Everything or Nothing?

You can be a billionaire, and still have nothing.

You can spend 20 hours of a week, volunteering in a food pantry, meals on wheels, a soup kitchen, and all that you have done, is help someone get through one more day. That’s good, but they will all be poor and hungry again tomorrow.

You can chase dreams, you can win medals, you can break world records, but so what?

What will your gold matter when you lay upon your deathbed? What good is your mansion your Grammy, your Oscar?

This life can have some beautiful moments. But they are only moments.

Scientists and technology gurus are feverishly working to bring about a process that will lead to immortality. They don’t know how awful that would be if God were to allow it.

Have you ever been certain and confident in your heart, that a particular endeavor, move, risk, or relationship was the right one, only to find, after investing everything, that what you were certain of earlier, you were dead wrong about?

It is really hard to watch people do things that you know will not end well. It is devastating when we ourselves  are that unfortunate gambler in life.

It sickens the soul, to see what is becoming of mankind.  Evil is not new. Nothing new ever really happens, just the same things, to new generations. Each has to learn the hard way, for themselves. Remember that next time you are tempted to blame God for the horrors in this world.

Soon the whole world will long for a savior. And the whole world will get what they are crying out for. But he will be a pretender.

When that deceiver arrives, he will promise everything, but deliver nothing he promised.

And people will have nothing. Ownership will be a term that applies only to him.

People will have their say in nothing. Instead they will obey or die. They will long for help, to be delivered from this false deliverer.

People who are convinced that the government should provide them with everything, will find out that a government that owns everything, owes you nothing, and in fact has nothing it did not take from you and others to begin with.

The masses envision Utopia, but will get The Hunger Games, and be hunted by those who swore allegiance to this false savior.

There will be famine, destruction by earthquakes and tsunamis. That program, The Walking Dead, will become a reality. People will want to die, thinking it would end their miserable suffering, but no matter what wounds they suffer, they will not die and will find relief in nothing.

One Tsunami kills thousands, and help comes from all over the world, now, but when ten tsunamis happen in a day, will help come? Will the resources last through months of widespread natural disasters?   In only 2 days, corpses will litter cities. No water will be clean No stores will be open, no power will be restored. Thirst will torment, people will kill for a drink of water, long for relief for comfort, for hope, and will look around them and see there is nothing left to hope upon.

The warning has been sounding for over two thousand years. For many decades men and women have left homes, land, family, convenience and safety, and struck out across continents to warn the people. Some spent their entire life doing so, and many of them may even feel they accomplished nothing.

It could have ended so much differently. Just like a child who rebels against every rule and restriction, will become a lawless adult who destroys himself and others around him, so, too, when applied on a societal scale, will destruction follow rebellion.

Sounds hopeless, doesn’t it?

Ever met someone who, no matter what he does, seems to always be digging himself into an ever deepening hole? Ever felt your own life was that way?

In society, if there is going to be order, there have to be rules, laws, standards, and they must be enforceable, and definitions of words must be fixed. Where the rule of law is heeded by everyone, prosperity and peace thrive.

Look around. Do you get the fact that people are entering into literal madness all around you? If you can recognize this, then you are one who can be saved from going into that state of delusion, but every day that goes by, that you stand by, observing this happen, is one day closer to yourself succumbing to the insanity. This is a warning specifically delivered to you personally.

What can you do about it?

Nothing.

But there is someone who can.

The truth is, God is real, and He created you, as well as those who deny Him.

It is His world. It is His laws. It is His justice every human who ever lived, will face

Scoff if you like; if you dare.

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth. And the Earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters, and God said, let there be light, and there was light.

God went on to separate light from darkness, and called the light Day, and the darkness He called night. He separated water from dry land, He hung stars and planets in the firmament, He created YOU! He designed male and female anatomy for procreation to populate the Earth, and sex itself to bond a man and woman together. And man has arrogantly and to his own detriment, attempted to nullify God’s design and purposes.

Just this week, 30,000 scientists issued a joint statement proclaiming their certainty of intelligent design, and rejecting evolution.

Evolution: In the beginning, there was nothing, and then “nothing exploded” and everything there is, cane out of nothing, all on it’s own. How does the same scientist claim this, while simultaneously holding to the physical law that “matter is neither created nor destroyed”, it only changes form.

That is delusion. If you can see that, then there is still hope for you.

How can we save ourselves from ourselves? What can we humans do to right this topsy turvy turned-on-it’s-head world?

Nothing.

But don’t worry, God can, and He plans to. But God isn’t subject to our terms, despite what we often mistake as His seeming disregard. He knows how it will turn out.

That is why He provided a plan for redemption, not only redemption of you and me, but even of the Earth.

You need Jesus’ blood sacrifice applied to your sin. Like going to traffic court allows the judge to restore your perfect driving record as if that ticket never happened, Jesus’ blood atonement allows God to restore you into a “not guilty”state of righteousness based not upon your record of sin, but upon the perfection of Christ who took your sentence in His own flesh and  paid your debt for you.

1 Corinthians 15 tells you the way to salvation in Christ. If you want to remain sane in a world rapidly descending into insanity, mass chaos and lawlessness, you need to read and accept the truth of 1 Corinthians 15. What you believe about Jesus is THE deciding factor for now and forevermore!

Every other belief system, worldview, and religion expects you to “save yourself”. You have to work your way to the approval of other “gods”. Ever wonder why?

If you had a lover who always expected you to come to them, not even telling you where they are, how much do you think that person really loves you? Does your god love you? Does Wall Street, or Hollywood, or the education system, or that factory and it’s “gauranteed” retirement plan? Can your spouse give you immortality?

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes on (not in) Him shall not perish ( die) but have everlasting life.

In what, if not Jesus, is your hope?

Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life. (The way to life, the truth about life, and even life itself!) No man comes to the Father but by Me.”

Anything else you have placed your hope in, will come to nothing. So why not call upon Christ? What has your current and past way done to provide true security or peace? What do you have to lose?

 

 

 

 

 

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