Man Struggles Against God

The struggle continues...

“The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”
–Psalm 24:1

Man GREATLY desires to be in control of, not only present events, but those likely to occur in the future.

Man also desires to be in control of that which he sees.

In addition, man desires to be in control of himself.

And yet, God is control of EVERYTHING in His creation.

“Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD’S thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.”
–Deuteronomy 10:14

This includes the judgment of men.

“And it shall come to pass, if they say unto thee, Whither shall we go forth? then thou shalt tell them, Thus saith the LORD; Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for the captivity, to the captivity. And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith the LORD: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy.”
–Jeremiah 15:2-3

God is in control of EVERYTHING.

“For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.”
–1CORINTHIANS 10:26

This sets up a contest between God–who controls ALL of His creation–and deceived man, who is a rebellious part of that creation and desires to have this control for himself.

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Regardless of what man is led to believe, God will not relinquish His control over His creation.

“I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.”
–Isaiah 42:8-9

AND SO, man continues his small, fruitless struggle against his Creator.

It is because of this struggle that modern man has been taught to hate those words which are important to properly understanding Christianity and God’s true people; words such as “submit,” “obey” and “meek.”

These words do not “fit in” with a proud, (pride is a sin!) rebellious and deceived people.

The end times is the climax of human history.

The end times is about the culmination of man’s meaningless, manic struggle for control with the One who controls all.

DOES the reader see his life as largely a struggle?

DOES the reader ever wonder why his life seems so hard and frustrating?

DOES the reader realize who he struggles against?

DOES the reader understand there is another, easier way of living his life?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) 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?

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THE GOSPEL OF 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.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 29, 2018.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-18. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP, 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s authors and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson, Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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The Ever-Quotable BRUCE LEE

Bruce Lee
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Quotes are often used to highlight and support certain points in a discussion.

How pertinent such quotes are to the discussion is in the eye of the beholder.

Someone recently sent several quotes from actor Bruce Lee.

Here are three.

“Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.”
–Bruce Lee

As “useful” and “useless” are words determined COMPLETELY by the one employing them, any information based on such concepts would HAVE to be “specifically your own.”

“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”
–Bruce Lee

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“You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control you that means everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.”
–Bruce Lee

One man’s “logic” is another man’s “superstition.”

From the three quotes, one can easily see why Bruce Lee was such a popular modern product.

DOES the reader believe in the words of various men?

DOES the reader believe these words contain great nuggets of wisdom?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) 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 OF 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.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 30, 2018.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-18. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP, 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s authors and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson, Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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What Satan REALLY Thinks of His Followers

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“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
–John 8:44

Those who follow Satan should not be terribly surprised–once they have completed their tasks–when the father of lies throws them under the bus.

From the 1997 movie, The Devil’s Advocate.

JOHN MILTON (Satan):“Eddie Barzoon… Ha! …God’s special creature. I’ve warned him, Kevin. I’ve warned him every step of the way….Like a wind-up toy. Like 250 pounds of self-serving greed on wheels. The next thousand years is right around the corner. Eddie Barzoon… Take a good look, because he’s the poster child for the next millennium. These people, it’s no mystery where they come from.
You sharpen the human appetite to the point where it can split atoms with its desire. You build egos the size of cathedrals. Fiber-optically connect the world to every eager impulse. Grease even the dullest dreams with these dollar-green, gold-plated fantasies until every human becomes an aspiring emperor, becomes his own god. Where can you go from there? As we’re scrambling from one deal to the next, who’s got his eye on the planet? As the air thickens, the water sours, even the bees’ honey takes on the metallic taste of radioactivity. And it just keeps coming, faster and faster. There’s no chance to think, to prepare—it’s “buy futures”, “sell futures”, when there is no future. We got a runaway train, boy. …But guess what? There’s no one there! You’re all alone, Eddie. You’re God’s special little creature. Maybe it’s true. Maybe God threw the dice once too often. Maybe he let us all down.”

The movie, The Devil’s Advocate has a LOT of revealing dialogue–particularly concerning what Satan thinks about those who faithfully serve him.

Such as Milton’s (Satan’s) take on self-love.

MILTON: “Vanity… is definitely my favorite sin. Kevin, it’s so basic, self-love; the all-natural opiate.”

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DOES the reader labor for someone he is certain lies to him?

DOES the reader ever wonder why someone who supposedly is calling the shots has his followers living a lie–or two or three–in the darkness?

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

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF 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.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 31, 2018.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

image: ETPR file/Dore/pd

© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-18. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP, 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s authors and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson, Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Link Disclaimer: inclusion of links to other blogs/websites is not necessarily an endorsement of all content posted to those blogs/website.

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