|Posted on November 6, 2019 at 7:05 AM|
As I was reading this Scripture, it sounded familiar:
2 Tim 4:3 For the time is coming when [people] will not tolerate (endure) sound and wholesome instruction, but, having ears itching [for something pleasing and gratifying], they will gather to themselves one teacher after another to a considerable number, chosen to satisfy their own liking and to foster the errors they hold, And will turn aside from hearing the truth and wander off into myths and man-made fictions.
Paul, the Apostle, wrote these words , and I guess mankind does not change much, for today is no different. Many still have' itching ears'. There are an increasing number of false teachings around for people to glum onto, and there are those who still seek teachings that satisfy what they want to hear to give validity to the life they want to live. It is sad, because, Lord, Your truth brings immense satisfaction to the soul and a fullness of joy to the heart.
Your truth merits eternal rewards; no false teaching does. When Your Word is refused as truth, one must then decide according to the soul and the flesh what they want to do, say and believe. The enemy takes joyful glee in that; for he is a master at manipulating and implanting deceptive and false thoughts into unprotected minds.
You know in sci-fi they have had episodes where one person puts a helmet like device on, turns on the machine and implants knowledge into themselves or others. Wish I could implant all I know to be true of You God into others. You are so loving, so good, so faithful!
Yes, the enemy does a masterful job of deceiving people and speaks satisfactory lies into their minds, just as it did with Adam and Eve. They bit, and many today take bites from the same apple. They do not trust Father God. It boils down to that. So many fears. People are afraid to entrust their lives to Him. They believe they can do a better job of living their lives than God can if they give Him control. They do not know the extent of His love for us all, and the end results of our choices. Yes, when one knows His love and His character, trusting Him becomes easier.
Despite what Jesus did for us. . . the enemy has managed to whitewash, to cover, to demote it into some kind of ritual or fiction. If they could truly grasp the intense pain You, Jesus, were willing and did endure for us~so intense You sweat blood in the garden just thinking of what was to come. When the pain became nearly intolerable as the whip took bites out of Your flesh, you thought of us and your love for us kept You going. As they impaled You on the cross with those huge nails crushing bones, causing nerve endings screaming pain, You thought of us and were empowered to continue on with Your mission of salvation. As You took on all our sin, the Father had to leave You, and the devastation of that emptiness was so intense it nearly broke You entirely.
Jesus did all that needed to be done to save us, to make it possible for us to enter the Lord God’s presence and receive His loving blessings and powerful revelations in this earthly life and the next one to come.
The love of God is so incredibly huge, we cannot begin to comprehend it. Yet it is in the knowing that we are able to trust. God is so magnificent, enormous and powerful and He also treasures us as His precious children. How can we not trust Him?
My friends, explore the gains to those who accept, God's Son Jesus as their Savior, the peace, the rest, the total cleansing of the soul, and the eternal rewards that will come.