A REASON FOR THE END TIMES:
GOD IS LOOKING FOR A PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE HIM
“And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:”
The Bible makes clear, both in the Old and New Testament, that God is looking for a people to which He can be a God.
To that end, He set up the earth, created man and gave man the ability to NOT choose God.
By giving man free will (and surrounding him with a plethora of other, ungodly choices), He ensured that those few who DID choose God would be sincere in their choice.
God has made clear his aim to find a people for eternity throughout His Word.
Again, God states this in the Old Testament.
“And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.”
And God states this in the New Testament.
“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;”
“and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people”
God is looking for a people.
He is looking for a people who freely choose Him when there are other, more carnal choices surrounding them. He is looking for a people who choose Him by faith, when the rewards of choosing God are afar off and not easily seen (at least to those using their physical eyesight).
“as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
—2 Corinthians 6:16
God is looking for a people.
He is looking for people who will choose Him over money, power, control, pleasure and other earthly delights.
The end times are made for making such choices: the earth will be filled with wickedness and evil men will never seem more frightening. YET, God promises protection and ultimate victory to all who choose Him instead of giving in to their fears.
God is looking for a people who choose Him BEFORE that choice becomes just the last best option still left to them.
“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.”
God is looking for a people who see Him as their God, not a form of fire insurance to save them from a certain eternity in hell.
The consequences of choosing God and His Anointed, Jesus Christ, are eternal life and perpetual freedom from the worries of this present world, including sin.
“And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.”
The consequences of choosing another way, or of giving into the fear of evil men or of trusting to one’s self, or in placing one’s trust in the things which can be seen, heard or touched are eternal death and destruction.
God knows the counterfeit from the genuine.
God is looking for a people to call His own.
“Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.”
There’s yet still time to choose God and Jesus Christ.
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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