If I have come across in this blog as though I am promoting myself, please forgive me. If this blog sounds like I am a Bible scholar, please excuse my error. I have never been to Bible college. If you receive anything inspiring or encouraging from my posts, it’s the Holy Spirit. If you have been comforted in any way, it’s the Holy Spirit. If you have been motivated to listen to our Lord or seek him, it’s the Holy Spirit. I cannot take credit for any positive thing that comes from my writing, nor would I want to. I like my quiet, peaceful home in the Sandhills, and I really don’t think I deserve any accolades. My only goal is to try to listen and hear my heavenly Father better than I did last month, and obey him. This blog is simply my attempt to obey what he asked me to do…tell the stories of what he’s done to whoever will listen.
In the book of James, chapter 1, verse 17, it is written,
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
If all the goodness of God were taken out of this world, I think we would be surprised at the results. I know some very kind people. However, we are a fallen people in a fallen world (Genesis 3 and Deuteronomy 28:15-68). Is it possible even the kindness of familiar friends and family would be removed if God’s Holy Spirit were not present on this earth? Is it possible our God is so big he is actually behind the little pleasantries we daily take for granted? Is it possible even non believers, who are great philanthropists, are affected by the presence of his Holy Spirit? In Ephesians 2:8-9, Scripture says we are saved by faith because we believe. We are not saved by works so no one can brag about the work they have done. So what happens to all the loving and faithful volunteers when the Holy Spirit is removed? They need Jesus. All of us do.
So far, everything the Bible predicted in the Old Testament has come true. No one has fulfilled more prophecies than Jesus. So, I think, it would be safe to assume the prophecies of the New Testament will come true also, and Scripture says the Holy Spirit will be removed from this earth (2 Thessalonians 2:6-8). Therefore, don’t we all need Jesus if we want to go to heaven? Heaven is not a default setting in the computer of life. Actually, it’s the opposite. Hell is the default setting, and Jesus came to code in another setting. Still, we have to manually change the setting. Otherwise, the default will occur. I want to be liked, and I want to keep peace with people I meet, but I want even more to inform you about this setting and encourage you to change it. If you do, don’t thank me. Don’t give me praise for anything positive that might happen if you switch the setting. Thank the One who coded it in. As for me, I can’t even figure out what some of the buttons on the keyboard do!
Hear this, you kings! Listen, you rulers! I, even I, will sing to the Lord; I will praise the Lord, the God of Israel, in song.
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