Judgment Day........Seems very final and it is. The day all things are revealed and judgment is passed for reconciliation of all creation. Think of the beginning of the creation of earth and all that God has done in making this amazing home for us to dwell on. Creating human beings in His image to live and enjoy all that He has brought forth for our pleasure and His. All this was done in His Goodness and His Godliness which is His being. Setting forth a boundary and explaining the concept of freewill and choice. Explaining consequences of freewill and choice. Making sure we had all the tools necessary to be able to understand all that was presented before us.
Adam and Eve chose to listen to temptation and allow the lust of their flesh to overcome them into desiring the knowledge of the Tree of Good and Evil more than trusting what the LORD had told them what would be GOOD for them as well as what the consequences of this choice would bring.
Thou shalt surely die.
The evil knowledge released on that day has grown to infect all the earth and we see the consequences of this fatal infection. But...............this tree is knowledge of GOOD and evil. Both are now in our lives and we choose which we will partake of by our daily choices. Our lives from beginning to end are about learning of this knowledge and the consequences of it. It is very evident to us all the results of GOODNESS. This choice brings forth love and life and the goodness that comes with that for all creation not just mankind. If practiced in full there would be no death or disease or separation from the GOODNESS which is GOD. All creation would prosper and grow and glow with the glory of our Father in Heaven.
Unfortunately mankind has allowed the temptation of evil knowledge to arouse desires within his heart that only want things for himself and have no thought of what his desire will do to his brother or all of creation in the long run. Choice and freewill are not something GOD will infringe upon. He loves us enough to allow this for our own good. We must see what these choices we make manifest into for all creation not just for ourselves.
The root of this tree of knowledge comes from the first created angel Satan. He has lived a very, very long time and has perfected his subtlety in deception on many, many planets thru out GODs universe. He knows also the wages of sin is death and will stop at nothing to make sure as many of GOD's children as possible will not discover this truth and will die an eternal death as he will.
But...........we being loved so very much have been provided a WAY for forgiveness of evil being. By real repentance and that means to turn from evil and go and sin no more and the GRACE that is our LORD JESUS CHRIST. His blood will atone for our evil for those that love and have faith in HIM. There is no forgiveness for those that disregard the GOODNESS that is GOD.
When we truly believe in our creator and truly begin to understand who HE is thru his Word and earnest seeking from our heart and soul, judgment begins within you at that moment. He will come and indwell you with HIS Holy Ghost that will begin to show you that which is GOOD. HE will show you.......This is the Way, walk in it. As you feed this spirit within you with study and prayer and practice of HIS GOODNESS, it becomes stronger within you until you can experience the fullness of CHRIST the living GOD.
Each time we stray by letting that which is of this world overtake our thoughts. Worries and confusion become our state of being. The Holy Ghost will help you to stop and refocus on that which is Truth within you. Remember....this is all GOD's creation and nothing happens in it without HIS permission. HIS promises are real and true. GOD is not a man that HE should lie. All things are possible.
Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
This gift of life... in the beginning of it I should say, is a school or trial for this knowledge of Good and evil to be put before each and everyone of us. That we may see it for what it truly is and see the consequences of each choice made. Not just by us individually but of all mankind. The ripple effect of each choice goes out into the world and does it job. Either for GOOD or for evil. The sufferings of each of us and all the world are a result of our choices. The beauty and joy of each of us and all the world are also a result of our choices. Choose GOD and HIS GOODNESS and we will live in the garden that GOD in HIS GLORY intended for us from the very beginning.
King Solomon was honored by GOD with wisdom beyond all man because he asked:
Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?
And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;
Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.
And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.
GOD is so patient and long suffering for us. HE would that none would fall, that all HIS children would desire the GOODNESS that is HIM and eternal life. This trial is now, all the evidence and witness of our own lives, every thought and action or in some cases no thought and no action, being put forth by us as individuals is before GOD. We will reap what we sow. If we have no desire for that which is GOOD here and now, there will be no desire there either. GOD will have only that which is GOOD in HIS kingdom. Evil attempts to kill and destroy all that which is GOOD and it will not prevail. GOD will not have it!!!
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.
Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.
For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
(For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
The trial is on my Brothers and Sisters...........Choose ye THIS DAY!!!
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
Be Blessed in the LORD JESUS CHRIST!!!