Of course it is. But Knowing that, why then do so many of us do just that? I find that believers in Christ are no different than Democrats and Republicans. No different than liberals and conservatives. It is a human trait to think that my truth is “the Truth”. So as a believer in Christ Jesus, how does one determine which group of believers has a handle on truth if we really want to know what God wants us to know?
The answer is both simple and it is difficult. The answer is in believing the word of God. But right belief requires the teaching of the Holy Spirit.
Many of us Christians believe that we are exempt when catastrophic events occur, or when leaders fail to understand that ignoring God’s sovereignty is a blueprint for disaster. Venezuela today is going through a living hell. The electric grid is down, etc., but there are probably no believers in Venezuela, right? Neither were there any in Syria, when the present war broke out effecting not just one but all in that region.
Today’s believer in America may be the most haughty of all Christian people’s presently residing upon God’s earth. It can not happen to believers. It can not happen here in — certainly not in America, and if it does certainly we will be gone. God will not allow us — ME — to suffer. His word promises that I’ll be gone when catastrophe strikes — doesn’t it?
I know that this post is not kind as believers have come to think of kindness. Its not loving as believers have come to think of loving. It’s certainly not Scriptural — is it?
I know that scripture teaches that we as God’s children will never see tribulation, I mean that is what it says — isn’t it? And judgment, well it never comes near — not to a “true” believer — right? Take Israel, well they didn’t believe God’s word; they were sinners under the Law. I mean, we are sinners under Grace — that makes us unaccountable right?
I mean you do read the Scriptures right?
Sure some Christians are liberal, and some are believing strange stuff, and some don’t believe in repentance, and some are at the alter every Sunday, and some never pray; some worship on Saturday; but we are living under Grace, and God is no respecter of persons. Well there you go — we will never see judgment; well — we will stand before the Behemoth judgment, or whatever it’s called.
See you in the Rapture, be sure you have your clothes close by; oh, I forgot, they will be left behind.
Lord, what might it take to unite us as believers in Your Messiah; in Your Word, Jesus; in Your body, the bride of the Christ; in Your Olive tree, the people of God rooted in Messiah? What will it take for Jesus’ prayer of John 17 to be answered?
23 I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.
John 17:23 NASB
so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.
Ephesians 5:26-27 NASB
What exactly will it take for us to be ready?
Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
Revelation 19:7-8 NASB