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 “Why do young toddlers go through the “terrible twos”?

 Why do teenagers often rebel against their parents?

 Why do many young adults in college decide to go wild?

 Why does the rich exploit the poor?

 Why do most governments eventually turn corrupt and depraved?

 The answer is very simple. Human nature is inherently selfish and rebellious. Ever since Adam and Eve tossed God to the curb and ate the forbidden fruit, the human race has been in deep rebellion against God and authority. The American culture has now fallen into this dark camp. The only answer to fixing it is to admit you are wrong and have a problem. Without the humility to admit guilt and the willingness to repent and turn away from the darkness, there is zero hope for “hope and change”. This goes for our national future and for our individual lives. Stop running from God and simply stop, fall on your knees, confess the guilt, and humbly ask God for forgiveness and the strength to do things His way instead of our way. God will be right there to pick you up and clean you off. If a nation or an individual refuses to admit they are wrong, the Bible clearly teaches there is no hope and only great wrath and judgment from a holy God. The choice is clear.

 God is waiting on us…and our nation….choose wisely.”

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The Result of Walking Away from God

2 Peter 2:20-22 “If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,” and, “A sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud.””

*Why does the Bible teach “the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom?” It is a warning from the Creator to understand who has the power to decide where you go when you die. There are so many people today in churches who are unsaved. They think they are Christians, yet deep inside, they know something is wrong. Sometimes the hardest people to reach with the gospel is the “churched” person who sees their salvation as “secure”. What many do not realize is they did not have real salvation in the first place, but instead, a substitute salvation build on half truths and a half heart. Many of these church folk appear to have “escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” They appear Christian on the outside but their former outside corruption and sin has just dug deeper into the soul and spirit. They maintain the “look” of the Christian but the heart has never truly changed.

*The Bible tells us in Hebrews that “sin easily entangles” us into its web of deceit. In this verse, we find a religious, church going person only able to maintain the façade so long before they are “again entangled in it and overcome”. The picture here is of a powerful force overcoming a weaker force in it’s path. Sin is more powerful than any human being can bare alone. It has destroyed the most powerful men and women who have ever walked this earth because we can not stand against it without the power of God beside us and inside us. What does it mean to be “worse off at the end than they were at the beginning?” The Bible teaches that to “much that is given, much is expected”. It teaches that a more severe judgment, a darker blackness, a hotter hell for a lack of better words, will be reserved for those who had much more knowledge of the truth and God but refused to turn their lives over to Him. This is serious stuff!

*Judgment will be easier on those who had limited knowledge of the gospel than those who sat under its teaching for decades but never repented of their sins. The numbers in church today who fall under this category is staggering and depressing. At the end of these verses, Peter quotes two proverbs. The entirety of the first ones states, “like a dog returns to its vomit, a fool returns to their folly”. While Hollywood loves to romanticize the human heart and university elites want to believe that all people are “generally good”, the Bible paints a vastly different picture. It says that “there is no one who seeks God, no not one.” It says that “the heart is desperately wicked.” Those who know the truth but reject it are considered fools in the Bible. While they may clean themselves up for a season, they eventually return to their real nature and their spiritual vomit (sin). The other proverb likens the sinner to a pig who loves to play in the mud (their sin). No matter how much outside washing you do with that pig, his nature will take over and he will go back into the mud because he likes the mud. This verses warns the church person they must have the “inside of the dish cleaned so the outside will be too”. God does the washing of the heart as we turn to Him in true saving faith.

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Are you Bold in your Faith?

Romans 1:16-17 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.””

*A great man once said “What a society puts up with in one generation, they will embrace in the next generation”. America is sadly embracing lifestyles that are clearly taught as sinful and against God’s Word today. Another great man said “When good men do nothing, evil flourishes”. Evil behavior is fast taking over America, from laziness to gluttony, to sexual immorality and perversion, to apathy and indifference, America is fast turning into a humanistic society where we do “what is right in our own eyes”. Much of the younger generation has embraced these changes under the banner of “who am I hurting?’ to the “civil rights” of people groups who practice debauchery of the worst kind. This brings me to the main point of this devotion. Are you bold in your faith? If the Christian church refuses to take a stand for morality and goodness, then the battle has already been lost and we will lose the country we love to humanists and radicals who refuse to abide by a moral code that works for a culture. Every society that has gone down this path has wound up in the ash heaps of history with only pain and sorrow to show for it.

*Paul tells us that “I am not ashamed of the gospel”. Are you? If we refuse to be “bold” with out faith by standing up for the truths taught in the Bible, then we get what we deserve. What will that be? A secular society where Christianity will be on the outskirts of the culture, and eventually, castigated for it’s stand for truth, justice, and righteousness. This is already happening in some secular circles today and throughout much of the mainstream media. Christians are called to be bold and loving in their walk with God and to stand for the truth no matter the cost. Can you do this? God hopes so. He is counting on the Christian church to right this ship before it hits an iceberg that will sink her. Remember, nobody could have imagined that the Titanic could sink but she did! The “power of God” is not found in our fine sounding arguments about God and morality, but in the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are called to witness to people with the Word of Truth and let the chips fall where they may. Our country will fall back into God’s good graces not by winning a political battle, but by winning the battle for the hearts, minds, and souls of Americans across the fruited plain.

*The gospel must highlight and embrace the “righteousness of God”. This is defined as the truths of God taught in scripture, an understanding of what behavior is considered sinful and evil, and the understanding that no man or woman can make it to heaven without the shed blood of Jesus Christ forgiving their sins. When a society or culture begins to embrace “evil as good and good is evil” as is spoken through the book of Proverbs, they can not find their way to God because they are denying their sin and refusing to admit what is righteous and what is sinful. This brings us to the central tenet of the Christian idea. It is by faith that we are saved. We must accept God and His standards to be saved and turn from our wickedness. We must not come to the Master of the universe for what He does for us, but rather, for who He is. Loving God is faith in God. In a marriage, one spouse who “loves” another for what they give to them or do for them is not really love at all. Love is unconditional in it’s scope and purpose. Are you righteous? If so, then you will live by faith and you will be bold and unyielding to the attacks of those who are ruining our country.

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Do Not Rationalize Disobedience

1 Samuel 13:7-14 “Saul remained at Gilgal, and all the troops with him were quaking with fear. He waited seven days, the time set by Samuel; but Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and Saul’s men began to scatter. So he said, “Bring me the burnt offering and the fellowship offerings.” And Saul offered up the burnt offering. Just as he finished making the offering, Samuel arrived, and Saul went out to greet him. “What have you done?” asked Samuel. Saul replied, “When I saw that the men were scattering, and that you did not come at the set time, and that the Philistines were assembling at Mikmash, I thought, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not sought the Lord’s favor.’ So I felt compelled to offer the burnt offering.” “You have done a foolish thing,” Samuel said. “You have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time. But now your kingdom will not endure; the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people, because you have not kept the Lord’s command.””

*Make sure you have spent the appropriate amount of time needed to read the above text. You may even want to read the entire chapter in context to fully grasp the storyline and narrative. This devotion is going to focus on Saul’s attempt to rationalize his sin away. Have you ever done that? Making excuses for our sin is a favorite pastime and hobby for most human beings. We are very good at it! Samuel, who was the spiritual leader of Israel, gave Saul, the newly installed king of Israel, specific instructions. They were simple to understand and could not be misinterpreted. The king was to do nothing relating to the war until he returned to him. The king must have the blessing of the spiritual leader to go into war because God is the one who would choose who won and lost. Without God’s assistance, Israel would not have a chance! Notice Saul was looking at his circumstances instead of focusing on the clear Word of God as spoken through Samuel. If you allow circumstances in your life to determine what you do or how you react instead of the Word of God as found in the Bible, you are in for a lot of trouble and few blessings from God.

*When we make excuses for our sin instead of admitting wrong and asking for forgiveness, God takes this very seriously. Adam and Eve tried this and God kicked them out of the Garden of Eden for their sin. When Saul tries this maneuver, God immediately pounces on him by saying “your kingdom will not endure”. Did God judge Saul right away? No. Saul really blew it here but God allowed him to stay king for almost 42 years! Yet, God made it clear that Saul’s family would not inherit the throne because of his disobedience. There is no way to get around this central truth in the Bible: Those who obey God will be blessed by God and those who do not will not be blessed. We each have this choice to make. Why did Saul disobey the clear direction of Samuel and God? The simple answer is “fear”. Saul was looking at his circumstances and completely lost trust in God and in Samuel returning before they were overrun by the enemy and destroyed. Fear will cause us to disobey God more than any other spiritual condition.

*What specific thing did Saul do that was so evil in God’s eyes? Only a priest could light the fires of a sacrifice and perform this solemn religious act. Saul knew this but decided to take matters into his own hands. Why? Fear, which we have covered. But I think there is more. Saul was king. Maybe his pride began to get the best of him. Saul was stuck in a corner and instead of relying on God for a miracle, he tried to push God’s hand a bit. Once again, this is very typical of human nature. Instead of trusting God, we love to take matters into our own hands. When we do this, we are really just saying to God “I don’t trust you enough with this so hands off!” Of course, we do not word such a thought but our actions are more important than our words. The next time you are cornered in your life with no way out, that will be a perfect time to trust God for a miracle. And when you make a silly mistake in this area, come clean with God immediately instead of making fine sounding excuses that will get you nowhere with God but down and out. Deal with disobedience, do not rationalize it away!

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Satan’s Tactics to Discourage You

Ezra 4:1-5 “When the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the exiles were building a temple for the Lord, the God of Israel, they came to Zerubbabel and to the heads of the families and said, “Let us help you build because, like you, we seek your God and have been sacrificing to him since the time of Esarhaddon king of Assyria, who brought us here.” But Zerubbabel, Joshua and the rest of the heads of the families of Israel answered, “You have no part with us in building a temple to our God. We alone will build it for the Lord, the God of Israel, as King Cyrus, the king of Persia, commanded us.” Then the peoples around them set out to discourage the people of Judah and make them afraid to go on building. They bribed officials to work against them and frustrate their plans during the entire reign of Cyrus king of Persia and down to the reign of Darius king of Persia.”

*Have you ever asked yourself what is the opposite of hope? Hope is a powerful motivator to continue to follow God and serve Him in truth and spirit. Discouragement is the opposite of hope. Discouragement wants to knock you down and shut you up. It wants to keep you down and out for God so you will not shine your light of truth in a dark world of deceit and lies. When Israel returned from captivity, they immediately resolved to rebuild the temple of God that had been destroyed by Babylonian armies a few generations before. It was a massive task that would require a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, and even more money. It would take years, even decades to complete. The last thing Satan wanted to see is that temple rebuilt in Jerusalem. It was a crowning achievement for him to get it knocked to the ground and he was not going to lie around and watch it rebuilt again. What tactic did he use to try and stop the people? Discouragement!

*The Devi’s most brilliant tactic to discourage the church and the Christian is to fight the battle as close to them as possible. This means he must infiltrate their ranks and use other “Christians” to do the tempting and the discouraging. Notice the reaction of the leader of the exiles when these foreigners came and offered to help rebuild. He did not want any part of them. Now let’s think about it. Why would he turn down free help? They needed help more than ever! The answer to that question lies in the motivation of these people offering to assist them. Zerubbabel knew they were trying to get close to them in order to destroy them. If Satan wants to discourage God’s anointed man or woman, he will work overtime trying to recruit people close to them to do his heavy lifting for him. Every church in America, at some level, has been infiltrated by the Devil to discourage them from following God’s plan for them.

*Satan does not give up easily. Since his first plan did not work, he went to plan “B”. This plan involved “fear”. Fear is a great motivator, or better said, non-motivator. Since fear is the opposite of faith and hope, fear is designed to discourage the soul and deflate the spirit. Our circumstances in our life can quickly lead us to fear if things do not go as planned. It is at that moment that we have a choice to either trust God or to be discouraged. The Devil will also use powerful people and money against you! Since the Devil pretty much controls most of the powerful people in this world of his, and he, for the most part, controls the finances of the world, he will use them through “bribes” to knock you out of your spiritual happy sofa and right on to your rump. And it works! This tactic worked against the Israelites for many, many years in this section of the Bible. Is it working on you? Take a stand against discouragement in your life before it takes a stand against you and wins!

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When Bad things Happen to Good People

John 9:1-3 “As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.”

*This is a question for the ages. Why is it that some bad people suffer little in this life while people of faith go through hard time after hard time? God certainly works in mysterious ways and we must remember that “His ways are not our ways”. Life on earth is not designed by your Creator to necessarily make you comfortable or even happy all the time. Your primary purpose for being on this earth is to become more like God in thought and deed. In this example above, we find a “man blind from birth”. Even two thousand years ago, people were asking the same questions about the fairness of life and why some people have to go through very dark times. They wanted a logical reason for the pain and suffering. They wanted to be able to get their minds around this seeming injustice to help them understand God and increase their faith. Jesus answered their question in a way that may have confused them then, and us today, more than ever.

*The disciple’s thoughts on this matter are clear. They were squarely putting the blame for his blindness on either the blind man’s sin or his parent’s sin. Now do not get me or the Bible wrong. There are times when our sin can make us sick, there are times when sin can cause God to judge us, there are times when our sin will lead to God’s harsh discipline. But it is not always that easy or simple. There are other times when through no fault of our own, something really horrendous will happen to us. This man was born blind! It could not have been his fault. While many in that culture pointed a judgmental eye directly at the parents of this child that was now a man, Jesus Christ offered a different explanation. Jesus immediately corrects their opinions on this matter. He then says “this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him”. What are the works of God mentioned here? At the beginning of time, God knew this man would be born blind and He knew that He would heal him. What was the result of the healing? A man who would see? Yes, but much more!

*God needed to have this man in need of healing to bring healing to him in the first place. God loves to do miracles to bring Himself a good reputation among Christians and non-Christians alike. If you read the rest of John chapter nine, we find a bunch of people who find out about the healing. There is a great controversy that develops between this man and family, and the Pharisees who “caught” Jesus healing on the Sabbath. Jesus used this healing to get the word spread about Him. Do you see it? Healing and miracles from Jesus is what created the firestorm of popularity He needed to move on the world stage. Without the power that He constantly displayed, nobody would have heard about His death on the cross. When you go through painful times where life seems unfair, understand God has a purpose behind it. He wants you to trust Him to get you through it so your testimony can be told by you to others so that God’s popularity increases among your circle of influence. Bad things happen to good people so that those good people will see their faith grow and others will see that faith and want to become a Christian too. It’s really that simple.

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The World System Judged

Revelations 18:1-3 “After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. With a mighty voice he shouted: ‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’ She has become a dwelling for demons and a haunt for every impure spirit, A haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal. For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.”

*Today, I want to go into the last book of the Bible and see how God judges the world system that mocks His good name and twists all that is good and right and moral. God uses an angel with “great authority” to pronounce His judgment on the world system that uses and abuses people as if they were weeds in a field that could be chopped down at a moments notice. The Bible does not identify this angel but we see him “coming down from heaven”. Surely, he had received orders form the Father Himself to finish off the evil that was chaining the people in spiritual, emotional, and for some, economic shackles. As we get to the end of the book of Revelations, the supernatural world meets the mortal world. I believe that the entire world will see this angel because the Word says “and the earth was illuminated by his splendor”. Even when people see and hear this angel, they will not be dissuaded from their sinful follies. You may wonder “how can this be?” Adam and Eve saw God but did not obey. The religious leaders during Jesus’ day saw Him and His miracles and they refused Him as well.

*What is “Babylon the Great”? Babylon is considered the first world empire of history. It’s evil reached far and wide. They rejected everything “God” and followed a very dark course in their country and culture. God even used them to judge Israel by invading them and sending them into captivity in Babylon. In essence, Babylon is symbolic of any culture or system that goes their own way and do things the way they see fit instead of God’s way. In the future, the entire world will be of one accord and follow this type of evil system. Christianity will be stomped out of this system though pockets of it will remain. We see a list of created things “haunted” by this devilish system. Haunt can mean to “linger” or “loiter”, to “to disturb or distress; cause to have anxiety; trouble; worry:” In the future, Satan will have such control over the earth that his presence will hover over the earth with an iron grip of control. This will not be a happy time for anybody including Christians. There will be great “anxiety, trouble, worry”.

*Kings and merchants are two listed groups that will receive the brunt of God’s judgment. Why? Politicians and business leaders have all of the power in today’s world system. The corruption in each camp is sickening and getting worse. The political and financial leaders have always worked together to enslave the people in their respective countries and cultures. God knows this and pinpoints these two groups that are in need of great judgment. Today in America, the unholy alliance between Washington DC and big business is beyond scandalous. The world system will be even worse and will make today’s American corruption look like child’s play. God sees their behavior as “adultery” because they are cheating of Him, the author of life and Savior of the world. These people were singularly focused on getting as rich as possible and stepping on as many people as necessary to move up the ladder of success. God looked at the entire sordid affair and called it “maddening”. Power and money can destroy the soul of those inclined to folly. Stay away from the love of the world because if you fall for it, then “the love of the Father will not be in you.”

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Do You Ever tell God What to do?

Romans 11:33-35 “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?”

*How many of us have ever had a conversation with God and tried to direct Him in our lives? Come on now. Let’s be honest about it. It is natural, very human, to try and explain to God what He needs to do to take care of you and make you happy. Have you ever seen a two year old tell their parents what to do? Happens all the time. The funny this is, that young toddler really thinks he or she is right and will stop at nothing to get their point across until they are blue in the face. There is great folly in trying to pull this off with God. We can couch it in prayer for sure. But in the end, we sometimes think that we know better than God. The Bible tells us about “the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God.” Comparing our intellect to God is like comparing one speck of sand on the seashore to every speck of sand on every beach in the world. The difference between God and ourselves in spell bounding.

*The better you know the Bible, the more that you will understand God and “His judgments”. When you take the Word of God and complete it with a humble heart, it is possible to get a glimpse of God that most people in the world will never get. But no matter how much you know the Bible, “His judgments are unsearchable.” There are things about God that we simply will never understand while living on this earth. One day, when we meet Him face to face, we will know and understand it all. Until that time, we need to “walk by faith and not by sight”. We need to trust that God loves us, cares for us, and knows what is best for us. This is the rawest form of saving faith that all Christians must possess.
The Lord’s paths are “beyond tracing out”. He moves in mysterious ways. Jesus likened Him to the wind blowing anywhere it wanted. There may not be rhyme or reason to it, but in the end, the wind is what controls weather patterns and keeps the earth sustained with the proper balance of sun and rain to keep life in balance.

*Do you know the “mind of God?” Once again, we get glimpses and pieces of it from the Word of God but this is just the beginning. God has not revealed everything about Himself through the Bible. There is much more to learn on the other side of mortality. Will God reveal more to us in our lifetime? The Biblical answer is “no”! Revelations teaches that if we “add to or subtract from the Word of God”, many plagues will overtake us. What we have now is what we get. Searching for more information about God through other “holy” books or “new” prophets is strictly forbidden and will lead to a shipwrecked faith. Nobody should attempt to “counsel God.” Instead, we need to go before Him and fall on our faces in humility and plead for mercy. Telling God what to do or how to do it is simple pride. Satan’s fall from heaven most likely originated with the Devil not liking what God was doing with the human race. Remember, God does not owe you anything! He already gave you the most amazing gift the world has ever seen and that is the death of His Son on that cross so that you may live with Him one day. In reality, we all owe God big time and should live our lives accordingly.

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A Highway to the Sky

Ephesians 1:7-10 “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.”

*Kids oftentimes needed to be protected from themselves because they do not see nor understand the danger that surrounds them on a daily basis. Young ones do not understand the danger of fire and need to be kept away from the stove. Toddlers would be happy running around the interstate if they saw a puppy dog to play with. Youngsters who have never seen a wild bear may think they can go up to it and give it a big “bear” hug. Those in the know need to help those not in the know stay away from the things that can harm them. Even adults, no matter their education level or intellect, do not know everything. Spiritually speaking, there are millions of Americans who do not see the spiritual danger threatening their souls, they can not discern right from wrong because it has not be revealed to them, and they are in need of rescue even though they do not realize the danger or the significance of the moment. This is where Jesus Christ, and you and me as Christians must get involved to gently prod them away from the danger they do not see or understand.

*In Jesus Christ, the Christian has been “redeemed” only through the blood of Him who has the power, will, and ability to save us. Redemption is defined as being “rescued” or being “delivered” by something that is dangerous. What is dangerous in this regard? Simple. It is sin. While people can love their sin, many do not realize how dangerous it really is. It is fools gold; it glitters brightly but is worthy absolutely nothing. Sin is dangerous because if it is not gotten rid of through Jesus Christ, it will come back and bite you and send you straight to hell according to the Bible. Jesus “lavished” his love on us by dying for our sins Himself and showing us the way to heaven and Father God. These verses use the term “riches” of His grace because the opportunity to have your sins washed away is the most valuable gift that you will ever be offered. How sad it is when so many people simply reject the most expensive (lavish) gift they will ever be offered as worthless and beneath them. For the unsaved world, the process of salvation is still a “mystery” to them because they simply do not understand it. God’s hope is that you will share this great gift of Jesus Christ with others instead of hoarding it yourself by telling nobody.

*In heaven, there is only perfection, light, truth, and God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. They rule heaven. On earth, there is mainly darkness, lies, deception, pain, suffering, and Satan, the god of this world, ruling with an iron fist. The two places are diametrically opposed to each other. When Jesus Christ came to the earth, His main purpose was to unite the humans living on earth, the apple of the Creator’s eyes, and God the Father so that mankind could be with God in heaven one day. This unity can only come through Jesus Christ. Why? Jesus is the only One who started in heaven, lived on the earth, died on the earth, and was resurrected from the power of death because there was “no sin found in Him.” Since He never sinned, He could not die. In essence, Jesus created a conduit between heaven and earth so those who have lived in the darkness of this earth could attain the light of heaven one day. Christ is the pipeline to heaven. There is only one pipeline. Man can not build one because man does not have the capability. Only God has the intellect and power to create this highway to the sky.

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Death: The Final Frontier

Psalm 89:47-48 “Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all humanity! Who can live and not see death, or who can escape the power of the grave?”

*I loved Star Trek growing up. The concept of traveling the universe and exploring the final frontier really sparked by imagination in so many ways. One day, mankind may very well have the wisdom and technology to do these things. In God’s eyes, space is not the final frontier, but rather, it is death. It is the strangest thing really. The most important decision one will ever make is where they live after death. On a time scale, our life is one grain of sand on a vast seashore and eternity is that vast seashore times millions. Why do people simply not want to think about death and their final resting place, the final frontier? I think we find the answer in human nature and original sin.

*No matter if anybody believes it or not, our lives are “fleeting” and can end at any moment. Each one of us are a heart beat away from meeting our Maker. You may say “I don’t believe that” and that is fine. What you or I believe does not make it true or not. What is truth does not depend on human opinion, tradition, or intellect, but rather, what is real and what happens. God has created “humanity in futility”. In other words, we are simply made of water and dirt all put together in a vastly complex way that only the Creator fully understands. Our bodies were not designed to last forever, but a very short season in compared to eternity. God intentionally designed us for a set number of years to give us an opportunity as spirit beings to either accept Him and embrace Him, or to reject Him and scoff at Him. Physical death is the end of that opportunity.

* The “power of the grave” is vast and enormous. Physical death is a certainty for each person reading this devotion barring the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. This may appear morbid, but we should live each day on earth with the final frontier, death, the grave in sight. Our life should be lived so that what we do on earth will make the transfer into the next world. People don’t want to think about this because of a lack of wisdom and a lack of insight into Biblical truths. Humans, because of sin and their innate desire to run from God as Adam and Eve did, try to shove this truth under the carpet. We want to live for the moment. We do not want to plan for the future. Just like a teenager who was just given a thousand dollar check from grandma and blows it all in a short period of time, people want to get everything they can out of life without considering the long term consequences of our actions. Life is short term, eternity is long term. Plan for your long term success and experience the final frontier with God by your side!

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