” The Lord, the Lord, the Compassionate and Gracious God,
Slow to Anger, Abounding in Love and Faithfulness,
Maintaining love to thousands and Forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.
Yet, he does not leave the guilty unpunished:
He punishes the Children and their Children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generations! “
By the way, Does it go beyond 2 generations as of now? And in some rare cases not beyond 1st Generations! What say you??
And the Lord says – “Put your house in order, because you are going to die, you will not recover” when Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death.
Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord – “ Remember Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
And the word of the Lord came: “ I have heard your prayer and seen your tears: I will add 15 years to your life” And this is the Lord’s sign to you that I will do what I promised – “I will make the shadow cast by the sun go back the 10 steps it has gone down on the stairway of Ahaz” So the sunlight went back the 10 steps it had gone down!
Worse,People stubbornly turned their backs and covered their eyes and they made their hearts as hard as Flint. And I say – Relationships are breaking down at an alarming rate! If he or she no longer caters to your expectations or you no longer enjoy being with him or her – did your love ceases? Drop selfishness –will you? For selfish people and their seeds does not last very long down the line here on Earth!
Learn to love your family members, atleast, for what they are! Accept them as they are and do not try to change them, particularly –kids! Enjoy life with your husband or wife – whom you love all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun!
What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes! And we brought nothing into the world and we can take nothing out of it! Be on your guard – do not be unfaithful to your husband or wife of your youth! You ask why ? Because the Lord is the witness between you and your wife of your marriage covenant! And what does the One God seek? Godly Offspring!
Command your children to do good, to be Rich in good deeds and to be generous and willing to share! In this way, they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age! So, that they may take hold of life that is truly life!
What good is it for someone to gain the whole world yet, forfeit their soul? If you command them and then, “My spirit who is on you will not depart from you and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants from this time on and forever.”
Do you know, woman – it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight, so that people will see the purity and reverence of your lives submitting yourself to your husband.
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 that 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 favoritism nor announce your Righteousness with trumpet to others – 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!
Do you know then that through Faith – even the size of a Mustard seed in him – we have been justified freely? We have peace with God again: We have gained access by Faith into his Grace in which we now stand.
“Come then, let us approach God’s throne of Grace with Freedom and Confidence so that we may receive Mercy and find Grace to help us in our time of need.”
Come, Let us Return to the Lord. Let us acknowledge our very own Creator – let us press on to acknowledge him. He desires Recognition rather than Burnt Offerings and Sacrifices!
Do not trust in your deeds and riches. Those who walk in Pride – he is able to humble. No discipline seems pleasant at the time but painful. But in order to keep you from becoming conceited – you were given a thorn in your flesh – a messenger of satan to torment you – 3 times Paul pleaded the Lord to take it away but God replied –“My Grace (being alive) is sufficient for you for my power is made perfect in weakness”
So, get a new heart and a new spirit for no one is Cast – Off by the Lord forever, they not stumbled on the stumbling stone beyond Recovery!
See, the Word is near you: “It is in your Mouth and in your Heart – if you declare with your Mouth ‘Jesus is Lord’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead – you will be saved! The Promise is for you and for your children and for all whom the Lord God is calling through by this Article”
Though he brings grief – he will show you compassion and mercy, so great is his unfailing love. In fact, what can separate us from the love of God? NOTHING! For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone. But your iniquities have separated you from his unfailing love, your lewdness and promiscuity have brought this on you! Because you lusted after the nations and defiled yourself with their false gods(gods you have not known).
Indeed, your sins have hidden his face from you so that he will not hear! Seek the Living God, seek holiness, seek righteousness and seek humility. Perhaps, you will be sheltered on the day of the Lord’s anger. Because in the fire of his jealousy – the whole Earth will be consumed! And why will you die? He takes no pleasure in the death of anyone. Repent and live and eat the good things of the land.
So, desecrate your false gods and do not get polluted by the world. Throw them away like a menstrual cloth and say to them – “Away with you.” For the devil has torn us to pieces but he will heal us. The devil has injured us but he will bind up our wounds! Trust in the Living God and he will keep you in perfect peace in this tribulent world for the Lord, the Lord himself is the Rock Eternal, whose plan is wonderful and whose wisdom is magnificent!
“What no eyes has seen, what no Ear has heard and what no human mind has conceived – the things God has prepared for those who love him.”
For the word of the Living God is alive and active even in this digital age. Indeed, sharper than any double edged sword. It penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit: Joints and marrows! He judges the thoughts and attitudes of the mind and heart! Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while alive.
After all, a man reaps what he sows – whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction! But whoever sown to please the spirit, from the spirit will reap everlasting life. For eventhough this worldly body is subject to death because of sin – but the holy ghost gives life because of Righteousness!
“People can be ever hearing but never understanding
People can be ever seeing but never perceiving
For this people’s heart has become Calloused
They hardly hear with their ears
And they have closed their eyes.
Otherwise, they might see with their eyes
Hear with their ears
Understand with their hearts
And turn and I would heal them”
But then, when you waver in your FAITH- which is the work of God, you are denying its power! And so, if you cannot believe and do not have Faith – Does God condemned you already? Do you really believe in God’s Power? My friend. When you not really believe in God’s power and then, Sin – seizing the apportunity afforded by the command – Deceived us! For they (dark spirits) come from your very own desires that battle within you and they often outwit us due to our lack of self – control. And wickedness does not release those who practice it so easily again.
And then, you show contempt for the Riches of kindness, forebearance and patience – not realizing that God’s kindness and patience is intended to lead you to his wonderful light!
And 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 are pillaged, plundered and stripped. You are uprooted from the land and so thus, your seeds from the face of the Earth!
Maybe, You harden your evil heart and you cannot Accept him to be King over you!
But we know that in all things God works for the good of those who truly love him!