When all that we know or have for our life is understanding God in Spirit and Truth through over two decades of never being deeply involved with the religions or beliefs worldwide, it becomes the most lonely life in this world simply because we believe only God's every word with zero trust in our self or any human being on this planet; and what makes our life so lonely is being completely alone because no matter what God speaks to all believers on this earth, they only believe what their own minds tell them to believe while ignoring all of God's warnings on the extreme power the god of this world unknowingly holds over this entire human race no matter who they are, where they are or what they believe; and it's because the god of this world alias father of lies has done perfectly well as written in completely deceiving this entire world's civilization with the greatest religious educators and the greatest human minds on every subject being the most beguiled of all because they all are nothing more than false teachers on the strings of darkness controlled by the god of this world; yet in many ways all believe their human explanations through philosophy, science, physics, intellect and just sound good words verses actual truth in why we were created and exist for a purpose yet to come within a never ending universe; and as of now in all humanity, none, no, not one person really knows why even though God gives the answer in the Holy Bible.
The most difficult aspect [God's system of rules and our expressions] of leading a life with God as our controller rather than the god of this world is understanding the destiny of all on this earth with the reasons why, that according to God, not one inhabitant has any true knowledge of;
"God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. (Psalms 14:2-3, 53:2-3)
And what follows through this writing for you are words of God totally unbelieved by believers while being out of context to most all because believers in Christ only know what they have been taught being they have been saved by the blood of our Lord while having absolutely zero knowledge whatsoever in what God requires to make their salvation eternal along with spiritual education never taught in the religions or beliefs of humans worldwide; and in chapter 19 of my published book 'Message for This Entire Human Race' with the heading 'Major Religious Disaster' is enough information to make you think on which belief you are associated with in this world of confusion when there is but only one God and one truth.
Let's look at some of the words directly from our Lord to all believers that none believe according to written truth; and most won't even read them because their own minds only know that without works they have been saved even though the words of our Lord clearly state. . .
"Christ, in the days when he was a man on earth, appealed to the one who could save him from death in desperate prayer and the agony of tears. His prayers were heard; he was freed from his shrinking from death but, Son though he was, he had to prove the meaning of obedience through all that he suffered. Then, when he had been proved the perfect Son, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who should obey him. (Hebrews 5:7-9)
Because every word of our Lord is pure as written in Psalms 12:6, 18:30, 119:140 and Proverbs 30:5, the only way to know God is not only believing what's written, but taking action in the ways of Christ making yourself not of this world in the broad way headed for destruction; so exactly how does God view all humanity other than those few called?
"Look, if God refuses to trust
even His holy attendants,[angels]
if even the heavens above are impure in His eyes,
Then how much less regard must He show for humankind, who is base and corrupt,
or for Adam's children who drink sin like water. (Job 15:15-16)
Always know that every word of God has been written for all on this earth once His truth has been made known; and is now in that process through teaching all believers prior to the great affliction coming in the beginning of sorrows followed by tribulation until the end comes which according to the signs of the times written in Matthew 16:2-4 may be a decade from now; but through these coming years everything worldwide will only become worse and worse with suffering on all. In other words God is still giving a chance to those seeking only truth while removing all their trust in self and this world of beliefs being uncountable. Matthew 24:4-8 and Revelation 6:1-8 are what is coming as 31/2 years of affliction where only those with great faith and obedience can stand strong followed by 31/2 years of great tribulation in the remainder of those chapters.
Jesus: Look around you. All of it will become rubble. I tell you this: not one stone will be left standing.
Later, as Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately.
Disciples: We don't understand Your predictions. Tell us, when will these things happen: When will the temple be destroyed? What will be the sign that You are returning? How will we know that the end of the age is upon us?
In this, the last of the five major sermons, Jesus focuses on prophetic and apocalyptic themes of judgment and the end times. The disciples have been listening to the prophetic judgment Jesus has issued on the religious leaders. They have images of collapsing temple buildings, of prophets pursued from town to town, of floggings, and of blood-soaked garments. They can imagine themselves blood-soaked. When will this all happen, and what does it mean?
Jesus: Take care that you are not deceived. For many will come in My name claiming they are the Anointed One, and many poor souls will be taken in. You will hear of wars, and you will hear rumors of wars, but you should not panic. It is inevitable, this violent breaking apart of the sinful world, but remember, the wars are not the end. The end is still unfolding. Nations will do battle with nations, and kingdoms will fight neighboring kingdoms, and there will be famines and earthquakes. But these are not the end. These are the birth pangs, the beginning. The end is still unfolding.
They will hand you over to your enemies, who will torture you and then kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of Me. And many who have followed Me and claimed to love Me and sought God's kingdom will turn away-they will abandon the faith and betray and hate one another. The love that they had for one another will grow cold because few will obey the law. False prophets will appear, many will be taken in by them, and the only thing that will grow is wickedness. There will be no end to the increase of wickedness. But those who do not waver from our path and do not follow those false prophets-those among you will be saved. And this good news of God's kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, a testimony to all people and all nations. Then, beloved, the end, the consummation of all things, will come. (Matthew 24:4-14)
As a saved believer, just who are you really according to the words of God who you claim to love with words from your own lips, but do not believe many nor do as they instruct? The reason I underlined saved is because it means not being saved by the blood of Christ, but being saved from the great suffering that will come upon all humanity during the tribulation. In other words, according to scripture, these following untaught verses being but few of many speak of God's saving protection upon those with faith and obedience. Psalms 91:1-16, 33:18-19, 41:1-2, 34:6-8, 27:4-9, 12:5, 57:1-3, 61:1-4, 4:8, 17:7, 32:1-11, Job 5:15:22, 2 Chronicles 30:8-9, Malachi 3:16-17, Zephaniah 2:3
Do shepherds teach their congregations the meaning 'Every Word of God'?
Jesus (quoting Deuteronomy): It is written, "Man does not live by bread alone. Rather, he lives on every word that comes from the mouth of the Eternal One. (Matthew 4:4, Luke 4:4, Deuteronomy 8:3)
Eternal One: Son of man, preach against Israel's shepherds! Speak directly to the shepherds and tell them this is what the Eternal Lord has to say: "Woe to the shepherds of Israel whose only concern is to protect and nourish themselves! Isn't a shepherd's job to look after the sheep? Yet you exploit them in every way. You devour their fat, make soft clothes and blankets out of their wool, and slaughter the best sheep for your table. Meanwhile you don't take care of the sheep at all. You have not sought to nurse the weak. You have not gone out to tend to the sick. You have not bandaged the injured. You don't bring back the strays or look for the lost. You have led them with neglect, ruled them with harshness, shepherded them with cruelty! They had no real shepherd, so they have scattered; the entire flock was prey for wild beasts. My sheep drifted aimlessly through all the mountains and up and down every hill. My flock was scattered all over the world, scattered like the stars in the night sky, and not a single shepherd went looking for them. (Ezekiel 34:1-6)
God condemns the shepherd-rulers of Israel for neglecting their duties and exploiting their human flock. Heaven will not remain silent at this injustice. A change is coming.
Always remember and never forget how all the teachings of man worldwide are completely false, incomplete, changed or just pure money sucking bull shit; therefore none even know who they are nor their history according to God. Want some understanding regarding who you are according to the words of God this world has no full belief in? http://godsunknownmessenger.webs.com/your-identity
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"Assemble all your tribal leaders and officials before me, so that I can tell them these things; I will call heaven and earth to be my witnesses against them. I know that after my death the people will become wicked and reject what I have taught them. And in time to come they will meet with disaster, because they will have made the Lord angry by doing what he has forbidden.
They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust. The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs. I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men: For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.
O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. (Deuteronomy 31:28-29, 32:24-26, 28-29, 39)
Let's read more of what God tells this world of believers they all fail to believe even though our Lord God Almighty with no beginning and no end is always everywhere without time or limits and knows all things about each individual while supplying instruction a world of believers will not follow because Satan as the prince and power of the air has made all minds to think they know all needed while being in complete darkness through disobedience.
'Although Saul is given great victories, God rejects him, regretting that Saul was ever chosen as king. Several reasons are given for why Saul was judged for listening to his own counsel rather than trusting in God's. First he takes the priest's role as his own and carries out a ritual sacrifice. Later his hungry soldiers break the dietary regulations from the law of Moses by devouring meat and blood together. Finally Saul does not destroy every aspect of the Amalekite kingdom as God commanded.
I could now write the in-depth meaning of what you just read using the 35 verses in 1 Samuel 15, but that would only stop you from searching the meaning of obedience this world knows nothing of; but will learn when God has rejected them all in tribulation the same way Saul was rejected; and just the lack of seeking God as a miner in search of silver and hid treasure will leave all believers as open pray for the hunter seeking to devour. (Proverbs 1:5, 7, 22-32, 2:1-6, 3:5-6, 6:4-6, 9:10)
Because the words of our Lord are pure and need no interpretation, (2 Peter 1:20) all we read is truth that can only be taken through God's Spirit given only to those who seek to earn it through diligent hard non-stop works; therefore when all believers read these following words. . .
These people think they can draw near to Me by saying the
by honoring Me with their lips, but their hearts are far away from Me.
Their worship of Me consists of man-made traditions learned by rote;
it is a meaningless sham. (Isaiah 29:13)-(Matthew 15:8-9, Mark :7:6-7)
What more does our Lord speak to all believers who refuse to believe His words directly to them all?
"And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? (Luke 6:46)
Have today's shepherds worldwide ever taught you the message from God through Elijah regarding the faith you must have just for survival in these coming times of great famine throughout all the earth?
Eternal One: Get up, and travel to Zarephath. It is in the possession of Sidon, which is outside Israel. Remain there, and do not leave for any reason. There is a widow in Zarephath whom I have told to take care of you.
Elijah got up and immediately traveled to Zarephath. He arrived at the city gate, and at that moment, a widow was picking up sticks nearby.
Elijah: Please bring me some water in a jar to quench my thirst.
(as she fetched the water) Also, could you please bring me a piece of bread?
Woman: As certain as the Eternal One, your True God lives, I don't have any bread. In fact, I am starving. I don't have anything except for a bit of flour in a bowl and a few drops of oil in a jar. I was gathering sticks when you arrived to make a fire so that my son and I could eat one last bite of food and then die. It's all over for us.
Elijah: I assure you that it's not over for you yet. Don't be afraid. Continue what you were doing, but make a small bread cake for me first, and bring it here to me. Then you and your son may eat your own bread cakes. This is the message of the Eternal God of Israel: "The flour and the oil will not run out until the moment when the Eternal showers the earth with rain."
She did exactly as Elijah had instructed her to do, and everyone who lived in her house had food for days. The bowl of flour and the jar of oil did not run out, just as the Eternal had said through Elijah. (1 Kings 17:8-16)
Have any shepherds ever taught you God's meaning of true faith using Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego for an example all believers must follow?
Before they have a chance to answer, Nebuchadnezzar decides to see for himself what they will do.
"If you are ready to comply with my order and fall down and worship the statue I have made when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, lyre, lute, harp, pipe, and all the other musical instruments, then things will go well for you from here. But if you refuse to worship, you will be taken immediately and thrown in a furnace of blazing fire. What god could possibly rescue you from my hands then?
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego: Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to defend our actions in this matter. We are ready for the test. If you throw us into the blazing furnace, then the God we serve is able to rescue us from a furnace of blazing fire and release us from your power, Your Majesty. But even if He does not, O king, you can be sure that we still will not serve your gods and we will not worship the golden statue you erected.
Daniel's friends are men of conviction. They are ready for anything the king throws at them and know that God can release them from the king's angry grip. They just don't know if He will. That line-"But even if He does not"-resonates with faith. Everyone wants to follow a God who does miracles-on-demand. But Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego know the one True God does not always rescue His martyrs. Still they will not back down; they will not compromise. They will follow Him and not serve Nebuchadnezzar's gods.
At this Nebuchadnezzar flew into such a rage at Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego that onlookers saw his face twisted and distorted. With fury burning in his eyes, he ordered the furnace heated up seven times hotter than usual. He commanded some of his strongest soldiers to tie up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego so they could be thrown into the furnace of blazing fire. (Daniel 3:15-20)
What you just read was not only history of the Jews under the rule of darkness, but rather what is coming upon all believers on this planet earth. What will you do when suffering and given a choice of life or death?
How about these words regarding the life of Paul?
"Are they ministers of Christ? I have more claim to this title than they. This is a silly game but look at this list: I have worked harder than any of them. I have served more prison sentences! I have been beaten times without number. I have faced death again and again.
I have been beaten the regulation thirty-nine stripes by the Jews five times.
I have been beaten with rods three times. I have been stoned once. I have been shipwrecked three times. I have been twenty-four hours in the open sea.
In my travels I have been in constant danger from rivers and floods, from bandits, from my own countrymen, and from pagans. I have faced danger in city streets, danger in the desert, danger on the high seas, danger among false Christians. I have known exhaustion, pain, long vigils, hunger and thirst, going without meals, cold and lack of clothing. (2 Corinthians 11:23-27)
The greatest lesson to learn from our Lord is that what happened to Paul can also happen to you; and will in even worse ways because the greatest timesoftrouble ever before on this planet are in route for this entire world's civilization. The reason for underlined words is because almost seven years ago God directed me from America on a one way ticket to the Philippines with zero income, no savings and partially disabled from an old head injury; and all for one on one direct spiritual training from God while living without substance and in many extreme hardships only to see the way this world of Christians and religious people truly are in having no care for anyone beyond themselves along with objects or anything in life including their own minds and false teachers being their gods; yet I can love them all regardless of their cruel loveless ways because they know not what they do in this totally misled and deceived world. (Luke 23:34)
What about Job losing all of his possessions while being one of the wealthiest men on earth? What about the loss of not only his servants, but also his seven sons and three daughters? What about his entire body being covered with painful boils that even disfigured him with his own wife telling him to curse God and die? And to top it off even his own friends turned against him in judgment? Why the story of Job? To teach all believers that what happened to Job can also happen to you in even worse ways because plagues will come upon all as never before, (See verse below while remembering every word of God is true.); but through unwavering faith Job survived, and so can you because in the end through his faith everything was returned with even more blessings.
"He will also send all kinds of diseases and epidemics that are not mentioned in this book of God's laws and teachings, and you will be destroyed. (Deuteronomy 28:61)
When is the last time your shepherd instructed you in reading the words of our Lord through being as a personal message making you to examine yourself because God's words are pure in how He sees all?
"God looks down from heaven at
to see if there are any who are wise,
any who worship him.
But they have all turned away;
they are all equally bad.
Not one of them does what is right,
not a single one. (Psalms 14:2-3, 53:2-3)
This world filled with false teachers will never teach you any truth because if they did, all believers would see is their lies according to God; and they all actually believe in themselves as self-righteous, therefore just as all civilization they have no idea of their own deception along with all the innocent blood shed their own deception through lying lips will bring billions until it becomes too late.
Just imagine the
injustice: loving mothers
are forced to cook their babies' flesh.
Children have become their food!
All because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.
Is this poetic hyperbole, or could such a horror really have happened? Even today, famine and disease cause devastation in developing nations reminiscent of what this poet describes happening in Jerusalem. Suffering will always exist because sin-rebellion against God-affects every aspect of a culture at every level of society. When Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem in the early sixth century b.c., he did not allow any food or provision to enter the city; he literally waited for God's people in Jerusalem to starve to death. As the executioner of God's judgment, Nebuchadnezzar punished everyone equally, regardless of the severity of his or her sins, because all sin is worthy of death. The people in Jerusalem really experienced God's dark cloud and His frowning countenance.
Kindling a fire, the Eternal
until nothing was left-not even the foundations.
His anger was poured out
as that angry fire consuming all.
Little did they know,
thinking Jerusalem could not be breached-
not by kings, not by ordinary people, and not by anyone on the earth-
Absolutely no one imagined
Jerusalem's enemies would get in.
Many and terrible were
the crimes that her leaders,
the ones who should be most righteous of all, committed.
Prophets and priests shed the blood of the upstanding
and also the just in her midst.
Never had leaders
polluted by the blood they spilled,
Untouchable even by their garments.
"Out! Get away from us. We're
impure. Do not touch us!"
the priests and prophets yelled.
So they wandered like fugitives, rejected wherever they went.
Even the foreign nations wouldn't take them. (Lamentations 4:10-15)
In the words of our Lord that follow there is a message so strong that only the psychological power over minds can make any blind to simple truth as written in all of God's words to all believers;
"As for you, don't you remember how you used to just exist? Corpses, dead in life, buried by transgressions, wandering the course of this perverse world. You were the offspring of the prince of the power of air-oh, how he owned you, just as he still controls those living in disobedience. I'm not talking about the outsiders alone; we were all guilty of falling headlong for the persuasive passions of this world; we all have had our fill of indulging the flesh and mind, obeying impulses to follow perverse thoughts motivated by dark powers. As a result, our natural inclinations led us to be children of wrath, just like the rest of humankind. (Ephesians 2:1-3)
As a believer in Christ as the Son of God while being saved by His shed blood, do you feel as if you are living in disobedience? Are we not as the body of Christ being the only true church to live by every word of God? Are we not suppose to follow our Head Jesus Christ who left examples for us all? In other words if what we do or assoicate with is not written and Christ did not participate, its wrong, sin and complete disobedience because its not written.
Has your shepherd taught you through scripture that Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day, Holloween and all unwritten days honored by humans everywhere on earth are all of pagan origin? Were you aware that taking part in any of them is only rejecting God who will reject you in the same way?
All believers will speak how they are saved with God's love that will never leave them; and that is true because it's God's love that must greatly punish all for disobedience just as any loving Father punishes their children.
Say you are not disobedient or deceived through being misled along with your actions towards God and others?
"So the great dragon, that ancient serpent who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world, was cast down to the earth along with his messengers. (Revelation 12:9)
Who exactly are his messengers?
"Does this mean that I do not love you? God knows it doesn't, but I am determined to maintain this boast, so as to cut the ground from under the feet of those who profess to be God's messengers on the same terms as I am. God's messengers? They are counterfeits of the real thing, dishonest practitioners, "God's messengers" only by their own appointment. Nor do their tactics surprise me when I consider how Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is only to be expected that his agents shall have the appearance of ministers of righteousness-but they will get their deserts one day. (2 Corinthians 11:11-15)
Just how many shepherds teach God's purpose for creating Lucifer who became Satan?
"I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things. (Isaiah 45:7)
How many shepherds explain to you through scripture with purpose why all the evil and suffering has always been in this world ever since the beginning with massive multiplication coming until all humanity has been destroyed through their own ignorance?
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. (Hosea 4:6)
Through the past 61/2 years the greatest persecution in my entire life has come from this entire world of false brethren and sisters along with false preachers in the buildings of man falsely called churches because that is where Satan dwells;
"I know your deeds and where you live. It is where Satan, the adversary, has established his throne. You have stayed true to My name, and you did not deny your trust in Me even in the eventful days of My faithful witness, Antipas. He was killed among you in that place where Satan dwells. (Revelation 2:13)
The only true church of God are the members of His body that follow only Him as their Head (1 Corinthians 12) while loving all (1 Corinthians 13) as they love themselves rather than hating, judging, slandering and turning their backs on those in need (1 John 3:15-17) while ignoring God's own warnings that speak how God is love (1 John 4:7-8); and how through love and faith we are to even feed our enimies;
"If someone has done you wrong, do not repay him with a wrong. Try to do what everyone considers to be good. Do everything possible on your part to live in peace with everybody. Never take revenge, my friends, but instead let God's anger do it. For the scripture says, "I will take revenge, I will pay back, says the Lord." Instead, as the scripture says: "If your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them a drink; for by doing this you will make them burn with shame." Do not let evil defeat you; instead, conquer evil with good. (Romans 12:17-21)
And those lacking that kind of love through faith with obedience can never even know God;and in addition all shall receive from Him during great famine in the same way they shared with others (Proverbs 21:13); and the love just mentioned is deep in scripture all through the words of our Lord that believers just totally reject; and as a living sacrifice for God through many years now, my wife and I have suffered hunger, sickness, pain, mental depression, spiritual weakness and just murderous hateful words from this world of loving believers that have called me every disgusting name in the book of wicked words including being an author for the devil; and what saddens me the greatest is that none can even believe God's own words telling them all how they will greatly suffer with no entrance into the tree of life until they repent in their heart from their selfish and prideful ways that God hates because arrogence with pride goeth before destruction. (Proverbs 16:18)
Do you do all God commands?
"Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. (Revelation 22:14)
Some believers will say don't need God's commandments because they were nailed to the cross with others just ignoring them making the words all believers are to live by the same as nothing or worthless. We all are to love each other just as Christ loved us all enough to suffer and give His life while leaving an example to follow . . . yet God sees most all believers just as these words state. . .
"Everyone who hates other members of God's family is a murderer. Does a murderer possess the beautiful life that never ends? No. We know what true love looks like because of Jesus. He gave His life for us, and He calls us to give our lives for our brothers and sisters. If a person owns the kinds of things we need to make it in the world but refuses to share with those in need, is it even possible that God's love lives in him? (1 John 3:15-17)
And the only reason I can write these words to all believers is because all believers have been murdering me and my wife through persecution or false lip love for the past seven years.
Hate me and God's truth? That's okay because I knew you would through the only words I trust;
"If the world hates you, just remember that it has hated me first. If you belonged to the world, then the world would love you as its own. But I chose you from this world, and you do not belong to it; that is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: 'Slaves are not greater than their master.' If people persecuted me, they will persecute you too; if they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours too. But they will do all this to you because you are mine; for they do not know the one who sent me. (John 15:18-21)
Now all believers will completely deny those words of Christ aimed directly at them while forgetting that they all are as murderers in the eyes of God through their actions toward others; therefore can never even know Him.
Now what if you are also one in need who can never give?
All that matters is what has been written in your heart where God looks rather than hearing the lying lips of humanity with religious people being the worst because they don't even believe what who they believe in speaks to them all.
"The word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword. It cuts all the way through, to where soul and spirit meet, to where joints and marrow come together. It judges the desires and thoughts of the heart. There is nothing that can be hid from God; everything in all creation is exposed and lies open before his eyes. And it is to him that we must all give an account of ourselves. (Hebrews 4:12-13)
What is real, true and genuine faith?
"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)
Has your shepherd ever taught you the meaning of the fear of the Lord? It can only come from God who gives it to those who diligently seek Him; and its an important subject that it requires one of my other 400 writings to gain understanding. http://timesofroubles.webs.com/fearofthelord.htm
My only purpose in life with no other life is being a messenger for God that will always face persecution just as Ezekiel in chapters 2 and 3 of his book; and the greatest persecutors are those who speak the most judgemental words against me through their own belief while ignoring what The Word speaks ; yet. . .
"So since we stand surrounded by all those who have gone before, an enormous cloud of witnesses, let us drop every extra weight, every sin that clings to us and slackens our pace, and let us run with endurance the long race set before us.
We may feel alone, but we aren't. We are surrounded by an army of witnesses. They have run the race of faith and finished well. It is now our turn.
Now stay focused on Jesus, who designed and perfected our faith. He endured the cross and ignored the shame of that death because He focused on the joy that was set before Him; and now He is seated beside God on the throne, a place of honor.
Consider the life of the One who endured such personal attacks and hostility from sinners so that you will not grow weary or lose heart. Among you, in your striving against sin, none has resisted the pressure to the point of death, as He did.
God "disciplines" His "disciples." God is training us not just to live here and now, but to have life in the age to come, to share His life and holiness.
Indeed, you seem to have forgotten the proverb directed to you as children:
My child, do not ignore the
instruction that comes from the Lord,
or lose heart when He steps in to correct you;
For the Lord disciplines those He loves,
and He corrects each one He takes as His own.
Endure hardship as God's discipline and rejoice that He is treating you as His children, for what child doesn't experience discipline from a parent? But if you are not experiencing the correction that all true children receive, then it may be that you are not His children after all. Remember, when our human parents disciplined us, we respected them. If that was true, shouldn't we respect and live under the correction of the Father of all spirits even more? Our parents corrected us for a time as seemed good to them, but God only corrects us to our good so that we may share in His holiness.
When punishment is happening, it never seems pleasant, only painful. Later, though, it yields the peaceful fruit called righteousness to everyone who has been trained by it. So lift up your hands that are dangling and brace your weakened knees. Make straight paths for your feet so that what is lame in you won't be put out of joint, but will heal.
Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness, since no one will see God without it. Watch carefully that no one falls short of God's favor, that no well of bitterness springs up to trouble you and throw many others off the path. Watch that no one becomes wicked and vile like Esau, the son of Isaac, who for a single meal sold his invaluable birthright. You know from the stories of the patriarchs that later, when he wished to claim his blessing, he was turned away. He could not reverse his action even though he shed bitter tears over it. (Hebrews 12:1-17)
The Bible is a brutally honest book. It contains stories of liars, murderers, and adulterers; and these are the good guys. If we read the Bible looking only for positive role models, we'll be quickly disappointed. But if we are honest with ourselves and confess our own faults, we will find in Scripture, particularly in the First Testament, that we have much in common with many broken saints of the past. But we must not stay broken. We must follow their path to transformation through repentance and faith. Repentance means a change of heart, a change of mind, and ultimately a change of how we live. God's grace comes to us and enables us to turn away from sin and to turn back to Him.
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