Two thousand years ago Jesus walked around the hills near Nazareth. We are coming upon the pure two thousandth anniversary of His crucifixion and resurrection.
It is a time when people should be thinking more and more about their place in the eternal life we are ALL promised to be given. Yet most in this world can think of only one thing. This world.
Due to social media, Television, and radio nearly the entire world can get a snapshot into the hearts of their fellow humans like in no other time in history. Those in power cannot say the Bible says to do this, when in reality it never said any such thing. Approximately one thousand years ago this could be and was done. This led to bloodshed in the Holy Lands due to the corrupted and human hearts of men.
Between 1456 when the Gutenberg Bible was first printed till nearly two hundred years later (approximately 1611) when the first normal printing of the King James Version of the Bible become common place. Growth in the true understanding of the Bible took place. Halfway between these two dates Martin Luther gave birth to the Great Reformation of the Body of Christ as it was fractured into many denomination due to the corruption of the Catholic Church which up until then was the only religion within Christendom. From these years till within the mid-1960s humanity strived as best it could to be a reflection of the Son of God.
Now though humanity is pulled this way and that due to the very inventions I mentions above. They find no real time to read the words of their Creator. Many even deny they have a Creator, but that is not where the corruption lies. For Jesus Christ knew this time would come and even instructed John in the book of Revelation to write a letter to the church that exists in this time. Here is that letter:
Revelation 3:14 – And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Due to the primaries for the president of the United States of America the stark reality of this letter is shown to prove the Bible as fact and the truth that not only is God real, but that His Son is still alive and watching over us.
There will be those that are going to say: “What you are saying is not true, He was referring to the church in Laodicea and to them alone.”
This is not accurate though. You see the seven churches can exist and have existed concurrently and yet they are also linear. Concurrently refers to any body that gathers in the name of Jesus Christ at any given point in history. While linear takes the Body of Christ as a whole throughout the centuries. The first letter referring to the church as a whole during the early years of the Body till the last letter before Christ’s imminent return to the face of this planet we all live upon.
The letter to Laodicea is the last letter, the seventh letter for the seventh age of the Body of Christ as a whole. We are living in this seventh and last age before Jesus Christ places His feet back upon the ground of this earth at the Mount of Olives.
Many say they are rich and are increased with material possessions and have a need for nothing. They seek after more and more the possessions of the earth. They wish to have a newer car, a larger house to hold all the possessions they have acquired. Many of which sit in their basements or addicts doing nothing but gather dust, bugs and rotting away.
They have through the votes they have cast through the primary process shown to the world due to technology that most are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.
Their wretchedness and misery has in turn made them poor. They are blind to the truth of the Bible and so, even though professing to be true to God have thrown their hopes and desires onto someone that is shown within the Bible itself to be a false teacher. The complete opposite of what any that calls themselves a “Christian” would say is worthy of their support.
Once upon a time they would have sought after this person to try and convert him to Christianity, but now in their blindness they call him a “savior,” thus showing their nakedness. They have stripped off the belt of truth and accepted the lies of the false teacher as fact. The have removed the sandals by not reading the Word of God for themselves so that they on their own can see what God says to do from the Bible and so they are tossed this way and that in worry and anger. They have laid down their shield of Faith and given in to disbelieve. As a result the straps that hold their helmet of salvation has become dry rotted and is in jeopardy of breaking, thus cast off their helm to damnation. Their sword of the Spirit is dull for it has not been refined and sharpened by understand the true Word of God, so as to stand as a defense from the world and its corrupting onslaught of lies that have twisted the true meaning of the Gospel. Thus leaving them naked to the world as they lose their righteousness and willingly accept the unrighteousness of the world as truth when it is nothing but a lie built upon lies told by liars.
Ephesians 6:10 – A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
This is the reality we are in today and due to the light of God though the Bible the actions of those that stand naked to the world are there for all to see, but they think themselves to be clothed in the grace of Jesus Christ are showing to the world their true state. Yet most are blind to these truths I have just shown unaware that those that hate Christ see them for what they truly are and scoff and laugh at them behind their backs saying for all to hear: “See there is no such thing as God, for those that say they follow Him do not do as the Bible says.”
Here someone will say that those that do not know Jesus do not know the Bible. Satan is a fallen angel of God. He knows the Bible and so do his most loyal servants. They know the Bible so as to be able to pervert it to their needs, lusts and desires.
They are better equipped to defeat those that seek to serve God, for they have a secret weapon, those that seek to serve God. For we are corrupt beings and even though we ask Jesus Christ to be our Savior, due to our corrupt bodies, minds, even though our soul may be renewed in the Glory of Jesus’ saving grace, we must strive daily to seek out to be a better image of He that shed His blood in our place. Which is why we are to wear and care for the armor of God. For when we do not care for it we will be shown, as is now being demonstrated through those that vote for a false teacher, that we are only human and subject to mistakes, but these mistakes due to not knowing the Bible cannot only lead to the death of innocents, but to our own death in the eyes of God, which will lead to an eternity not in His glorious service but an eternity in agony, sorrow and pain within the pit of fire.