Greetings one and all! I thought it would be good today to write a post seeing I have not done so in some time. First I want to say thanks to all of you who are signed up for the free newsletter. To date we have subscriptions in the U.S. and in fourteen other countries. Thanks so much for being a part of the freedom family.
My thoughts go to the rapture today because a few days ago we were told by someone who “knows”, that the world would come to an end and the rapture would take place. Well, we are still here and the aftermath is quite telling. When will “Christians” finally wake up to the need to understand the basics of the scriptures? A man in our church here in Kansas was told by an insurance agent that an atheist insurance company sold policies to take care of the pets of those who were taken by the rapture. Several hundred thousand policies were written for over $100 each. Something is dreadfully wrong when the people who claim to know God are so easily fooled.
What’s the answer to all of this Tom Foolery? The Word of God!! When we know the Word we will not walk in darkness but have purpose and direction in life. What don’t we understand when Jesus said in Mark 13:32 “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.” ?
A basic knowledge of the truth will set us free from the charlatans who are robed in sheep’s clothing. I’m sure there will be policies written to gullible people before the next date of October 21. Not to mention that the Mayan calendar ends somewhere in December of 2012. To this end Paul wrote to the Ephesus church a stern warning to listen to the elders of the truth because the day would come when false prophets would try to deceive the people.
Ephesians 4:11-15 “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:…”
It is not the will of God that we be caught up into every thing that comes along. We should know the truth and be able to tell others about it with accuracy. That’s why Paul told Timothy to “study” to show thyself approved unto God, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
The basic truths of the scripture that we should all know from the top of our heads to the soles of our feet are the nature of God and then salvation through God. I have written some lessons that cover these areas. If you are new to Christianity or even been around for a while I would encourage you to study them until you know them by heart. Then when the wolf comes along with some “new thing” you’ll be able to spend your time and money on something worthwhile.
The lessons I have written are “Who is Jesus Christ?”, “Repentance”, “Water Baptism” and “What Does it Mean to Receive the Holy Ghost?” The word is a rock that we stand on so when the storms of life come along we will not be shaken. I encourage you to take the time and let me know what you think of these lessons. Open your heart and let the Lord speak to you through the word, instead of a false prophet.
Thanks for the time and yes the Lord is coming so let’s all get ready each and every day. Amen!!
Here’s the inspirational scripture!
1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.Till next time may God richly bless you!
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