We Were Created
“Then God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the flying creatures of the heavens, and over the beasts, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that moves on the earth. So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. And God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the flying creatures of the heavens, and over every living thing that moves on the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every plant that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. Also, to every living thing of the earth, to every flying creature of the heavens, and to everything that moves on the earth, living creatures, I have given the green plants for food: thus. And God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was extremely good. Thus, the evening and the morning: Day Six.” Genesis 1:26-31
“For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is clearly recognized by them, for God has revealed it to them. For ever since the creation of the world the unseen things of Him are clearly perceived, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they know God, they do not glorify Him as God, nor are thankful, but become vain in their reasonings, and their stupid hearts are darkened. Professing to be wise, they become foolish, and change the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man, and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Therefore God also gives them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who change the truth of God into the lie, and fear and serve the created things more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gives them up to vile passions. For even their women change the natural use for what is contrary to nature. Likewise also the men, abandoning the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust toward one another, men with men performing what is shameful, and receiving the retribution within themselves, the penalty which is fitting for their error. And even as they do not like to have God in their full true knowledge, God gives them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with every unrighteousness, sexual perversion, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, depravity; whisperers, defamers, haters of God, insolent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, without natural affection, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do them, but also approve of those who practice them.” Romans 1:18-32
Irregardless of whether or not people say that they believe in God, the question that is more relevant is whether or not they believe His written Word. Do they believe that His Son Jesus Christ died on the Cross for their sins? Do they believe that they are sinful and have need for the blood that was shed on the Cross for their sins? Do people realize that ONLY through repentance and believing into Jesus Christ that they can rectify themselves with their Creator? Do they realize that they are deserving of God’s just judgment and are doomed to Hell without accepting the free gift of Salvation that God has provided to man through Christ? What most of man believes are hypothesis, educated theories about the origins of Earth and the afterlife from these bodies. They don’t believe God.
The other day I happened upon a magazine that had an article about a famous person who had died and seen the light. Knowing that Satan deceives many with such nonsense, I took and read the pertinent part of the article to see if the account was similar to what I had read on previous occasions.
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder; for Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.” 2nd Corinthians 11:13-15
This person saw the white light and their dead loved family and friends around them. All of these dead ones looked as if they were in the prime of their life, their ailments, old age and other factors that contributed to a degradation of their bodies while still alive, was gone. One of 17,000 documented cases of seeing similar things, this famous person was no longer worried about death and what comes after. They were comforted with this revelation and the fear of death had left them.
Why had they had a fear of death? When God created mankind He instilled in man knowledge of Creation and Himself. Man is not without excuse, deep down they realize that they are in for some big trouble, they are concerned and they should be!
If you are reading this and the Rapture has already happened and you find yourself in the midst of “the time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7), better known as the Great Tribulation or Tribulation, than understand that God’s mercy still extends to you. This fear of death, this fear of the unknown can be put to rest. All around mankind is the glorious handiwork of God’s Creation. Satan will do his best to convince the people of the world that God’s Word is not as He says. He will twist the Holy Scriptures, push theological theories that are unbiblical (such as theistic evolution) and try and convince the world to rebel against their Creator, but you, dear individual, should consider these things and realize that you are a sinner…lost without Jesus Christ.
When everything was Created, God called it “extremely good” (Genesis 1:31), yet afterwards Adam and Eve were deceived by “the serpent” and sinned. Every man born needs a Savior due to this. There is not a single person born who has not been born in sin, indeed who is not a sinner.
“And I saw an angel coming down from Heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should not lead astray the nations any more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while. And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them; and I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the Word of God, who had not done homage to the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.” Revelation 20:1-4
“And you being dead in trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all formerly conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others; but God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you are saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might display the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you are saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not of works, that no one should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Therefore remember that you, being Gentiles in the flesh; who are called uncircumcision by what is called the circumcision made in the flesh by hands; that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been made near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.” Ephesians 2:1-16
“Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.” Psalms 51:5
“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to every person, because everyone sinned. For until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not accounted when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. And the gift is not like it was through the one who sinned. For the judgment from one offense was unto condemnation, but the free gift from many offenses is unto justification. For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who are receiving abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment was to every person unto condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift is to every person unto justification of life. For as through one man’s disobedience many were declared sinners, so also through one Man’s obedience many will be declared righteous. Moreover the Law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness unto eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 5:12-21
“But now the righteousness of God apart from the Law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through the faith of Jesus Christ, to all and upon all who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation through faith in His blood, to give evidence of His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to prove at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who is of the faith of Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but through the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the Law. Or is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also, since there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.” Romans 3:21-30
You must look away from all of these theories that man has created. You must BELIEVE God who is our Creator, for we will ALL STAND before Him. We will all be held accountable. If you name is not written in the Book of Life (Rev. 20:12) than you will be cast into the Lake of Fire for eternity. There is nothing more important than for you to grasp that indeed God is true, He has the words of eternal life.
“Let it not be! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written: That You may be found just in Your words, and may win the case when You are judged. But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust who lays on wrath? (I speak as a man.) Let it not be! Otherwise, how will God judge the world? For if in my lie, the truth of God has abounded to His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner? And why not say (as we are slanderously reported and as some affirm that we say), Let us do evil that good may come? Their condemnation is just. What then? Do we surpass them? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks, that they are all under sin. As it is written: There is none righteous, no, not one; there is none who understands; there is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside; they have together become unprofitable; there is none who does good, no, not one. Their throat is an open tomb; with their tongues they have practiced deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips; whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood; destruction and misery are in their ways; and the way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes.” Romans 3:4-18
“Then Simon Peter answered Him, Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the Words of eternal life. And we have believed and understood that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” John 6:68-69
How much thought does man give to setting up a life for his family? A man will get married, have children, want to provide food and shelter for his family and finally will want to have enough left over to be able to provide for them until he dies. Yet without Christ there should be much wailing and crying regarding the loss of a loved one, without Christ there is no hope.
You may have made many mistakes throughout your life, you may have many regrets and you might firmly grasp your sinful state, knowing that you have a great weight upon your soul, but what is the recourse?! You must look at the present, you must look towards the future, you must act and set things in order from this point forward.
There is nothing you can do about the past, there is nothing you can do but mourn for those whom have died that you have loved. There is little you can do about the sinful errors of the past, but what you can do is realize your state as a sinner who is deserving of God’s eternal punishment, realize that your sins have entrapped you, that you are lost and without hope and repent! Repent and believe into Jesus Christ who died on the Cross for your sins! Why or why will you die?!
“The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself. But if a wicked man turns from all his sins which he has done, keeps all My statutes, and does what is lawful and right, he shall live life; he shall not die. None of the transgressions which he has done shall be remembered against him; because of the righteousness which he has done, he shall live. Do I delight with pleasure in the death of the wicked? says the Lord Jehovah, and not that he should turn back from his ways and live?” Ezekiel 18:20-23
Will you not change, will you not have a heart that yields unto your Creator, will you not desperately seek the Most High God while you still can and with such eagerness explain Salvation to those loved ones who are still around you. God’s Salvation extends to all mankind who are willing to come to Him, He is merciful, He is kind, He will forgive you of your iniquities, you will have life through His Son. If only you would put off the hardness of your wicked heart and be rectified to your Creator through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, if only!
Eventually during the Great Tribulation, the plans that man has in his heart regarding what he will do while he spends his time here on Earth, will fade away. God’s just judgment will be seen visually, the cares of this world will turn into how to survive. The choice will have to be made whether or not to deny your Creator and accept the mark of the beast and/or worship the image of the beast. You will see loved ones who are faced with the same choice, but you o’ man will be held accountable individually.
Making decisions based upon what it acceptable to family or friends is not going to help you in the day of Judgment.
“And I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heavens fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God. And books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, out of the things which were written in the books. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one, according to their works. And Death and Hades were cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the Lake of Fire.” Revelation 20:11-15
Going along with the masses is going to do no good when you are cast into the Lake of Fire for eternity. Words cannot convey the seriousness of the situation, you must realize that you are lost in order to be Saved. You must understand that irregardless of what opinion anyone might hold to how one gets to Heaven, God has made these thing known and provide a firm, solid and true path. That path is only through Jesus Christ, there is NO other way.
I wish that you and every one who reads this would realize what odds you are up against. I would love to sit down and point out the deceptions of this world and allow you to see clearly that Satan has deceived the far vast majority of mankind. Yet I know that there are some who wouldn’t listen, no matter the amount of evidence that is presented to them. There are some who would even believe, but due to the hardness of their heart, would refuse to repent towards the Most High God, their Creator. This is not written for them, it is written that you, dear reader, might consider YOUR ways, you might consider YOUR eternal destination, that you would realize that YOU are a sinner and that YOU would repent and believe into Jesus Christ. For those who will listen, understand that the merciful Almighty God is willing to pardon you of your iniquities and provide Salvation to you. His hand is mighty, He is the mighty God, the Creator and He will restore all things. Will you be there when that happens or will you suffer the eternal consequences of refusing to believe His Word?
“And he brought them out and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? So they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Acts 16:30-31
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
“Jesus said to him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6
“The Lord is not slow concerning His promise, as some count slowness, but is longsuffering toward us, not purposing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with intense burning; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, of what sort ought you to be in holy behavior and godliness, looking for and earnestly hastening unto the coming of the Day of God, through which the heavens will be dissolved, being set on fire, and the elements will melt with intense burning? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and without blemish; and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the unlearned and unstable twist, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware also that you not be led away with the error of the wicked, and fall from your own steadfastness. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.” 2nd Peter 3:9-18
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” Revelation 3:20