Just Good Stuff… Watch Out!!

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Jeremiah 6:13-15

New International Version (NIV)

13 “From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit. 14 They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace. 15 Are they ashamed of their detestable conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush.

So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when I punish them,”

says the Lord.

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I really have nothing pressing on my mind today to report.. I have been on Facebook all morning and am surprised by the positive post and status reports I am seeing there.

I don’t want to become too optimistic, I much prefer to be skeptical or maybe cautious would be a better word. I have seen this before and when everyone seems to be content and at peace, the earth begins to shake… Do you know what I mean?

Humans are funny creatures, trusting for the most part. Easy to fool and rather easy to herd as long as there is nothing to frighten them and cause panic or distress..  The Bible is correct when it refers to humanity as sheep. We are in general, pretty gentle and easy to handle and Evil not only knows this, but loves to take advantage of this characteristic in humanity…

When I say Evil I am not identifying and individual, organization or institution. I am referring to a spirit or entity for lack of a better term. There is something or someone in this world who seems always to be looking for an opportunity to pounce on us when we are content and peaceful… Do you agree?

The Bible says that it is the devil who prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking to devour us. We call it Murphy’s law, bad luck, negativity, happen stance and so forth.. No matter what we call it, the fact is, it is a force to be reckoned with and we should not ignore it or be blissfully unaware of it.

I am not going into a lot of detail on this.. I am a technical person by nature and an electrician among other things by trade, so I will try to make this as simple as possible. Not so much for you, as for myself, I have a tendency to over-think things at times. I didn’t design the universe but I have designed many electrical systems and control schematics (schemes) and I know we need both positive elements and negative elements in order to produce flow or current in the electrical world. Power, electrical power… provides light in the darkness.

My belief is that although evil is undesirable it is necessary in this world in which we live… Why? Because there could be no power flow without it. It is a result of the fall of Satan and of man.. I did not exist prior to the fall nor did anyone I know, except God, so I have to take His word for it that things as you and I know them today is not the way it was originally.. Can we agree on that? I believe that things are being restored to their original condition by a loving Father/Creator. I believe Evil (negativity) entered the world when Satan tripped up mankind by causing us to think negative thoughts about God… He did this in the Garden when he asked… “Did God really say?” This one simple act of rebellion short circuited the universe as it produced doubt and negativity in God’s power plants on the Earth, Adam and Eve. All mankind was elected and selected to display the light of love of Almighty God in the darkness produced by Satan’s rebellion and fall from glory… [Rev. 16:10]

If you read and study your bible carefully you will see that we are to be Lights in the darkness. We are to shine like stars, candles, lamps and fire… etc. You will see that it is us, you and I who are to provide the light that leads those who are in the dark, into the Light and Love and Life of God; out of the darkness and into the kingdom.   We cannot do this without power and we cannot produce this power on our own. We must be connected to the Source who generates the power.

Example: A battery is a source of power, it cannot do anything on it’s own except store power. The battery is the storehouse so to speak. Then we have a light blub. The blub is designed to produce light, but cannot produce light without the power to do so. For the blub to do what it is designed to do, it must be connected to the battery and for the battery to do what it is designed to do it must be connected to the blub. …Are you getting the picture? …Of course there needs to be some wire and maybe a switch and other good stuff to complete the project and make it look good as well as work properly but when all the good stuff is assembled correctly and in the right order or sequence the final result is an object that will produce light in the darkness!

See how simple it is?

Now since you understand the problem and have been shown the solution and told all the items you need to accomplish your project you should be ready to go light up you corner of darkness in the world right?

NO, you say I need more than that!!! …and I agree with you, but since I am trying not to get too complex and complicated I could just draw you a picture and write you some instructions right? Or I could let you try the project on your own and see if you could figure it out… OR since I know how to do it already, I could come and show you how and help you complete the project and go with you as you light up your corner of darkness. Which do you think would work best for you?

Meet Jesus… He designed you, me and the universe. He was there in the beginning before the fall… He saw Satan fall like lighting! He was there when Adam and Eve short circuited. He knows how it was originally supposed to work. He is the power, the source. He is the storehouse, the Light, the Life and the Love of God. He is the wire that ties it all together, and the instructor that shows us how to get it all together… He is the Spirit who goes with us to light up our corner of darkness in this world. He is the exact image (picture) of God.. He, Jesus came into our darkness to show us the way and to help us show others the way… Oh yeah, He is also the Way!

Know Him… He is bringing it all back together the Way it should be. Our part is simple… LISTEN TO HIM!!!

Love In Him!

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While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”
Matthew 17:5

                    

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