“For we know that if the earthly tent [our physical body] which is our house is torn down [through death], we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” – 2 Corinthians 5:1
Life is short
You know we don’t live here forever. Life is short. (Unless you’re just 16!) As I love to say, “First your born. Then you die!”
We only have one shot at this. One. No make-overs. No time-outs. No “one more chance”. No excuses. The faith of another can’t save you. How you managing so far?
The Bible tells us,
“…it is appointed and destined
for all men
to die once and
after this [comes certain] judgment….”
– Hebrews 9:27
Ready to meet your Maker?
Or are you still acting-out the ostrich fable of …your head buried in the sand, refusing to acknowledge Jesus as God, refusing to bow the knee with confession of sin and repentance? 1
Hebrews 9 is a terrific chapter explaining the action of Jesus when He came down to earth. What an earth shattering event His birth was. And His life. And His death. And His resurrection! And His salvation! Oh how Marvelous the grace of our risen Savior. How can you not fall on your knees before Him?
What marvelous grace of the damning God, who would go so far out of His way to “un-condemn” me, to “un-do” His “God damn”, His damnation of me, to save me forever for Himself. To love me – at all. That is the grace of God. – Source: Oh how marvelous
3 For though we walk in the flesh [as mortal men], we are not carrying on our [spiritual] warfare according to the flesh and using the weapons of man.
4 The weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood]. Our weapons are divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.
5 We are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God,
and we are taking every thought and purpose captive to the obedience of Christ
– 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
Our days today are like none other. “The End” is near. And… the Truth is still true:
“Do not let your hearts be distressed.[a] You believe in God;[b] believe also in me. 2 There are many dwelling places[c permanent dwelling place] in my Father’s house.[d] Otherwise, I would have told you, because[e] I am going away to make ready[f] a place for you.[g] 3 And if I go and make ready[h] a place for you, I will come again and take you[i] to be with me,[j] so that where I am you may be too. 4 And you know the way where I am going.”[k] – John 14:1-4
Seeing as how we live as a Temp in a Temp world, it behooves us to think deeply about what’s coming in the next much longer existence just beyond the veil. I like how Lee William Brainard puts things in perspective at his website, Soothkeep.
Think outside the fog:
- of the status quo, the popular, the politically correct
- of theological systems erected on philosophical errors
- of sectarian prejudice and its resistance to truth
- of the common mistakes in reason and thought
Set my people free:
- from errors in matters of eschatology
- from errors on God’s government and redemption
- from errors that undermine the Bible and evangelicalism
- from errors that promote hyperspirituality
“On God my salvation and my glory rest; He is my rock of [unyielding] strength, my refuge is in God.” – Psalm 62:7 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Read more at Soothkeep
We only have one shot at this. How you managing so far?
- Mirriam-webster Ostrich | 2from the belief that the ostrich when pursued hides its head in the sand and believes itself to be unseen. One who attempts to avoid danger or difficulty by refusing to face it.
- Mirriam-webster | face the music: to meet an unpleasant situation, a danger, or the consequences of one’s actions.