I have made complaint, over and over, as to how the world is plummeting to destruction. I have said, over and over, it is because they denied the truth of the living God among them. But this morning, understanding comes, as to the mechanics of this plummeting to destruction.
No doubt this subject requires a rather lengthy book. But I am forced by the willing restraint of the reader to keep it short. Keeping it short however, will mean a loss of important trains of thought. So I will leave it to the reader to fill in the blanks.
I do as my daddy taught me. His teaching is like a shadow lurking in my mind. I listened to him speak. I watched him act. I gathered the trains of thought in his mind and made them my own. So also, was the influence of my mother.
To some extent, their example remains within me. No matter how I try to shake it with the truth of God, I cannot completely undo their influence.
This is true of every man and woman. The better the example of truth, the more readily truth is received when we mature.
But let us now look to the larger scale of things. Adam and Eve could have told us what perfection was like. Not so our parents. And if the destruction of truth was made apparent in Cain, their son, how much more so is it today?
On and on, through the generations to now, the truth has been obscured and forsaken. If perfection was squandered within one generation how much more so now?
The miracle of change is not the destruction of society. (The constant pulling away from what is real) The miracle is that truth even remains at all. The miracle is that the human race is not destroyed already.
What has prevented complete and catastrophic failure in humanity? The power of God has restrained destruction among us. As it is written, “Unless the LORD Almighty had left us some survivors, we would have become like Sodom, we would have been like Gomorrah.” (Isaiah 1:9)
The world speaks of truth as it applies to society at the moment. But God has raised up men and women who know the truth according to Eternity. They have lived among us and taught what they knew. Those whom God inspired, listened to them and did likewise.
If we want to know why we continue to fail, it is because of the unseen shadow of lies we were taught as children. Add to that, our natural proclivity toward rebelion, and destruction will run rampant in our streets.
To whatever degree we find ourselves willing to obey the Living God in Christ Jesus, we will become shining examples of what is true and faultless. But to whatever extent we agree with man, that truth is relative, we will remain filthy examples of rebellion. (Of which, by the way, are vastly more than those who teach the truth.)
A man’s response to these things, is determined by his desire to love the living God. Will he allow himself to be used as an agent of truth; helping to sustain life? Or will he continue in his fellowship with the agents of destruction?
The Lord Jesus is able to change a man’s perception. Many things we were taught as children remain. But they are subdued by His holy words that live within us.
The choice belongs to every man to accept or reject this message.
I will add this final note.
The world will be destroyed.
The moment will come when God will send His Holy Son take all of his people from this place. Along with the absence of these people will be the absence of His Holy Spirit among men; that Great Spirit of influence that saves humanity from utter, and catastrophic failure.
Consider this, if you are willing. When the Lord returns, this place will plummet to destruction. Violence, chaos, illicit and immoral behavior, will become the norm, within a day.
Within 24 hours blood will fill every street. Hatred and violence will rise as the preeminent behavior of all men. Add to that, the horrors God has promised to unveil in that time.
We live as a people under duress. By compulsion we are forced to grapple with these things. We want to live. But by ourselves there is no eternal life in us. We are only wicked animals waiting to devour one another.
You, like I am, are forced to make a choice. Receive the Lord Jesus, and obey Him, or die a most hideous death for eternity. The wicked nature of man has no place in heaven. And without the restraint of God’s Holy Spirit we are nothing more than wicked animals. Those who think otherwise are convinced of the lie they were taught as children.
The Lord Jesus will return without notice. It could be today. It could be a hundred years from now. It will certainly be when you die and leave this place.
We are under duress let’s make a choice.
By His Grace