Things of God or Things of This World: The Most Important Choice of End Times Man

The Choice: God or the World

“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.”
Revelation 21:3

Those who are of this world are deceived by this world.

And so, those who are of this world ask a number of questions; many pretend these questions have no answers.

Questions such as:

Why are we here?

What does it all mean?

What am I to do in this life?

If there is a God, why does he allow bad things to happen?

…as well as other, similar “tough to answer” questions.

IF those who have dismissed the Word of God would only consider that the Bible is the only source of truth in this world, their “unanswerable” questions would suddenly not seem so complex.

In fact, if one simply believes the Word of God, the answers to all of those perplexing questions will suddenly “fall into place.

Why are we here?

There are any number of stories concerning why man is on earth.

However, the Bible is clear on this point.  Man was put upon the earth to undergo the test that is this present world.  Those few who pass the test will “graduate” to eternal bliss with the LORD.

God is looking for a people who WILLINGLY forsake all to worship Him as their God.

That is the entire purpose of man upon the earth.

God crafted an ingenious plan.  Create man and give him free will to either choose or reject God as the only God.

Question: How will God know that each man’s choice is truly one made of free will?

Answer: Create the earth, put man on earth and allow man to choose those things of this world OR to choose those things of God and the next life.

 

To help man, God gives warnings and instructions in His Word.  Since the birth of Jesus Christ, His Son, God also has helped man by giving all who desire the Holy Spirit the Spirit of God to assist man in this life.

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
–John 14:26

“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”
–John 14:16-17

Which will man will willingly choose, this present world or God?

This present world is filled with all sorts of distractions and temptations.

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”
–2John 2:15-16

To further test man, this present world includes such deadly sinful temptations as can be put together by the world, the flesh and Satan.

TEAM EVIL: The Devil, The Flesh and The World

However, those who rise above and forsake these temptations (with God’s help) in favor of God will demonstrate that they value being one of God’s people above all else.

“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you”
–1Peter 4:12

And that is what this present life is all about.

The world, the flesh and Satan all demand that mankind focus on the things of this world; that these temporary things are very important.

The Bible repeatedly warns that it is the NEXT world, the NEXT life, which is important and all things in this present world–including life–are fleeting and temporary.

This present life is only a test.

This Life is a Test: It is Only a Test

The things of God or the things of this world?

Most all end times decisions come down to answering this simple question. Everything else is a distraction.

How one answers this simple question will determine where one spends eternity.

God is looking for a people–and He is looking for a people who willingly choose God over the many distractions and temptations of this present world.

“And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:”
Jeremiah 32:38

IS the reader fond of this present world?

HAS the reader arranged his life in such a way as to be comfortable with this present world?

It is not yet too late: there is still time to repent, place your faith for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL

“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.”
-–Romans 1:16

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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