May all that visit here read these observant and honest words from a deceased atheist:. If those that say they love God, and truly believe, will read this and "hear" the truth in it, then perhaps this atheist's life will not have been entirely in vain.
It is written that in the last days, knowledge will increase. This is happening more and more rapidly. Wednesday night, we heard a message about God's timing. We heard about how certain things had to be in place before Jesus was born. Now in the 21st Century, knowledge is increasing, and we have Google to search out the truth of things we hear that sound new to us.... things we may have never considered before. I believe we now have the means to check out information for ourselves, instead of accepting or rejecting a thing because of our opinion, or because we have always believed a thing, or because we want to keep on believing what we've always believed..... if it pleases us.
What if God sends people like He has in the past, to prepare His remnant to separate themselves from the things of the world and to make known what HIS will has always been for His own. He does not change, but we do. Has the separation of the sheep and the goats begun? Maybe not. That may come later. But, what if God is trying to prepare a remnant to raise up in these last days to be His vessels in the earth, to spread The Truth, of His Word. And, not just The Word itself, but to confirm it with signs following before His return? Isn't that what we say we want? But, what if they will NOT receive a thing that goes against what they have come to love and in which they find so much good? If we REALLY WANT to know a thing, we can now look it up for ourselves. Just saying.
I have had to admit, there are some important things of which I have been ignorant. I am glad I found the truth of things I had not known, even though they were things that had been a big part of my life. And, habits, even if we do NOT love them, can be difficult to give up, and there are things we may be convicted to give up......IF we knew the truth about them. But, I had to stand on the truth, even though no one stood with me. For, not too long before I "began" to learn a thing, God had asked me, one day........"Can you stand alone?" And, I said, "Yes." I stayed married for better OR worse for thirty years(until death did we part), because I told God I would. Could I do any less in these last days? I want all He has for me, and for Him I would give up everything in this world, for He is all I desire. I believe there are more out there that would do the same for the same reason. He has said that we would find Him when we search for Him with all of our heart. What if it is Him trying to speak to us through members of His Body that we may have judged without really hearing all the evidence, or really knowing where they are coming from, because we did not hear them out, but only in part( Did we ask)? We need to question people who bring us a message sometimes to see what they are saying instead of assuming where they are coming from. We may learn some things we need to know. And, THEN, if we hear any real error, should we not, rebuke that error? Just asking, and I think this is a valid point, and a valid question.
I love fun. I love to see smiles on any aged face. When I was a kid, I loved Easter egg hunts. I still love "finding things." I like games, treasure hunts, and researching a few things. However, sometime in my adulthood, I learned where the egg hunt tradition came from...........It was from paganism, like most of our holiday traditions of men. I wish that during our celebration, that we say is about the death, burial, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, whom we call, "Lord," that we at least post and teach a disclaimer, saying something like: "We are having an Easter egg hunt for you, because we love to see you happy and having fun. BUT, we especially want you to know that this is NOT what this season is about." Then go on to tell them, plainly, what it IS about. However, Paganism is darkness, and The Word of God says, "Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." Eph. 5:11
The Word says that we are the apple of His eye. Is He the egg in ours? I know many will not like this, but I have held back saying what's been in my heart for a long time. This year, Love constrains me to just say it. I love you all. I love, adore and worship Him.
I have been there, done that too. And most seem to still think it is ok. That is between them and God. I have to be true to what I "hear." I have been hearing things contrary to many traditions for a long time.
Ecclesiastes says that there is a time for every purpose under the sun. This is my time to speak what is in my heart. I must. It has been there so long it hurts. I had to get it out.
"It is the spirit that quickens; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life." John 6:63
THE SPIRIT OF THE FLESH IS DECEIVING US! LET'S STUDY TO LAY IT DOWN! It is called, "sinful." It is represented by the serpent. That is why Moses lifted it up in the desert. Look! See this as true, and LIVE. The Word of God is Spirit. Seek to know THAT Word, and destroy the power of the enemy. We must be steady and ready, praying about everything, not doing our own thing. We must develop unconditional love and pray for "keen" discernment.We must be able to see the beam in our own eye and get it out, so, if need be, we can help those who just cannot see their own specks, much less their own beam. We do not get to choose our own faults........the ones we do not mind confessing.We ALL need to ask God, "What must I do, to be a vessel that is fit to be used to usher in Your Kingdom, Lord?" It is possible to have a big and very old beam in ones eye and not be able to see it. If someone points out a beam in our eye, will we be willing to look at it? Would we hold up the coming of The Kingdom, just to hide our beam?