TO ALL THOSE WHO CRY “WHY?”
“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”
—1 Corinthians 10:31
From time to time, various men, many posing as ‘men of God,’ put forth questions about what they consider to be the mysteries of the world.
Examples of such questions are
“WHY does God allow death?”
“WHY does God allow suffering?”
“HOW can God allow young children to die?”
These questions are made to appear as “paradoxes” or “mysteries.”
They are not mysteries however:when posed as sincere questions, they are markers. Markers which reveal a lack of faith in the person asking such questions.
Man was created for one specific purpose: to provide fellowship to God while exalting and glorifying Him as the Creator of all things.
(Oh, how this makes many men uncomfortable! They are uncomfortable with the idea of ANYTHING, including God, being higher than themselves.)
Since there can be no true fellowship with automatons, God created man with the ability to reject Him.
Since man has the ability to reject God, ALL who choose God do so without coercion. They choose God of their own free will through faith (putting their trust in that which is not yet seen).
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Throughout the Bible, God declares time and again that He is “looking for a people.” Specifically, He is looking for a people who choose Him over everything else this wicked world has to offer.
ALL those who choose God will glorify Him. After all, He is the creator of all that is.
“Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.”
Giving glory to the Lord is not natural with sinful man.
Man would much rather give glory, honor and exaltation to himself.
And the world offers that sort of exaltation and glory to man every day. And in America (and especially in the churches of America), man and his works are exalted and promoted EVERY SINGLE DAY.
To ALL those who choose God (God’s people), they know He loves them and works everything out to, not only their benefit, but to the greatest benefit of ALL who love the Lord.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
The fake and fraudulent “men of God” who are always posing what they consider to be unanswerable “mysteries” operate from a lack of faith (Faith being necessary to become one of God’s people).
This world is merely the screening process to allow God to find His people.
“and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people”
Those who rail against God; who make this screening process–this thing we call LIFE–the end-all goal of man’s existence operate in error and deceit.
Though the deceived will exalt and magnify this present life and this present world: This LIFE–this 50-80 year span of time–is merely the probationary period which determines where each person will spend eternity.
Nothing more, nothing less.
Man is encased in flesh, which is a suit of sin. He is placed in the middle of the world, which is the source of much sin. Man is given appetites, in themselves not a bad thing, BUT appetites uncontrolled turn into lusts.
Man is tempted by the trinkets and power of the demonic as well as by Satan. Man has his five senses to process information: touch, smell, hearing, taste and sight.
And these senses cry out to be indulged.
ANY who overcome all of the above and choose to place their trust in God (who they cannot see) and His future promises contained in His Word, make it through this snare called LIFE.
To ALL who turn their backs on what this present life offers and who live, not for this world, but for the next: their reward is eternal salvation and fellowship with their Creator.
(Their ‘reward’ in this life however is persecution and the hatred of the world. But throughout the slings and arrow of this world, God still gives His people PEACE.)
In return, they give God glory as the source of all in the universe.
Not a bad deal at all.
EVERYTHING in this life; EVERYTHING in this world is subordinate to the Lord identifying the ‘people of God‘ through the system he has set up.
Which is this present life in this present world.
And God’s people give Him glory continually for all things, including the snares of this pit which is called LIFE.
“that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever.”
—1 Peter 4:11
Even though God’s people cannot see the promise except through faith, they can see it as though it were a material thing.
“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.”
Faith is how God’s people walk every day.
“(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)”
—2 Corinthians 5:7
And when one walks by faith, this world will pose many less “mysteries” than when one walked by sight.
THERE is still time to change direction (repent) and place one’s trust in Almighty God and His Son, 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
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”
—2 Corinthians 4:3
[Portions of this piece appeared previously in Making The Choice: God or Everything that is Not God, End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 16, 2015 and End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 16, 2016]
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- And They Shall Be My People: God is Looking for a People
- A Dark Path: Choosing Darkness and Deception over Light
- Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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