that are thrown at me by the devil, and to conquer the trials from the enemy of evil like a warrior; Zechariah 4:6
Zechariah 4:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.
not simply for my own blessing, and not even for my own salvation, but to prove Satan a liar, and to give God the love and praise HE deserves. God has been walked on, has had His innocent and pure Truth twisted, and spit at enough for all the loving kindness He’s ever done for humankind for generation after generation. God has been so patient, and all we as humans have ever done is seek to please ourselves with things nasty, selfish, horrible, and wrong, after God just keeps on helping us and blessing us so much.
I am willing to suffer for righteousness sake and for the sake of all the evil I’ve ever committed in my life, to let God use me as His light, for His praise and glory, and to help those I love around me see just how powerful and beyond loving God seriously is, to help set others free in knowing God..
Earth is only our temporary home, we are here to serve and not be served, paradise/ heaven will be our HOME to stay and finally find peace and rest.
God gives joy not just in the good times, but in the middle of the chaos..
God gives us patience, self control, and the fearlessness to be filled with honesty/ integrity in the midst of temptation…
I am a sinner, even when I am not trying to sin, we all are, I often fall even when not trying, I sometimes lose my temper, throw out a cuss word, call my husband a mean name, maybe spend too much time worrying about finances, don’t go to church when Im supposed to( today:/), forget that God is in control and worry too much, in general, on and on.(And for that God, forgive me where I’ve been a stumbling block to others,) but remember that is why we must point to Christ as our perfect example, not look to humans, us humans all fall, even when not trying because we were born sinners, marked with sin since the fall of Adam and Eve.
So getting to the actual content of the article for today:
We have all, to some exent, been ‘hurt,’ by others in our lives, either by things they’ve done, things they’ve said, or maybe things they failed to do( broken promises).
This ‘hurt,’ can cause us to put up a defense wall, also known as pride, that acts a fence meant to protect ourselves from more hurt, and as we continue to feel hurt by others, and that prideful wall has already been built up, and then suddenly the pride wall gets hurt too, that wall grows taller and taller into one really really tall proud tower where you may eventually start to look like rapunzel all the way up high hidden away, not talking to others, maybe even becoming a bit of an undomesticated hermit, building and building that tower until it gets sooo unstabley high and you crash straight down into a mess of destruction. “Pride always comes before a fall.”Proverbs 16:18
The only way to properly heal that hurt, is to let God naturally heal the hurt, by being HONEST. Honest about what happened in a dramatic or traumatic situation, looking at BOTH sides of a story, not simply looking to make a pity and biased version of a fallout that happened to make yourself appear to look good to others. God doesn’t really care if you look good to others, or about your reputation, if youre being dishonest, and evil hearted. God already knows the truth, He’s waiting for you to say it like it is, so He can bless you for having your heart in the right place.
If you do not forgive others, God will not forgive you. Youre on Satans territory when you’re too proud to be Honest, so Satan will have a hold on you, Satan was the proud father of the lie, the first to ever tell one, and now these lies have lead to death thru sin.
John 14:6 New International Version (NIV)
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 1 King James Version (KJV)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was
Jesus is the truth. The only way to overcome Satan( father of the lie) is to be honest
Jesus = truth=
Innocent as a dove shrewd as a serpent
Whatever is pure, lovely, righteous
Jesus=word, Word= truth= God= love= 1st Cor 13:4-7…love doesnt blame, isnt proud, doesnt envy, doesnt boast, doesnt keep record of wrongs.
****Can you speak with love?
1st Cor 13:4-7, If you do not have love, then you do not have God, because God is love.
Goal: Set our hope in God at all times, Psalm 18:1, not in changing others as we would want or in our timing for our own reasons, not for having all our problems fixed when we think they should be fixed, not for getting blessings when we think we deserve this or that, and saying how come it has not come, but for patiently waiting on the Lord for his perfect timing and His answers, doing His will and what is good and pleasing to Him, till answers come. Isaiah 55
CHALLENge: look up at the sky and the clouds today, in appreciation for our creator.
Philippians 4:8 New International Version (NIV)
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
1St John 4
God Is Love
7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. —2 Peter 1:5-7
I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people; I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world. But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler–not even to eat with such a one.
Galatians 6 New King James Version (NKJV)
Bear and Share Burdens
6 Brethren, if a man is [a]overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. 5 For each one shall bear his own load.
Matthew 7:15-20 New King James Version (NKJV)
You Will Know Them by Their Fruits
15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them
2 Corinthians 10:5 New International Version (NIV)
5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Matthew 6:15-19 New International Version (NIV)
15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
John 3:17-19 New International Version (NIV)
17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil
Proverbs 3:19-22 New International Version (NIV)
19 By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations,
by understanding he set the heavens in place;
20 by his knowledge the watery depths were divided,
and the clouds let drop the dew.
21 My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight,
preserve sound judgment and discretion;
22 they will be life for you,
an ornament to grace your neck
The thing that is wrong with this world: God is being removed, and that includes the ability to know how to love one another the way love was TRULY MEANT to be 1ST COR 13:4,8.
Love gives things that cannot be bought, things such as time, patience, sacrafice, and HEARING EACH OTHER OUT.
Love is not just in a gift or in money, real love is a condition of heart that evokes more love.
We have forgotten how to speak with one another, face to face, with patience, from the heart to try to put ourselves in their shoes, to HEAR EACH OTHER OUT. Today we hear a voice 1 decibel too loud or a tone way too high pitched or way too harsh and we cut a person off, label them, and leave them hurting. Give the most expensive gift of patience and time this year to be able to get through sensitive subjects, HEARING EACH OTHER OUT, Not assuming you are entirely always wise&right. And then PRAY together about it afterwards.
Kids in school, dont have a clue what hearing each other out is, our attention spans have gone out the window and technology has programmed us to treat other PEOPLE WITH HEARTS AND SOULS , like theyre freakin devices, robots, phones with wires, Alexas, video game characters,etc.. hence so many school shootings..Technology is actually spreading hatred by removing the ability to listen to and love one another, from the bottom of our hearts.
Our little ones also need our hugs and kisses, our time and attention, not a tablet to completely replace that, they will want to do what they see us doing, not just what we tell them to do, take the time to be silly with them before they grow up and grow far away in their hearts, because they just needed more of your undivided attention, aka real love.
We are ALIVE, maybe the concept that robots would take over the world has truly happened, we are those robots.
We NEED God, he made LOVE, the way its supposed to be… Love one another, turn your phone off and wake up! Youre Alive! Appreciate what cannot be bought, before it slips through our fingers like the sand from an hourglass.
We are so skilled at fighting one another, name calling, slandering each other, sparring, and sadly far beyond such….
Little do we realize the real enemies are invisible…
Ephesians 6:12 New International Version (NIV)
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
The demons and spirits that trap, confuse, taunt, use our tongues to speak through us, create hatred and lies in our minds and use them to destroy relationships and families and friends, are very, very real.
Pray to God incessantly. Pray to God incessantly, are you hearing me out, you need to pray constantly, PRAYER IS NECESSARY along with GOD’S WORD THE BIBLE.
Why are we willing to fight for what doesn’t matter, but not for those we love?
Fight the fight to fight the dark and not the light.
Love one another, hear each other out, if you disagree, agree to disagree, be at peace even when you don’t agree, and simply pray for the other person that God may help them see, or that HE may help you see. 1st Cor 13:4,8
2nd Corinthians 12:10 When I am weak, I am strong…
This article is not about Dwayne “the rock” Johnson’s weakness from the lst movie of the Jumanji remake.
This is about THE ALMIGHTY ROCK. The ONE who can stop a heart from 💓 beating if He chose, the ONE who could rip the Earth open if He wanted.
We are ALL, only humans. We have ALL done idiotic, sinful, selfish, cruel, greedy, sleazy stuff at one point in our lives, maybe now even. We are ALL broken, messed up sinners. Everyone, even those claiming to be Christian.
So why choose God as our strength?
1 Corinthians 1:20-30
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- New King James Version /Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 22 For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 28 and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, 29 that no flesh should glory in His presence. 30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God–and righteousness and sanctification and redemption
All of our sin proves NO ONE, NO BEING, NO OTHER DEITY, NO KING, NO QUEEN, NO GODDESS, NO ENTITY, NO VOODOO, NO MOTHER NATURE, NO BLACK MAGIC, NO ANIMAL, NO SPIRIT, NO BUDDHA, NO ALLAH, NO PET ROCK, NO LUCKY UNDERWEAR….NOTHING!!!! CAN do what God Almighty has done through Christ, and is doing Now! We are all weak, we are incapable, and without capacity in mental power, physical stength, and every other way. We ALL fail everyday at something, whether its remembering something, making a wise decision, avoiding temptation, keeping our temper in check, on and on and on …we fail, we could never take over God’s job, not by any means!
So knowing we are weak, we must fall back on God is ALWAYS PERFECTLY STRONG.
When we acknowledge openly that we are weak, being able to own up to our flaws and our failures, not being embarrassed, not trying to hide, cause God sees everything anyway, forget the government watching you through the camera on your phone or air bnb cameras( recent news) GOD sees it all, and your thoughts, and your every intention… You acknowledge that we ALL NEED GOD, and stop trying to be God when trying to keep living without Him.
It is then that our weakness is our strength.Knowing we are weak and always will be, and choosing to fall back on God, makes us 💪 strong.
This gives God His rightful glory, showing that we cant ever do what HE does, so HE deserves all praise, honor, and glory. Amen!
There is a heaven, there is a hell: Revelation 20:14,15- then death and hades were cast into the lake of 🔥 fire; Matthew 18:8,9; God is loving, but also all-knowing and perfectly wise, it would be unloving to not serve justice to the unrepenting evil; God will repay everyone according to their works: Revelation 20:11. Hebrews 4:13 -No creature is hidden in His sight, but are open and exposed to the eyes of God whom we must give an account. Romans 13:11-14- Furthermore knowing the time, now is the moment to awake from sleep, for now our salvation is near, than when we first believed… The day is at hand , therefore let us take off the works of darkness and put on the armour of light. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life- John 14:6
Psalm 18:7-16 King James Version (KJV)
7 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was angry.
8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.
10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
11 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
12 At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.
13 The Lord also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.
14 He sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.
15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.
16 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.
The TV ran in the background, a din of a pampered and prepped talk show host, laughing and talking so well-rehearsed and in tune. And the rumbled on cue claps of an audience, rolling loud, but without life. Paperwork, bills, and scribbled down appointment reminders neatly stashed in a drawer. Furniture shined, plants neat on a shelf, picture frames of smiling faces and memories captured to look like kodak moments. There you sat on the sofa, and cried. Looking all around at a ‘reality,’ that seemed unfair, that put so many questions in your mind, that made you wonder your purpose.
We live in a world that has demands that must be met in order to survive: such as work, paying bills( rendering Ceasar’s things to Ceasar,) being servant hearted to our families and others in need, cleaning even, and making responsible choices, Romans 13. The true reality is though, that although all these things are needs, they should not be what we are living for.
Getting up gettingdressedgoingtoworkpayingbillsstrugglingfinanciallystrugglingfinanciallycryingfightingstrugglinggettingbackup….. This. Is. Only. PART. of our true reality. Our true purpose is the life God has destined for his kids that chose to walk the narrow path to life… through trials and tribulations we will enter the kingdom of God.
Gonna say it again, the world makes it feel like life is *all about* work, paying bills, buying stuff, going through motions of relationships, giving up when things feel too hard, messing around, and taking things lightly( ‘living it up’ or Yolo). The majority think like this, so the minority that know the truth and preach, sound like kooks; but only because theyre outnumbered. Having more individuals support a cause doesn’t always make what they’re hollering about, true. In history it was usually the one person that thought differently that made revolutionary change, happen. Jesus.
God’s son is coming, time to open your heart to God, so that He may open your eyes to our true ‘reality.’
1 John 3:8 New International Version (NIV)
8 The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.
1 John 2 New International Version (NIV)
2 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
So here we are in a world that gives Satan the glory. Are you happy with the disaster? Content with the hatred? Elated by the confusion? Thrilled by the pain and beatings of lifes’ hardships?
If you say yes, you’re either really mad, or really, really mad, like not fully there, mad.
God alone knows what he is doing. Yet he gives us freedom; he’s not a puppeteer, we can choose to do right or wrong. If we choose wrong, then here we are: out to DESTROY THE WORLD. Wake up, get up, look up, GOD IS REAL. Your soul is at stake.
Do NOT sin that grace may abound!
1 Samuel 12:15 New International Version (NIV)
15 But if you do not obey the Lord, and if you rebel against his commands, his hand will be against you, as it was against your ancestors.
Scientists recently have been questioning the validity of the Theory of Evolution and the Big Bang Theory, due to unexplainable and non- supportive findings. ( Don’t believe it? Look up recent news.)
God doesn’t need to explain, but he is good, and all things will work together for good for those that TRULY love Him. Romans 8:28
We all think we are so wise, until God’s thundering and yet most divine voice splits the mountains:
“Do you know when the mountain goats give birth?
Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn?
2 Do you count the months till they bear?
Do you know the time they give birth?
3 They crouch down and bring forth their young;
their labor pains are ended.
4 Their young thrive and grow strong in the wilds;
they leave and do not return.
5 “Who let the wild donkey go free?
Who untied its ropes?
6 I gave it the wasteland as its home,
the salt flats as its habitat.
7 It laughs at the commotion in the town;
it does not hear a driver’s shout.
8 It ranges the hills for its pasture
and searches for any green thing.
9 “Will the wild ox consent to serve you?
Will it stay by your manger at night?
10 Can you hold it to the furrow with a harness?
Will it till the valleys behind you?
11 Will you rely on it for its great strength?
Will you leave your heavy work to it?
12 Can you trust it to haul in your grain
and bring it to your threshing floor?
13 “The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully,
though they cannot compare
with the wings and feathers of the stork.
14 She lays her eggs on the ground
and lets them warm in the sand,
15 unmindful that a foot may crush them,
that some wild animal may trample them.
16 She treats her young harshly, as if they were not hers;
she cares not that her labor was in vain,
17 for God did not endow her with wisdom
or give her a share of good sense.
18 Yet when she spreads her feathers to run,
she laughs at horse and rider.
19 “Do you give the horse its strength
or clothe its neck with a flowing mane?
20 Do you make it leap like a locust,
striking terror with its proud snorting?
21 It paws fiercely, rejoicing in its strength,
and charges into the fray.
22 It laughs at fear, afraid of nothing;
it does not shy away from the sword.
23 The quiver rattles against its side,
along with the flashing spear and lance.
24 In frenzied excitement it eats up the ground;
it cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds.
25 At the blast of the trumpet it snorts, ‘Aha!’
It catches the scent of battle from afar,
the shout of commanders and the battle cry.
26 “Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom
and spread its wings toward the south?
27 Does the eagle soar at your command
and build its nest on high?
28 It dwells on a cliff and stays there at night;
a rocky crag is its stronghold.
29 From there it looks for food;
its eyes detect it from afar.
30 Its young ones feast on blood,
and where the slain are, there it is
As time gets closer and closer and extremely closer to Christ’s return… Everything seems so out of control. The truth is it may be out of our control, but God is completely in control, and He is our: stronghold, our anchor, our comforter, our shelter, our shield, our protector, our provider of needs*, our bestest friend, our dad, and our deliverer.