Quoting: Goofy for God
“2 Peter 2:21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. “
Do not read past this sentence if you do not believe what I write is from the Lord , please.
“John 16:28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. 29 His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.
30 Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God. 31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? 32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. 33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
Today I was reminded of what really matters in this life of tribulation. It has been over a year someone I know died. This person placed their value in a man made home, name , religion and material things. I had prayed with and talked with this person for a while. I was called to go visit him a week before he died and did not. He needed to know his value was never in a man made home , name , religion or material things.
Today I have a loved on facing a scary surgery. She loves her earthly things much like that man and most of us. She worries what will happen to others if something happens to her...The Lord knows what will happen this entire day , last year. The man that died , my loved one and myself are only here for a short time to accomplish one thing “overcome the world.” There is only one peace in this world of tribulation. Jesus in human form ,was on earth for on a short time. He had no earthy home , wealth or last name. Jesus did not want what this world offered. He left us an inheritance to come when we leave this world.
“2 Peter2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. 4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; 7And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: 8For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;
9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: 10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. 11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. 12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; 13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: 15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet. 17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. 18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. 19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. 20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.”
The Lord is showing those that will listen ,the false prophets and teachers have His people eating vomit of destruction. The false prophets and teachers have His people ,walling in the mire. We were to help each other overcome the world , that was and is all that mattered. That man that died was part of a polluted religion that the Lord hates. I was to tell him that and did not . Where I live and where you live, there should only be one meeting place to worship the Lord. That man and I could have been used by the Lord in great ways together but the world was in charge. From Kindergarten to Sunday morning the world over came God's people.
“Acts 2:42And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. 44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.”
This was the example Jesus left for us but the world over came the people. This was our preparation of how to be ready for our inheritance to come. Many very evil prophets and teachers came in and set themselves up another way of how things should be done. Listen to the Lord please , just because your grandparents , parents or friends taught something does not mean it was right. No one on earth right now is anything more than a blade of grass all the same size. We were to have all things in common. If you are not part of Acts 2 , get out and away. The Lord will show false prophets and teachers Who is really in charge and it will not be pretty. They got scattered in John 16 and left Jesus alone , we do not different with our polluted ways.
No one on earth is Baptist , Catholic , Methodist, rich, powerful or high ranking , the Lord is showing us that. Unless we overcame the world as Jesus did , we are a tare. Your last name , property , wealth and power can and will be gone it never was anything but waste to the Lord... Jesus is very clear you can not take anything from our past in our walks with Him. There is still time to break the chains of the past and overcome the world. Help us Lord Jesus , help us...
I do believe we are going to get to the Acts 2 point again. However, we will not like how we are going to get there. It will be through much loss that God will once again bring the true believers together.
The false prophets are preaching that a time of great prosperity and revival is coming for the church and they really believe it. Oh... and then they will all get raptured away and never face tribulation. All you have to do is look back through the Bible and see how God dealt with willful people. We will face tribulations, but He will be with us.