The Gift Of God Thrown Into The Trash

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There was an old homeless man sleeping on a park bench downtown. He got up from the bench that he was laying on to cross the street to the other side. While the man was away, a bag of fresh bagels was placed where he was sleeping on. A gift was placed by a stranger who wanted the old man to have a meal and at the same time, give God all the glory by thanking Him. When he came back and saw the bag of bagels, his eyes widened and paused for a few seconds with thoughts running through his mind. Surprisingly, the man picked it up and walked directly to the dumpster and tossed the wonderful gift in the trash.

This is what Jesus faces every day by Atheists, Agnostics, false religion and those who do not associate with a name tag do when Jesus knocks at the door of their hearts to hand them the gift of eternal life (the message of Christ). They grab the message which is the Good News, walk to the nearest dumpster and toss it. If only they truly knew the consequences of their action.

John 3:36

36 The one who believes in the Son has eternal life, but the one who refuses to believe in the Son will not see life; instead, the wrath of God remains on him.

Hebrews 10:29-31

29 How much worse punishment do you think one will deserve who has trampled on the Son of God, regarded as profane the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know the One who has said, Vengeance belongs to Me, I will repay, and again, The Lord will judge His people. 31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!

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How Long Will You Continue To Reject Jesus Christ?

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Luke 4:29…A picture of what it looks like when we reject Jesus’ love

 

2 Thessalonians 2:10-11

10 and with every unrighteous deception among those who are perishing. They perish because they did not accept the love of the truth in order to be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a strong delusion so that they will believe what is false

When people continue to reject the steadfast love that God displays through the Holy Spirit’s conviction of their sins and that they can find forgiveness that comes by faith in Jesus Christ, God will give them over to their own destruction.

Romans 1:21-25

21 For though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became nonsense, and their senseless minds were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.
24 Therefore God delivered them over in the cravings of their hearts to sexual impurity, so that their bodies were degraded among themselves. 25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created instead of the Creator, who is praised forever. Amen.

The Lord now lets them immerse themselves in the sin that has enveloped in their hearts and minds. Imagine for a moment, seeing a child that is not yours and he is indulging in a buffet of candies with his parents out of sight. You tell the boy that it will hurt him later but the more you tell him the more he eats. All you can do is let him go into his buffet of sugar and stomach pains that eventually will take him to the hospital. In the same manner, when we reject Jesus as the truth and the only way to the Father in heaven we are embracing the lie of Satan. In the end-times Satan will work all kinds of signs and wonders so convincing that without the Holy Spirit in you, you will easily believe the lie and ensure a one-way ticket to hell.

Seek the Lord today while He can be found before it is too late.

Sin Desires To Have You

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sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you (Genesis 4:7)

Genesis 4:8

Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

In verse 6 two verses above, Cain was very angry with God because his offering wasn’t accepted. Cain didn’t have a good relationship with the Lord because he had sin in his life that he wasn’t dealing with (see verse 7). That anger eventually turned toward his brother Abel. By Cain nurturing that anger, it produced in him a killer which cost his brother’s life. God takes that emotion very seriously because of what you can become and it opens up the door to demonic oppression like what happened to Cain. When you go to Verse 7 of the same chapter, it describes sin as crouching with a desire to dominate you. Sin here in Genesis has an imagery of having animal characteristics and the Greek meaning for “desire” is to have a longing, craving or if applied to an animal it means to devour.

According to the description of the word “sin”, it is clearly not a metaphor but a demonic presence that has a strong craving to make us sin against God and to destroy us as what happened to Cain and Abel. One of them lost their relationship with God and the other was physically destroyed. Jesus said in John 8:44, You are of your father the Devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of liars.

Jesus is describing what Satan did in Genesis 3-4 and the lie that he told the angels in heaven before their fall and to Eve in the garden.

Anger is very dangerous. If you have something against someone, fix it today because you don’t know if you have tomorrow and with God’s strength you will kill it before and gives birth to something you will deeply regret.