WHY DON’T I HAVE WHAT THEY HAVE?
QUESTION: I see with my own eyes that there are many sinners who are so blessed (stable career, strong financial status, a happy family with a beautiful partner, vibrant health, etc.) and I start to wonder since I am His child, why am I not enjoying all the blessings these sinners have? I also know of believers who are very successful in life and have the same blessings. Then the question is, why do God’s children seem to have different levels of blessing? Does God show favoritism among His children? Then it came into my mind that if I cannot even trust Him to bless me with all these things I see others enjoying, am I being naive to trust Him with my salvation?
ANSWER: The Lord had David write the answer to your question in Psalm 37. Here’s an excerpt:
“Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong, for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret–it leads only to evil. For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land. A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found. But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.” (Psalm 37:1-11)
Instead of asking why God is not giving you what you want, maybe you should try asking Him if you’re not doing what He wants. James said that we don’t have because we don’t ask, and when we do ask we don’t receive because our motives are wrong. (James 4:2-3) Maybe you’re being greedy, resentful, or jealous. Or maybe there’s some un-confessed sin in your life that’s interrupting your communication with God. You may be seeking material gain for your own pleasure instead of seeking His righteousness. I suggest you undertake a complete study of this Psalm, and ask the Lord to show you what the problem is, because Jesus said, “I have come that they might have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).
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- Ready for war? US cuts ALL contact with North Korea over nuclear crisis NORTH Korea and the US have cut all channels of talks amid the growing threat of war between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un
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READY FOR WAR? US CUTS ALL CONTACT WITH NORTH KOREA OVER NUCLEAR CRISIS
NORTH Korea and the US have cut all channels of talks amid the growing threat of war between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.
Thedailystar.co.uk – By Henry Holloway
South Korean officials revealed Washington has severed all back channels with Pyongyang as both sides continue to talk up war.
The US quit any attempt to talk to Kim after he detonated his sixth and most powerful nuclear bomb last month.
War fears have been brewing as both sides ratchet up the rhetoric as Trump threaten to “totally destroy” North Korea.
Kim has threatened to detonate another nuclear bomb over the Pacific as tensions remain high.
Choung Byoung-gug, of South Korea’s opposition group the Bareun Party, revealed the US has cut all talks with the North.
Kim’s hydrogen bomb blast is believed to have been as powerful as 250 kilotons – more than 10 times the strength of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
World leaders condemned the blast which was seen as North Korea’s worth ever provocation of the West.
Mr Choung said: “I got the impression that there were talks up until the sixth nuclear test, and then they stopped.
“They told me they think the circumstances have changed.”
He added however the US reassured him there would be no military action without the consent of South Korea.
Trump however will defend their ally if Kim attacked the city of Seoul, Mr Choung said.
The devastating consequences of an attack on the South was revealed today by a North Korea watchdog.
It was predicted at least 2 million people would die if Kim launched a strike on South Korea
Kim has not launched a missile or nuclear test since September 15, during which he fired a rocket over Japan.
Russia and China have both called for calm in the region amid the war talk from Trump and Kim.
President Vladimir Putin yesterday warned the US to back down over North Korea or risk triggering war.
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Schools Across England Removing All Calendar References To Jesus Christ By Switching To CE And BCE
The traditional terms BC, Before Christ, and AD, Anno Domini, are being ditched for BCE – Before Common Era, and CE – Common Era. The new terms still denote the periods before and after the birth of Christ. Local authority committees drawing up religious education syllabuses say the old terms may upset minorities or non-believers. But critics blasted the move as a ‘capitulation to political correctness’.
Nowtheendbegins.com – by Geoffrey Grider
Schools across the country have stopped using the terms BC and AD in religious education lessons for fear of offending non-Christians.
“And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” Revelation 19:16 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: For hundreds of years, the world has used a calendar where each and every year is a direct reference to Jesus of Nazareth. Now in the country from whence the King James Bible first came into being, those references – AD and BC – are being removed from all calendars in the school systems. It is being replaced with CE for ‘common era’ and BCE ‘before the common era’ so favored by atheists, agnostics and Jehovah’s Witnesses. As we get closer to the Rapture of the Church, the world being left behind is preparing to meet Antichrist.
The traditional terms BC, Before Christ, and AD, Anno Domini, are being ditched for BCE – Before Common Era, and CE – Common Era. The new terms still denote the periods before and after the birth of Christ.
Local authority committees drawing up religious education syllabuses say the old terms may upset minorities or non-believers. But critics blasted the move as a ‘capitulation to political correctness’.
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey said the rulings by the religious education committees were a ‘great shame’.
Muslim and Jewish leaders were also mystified, saying they were not offended by the familiar terms.
Local authority committees – known as Standing Advisory Councils for Religious Education (SACREs) – from Brighton and Essex are among a growing number urging heads to ditch BC and AD.
The syllabus for schools in East Sussex, for example, reads: ‘BCE and CE are now used in order to show sensitivity to those who are not Christians.’
Lord Carey said: ‘I have never met a Muslim or Jewish leader who is offended by the Gregorian calendar’ while leading Imam Ibrahim Mogra said: ‘I don’t believe it causes Muslims offence.’ A spokesman for the Board of Deputies of British Jews said: ‘I don’t think anyone would mind if in mainstream schools they use BC and AD.’
Chris McGovern, the chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, said: removing BC and AD ‘is a capitulation to political correctness’.
National Association of Standing Advisory Councils on Religious Education chair Paul Smalley said: ‘Individual SACREs and schools can make a judgment over which form of dating is appropriate.’ source
THE LAST DAYS OF THE CHURCH
Jack Kinsella – www.omegaletter.com
In the Book of the Revelation, Jesus instructed John to “Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter.” (Revelation 1:19)
There is much to be learned from this verse. First, John was instructed to write down what he is seeing; that is to say, Jesus didn’t dictate the whole Book, but rather, for the most part, John witnessed the events and described them in his own words.
His vision was of things which ‘are’ (from John’s place on the timeline), and of the things which shall be ‘hereafter’ cover the timeline from the Church Age through to the Great White Throne Judgment at the end of time.
John’s narrative begins with the things ‘which are’ and is the only part of the Book dictated directly by Christ. The first three chapters outline the seven letters to the seven Churches that existed in Asia Minor in John’s day.
The Lord outlined the relative strengths and weaknesses of each Church. In hindsight, Bible scholars found that each letter also addressed the particular characteristics that dominated during particular periods of time, or ‘epochs’ within the Church Age.
The sixth letter was written to the Church of Philadelphia, often called, “the Missionary Church.” Of the Church of Philadelphia, Jesus writes,
“I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept My word, and hast not denied My Name.” (Revelation 3:8)
Although most Bible scholars calculate the demise of the ‘Missionary Church’ as coinciding with the 19th century ‘Age of Enlightenment,’ the Laodicean Age has not yet formally begun.
The Church at Philadelphia is the final Church of the Church Age, and it concludes with the Rapture. Comparing the modern state of the Church with that of the Church of Laodicea is tempting, but the Word, rightly divided, says we are the members of that Church ‘which hast a little strength.’
Despite global efforts to outlaw Christianity, no man has yet been able to ‘shut the door’ on Jesus. There are still Christians in this present age who bravely keep His Word and proclaim His Name and the Good news of salvation by grace through faith.
Although in every age, believers looked up expectantly for His return for His Church, Jesus promises the Church of Philadelphia that He will come ‘quickly’. And He promises a special ‘crown’ to the Philadelphia Church.
“Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” (Revelation 3:11)
There is only one ‘crown’ that fits the context;
“Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.” (2nd Timothy 4:8)
It has been a long, long wait, but there remain those in this present age that continue to patiently proclaim His soon return. The Lord promises a unique reward to those patient Philadelphians:
“Because thou hast kept the word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.” (Revelation 3:10)
Note that Jesus refers to the ‘hour’ of temptation that He will keep the Philadelphians from experiencing. The use of the word ‘hour’ is significant. It signifies a brief but intense period that will “try ALL them that dwell upon the earth.”
But the Philadelphians, because they patiently waited and trusted in His Word, will be ‘kept’ from that ‘hour’. The Apostle Paul describes the fulfillment of that ironclad promise, issued directly from Jesus, to the Philadelphia Church:
“For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1st Thessalonians 4:16-17)
Having explained it, Paul tells us why;
“Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” (1st Thessalonians 4:18).
CAN CHILDREN BE LOST?
QUESTION: If you read Matthew 18:6 and 14 you will know that the little ones among us need to have faith in order to be saved and that they could also be lost. I believe there is not one being in the entire mankind who doesn’t need our Lord Jesus to save him from being condemned, even the little ones need salvation otherwise they could be lost. Moreover read also Psalms 51:5 to see that you become a sinner since the time you are conceived in your mother’s womb.
ANSWER: I never said that little children don’t sin. As you pointed out by citing Psalm 51:5 a sinful life is the destiny of every human being. What I am saying is that God doesn’t count the sins of children against them until they become old enough to understand the difference between right and wrong.
The clearest explanation of this is in Romans 7:9 where Paul said, “Once I was alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came sin sprang to life and I died.” Obviously he was talking about spiritual, not physical, death. As a child he had eternal life because he wasn’t responsible for his behavior. When he reached the age of accountability he became subject to the commandments, and at that moment he became a sinner in God’s eyes, destined for death.
In Matt. 18:6 the person being condemned is not the “little one” who sins but the adult who causes it. The phrase “little one” refers to the little child Jesus was pointing to in verse 5. In verse 14 when He says the Father is not willing that any of these little ones be lost, He doesn’t mean that it could happen. He means He won’t let it happen.
Your opinion that children can be condemned for their sins, even though they’re not intellectually mature enough to understand the spiritual consequences of their behavior is not compatible with the character