Oh my God – Jesus! He is amazing!
“Oh, my God….”
– Psalm 59:1
*a prayer to God Himself
Oh what an amazing gracious God! God has so much grace, so much mercy, so much love for us all. For all of us on the earth – whoever we may be, He wants to absolutely shower His grace on us.
God is available to us all. The emphasis in the Bible is on “whosoever“.
The matter of me and God
God is asking all, individually, to repent. Whosoever really wants to – can receive God’s free gift of pardon before it’s too late (Hebrews 9:27). It is a matter between you and God, “only me and God”.
“Draw near to God
and He will draw near to you.”
– James 4:8
There is no way on earth that any of us can live to merit God’s forgiveness – His grace and His mercy. No way in hell. No way in the whole God-damned universe [Read: Romans 5:12; Being God Damned] — because it is not good enough for holiness, Holy God. Without Christ, what am I? Certainly not holy – without fault. How can I hope to merit anything of God?
He chose me. With all of everything in His realms – He chose me. How can I fail to respond to that!? Amazing grace was all He needed to give to save a sinner like me. He came down to die for me. My response of confession and acknowledgement is all He requires.
– Source: Through Grace and Sheer Mercy
There is a whole lot of “whosoever” in the Bible.
King James Version
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. – Acts 2:21
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. – Romans 13:2
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. – Matthew 10:32
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. – Mark 8:38
Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. – Mark 10:15
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it:
But whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. – Luke 9:24
For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels. – Luke 9:26
And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. – Luke 14:33
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. – John 3:14-16
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? – John 11:26
He loved us so very much – so much so – that He willingly gave up His only Son Jesus to come down to earth and be born a man, a human – in order to pay the price and die most cruelly on a cross for our sake. John put it this way:
16 “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] [a]only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge and condemn the world [that is, to initiate the final judgment of the world], but that the world might be saved through Him. – John 3:16-17
There are few historical assertions that come down to us through history with so many evidential proofs of their veracity – as do the biblical records of the real life, real death and actual real resurrection from death – of Jesus of Nazareth. I’d call that proof positive of God’s love. He provided it, plenty of proofs:
Acts 17:10-34 verses 30-32:
30 Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, 31 because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.”
32 Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some began to sneer, but others said, “We shall hear you again concerning this.”
Matthew 15 is so very interesting. God actually has an attitude. His attitude is especially applicable to the absurd state of the world as it is now in 2021. Imagine what He would say about today… when Jesus actually said this to His own disciple Peter,
“Are you still so dull
[and unable to
put things together]?”
– Matthew 15:16
Although He is patient, this God of the Bible has a bit of an attitude towards those who fail to acknowledge Him. And why not? After all, He is Creator of all that is, so we have to give it to Him. And He is surely holy in all of it. He has His ways (way beyond our ways). God’s attitude is described like this:
“…if you abandon (turn away from) Him, He will reject you forever.”
I would hate to be under this harsh gaze of God — the way He looks at all unbelievers. All unrepentant sinners, all those that refuse to bow their knee to Him, all those who refuse to give up their narrow little opinions… are really in for it on That Day.
Are you still so dull? What kind of fool are you – that you will not listen to the voice of God? This is what God is saying to you throughout the Bible:
“Behold now is the acceptable time.”
For He says, “At the acceptable time (the time of grace) I listened to you, And I helped you on the day of salvation.” Behold, now is “the acceptable time,” behold, now is “the day of salvation”— 2 Corinthians 6:2
In today’s fool climate – it seems like a new kind of fool is born every day. You think? Picture/Joke: ↓ Baby Cohen whispering to cousin Elijah: “What kind of fool do you think I am?”
(Maybe… read the fool list below as you sing the song by the Tams.)
What kind of fool?
1. **Type of Fool: There is a “God? No! No God” type of Fool: The Fool Says
The fool has said in his heart,
“There is no God.” – Psalm 14:1
Read: Why you are an idiot… IF you say there is no God
“The fool says in his heart:
- I will focus all my energies on my 70+ earthly years, and leave to chance my million-infinite-years.
- I am so egocentric that God will just have to get in line. Forget God.
- I am all there is, all I care about. What does “god” have to do with anything?
- I have, and am, everything I need. God has never helped me with anything. What god?
- Life is tough enough as it is! Why add some “god” to my mess!?
- If God exists – why hasn’t he shown himself to me? He hasn’t said a word to me!
– Source: What a Crock – Having No Religious Affiliation
2. **Type of Fool: Here is “a closed-minded, self-confident fool” type of Fool:
3. **Type of Fool: Here is “an absolutely irrational Charismatic NAR type” type of Fool: Delusion is absolutely irrational, stupid, and foolish “No sane person (you and me) would allow themselves to be deceived and tricked, fooled. Right? We would see it coming and avoid being “deluded”. Right? Wrong.
The Apostasy. There is a predicted end times great Delusion coming, called the Apostasy, “the great rebellion, the abandonment of the faith by professed Christians” (2 Thessalonians 2: verses 2-5 AMP version). This delusion will happen to sane, “professing Christians”. Beware, Paul says.
– Source: Delusion is absolutely irrational, stupid, and foolish
4. **Type of Fool: Here is “a Stupididiotic Fool” type of Fool:
So, nowadays, there really are people out there that say similar things about God! People around you (maybe you, even?!) say all kinds of stupididiotic things about God.
- “All roads lead to heaven, just take any road you see.”
- “Choose whatever religion you want – they all do the same thing.”
- “All these religions – they worship the same God.”
- “It doesn’t really matter what you believe, because we will all end-up in the same place.”
- “Just be as good as you can. God is loving and kind, and will forgive everything in the end anyway.”
– Source: Why believe such Stupididiotic Things
How about you? Do you really believe ¨the think¨ our society shoves us into? Do you think our intelligence and the creative design of all that is around us – came from slime? Have you thought-it-through for yourself? What will be your fundamental tenet when you finally stand at heaven’s gate? Will you wait till then for proof?
– Source: Want it
from FlourishAnyway — -Source: Spinditty.com (Pop-Rock-and-Country-Songs)
Excerpt: Come close to God – before He can’t be found. “He will let you find Him.” It’s your choice. Eventually He will release you to walk your own way. He will stop trying. And soon, it’s too late.
…the Lord searches all hearts and minds,
and understands every intent and inclination of the thoughts.
If you seek Him
[inquiring for and of Him and requiring Him as your first and vital necessity]
He will let you find Him;
He will reject you forever.