Thursday, January 23, 2014

Jan | 23 | Does God like horse meat?


Does God like horse meat?

Matthew 3:7
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them,"Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? NKJV

You know, everyone has an eschatological view point. I mean everyone! The Muslim, the Atheist, the Hindu, the Communist the Christian, etc. Yes, everyone holds their own eschatological view, whether it is that the end of life is the personal and utterly pointless oblivion of brain death, to becoming just food for worms, fuel for the fire, or even the return of the Jesus and the resurrection and judgment of the dead. Everyone has an eschatological view point, and with it, though it may be unacknowledged, a very strong rider that strides and directs their present galloping horse. Yes, everyone has an eschatological view point.

As for me, I fall into the historical pre-millennial camp. Indeed, when someone takes a sensible and consistent literal interpretation of the Scriptures then they can do no other. This world view, this end of the world view, even this eternal Biblical world view I hold to is a very strange set of ideas and a very demanding counter culture lifestyle to inhabit, indeed, it truly outstrips any present day lunacy you might see frothing up from the ever purporting ice-cream float flavored futurist or conspiracy theorist.

The Pre-Millennial position is quite simply summarized in this: “Christ has died; Christ has risen; Christ will come again; and when He does, it ain’t to make nice.” Indeed, the Pre-Millennial message, for some two thousand years now has been quite simply this: “Flee the wrath to come.”

Now friends, I acknowledge that there are some a-millennial brethren and a few ardent post-millenniasts of their own volition still out there, somewhere, but most, I suspect, are by now very heavily medicated. However, the vast majority of Christians and this is my point so don’t miss it, are very happy to be ignorant of the choice they have already made regarding their own eschatological position. I mean c’mon, is there really an eternal hell of perpetual suffering that their family and friends will be cast into? Well, looking at their unwillingness to fast and pray, weep and wail, tell with tears and sense of terror, you have to conclude that really they do not think so. Will Christ come and kill ‘billions’ in the so doing? Do we really have a message that is peppered with the various threatening's of ‘wrath to come?’ Are we truly in an unprecedented time of amazing grace, which at any time now, will be called, to a very sudden close whilst the molten lavic vengeance of God Most High is poured out on the planet and its populace? Well, judging by the majority of Christians life choices for both him and his family and his future prosperity, you would have to say “No and most definitely not." Yes, these plain Scriptures, which though part of their churches statement of faith, are often tucked away in a virtually undiscoverable page in a small paragraph in a watered down sentence, 'somewhere' on their churches website, are in all practicalities, rejected.

 You see, Jesus, for most Christians, is just another life policy. For sure, He's an eternal life policy but like all policies He is mostly kept in the drawer with all the other stuff for a black day, providing just a little bit of present comfort for the now, not too much really, but mostly enough to help folks live their life with a few other nice people, all trying to produce a society which will in turn provide the peace and protection needed for them to pursue dreams of present peace, private property and a good pension plan to boot, and it is the three riders my friend which ride their present eschatological horse and I tell you now, that God will kill that horse and make the riders eat it until it is vomited out of their nostrils.

Look now Christian: Your life choices betray your true beliefs.

Listen:- CThen the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying,"It is done!" And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth. Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath. Then every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceedingly great. Revelation 16:17-21 NKJV

Pray: -  And so Father, we wait for Your Son from heaven, whom you raised form the dead, even Jesus, who delivers us from the wrath to come. Amen and amen.

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