Monday, July 6, 2015

Is the World Looking for a Personal Jesus?

If you were born in the 80's you might remember an 80's band known as Depeche Mode, who had the song Personal Jesus. Let me share some of the lyrics from that song and see if it might apply to the world culture we seem playing out before our eyes.

Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who cares
Your own personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who's there

Sounds a lot like what the world is screaming for right now, and that falls in line with what the Bible said would happen in the last days. There would be an increase in violence, more lawlessness, more laws to combat all the violence and lawlessness in hopes of trying to fix the problem, mob mentality to overrule authority, acting on feelings instead fo what is right. 

It seems that our liberty and military are now more just perceptions, not being utilized for the very purposes that they were created and one day our enemies will wake up and see it for what it is. But in the midst of all the chaos that is unfolding in our world, they are crying out for a God, but a god of their own way. 

We will see the presidency in the United States weaken, our economy, the British Pound and their ruling authorities, overturned in a build up for a one world power and unified world currency. 

It is setting the stage for the antiChrist to come upon the world in an effort to appease what the people want, give them what they want, let them do what they want, as long as God and everything He stands for is outlawed, rebellion against and those who stand along with the Bible shall be the terrorists. 

2 Thessalonians 2:4 "He will oppose everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God." (NIV).

It will become a world without values. A world without God. 

The world will become a perilous place. More than it is right now. 

But believers in Jesus Christ won't have to worry because we will be removed at the rapture of the church. But people nowadays are living with their heads in the sand. We aren't there yet, but we are beginning to see it in it's beginning stages. 

A temple will be built on the Temple Mount. Whether that happens before the Tribulation or after, the Bible isn't clear, but it will happen. 

You can define the 6th chapter in the Book of Revelation, two ways. 

Revelation 6:1-2 defines the first 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation where deception, peace and prosperity is brought about by the anti-Christ. 

Revelation 6:3-17 defines the last 3 1/2 years where all hell is unleashed upon the world and the anti-Christ true colors begin to surface. 

We live in a Godless age now, where we find everyone is against God. They hate anything and everything that pertains to God. 

2 Timothy 3:1-5 ~ "But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God - having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. " (NIV). 

Isn't it interesting what some people will do for money? You see all kinds of reality television shows that will award people money for doing anything, even eating things man wasn't supposed to ever eat. 

These are the Christians who on the outside, look, dress and act the part on Sundays, but you couldn't tell them apart once they walk outside of church and live their lives as they see fit the rest of the week. They are fake Christians, the ones who refuse to let the Holy Spirit govern their lives. 

We will see an increase in anarchy. Before when people used to rob you, they would hold out a gun and ask for your money, now they simply shoot you and then take what they want. Human life has no value anymore. It will mean murder excessively, where murder will almost become a sport. They begin to lose their values and instead seek a humanistic view of the world. Life isn't worth anything to them. 

Judges 17:6 ~ "In those days, Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit." (NIV). 

Sound familiar? 

A world without God! Even the theory of evolution has been mocking God's creation. You've even heard the humanistic motto: See if you can fill in the following blanks:

Survival of the _________

If it feels good, _________

Look out for ___________

More than likely you got every single one of these right like I did. This is what is being taught in our schools, colleges and universities! This is the very manifesto of the humanism movement and people are buying it because it is what they want. 

In there eyes, there is no black or white. I mean we are all just animals on the food chain. There is no morality, no sense of right and wrong, it is what one person thinks right and wrong is to them. 

Get from life, all that you can. Experience it all, while you're still alive. We can create our own reality. The world now, wants God on their terms not His. 

In every life, there is a void, a space inside ourselves that needs to be filled. But few will fill it with God. Instead, they will fill it with money, drugs, alcohol, partying, compromising lifestyle choices, anything and everything their heart desires, their own personal Jesus if you will, but in reality, there is only ONE real and true Jesus. 

He remains consistent, unwavering and only in Him can you truly fill what the world thinks will satisfy. Look around at all the Hollywood celebrities and sports figures, those that are searching in all the wrong places and end up like King Solomon, in Eccleasiastes 12:8 "Meaningless! Meaningless! says the Teacher, "Everything is meaningless!" (NIV).

Without Jesus, it is all meaningless, and trust me King Solomon has more wealth than any other man and he set out to find out the true meaning of happiness from the world's perspective and found it lacking. He was the wisest man of our time and still we try to out search his wisdom. Without Jesus, it is all meaningless. 

Trust Jesus for 30 days! Give it a shot! I guarantee if you put your heart on the line with Him, and ask Him to reveal Himself to You, willing to give it all you have, you will NOT be disappointed.It's super easy, simply pray this prayer and invite Him in. He won't come unless You ask, because God never forces Himself on you, He waits for you to invite Him into your life, into your heart to change you from the inside out. Simply pray it from your heart and see what will happen in the next 30 days. 

Father, I come to You, confessing my sin and asking for Your forgiveness. I thank you, Lord, for You have promised that if I will confess my sins, You will be faithful to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I want to turn from my sins and live in Your will. I ask that You give me the power through Your Holy Spirit to live the right way.

I thank You that Jesus Christ died on the cross, paying the price for my sins, and then rose from the dead. I accept Him now as my Savior, my Lord, and my Friend. Thank You for giving me new life in Christ. I surrender myself to You; make me what You want me to be. In Jesus' name. Amen

The Jesus you find now, will be your own personal Jesus because You have given Him rule and reign over your life, and He will never disappoint you, leave you or forsake you in anything you have to do. Try Jesus!

1 comment:

LV said...

Another master piece. You should be a preacher. Some of them are not what they are supposed to be either. It is hard now to trust the pastors or doctors. Keep up the good work.