Come, Let us Return to the Lord.
“I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am”
But then, where is this ‘coming’ he promised ?? Ever since our ancestors died everything goes on as it has since the beginning of Creation. !
A Rich Youngman fell on his knees before him and asked: “Good teacher, what good thing must I do to inherit Eternal Life ?” He replied- “Why do you call me Good? No one is good except God alone.” Then, he asked him back – ” How do you Read the Law??”
The Youngman replied :” You shall have no other gods before me, you shall not covet thy neighbour:s wife, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not Murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, Honor your father and mother.”
Then, the teacher said: “The First and Greatest command is this: Love the Lord your God with all your Heart, with all your Soul, and with all your Mind and with all your Srength”
But then, how can we ever love God – the Almighty ? Whom no one has seen or can see ? For it is written -“You cannot see my face for no one may see me and Live. ” He seems to be a terrible God, afterall. Rather, is not He the one who would love us back more than we-human-can do ? And why he allows poverty, famine and injustice in the world when He could do something more about it ? Does he knows that we struggle and we fight and we kill each other instead of loving one another ? Why, and why Peace is so elusive ? Destruction and Violence are before us. There is strife and conflict abounds and whoever shuns evil becomes a Prey.
And the Teacher Continued: The second most important command is this – “Love your neighbour as thyself”
See, Love is afterall, the fulfilment of the above 2 commands. And the goal of these 2 commands is LOVE – which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere Faith that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness!
And then, the Lawyer said: “Teacher, all these I have kept since I was a boy and I know that to love your neighbour as thyself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices!” And inspite of his wealth, the Rich Youngman cried: “But Lord, what do I still Lack?”
The Teacher replied: “One thing you lack: Go, sell everything you have and give it to the poor and you will have treasure in Heaven. Then, come, follow me.”
WHAT ? To throw all away to the poor that you have been working so hard for many years by now ? Is not this a hard teaching ? Only the Insane would do such a foolish thing! Perhaps, the living God is a God of Old for it is too harsh for people like us who live by the standards of the present digital world! The God must be Crazy for who can accept such a hard-teaching ? No doubt, when the Rich Youngman heard this – his face fell, he went away sad and a heavy heart because he had great wealth. Obviously.
But then, the teacher said: “It is easier for a Camel to go through the Eye of a Needle than for someone who is Rich to enter the Kingdom of Light.”
If it were the only Truth, then everyone would believe it ! But not so ! Christ, who is the Truth – Rose from the dead but many still do not believe! To be Rich, not poor. To be powerful , not weak. To have slaves and servants, not be one. Your Christ solves nothing ! Mindless sentimentality for the weakest and poorest to make their Pathetic state livable until they are buried in the ground and forgotten. But then, it does not take an intelligent man to look around and know that the world is missing something!
But then, what shall we say then when the whole world is under the control of the Evil One ?? And that our Enemy- the Devil prowls around like a Roaring Lion looking for someone to Devour and at the same time – the sinful passions aroused by the Law are at work in this worldly body and the Evil you do not want to do – this you keep on doing ! Infact, it is no longer you who do it but it is Sin living in you that does it. For this sinful flesh is a slave to the Law of Sin and is subject to Death. Therefore, we struggle not against flesh and blood. And though we live in the world – we do not wage war as the world does- the weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world ! They come from your very own desires that battle within you -Sin is waging war against the Law of your Mind !
NOW, what shall we say then that we are welcome into the Kingdom of Light ?? Is it ‘ to keep and walk in Obedience to the 2 above commands only ?? And even more simpler – we know that all the commands and decrees, laws and statutes of the living God are all summed up in this one Royal Command – “Love your Neighbour as Thyself.” Can this one Royal Command alone, Save Us ?
But then, we are doing Right if we really keep this one Royal Command or Law. But if we show favoritism – you sin and is convicted by the law as Law Breaker ! Infact, whoever keeps the whole command and yet, stumbles at just ONE point is guilty of Breaking all of it.
No doubt, then that one of the 12 cried: “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved??” He replied: ” Make every effort to enter through the strait gate because many – I tell You – will try to enter and will not be able to.”
Woe to the inhabiters of the Earth and of the sea for the Devil has come down unto you and has gone out into the world – going back and forth on it and deceiving people to believe the Lie….what LIE is it anyway ?. He is filled with great fury and Hades is following close behind him. He is in a hurry for he knows the time is short. Indeed, he teaches us to be disobedient to our parents and to be conceited and lovers of Money. To be lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God. Entices us in our sinful desires of our hearts to sexual impurity – degrading our bodies with one another – even between members of the same family. And to say ‘Yes’ to ungodliness, worldly passions and pleasures, selfishness and greed. And to say ‘No’ to self-controlled, upright and Godly lives in this present age as they are from the world and speak from the viewpoint of the world and the world listens to them. Even women to exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way, Men too, committed shameful acts with other men.
But then, all these things must happen first but the End will not come right away. Do not grieve like the rest of Mankind who are foreigners or strangers to the covenants of promise – without HOPE worshipping false gods in the world!
For it is the Lord God you must follow and Him you must Revere. Keep his commands and obey him, serve him and hold fast to him. Be afraid of the one who can destroy both body and soul in Hell. And not a hair of your head will perish but you will Win life. For it is written: “Because he loves me” says the immortal, “I will Rescue him; I will protect him for he acknowledges my Name and not ashame of me. I will be with him in Trouble, I will deliver him and honor him – with long life I will satisfy him. And show him my salvation.”
So, see to it that you are not alarmed for did I not proclaim all these and foretell them long ago ? Do you not know ?Have you not heard? Has it not been told to you from the beginning ? Have you not understand since the Earth was founded that by the same word – the present heavens and earth are reserved for judgement and then, total destruction of the Earth by Fire ?
And when these things – fearful events and great signs begin to take place – Stand Up ! And lift up your heads and examine yourself to see : whether you are in the Faith – Test Yourselves! Do you not Realize that the Holy Spirit is in you – unless, of course, you fail the test !
Now, your hearts melt, knees give way, bodies tremble and your face grow Pale. Anxious mind and despairing heart because of the Terror that will fill your hearts by these fearful events and great signs that your eyes will see. You have no Peace, no quietness, you have no Rest but only Turmoil. Because you did not love and serve the true living God but false gods, joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity and that you never set an example for the Believers in Speech, in Conduct, in Love, in Faith and in Purity. Perhaps, you are arrogant and never at rest. And greedy as the grave and like death – you are never satisfied.
Therefore, just as it pleased the Lord to make you prosper and rich, so it will please him to Ruin and Destroy you. You will be pillaged, plundered and stripped. You will be uprooted from the land and so thus, your seeds from the face of the Earth. For in the days before the Flood – people were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planning and building, marrying and giving in marriage upto the day Noah entered the Ark. They knew nothing about what would happen until the Flood came and took them all away – to the depths of the Pit.
But then, how can we be the Children of the Living God and not the Devil without fault in a wraped and crooked and sinful generation and inherit eternal life ?
Do not conform to the pattern of this present digital world and the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. So, be transformed by the Renewing of your Mind – “The New Creation has come. The old has gone. The New(you) is here.” And so, do you excel in everything – in speech, in conduct, in purity and over all these virtues – put on Love, which binds them all together in perfect unity! And in Faith and in knowledge of the word of God! Will you in complete earnestness Rekindle the Love in you? Do everything in love and walk with love. See to it that you Excel in the Grace of Giving, too. And the gift is as a generous gift-not as one reluctantly or grudgingly given. Give what you have decided in your heart to give-let it springs up from the bottom of your heart, not under compulsion or for being requested or for heard it from a friends – for God love a Cheerful Giver! Let your action be without showing favouritism nor announce your Righteousness with Trumpet to other- your Giving may be in secret but then, your Father, who is in heaven who even sees what is done in secret will Reward you! But if you do announces your Righteousness with Trumpet to others – You will have no Reward from above!
Make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at Peace with him. Let us be Sober – take up the shield of Faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the Evil One. And the Sword of the Spirit i.e. the Word of God. Love and Righteousness as a breastplate and the Hope of salvation as a Helmet. For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to Receive salvation through his One and Only Son – Christ Jesus. He died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep – we may live together with him forever. Now, be strong and be courageous in the Lord and in his Mighty Power – Rooted and built up in him: Strengthened in the Faith and overflowing with thankfulness. Rejoice in the Lord, again I say – Rejoice and let not your Faith rest on human wisdom but on God’s power because the wisdom of the wise will perish and the intelligence of the intelligent will Vanish.
But then, if it is the Lord Christ that you are serving, then, you – who revere his Name – the sun of Righteousness will Rise with healing in its ray for you. The Almighty will be your gold and the choicest silver for you. Surely, you will find delight in the Almighty and you will pray to him and he will hear you. What you decide on will be done and Light will shine on your ways. For God’s solidfoundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription – “Whoever loves God is known by God.” And it is written: “They gave out of their wealth but she – the poor widow, out of her poverty- put in everything all she had to live on.” Test him in this and see, if he will not throw open the Floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessings that there will not be Room enough to store them. For God will meet all your needs according to the Riches of his glory in Christ Jesus !
See, you will do well to pay attention and to keep on trying to gain or regain spiritual connection with God. For anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him –“If you humble yourselves and pray and seek my face- I will listen to you from my High and Holy place – Heaven. You will seek and find me when you seek me with all your heart – I will be found by you” King David’s: “My Sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit. A broken and contrite heart, you O God, will not despise”
“ Pray and continue to pray as to a light shining in a dark place until the day dawns and the Morning Star Rises in your Heart – that Gentle Peace flooding your heart is the Peace that comes from heaven above for he does not give to you as the world gives!
* That gentle peace is a sure sign that the Holy Spirit is entering your heart – God has put the Holy Spirit in your heart as a deposit – guaranteeing what is to come !
**And if you do not waver in unbelief in your faith but grow more and more spiritually, the Second stage –God will speak into your mind and you will hear a Voice inside of your head.
***And if you are not backsliding but putting Faith and Action in perfect unity in your life: the Third stage… A visit from the Almighty.
Now, here is the conclusion of the Matter: A person is considered Righteous not by Faith alone but also by what they do ! Therefore, the two must be in perfect Unity: Go hand in hand – Faith and Action in your life. For it is Written: “I, the Lord, search the Heart and Examine the Mind to Reward each person according to what their deeds deserve.” And this is possible because the Holy Ghost intercedes for God’s People in accordance with the Will of God. And those that are led by the Holy Ghost are the Children of the Living God. If anyone does not have the Holy Ghost – they do not belong to Christ, then.
Therefore, since evil is waging war against the law of your mind and they too, have divine power to demolish your strongholds – you ought to demolish arguments, principles and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and you ought to take captive everythought and make it obedient to Christ. And this is our struggle, my friend. A Spiritual struggle, not a physical struggle at all – a holy war. And we live by Faith and not by sight- “My righteous one will live by Faith. And I take no pleasure in the One who shrinks back.” And he has no pleasure in Fools. It is hard for the Righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner? But the Lord uphold the Righteous – He keeps them safe and the Evil one cannot harm them at all. For blessed are those who have not seen and yet, have believed!
Therefore, open wide your hearts for since the message spoken through Angels was binding and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment –how shall we escape the punishment(the depths of the pit) if we ignore so great a salvation ? For salvation is found in no one else for there is no other name under heaven given to Mankind by which we must be saved. And how much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of Man underfoot – to those whom the message of the Cross is nothing but ony Foolishness; who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them and who has grieved or insulted the holy spirit? Do you show contempt for the Riches of his kindness, forebearance and patience not realizing that God’s kindness and patience Is intended to lead you to his wonderful light? Repent, come near to God and he will come near to you! Wash your hands- you sinners and let the holy spirit purifies your hearts – you double minded.
But then, the god of this age has blinded the minds of Unbelievers. But then, you – “The Redeemed of the Living God are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy because you are receiving the End result of the your unshakable Faith in him. And for being counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name and grief from all kinds of trials while on Earth – the Salvation of your soul: Bearing the image of the heavenly man clothe with heavenly bodies.”
And the voice coming out from the Throne of Grace like a trumpet sound will say to you – “See, I am making everything new – Come and take your share of the Tree of Life and live Forever.”
Come Lord. Come as you promised.