Have you ever considered the fact that God has a word? We call it the Bible. He tells us that he comes (in the volume of the book it is written of me).
THEN SAID I, LO, I COME (IN THE VOLUME OF THE BOOK IT IS WRITTEN OF ME,) TO DO THY WILL, O GOD.
Not only did he come in the volume of a book, but he also came in flesh.
AND THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH, AND DWELT AMONG US, (AND WE BEHLED HIS GLORY, THE GLORY AS OF THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER,) FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH.
That very word became flesh and walked among men. Now, we can deny that act as if it really doesn’t matter. We can even burn every Bible in existence but will never change the fact that God does have a word. He reveals to those that will seek to know him everything about him and all that he fells with passion, desiring that we might know and, love him as he is.
I once had a man ask me if I knew I was going to heaven when I died? I replied, yes, I do! There happened to be a much younger man standing there when I gave my answer that we weren’t even talking to but, when I gave my answer; this is what he said, and I quote: no, hell you do not know, no man knows where he’s going when he dies.
I then looked him and said, sir, do you mind if I ask you a question? He answered, no, go ahead. I asked him to tell how much of God’s word he had read or studied? He answered, you know, I probably haven’t read more than two or three verses in my whole life. The I replied, but you have the knowledge to me, a man that been studying for about twenty years what I know or don’t know? To that, he didn’t say another word. However, I did a little witnessing to him!
I only share that story to make the point that each person has a God given right to their own personal freewill. There are people that call themselves by a word that this world had come up with to define what can be said with a person’s mouth, using his God given tongue and the ability afforded him by a loving God. The word is Atheist! The people that call themselves by that name ssy that there is no God. The Bible has another name for a person that makes that claim, (A FOOL)!
At that, I’d like to begin with (TRUTH) according to God’s word. Truth whether any person chooses to except it or not. First of all, what is it that makes men, women, humans different than other animals? The actual only difference is people, ever person is born with a (God Consciousness), no exceptions! We see that in the creation of Adam.
AND THE LORD GOD FORMED MAN OF THE DUST OF THE GROUND, AND BREATHED INTO HIS NOSTRILS THE BREATH OF LIFE; AND MAN BECAME A LIVING SOUL.
now, look at these verses:
AND GOD SAID, LET THE EARTH BRING FORTH THE LIVING CREATURE AFTER HIS KIND, CATTLE, AND CREEPING THING, AND BEAST OF THE EARTH AFTER HIS KIND: AND IT WAS SO. (25) AND GOD MADE THE BEAST OF THE EARTH AFTER HIS KIND, AND CATTLE AFTER THEIR KIND, AND EVERY THING THAT CREEPTH UPON THE EARTH AFTER HIS KIND: AND GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD.
We can clearly see here that God breathed into the nostrils of man, Because of the fact, the fact that God created man in his own image, every man has a soul, a consciousness of God the Father.
So, let’s start here with an Atheist. This person is not an animal. An animal can kill. An animal can commit what we would call adultery without any consequences. As a matter of fact, you can point a gun at an animal and will not even draw back from the fear of it. An Atheist, by law it he kills, he will be held accountable. It’s the same with committing adultery or any other sin, he’s accountable, and that person cannot deny that fact.
The Bible says this:
THE FOOL HATH SAID IN HIS HEART, THERE OS NO GOD. CORRUPT ARE THEY, AND HAVE DONE ABOMINABLE INIQUITY: THERE IS NONE THAT DOETH GOOD.
We see that twice in scripture. the other place is (Psalms 14:1). Why would God call a person that says there is no God a fool? Because when that person was a younger person (they knew truth)! The, at some point knew there was a right and wrong. They also know the difference in what sin is and, what sin is not. Their God consciousness revealed that truth to them whether they admit it or not. That’s why God calls them a fool, they know better. Not only that, but they also rejected the very knowledge that revealed himself to them. How stupid is that!
We’re actually not talking about Atheists, are we? I just thought I’d mention them because once a person becomes a reprobate, there’s no difference in them. So, as we get into Pedophiles, homosexuals and transgenders, let; s look at some scripture. Before we take a look at scripture remember, all these people were born of woman, they had a father and, they grew to adulthood. Within that time, no matter what they might say with their mouth, the God consciousness within them revealed truth to them. That is an undeniable fact, if not then they cannot be human. However, their ability to do human things even reveals truth!
If a child is born a girl, as time moves forward, one day she will become a woman. When that happens there are things within her body that are going to take place just because of that simple fact. We can say the very same thing about any man! Now, let’s look at these verses:
1 Corinthians 10:13-14
THERE IS NO TEMPTATION TAKEN YOU BUT SUCH IS COMMON TO MAN: BUT GHOD IS FAITHFUL, WHO WILL NOT SUFFER YOU TO BE TEMPTED ABOVE THAT YE ARE ABLE; BUT WILL WITH THAT TEMPTATION ALSO MAKE A WAY TO ESCAPE, THAT YE MAY BE ABLE TO BEAR IT. (14) THEREFORE, MY DEARLY BELOVED, FLEE ADOLATRY.
We’ll be looking at some more things here but, first I’d like to share another true story with you. I had a nephew that was a homosexual, (past tense), he gone now, he died from a gunshot wound. One of his aunts, his mom’s sister passed away. He and I both attended that funeral. The man that preached the funeral was my half-brother and his uncle. He preached one of the hardest messages I ever heard at a funeral. I shared with you that this homosexual was at that funeral. Just a year or so later, the homosexual was dead. The same preacher also preached his funeral. At the beginning of that message, he shared this story. He said that this young man approached him at this aunt’s funeral. He told him he preached a good message. He said, when I die, I want you to preach my funeral. He told him exactly what he was and told him he was not going to change! He would die just as he was!
Now, you tell me, if this young man died and went to hell, whose fault, was it? Didn’t God offer him a way of escape? This young man was raised in Church. He had heard these types of messages all his life! He made his choice!
The truth is that every person whether they are an Atheist, homosexual or transgender knows exactly what they are in the beginning of their lives. As each person grows and matures physically the very God of this universe gives them and, every person the knowledge of Good and evil. Each of us comes to a point that we know that we have a God consciousness. We all have the ability to deny that if we make that choice to.
Rich this minute I can write anything I like. Any person can say anything they like. The problem is we can’t change things to make them like we want them no matter how hard we try. That is and be pleasing to the God that created us. I’ve often said this, if we as a people made the decision today to completely except the mindset that there is no God, a person has the right to be any sex he chooses to live a homosexual lifestyle or to be a transgender and completely change who he or she is. We all still have to stand before Jesus Christ and give an account. All we might try to change doesn’t change one thing about what already knows and the fact that he, being our God consciousness tried to direct our footsteps.
What most people that choose a lifestyle apart from being what God would have them be is this. There is no such thing as a person that is not struggling with some type of sin. We all are sinners! I want to share one more scripture that I believe is very telling before I close this.
FOR WE HAVE NOT AN HIGH PRIEST WHICH CANNOT BE TOUCHED WITH THE FEELING OF OUR INFIRMITIES; BUT WAS IN ALL POINTS TEMPTED LIKE AS WE ARE, YET WITHOUT SIN. (16) LET US THEREFORE COME BOLDLY UNTO THE THRONE OF GRACE, THAT WE MAY OBTAIN MERCY, AND FIND GRACE TO HELP IN TIME OF NEED.
Do you realize what this verse (verse 15) is saying? There is no sin that we can face in our flesh that Jesus Christ didn’t face himself. Now, I want you to consider something. As a man in my lifetime, I’ve been tempted to commit adultery often. However, I can’t say I’ve ever been tempted to be an homosexual. I
ve been tempted to steal, even done it a few times. I’ve been very tempted to kill but, only in my mind have a actually killed anyone! I could go on but you get my point. I know that each person that reads this can offer things they have both been tempted to do and, things they have done.
The point is that none of us can say we have been tempted (in all points) like Jesus Christ was! Do you remember Jesus Christ crying from the Cross (My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me!?
AND ABOUT THE NINETH HOUR JESUS CRIED WITH A LOUD VOICE, SAYING, ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI? THAT IS TO SAY, MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAST THOU FORSAKED ME?
I’d like for you to put some thought into this point. The very God of the universe lived within the fleshly body of Jesus Christ. According to the verse (verse 15) even Jesus Christ was tempted in his flesh to believe there was no God! That, while that God, God the Father lived within him! I’ve been born again, washed in the blood of Jesus Christ and, I confess, I’ve been tempted to believe there is no God as well!
Therefore, even an atheist cannot say that Jesus Christ was not tempted as he or she is. Can you imagine being tempted to commit every sin known to man yet never committing even one of them?
The next verse here (verse 16) is very often misunderstood and miss quoted. It’s a call for every person to come boldly to the throne of grace. That verse is not just for believers but for all people. In:
COME NOW, AND LET US REASON TOGETHER, SAITH THE LORD: THOUGH YOUR SINS BE AS SCARLET, THEY SHALL BE AS WHITE AS SNOW; THOUGH THEY BE RED LIKE CRIMSON, THEY SHALL BE AS WOOL.
If we will simply become willing to bow before God at His throne of mercy, we can obtain mercy. His desire is for us to come to him no matter what sins we are guilty of. He desires to show us mercy forgiving us of all sin. Now, this is where a lot of people misunderstand. He says we can (find grace to help) in our time of need. That doesn’t mean that we won’t still be tempted at times to commit sin, we will but, when we asked Jesus Christ to move into our hearts, filling our God consciousness with the power of the Holy Spirit we will have the strength mot to allow those sins to dictate our lives.
Often as born again believes we, even I tend to be too hard on people that we are not like. For instance, I stated that I’d been tempted to commit adultery. Well, not only have I been tempted to but, I have since I’ve been born again. I fallen short. That truly bothers me! However, that is not the lifestyle I live. I confessed at his throne of mercy, and found grace continue to move forward as a believer seeking to be just like Jesus Christ.
Often when we see someone such as a homosexual it’s hard to allow that person to be less than perfect in our minds. If he or she is truly born again that doesn’t mean that they are not still tempted to commit the sin of their weakness, just as we are. Let’ put it this way. If you, are I lay in our bed at night, all in our mind can’t we commit adultery in the darkness of the night being all alone? Can’t a homosexual do the very same thing?
O WRETHED MAN THAT I AM! WHO SHALL DELIVER ME FROM THE BODY OF DEATH? (25) I THANK GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. SO THEN WITH THE MIND I SERVE THE LAW OF GOD: BUT WITH THE FLESH THE LAW OF SIN.
We are all frail, sinful people in need of the blood of Jesus Christ. God help each of us to know that! What often happens to people that live in sin and refuse to (come to the throne of grace) (to obtain mercy to help), God turns them over to a reprobate mind. At that, they no longer hear God’s Spirit as he seeks to speak to him. What a terrible place to be!
Right this minute, if you are reading this and God’s Spirit is speaking to your heart, yield to that Spirit! He loves you and truly wants to reason with you! Help you in your time of need! It’s your choice now, it always has been!
@ Timothy 1:7