Faith without Works is Dead. Dead with your Faith in the wrong place is even worse. Put all u have 2 find the truth instead of just following a trend!
It’s so normal to find everyone just following an ongoing trend, I mean have you noticed what peer pressure can do to a person. I remember when I was in school I always had a thing to follow the coolest fashion trends. Today its more dangerous than that – People follow what they think is cool and with the ease of access to Cigarettes, Alcohol and Drugs, and other paraphernalia’s I’m just stunned to think what this generation will fall prey too. The next may be even worse.
During the Passion Week, I was doing a short study on what Jesus went through and I was shocked to see how during the triumphant entry everyone made way for the King, even Judas. But when Judas realized this Messiah is going to die and he is not the one who came to set them free and be the reigning King – He deserted him. So did the Israelites who handed over their King to the Hands of Rome to be put to death. The Part which aggravates me is thinking about how many of them were present when Jesus came in to the City and was welcomed with Palm Leaves and with shouts of Praises. This included Judas.
The Old Testament prophesies The Messiah’s coming in 2 ways,
1) Jesus Son of Joseph (Yeshua ben-Yosef) or the suffering Servant.
2) Jesus Son of David (Yeshua ben-David) or Root of David (Shoresh David) The Reigning King.
Till today if you meet a Jew they are still looking for the Reigning king and have not realized that the messiah has come and gone and they have missed him. (much like the state of some of our chuches today) They are looking for some one close to Super-Man who will come and bring peace to their Land, but I truly believe their expectation is the perfect setup for them to be deceived by the coming Anti-Christ.
The Old & New Testament is full of Prophesies of Our Lords First and Second coming. Those who have been diligent and put their all in understanding and Learning the Scriptures have taken noticed this. The Angel Gabriel revealed the triumphant entry to Daniel correctly upto the very day he would enter Jerusalem as “THE” King. When Jesus made his triumphant entry the Pharisees where in the Temple studying when the Messiah was going to come. They even came out and told Jesus – Hey Dude ur disturbing us with all this ruckus, Don’t u know we are trying to figure out when the Messiah is coming, tell your disciples to shut up(Paraphrased). Jesus hearing them says that if they were made quite the rocks would cry out.
So what do we do about this?
Throughout the Old and New Testament we are asked to buy things from God. From all my studies I’ve so far found about 10 of these Items which play an important role for our future. In Matthew 25 (Parable of the Foolish Virgins) we are counseled to be like the Wise virgins.
1 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them,
4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
6 “And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming;[a] go out to meet him!’
7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’
9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
11 “Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’
12 But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’
13 “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour[b] in which the Son of Man is coming.
You see these wise virgins put their ALL, their very lives, all they had just to buy oil that in the time of the return of the Bride Groom; so they would not be caught without Oil. Couple of things to note from this
1) These are Virgins which implies that the Holy Spirit is speaking of the Church as opposed to Harlots who are those that do not believe.
2) Levitically speaking Oil is “The Anointing” or the Holy Spirit’s Presence.
3) Everyone was sleeping, the whole church wise and foolish together!!!
Today we do not know when our King will come and we are sleeping. Most of the church is sleep-walking doing what they think is best and have moved away from Kingdom concepts. We need to start building churches on Kingdom Principles and one that is without walls.
Im not sure about you but I am scared of ever hearing Verse 12. I am one of those who expects to hear – “This is my son in whom I well pleased”- Kinda guys. The Message Bible reads verse 12 like this – “He Answered, ‘Do I know you? I don’t Think I know you’. Man just thinking about it gives me Shivers. Paul in 1 cor 15:2 counsels us not to believe the GOSPEL in Vain.
So Beloved, I leave you with this;
– Let not all your belief and all that you have fought for be in Vain.
– If you are not sure, put in all you have to seek the truth.
– There is no bigger or better teacher than the Holy spirit.
– Religion will only take you as so far and leave you high and dry but a Relationship with the Trinity will secure your place in Eternity.
– If you are wrong, its better to realize it now, Hit delete and start fresh on your walk.
There is nothing-else better than to know you have secured a place in Eternity.
Blessings in Christ
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