Refuse to obey

 

And the LORD said…

How long do you refuse to keep My commandments and My instructions?

Exodus 16:28

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Humanity Grumbling

 

And the LORD said…

How long shall I bear with this evil congregation who are grumbling against Me?

I have heard the complaints . . . which they are making against Me.

Numbers 14:27

 

Selfie-steem Issues

Why are people so enamored with their body image?  Mostly the female gender of the human species, but there are some males out there that worship their bodies too.  

It really makes no sense because the human body is actually revolting.  

  • Hair grows from places we wish it didn’t.  
  • In some cases hair doesn’t grow at all where we wish it would.
  • There are weird fluids that stream from it.  
  • It’s smelly. 
  • It takes considerable upkeep to make it look good and then lots more upkeep to keep it looking good.
  • Bumps and spots randomly show up for no reason what-so-ever
  • As the body ages, wrinkles show up and skin gets saggy. 

I mean, seriously people…?  

It’s pathetic how humans are so enamored with their bodies when the body is just a decaying organism.  

 

 

 

Hatred, Intolerance, Prejudice and Racism

“As long as one individual feels they are being treated unfairly; racism, prejudice, hatred and intolerance will always exist in the world.”

– irtfyblog –

“Tolerance and Acceptance!”  

“Peace and Safety!”

“Hate has no home here!”

“Coexist!

These words are spoken by those living in a fantasy world of unicorns and rainbows who continue a feeble attempt at brainwashing the herd into thinking that everyone can somehow get along.

Unfortunately, those who are shouting and screaming the messages above aren’t living consistently what they preach.  

Instead, those criers of intolerance are acting out aggressively towards anyone who doesn’t think, behave or speak the way they want or the way they demand.  Never realizing that their phrases and opinions are not filled with edification, but are rife with hatred and totalitarian ideologies and ideals.

If history has taught us anything, it’s that these types of people will always exist.  History has also taught us that humans change like the weather and choose to follow anyone they think will lead them to the peaceful lifestyle they desire.  Pursuing the same ideological social change of the delinquents they choose to follow.

Interestingly, these types of humans try to express a jovial and carefree personality by masquerading their undertones of peace and safety with goodwill, cheer, harmony and kindness.  Yet, when they’ve been wronged, their attitude turns vicious, angry, twisted and vengeful. 

They become a tyrannical villain that seeks revenge upon the very soul of those whom they tried so desperately to influence by using a warped definition of “good“.

Wicked, venomous personalities rise up like a typhoon.  Their tender and sympathetic voices morph into roars of gossip and slander that blow harder and harder with every design of illogical thinking. 

These same personalities who attempted to lead people to become a harmonious herd of loving individuals have now become a taunting bully which brings horror upon the humans they once admitted caring for.

Oh the irony.  

Hence, the belief that “everyone can get along” is an agreeable fantasy but an extremely difficult reality because humans are individualistic, sinful, selfish, disobedient children with a lot of  pride and arrogance reigning in their hearts.  

Consequently, the heart is where intolerance and hate begin.  A field where proverbial seeds are sown.   

When humans attempt to force an opinion or belief on those who don’t agree or don’t want to agree, the seed of strife is sown and planted in the feeble stages of human growth and remains dormant in every human heart.

When watered and fertilized with doubt, stress, hurt, pain, misery, suffering, weakness or fear; that little seed of strife begins to grow into a weed of hate.  Finding nourishment in many forms, and strengthening as it’s left to grow where it eventually takes over the mind and soul of the pathetically weak and unsuspecting.

Communism, Despots, Fascism, Wars, Conflicts, Factions, Gangs, Murders, Marital strife, Disobedient Children, Gender Wars, Religions, Human rights . . . All of these have revealed the true nature of the human heart by establishing countless examples from past events where two opposing sides clash in a desperate struggle to bully the other side into submission.

Each side believes their ideology to be superior.  

Each side believes they are doing the world good.  

Each side protests and struggles.  

Each side believes in violence to get their point across.  

And yet, neither side will budge on their beliefs.

Neither side will humble themselves enough to find a common ground with the other.

Neither side with relinquish their desire for power and control.  

Each side holds firm to the belief that their freedom rests in doing whatever they please to demand the other give up first. 

Sadly, neither side will ever take into account how their actions are affecting another person directly or indirectly; nor do they consider that whatever actions they take will bring dire consequences to the whole of humanity.

Both sides are lost in their hatred and intolerance of the other.  

Both sides are consumed by their lust to prove the other side wrong.  

Both sides only recognize self, greed and power while shouting phrases like, “We do it for our children!” , “We do it for our future!” , “We do it out of ‘love’!”

Yet…they never recognize that those phrases are excuses used to satisfy their need for acceptance and authority in the minds of the weak and feeble.

After all, wars didn’t start because someone was filled compassion, patience, kindness and love. 

So what are these two sides that remain in this constant struggle? 

We humans like to believe that it’s humans against humans, flesh against flesh, person against person; however, it’s not.  It never was.  It never will be.

The quarrel is in the soul and spirit of every man, woman and child, but it’s not flesh against flesh.

It is a war constantly fought between desires to satisfy self versus submission to our creator, God.  Please note the words of the apostle Paul in a letter to the Ephesians…

“… stand firm against the schemes of the devil.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”    — Eph 6

Also, we should take interest in those chilling words of truth from the Son of God recorded in the book of John…

“You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” – John 8:44

Therefore, the struggle and fight is against the schemes of the devil, not against humanity itself.

Consequently, as Jesus, the Son of God, has stated; humanity is a pathetically fallen species that has given their hearts and minds to the devil.  The father of lies.  Who, because of sin and pride, turned away from a holy, righteous, loving God to seek his own lustful passions.  

Likewise, humanity has sinned and has decided to turn away from a holy, righteous and loving God.  Adorning themselves with pride and selfishness.  Thinking that somehow they have covered their sins and trespasses because they preach a message of tolerance and love.  Yet, they have chosen to follow their father, the devil; and their messages of love and tolerance are filled with lies and deception, hatred and intolerance, racism and prejudice. 

They do not see the error of their ways.  They cannot see just how far away from God they really are. 

In the midst of their shame and disgrace they have been given a stern and dire warning for their future.  One that they fail to hear. . . 

“For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.  While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.” (I Thes 5:2-3)

“…nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines….Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and have them put to death.” (Mark 13:8 & 12)

Take note!  Destruction comes “WHILE they are saying, peace and safety; not WHEN they have peace and safety. 

While the world screams for human rights, clamors for love and acceptance, demands inclusion and tolerance; the LORD Jesus will appear in the blink of an eye and their destruction will come without warning.  They will not escape it. 

The LORD Jesus is coming again and when He does, the day will be just like any other day.  No one will be prepared for it.  He will “come like a thief in the night.”  For no one knows the time of His return.

“…be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.”  (Matt 24:43)

“Therefore wait for Me,” declares the Lord, “For the day when I rise up as a witness.  Indeed, My decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, to pour out on them My indignation, all My burning anger; for all the earth will be devoured by the fire of My zeal.”  Zeph 3:8

The God of Heaven is not a God to be mocked or ridiculed. 

He is a God we should respect.  A God we should fear in reverence.  A God we should thank.  A God we should love.  And not with a human love where we lust sexually, but a love where humility and compassion lead us to deny ourselves our wants and needs.  A love where we crave a life filled with submission to God as our King, as our Lord, as our God, as our Provider, as our Redeemer.  A love where we long to serve Him in whatever capacity He commands.  A love that leads us to proclaim in unison, “Oh Lord my God, how great Thou art!”  

My hope and prayer is that the world will recognize how far away from God they really are.  That they would look in the mirror and see their sinful state.  That when they walk away from the mirror they would not forget how they look and would recognize their need for a savior from the chains of disobedience in which they are bound, the sickness in which there is no human cure, the nakedness for which there is no human covering.  

I pray that everyone in the world will come to recognize the devil’s false words of “tolerance”, “peace”, “safety”, “inclusion”, “coexistence” and “acceptance”; and that with the hope and truth of the message of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection everyone would turn 180 degrees into the light of Jesus, the Son of God, so He can restore their health and set them free from the bondage of sin in which they are enslaved.  

“For God our Savior desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.” (1 Tim 2:3-6)