Friday, February 5, 2016

The Invitation is Here, What Will Your Response Be?

Is it possible to pray directly to the Holy Spirit? Since the Holy Spirit speaks to us directly we should remember the pattern. Pray to the Father, in the Spirit, in the name of Jesus. Yes you can pray to the Holy Spirit but keep to the pattern as part of your prayer.

Through Chapter 14 we have been learning that this is a parenthetical insert of snippets of information from God not in chronological order and we have learned the 4 fundamental reasons why God justifies the torment of humans in hell. (1) mankind's rejection of God's rule in their life, (2) mankind's rejection of God's will for their life, (3) mankind's rejection of God's Son, Jesus and (40 mankind's rejection of God's Word. When mankind rejects all these things there is nothing left but judgment. God's judgment is perfect, it is necessary and it is without error.

God is a God of love and does not delight in judgment of any kind.

We read in Matthew 23:37 ~ "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her winds and you would not!" 

Jesus understood the heart of the nation. He wants to gather us together under Him, but the nation of Israel rejected God when He came and America will face the same consequences. We will not escape judgment for rejecting God.

We will learn more about the fate of Babylon mentioned in these verses later, but understand that it is a false church under a strange manifestation of all the worlds religions coming together as one church. An unification of all the world's religions, a global faith. We all worship the same God after all will be their premise.

There is only ONE living God and only ONE way to heaven. The world rejected Him then and they will continue to reject Him now and even in the future. .It will be those differences that separate the real Jesus from the false Jesus'.

Revelation 14:8-11 is all about making choices. Choose to worship the Antichrist, the false prophet and accept his mark , or his security requirement on their right hand or forehead. Those that reject this will be beheaded.

From verse 9 -10 will define the fate of those who make a choice and accept the mark. Remember the verse states "If anyone... doesn't mean that people will have to do it, it will be a personal choice...but those that do, will drink the wrath of God.

Revelation 14:9-10 ~ "And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone, worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink the wine of God's wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb."

The rejection of Jesus warrants eternal torment forever because the price Christ paid, because it was holy and pure, and they choose to reject it. We know in every decision, choices must be made and there are those that will have physical consequences, and those that will have spiritual consequences. We need to be sure we are making the right ones because eternal heaven or eternal hell await every single one of us based on what we will choose. Now is the time to make the decision. No one is guaranteed a tomorrow so if you are feeling a nudge to make a decision for Jesus today, jump on that. The invitation is addressed to you, all you have to do is simply except! It's all be paid for in full for you to attend. God is waiting on your RSVP! You can't show up at the door with it in your hand. He needs to know your coming!

Simply tell Jesus Christ, you accept Him. You accept everything about Him. That he came here to die for your sins, that He was buried for three days, but on the third day, He rose again. He now sits in heaven with God the Father. Tell him you repent of all your sins and to help you to go forth and make better choices with His help. Ask him to come into your heart and guide you in the ways you should go and to fill you with His love and Spirit. Thank Him for all He did to get you into heaven and to restore and redeem you today in Jesus Name ~ AMEN!!!

If you prayed that prayer with all sincerity in your heart, God has heard your prayer and you now have a new heavenly and eternal address that awaits you in the future some day. A day and a decision you will NEVER regret. Welcome to the family of Jesus Christ!

1 comment:

Denise said...

love you my friend