Remember Just After Christmas 2016, I posted an Article from Foreign Policy: http://robertshoward.com/2017/01/01/294/
If Obama would’ve been as great of a leader as he thought, America wouldn’t be in this position today. With the bombing of the Syrian airport, Russia, Iran, and now China have shown their displeasure in Trump’s decision to do so.
I read my Bible just about daily, I pray that it could be several times a day. I also receive & scan the internet news, from very reliable sources. (Not the major media companies here in the U.S.) Because I know that is what God will have me do, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-7. I also believe someone should be watching and waiting for the Lord returns and not just sleeping, not paying any attention to anything except the crisis’ that are brought on by self. But, that is where a lot of Christians are in their walk with God in today’s churches. The only way that you will serve the Lord is by giving all of your cares to Jesus, 1 Peter 5:5-9.
If you are with a pastor who believes the Bible, he then reacts to things as the Bible tells all believer to react. You are then blessed beyond your needs. I have been in a church just like that but I was the slothful Christian, only concerned with the big I. 1 Corinthians 6:20, is the verse I look to when I start FEELING a little selfish and things are not going the way I think they should.
I have wondered just where you can find people in the Bible that are concerned with self, wanting to boost their self-confidence, self-esteem, and or self-image. I would like to know if that is part of the life that Jesus wanted all of his followers to live? Didn’t Christ have the Will to do as his Father told him, Luke 22:42? I try to make sense of the things that are going on in today’s world but I can’t. I know that it is almost impossible to make sense of it all, but with the help of God, nothing is impossible, Matthew 19:26.
For that reason, I am going to make a prediction, remember this is coming from a disabled man. I predict that America will fall under the pressure of Russia, Iran, China, North Korea, or ISIS. Looking at that, I would like to be wrong in my thinking but I don’t think I am. I will share with you a few points, that as a country, America has just run all over God, his Word, & Jesus Christ.
America isn’t even mentioned in the Bible. The only thing even closely mentioned is the young cubs of the Lion. The Lion is England, and if you read history, they once dominated the globe with their power but now not a chance. England is in a sad state, I wonder just what it was that took the fire out of the churches there? Oh yea, Satan. Just like America. We are no longer a God fearing country. In a National Geographic article posted in April 2016, The World’s Newest Major Religion: No Religion, tells a lot about how America has fallen. If a secular news source knows that this is happening, don’t you think the church should know the same? Listen, I would like to be proven wrong but I don’t think I am.
I am just reading the Bible and posting what it tells me, all of what I have said brings me to this point, 1 John 2. This chapter in the New Testament is somewhat frightening. For every person that thinks they are blood bought, and yet, living a life of harsh sin; not going to church, unconfessed sin in their life, etcetera. How does a person know that God has granted them Salvation if they are living a life of sin and they don’t have a righteous God chastising them? Because it say’s in Hebrews 12:8, if you are not chastised for the sin that is committed, you’re a bastard.
I know one thing, if you are a Born Again Believer living a life of sin, you will have to pay for that sin one day. I speak from experience, I know how God can take your down a road that you didn’t want to travel. God will let you just wallow in your self-pity until you start reading the Word of God. 2 Corinthians 13:5, C. S. Lewis put it this way: “The moment you have a self at all, there is a possibility of putting yourself first—wanting to be the center—wanting to be God, in fact. That was the sin of Satan: and that was the sin he taught the human race.” As a true believer in Christ, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, you aren’t supposed to put yourself first anymore, you are to put Christ first and do his Will.
I digress from my preaching to you, if Obama would’ve been as great of a leader as he thought, America wouldn’t be in this position today. With the attack on the Syrian airport, for the chemical weapons, and now the Afganistan bombing with the Moab Strike, Russia, Iran, and now China have shown their displeasure in Trump’s decision to do so. Obama said that he would, “Change America”, has he done the impossible? I believe Obama has changed the way of life for the worse. I don’t think, man can solve our problems anymore. I believe in my heart and in my Bible, that God will solve them for everyone. God will solve everything, but he is going to get the true believers out of this mess before he does.
That brings me here, Matthew 25:1-13. We should all be preparing for Christ return but like the five foolish virgins, not every so-called believer is. You must make sure that you know Him if not…
Romans 3:10 – As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
There is no one that has arrived, we are all dirty rotten sinners.
Acts 17:30 – And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
God command’s that we should tell him that we are nothing without him and we must turn from our wicked ways, or repent of our sin’s.
Romans 10:9-10 – That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
If we turn from our wicked ways, confess with our own mouths that Lord Jesus Christ, and believe in our hearts that God raised him from the dead, and he is seated by God. God can grant us salvation.
Romans 10:13 – For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Just do it!