My People Are Destroyed For Lack of Knowledge: This is the generation of knowledge and power. Man has been able to explore space, as well as the tiny invisible human cell. He has created “smart bombs” that destroy targets with pin-point accuracy, and he has developed technology to instantaneously transmit voices and images worldwide. At the touch of a key, vast realms of knowledge that would fill thousands of volumes is available on the Internet to millions of people in their homes. Our nation is now said to be the world’s one and only Super Power.
The question is:: To What Purpose? We hold the word’s record for incarcerations. Ours is the only nation where children murder their classmates; we are the world’s largest baby killer, with China a fast second. We at least don’t eat those murdered babies; YET, but the Chinese do. The electronic “information highway” has failed to lead down the road to moral standards and a safe environment.
We have attained great power and knowledge, but with n great purpose in mind. Yet we have not acquired wisdom; because of the false teaching and deceptions of the Judeo-Christian clergy. The rule of those who hold the reins of this power is marked with injustice, deceit, and greed. It is said that “power corrupts,” and never has this been more obvious than in our present time. Wielding power without the right purpose can only yield destruction.
If there is a correct purpose to be pursued by man: It must be that purpose revealed by man’s Creator, and if we seek any other purpose than that, it is not only the wrong purpose, but it is doomed to failure, for only that which fits the eternal plan of God will ultimately be accomplished. His purpose was stated in the beginning, when He said, “Let us make man in our image after our likeness.” (Genesis 1:26) Adam and Eve rejected that purpose when they sought to become “as God,” and pursued a purpose of their own. (Genesis 3:5) We know the sad results.
To enable man to fulfill His purpose God has given rules and instructions, that we might have a mind-to-mind relationship with Him, but the history of man is a record of his attempt to find a way to live by his own rules. “The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against Jehovah, and against His anointed, saying Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their cords from us.” (Psalm 2:2-3) Our legislators and courts make it illegal for God’s commandments to be taught in school and, instead, seek to annual those commandments by legalizing abortion, prohibiting parental discipline, and making sodomy acceptable. One can spend 12 years in a public school and 4 to 6 more years in a University, and learn absolutely nothing of the Creator’s purpose, in fact, great effort is made to keep the student from thinking of the Creator at all, or even believing that He exists. Then the “educators” hold conferences and ask how the massacre at the Littleton school could have happened.
The violence taking place all over the world is the result of man exercising his God-given power for the wrong purposes, rather than seeking the purpose of God.
God’s Purpose is Demonstrated in His Son, Christ Jesus: “Who is the image of the invisible God.” *Colossians 1:15) God not only gave His Son as a sacrificial offering to atone for our (Israel’s sins) that we might be free of sin and death, but also that we might know the purpose of the Father through the Son. We see in Christ one who perfectly fulfilled the Father’s purpose. Not only did God publicly announce that He was well pleased with His son, but Christ so perfectly fulfilled every facet of God’s purpose that He was exalted to the right hand of God and given dominion over the creation. (Luke 3:22; Ephesians 1:20-22)
When we make the Commitment to follow Christ: We are also committing to fulfill god’s purpose to have us in His image. Paul wrote that those who are called according to His purpose are fore-ordained to be conformed to the image of His Son. (Romans 8:28-29) Making us into that image requires a lot of changes; serious changes. He isn’t playing; none of this foxhole religion, false promises, hollow worship, or lip service. We are to be transformed from the inside out. The theme that is popular with this church cowards today is property, fame, pleasure, and security and little concern for the ultimate purpose. One wants to settle the whole thing about eternity in one moment, so he can get it over with and get on with his life.
But it is a life time process; Christ said, “let him take up his cross (stake) daily and follow me.” In the words of Paul, we are buried with Christ through Baptism into death: “that we also might walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:4) (This Baptism, although the Judeo-Christian clergy, will not teach you is the Born-Again experience that they speak so much of, but never explain) That’s just the beginning of new life, and it is a continuous walk in the direction of God’s purpose; and without the demonstration of works, then there is no proof that the person has been “born-again” or is even a Christian which is a follower of Christ.
John wrote that everyone who has the hope of becoming like Christ “purifies himself, even as he is pure.” ( 1 John 3:3) This is not to say that we can perfect ourselves to His image by our own will and efforts. The broad way, which Christ said leads to destruction is littered with the broken lives of those who thought they could rise to the heights of perfection by their own determination and ability. What God wants from us is humility, trust, and obedience. The transformation is by His hand when we submit to Him, and not before.
Our confidence is in God, not in ourselves; Can God fulfill His purpose? Indeed, He can, “God is able to make all grace abound unto you...” (2 Corinthians 9:8) That grace may come in the form of suffering, loss, or persecution. When we allow external circumstances to fill us with anxiety and make us worry, what does this say about God’s grace but that it has failed and God cannot provide? The apostle Paul prayed to the Lord three times to remove the “thorn in the flesh” which he suffered, bu the answer was, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect in weakness/ (2 Corinthians 12:8-9) Paul then wrote: “Wherefore I take pleasure in weakness, , in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:10)
Once we tell Him that we want His will to be done we can expect some real work to begin to reshape us; cutting off a growth of pride here, shaving away an ugly spot (in the heart) there, cutting out a tumor of lust or cancer of greed. We are talking about change in which the old man is put to death and buried, so that the new man may emerge in the image of God. (Ephesians 4:22-24) We must cease thinking as the world thinks, in terms of a life of ease without problems or pain. Christ promised the opposite: tribulation, persecution, a cross to bar, hatred of the world, chastening, to be denied (have the words the Lord give us) denied by our own families because God said that He would:
“For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.” (Matthew 10:35-36)
We are also told:
“SUPPOSE YE THAT I AM COME TO GIVE PEACE ON EARTH? I TELL YOU, NAY; BUT RATHER DIVISION: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.” (Luke 12:51-53)
So when you hear the lying, deceiving, false Judeo-Christian clergy tells you that Christ will bring peace to the world, know that they are lying to you; for the scriptures tell a different story.
Sometimes the things that we see as tragedies and hardships are rather the strong steps that God takes in order to humble us, for we will never yield to the strong hands of the Potter until the lumps of pride and self-righteous resistance are removed. He has the power to use all the tough trials as tools to fashion us into His image. He could remove the pain, but it might also remove an important step in our growth. Hard circumstances are our opportunities to depend on god’s grace, and also to manifest to the world that we belong to Him.
Some have told me that God hates me because I warn you against the Jews, who planning on killing you and your family if they; as I have a couple of very severe health problems; but I tell you that “The Lord will use me as long as He can use me for His purpose. Of course, we would like to feel good and healthy while He is using us, but if not, there is still spiritual health and growth that may be advanced in spite of the physical problems.” Such problems remind us of our mortality, that this life is temporary and will soon pass.
“For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.” (Psalm 102:3)
But God has something far better in His plan for us.
The fulfillment of that plan will be glorious beyond anything we are able to imagine. Peter described it as “an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not away.” (1 Peter 1:4) Peter was writing to Christians who were suffering terrible persecution, but he told them not to think of their fiery trials as something strange, “but inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ’s sufferings rejoice, that at the revelation of his glory also you may rejoice with exceeding joy.” (1 Peter 4:13)
When Christ prayed, “Not my will be done, but thine,” he knew the Father’s purpose, and that it would bring Him suffering and death. He also knew that death was not the end, but that he would be raised up and crowned with glory and honor.
Paul wrote, “For I reckon that the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us,” (Romans 8:18) and that “our light affliction, which is for the moment, works for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory.” (2 Corinthians 4:17)
God’s purpose to have us in His image has not changed, and it is to the glory of that goal that we are being led in triumph by Christ our Redeemer, our Savior, and our King.