Oct. 1, 2008
Why is it that you think what you believe about God is the truth? Have you made your own decisions about your own beliefs or do you simply believe what others have told you about God? Maybe you base your beliefs solely upon the Bible. Many will say they believe the Bible is the Word of God, but in reality they only believe what they want to, believing only the things that were told to them or else believing what their heart tells them. There is a popular mindset that man is basically good? However, the Bible tells us that, The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9
Many who claim to believe in God may have a casual understanding of the literal meanings of the Bible, but most fail to study the Holy Scriptures, so they do not comprehend its spiritual truths, because of the lack of knowledge, interpretation and divine guidance from the Holy Spirit; they reflect the attitude of unbelievers when trials or tribulations arise. He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20
There is a promise in connection with spiritual wisdom.
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. 2:1-6 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. 2:9-10 Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
He who haves great faith will gain great wisdom.
1 Corinthians 2: 10-14 The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Are you willing to stop and take a moment for self-examination of the state of your soul? Let’s suppose that you don’t have the Holy Spirit’s conviction within you… If someone should blaspheme and take God’s name in vain in your presence or if you should stumble in this area and you are not deeply grieved in your heart for this, than you need to re-visit the Cross. When I realized, because of my many sins, that it was me who deserved the 39 lashes Jesus received, it was me who deserved the nails in my hands and feet, it was me who most assuredly deserved to be hung on a cross, but… instead my Lord Jesus suffered all of this in my place and then He gave me the undeserved gift of eternal life; only then were my eyes truly opened to His amazing Grace. It is by His great Mercy that He has cleansed me and called me to do the work He has chosen me to do. When you start falling on your face in great distress over the battle against the sins in your life or the sins of a friend, or for the sins of this nation; when you are up most of the night praying for a lost child, brother, sister or maybe a co-worker of yours whom you have been witnessing to and you know that if this friend or relative dies in their sins without accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior, they will be forever separated from God… When you realize that you are not your own, but have been bought and redeemed with a great price… When you realize that even the very breath in your lungs belongs to God… then… you may rejoice that you are walking on the right path to the real truth of God’s presence in your life.
Psalm 44:20-22 If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign god would not God have discovered it, since he knows the secrets of the heart? Yet for your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.
This world has nothing that will sustain our spiritual nature and nothing in it will satisfy the hunger and thirst of the soul. His Word alone is the infallible healer of all sufferings and sorrows. There is no other reliable source of counsel for the inner conflicts that seek to control our minds and emotions, and this is the reason that we should be in a daily study of reading through the Bible each year.
If you would study the Bible you would understand that when Adam fell to sin he lost the dominion (ownership) of the earth. He became a sinner, a slave to sin. The wages of sin is death. Romans 6:23 Therefore, sin came into the world through one man; thus, death came into the world through one man. A slave has a master and that which is owned by the slave becomes the property of the master’s, which in this case is Satan, the father of sin, whom many call the god or the prince of this world. But, only a near kinsman can rightfully redeem that which was lost and this is why a sinless Savior, Jesus had to come. Jesus willingly laid down His life, to win a victory over death by His resurrection. Very soon now He will return again to gather His children and after the victorious battle at Armageddon, Jesus will rightfully redeem the earth.
A man can say he is a Christian, believe in God and even through his own efforts try to be good, but… this will not save him. He will obey only the scriptures that please him and disregard most of God’s Word. I have heard many a Christian say that they believe in pro-choice, meaning it’s okay with them that a Mother murders her baby. Do you truly believe that this is okay with God? A Spirit-filled Christian is known by the love he has for others. Galatians 5:22-23 The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. Does love murder the most innocence of life that there is? You say you haven’t murdered anyone, but you have aided in the murder of millions when you vote for those who support abortion, which has primarily been the Democratic Party. On the final Day of Judgment, you will come before God and this issue, like all sin, will be a stumbling block preventing you from entering into the Kingdom of Heaven; unless you have received Jesus as your Savior.
The Truth has been given, but there are very few who wish to listen to the truth; thus they will reject the truth and accept the lies of the secular news media or those who only wish is to fulfill their own desires by that which this world has to offer.
*If you are interested in learning Biblical Truth, the Bible Pathway Ministry has a wonderful guide to lead someone through the Bible in one year, requiring only fifteen minutes of reading a day. For a online guide through the Bible go to www.biblepathway.org
GOD'S WRATH AGAINST MANKIND:
Romans 1:18-32 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
2 Timothy 3:1-7 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God - having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth..
This world is headed for one of the most dramatic events in all of its history, a battle such as the world has never seen and America is clearly in its path. The liberal media and liberal politicians will not admit that we are in a holy war with radical religious worldwide organizations, which are totally dedicated to the destruction of Israel. The final battle for Jerusalem is about to began and America stands in the middle. You have no doubt heard the saying, “The point of no return,” I believe America has past that point, but this is God’s decision alone.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Are you really interested in the truth? Who among us wants to be told that we are wrong in our thinking? Not me, I know; but if I hadn’t heard the truth, then maybe I should listen to someone else’s version. People who are content with what they don’t know are happy to remain ignorant about what they don’t understand, and they may not be eager enough to investigate the truth, therefore they will lack knowledge, but with the true facts, then we have knowledge; and with this comes wisdom in rightfully apply the facts to make the right decisions not only for our lives, but also for our families. Wisdom will save you from the ways of the wicked men, from men whose words are perverse. The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Ecc. 10:2
Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e4zgJXPpI4 and view this video for a real eye opener and know that God is in control.
The Roadmap to Peace is nothing but the road to the destruction of the Jewish nation. The world has been seeking peace since the beginning of time and now with this peace plan our leaders think peace is within reach, but the Bible tells us that there will be no peace until the Prince of Peace, JESUS CHRIST is on His throne.
America’s push for Israel’ acceptation of this Roadmap to Peace is one more cause for God’s judgment against America. "Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders," Jesus told him, "you will never believe." John 4:48 He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom is kept safe. Proverbs 28:24 Rise up, O God; judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance. Psalm 82:8
FATHER GOD, You, Who are most Holy and Righteous as You have always been throughout all generations; You have watched man’s pathetic attempt to rule over other men and nations since the beginning of man’s time upon the earth… You have been most generous leading your prophets throughout history bringing your WORD that man may know You and to know what is true, right and just in a world that is bound for destruction. You have blessed America like no other nation, You had placed it in our hearts to be a protector of Israel and You have given us many great men and women of faith to go out into the world to be a wittiness for our LORD JESUS. But now America has turned away from the Truth, we have perverted your statues, which were true from the very beginning of time. Our judges have perverted the truth in their courts and our men and women who write our laws have done great evil before You, writing and passing laws that are an abomination against that which is Right. As You have spoken to me through the Holy Spirit, “I will pay America back double for her iniquities,” this will be the justice that America deserves for our pride and arrogance in thinking that we are a righteous people, for the worshiping of false idols, for allowing the detestable practices of homosexuality and the death of the millions that she has murdered through abortion.
FATHER GOD, I think You for having opened my eyes and ears to all of this… I pray that You will continue to use me to open the eyes and ears of many others that they might come to know the gift of eternal life that You offer through the precious Blood of CHRIST JESUS, in JESUS’ name. Amen.
Mark L. Benjamin