Where is the Love?
Lately, I have been observing men and women. Baiting and being lured. Turned over to a reprobate mind. Spewing hate and vitriol. “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3: 13, AMP).
Listen, “But understand this, that in the last days dangerous times [of great stress and trouble] will come [difficult days that will be hard to bear].
“For people will be lovers of self [narcissistic, self-focused], lovers of money [impelled by greed], boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, and profane, [and they will be] unloving [devoid of natural human affection, calloused, and inhumane], irreconcilable, malicious gossips, devoid of self-control [intemperate, immoral], brutal, haters of good,
“traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of [sensual pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of outward godliness (religion), although they have denied its power [for their conduct nullifies their claim of faith]. Avoid such people and keep far away from them” (2 Timothy 3: 1-5, AMP).
Love is Not Weak
Many seemingly attempt to give you “truths”. But without the proper context. Breeding hate, self-loathing, and contempt for others. Further influencing the reprobate and unstable delicate minds, who reject sound doctrine. If you are walking in the love of God, you should feel perplexed.
Hear me. “Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant.
“It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong that is endured. It does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail].
“Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], enduring all things [without weakening]” (1 Corinthians 13: 4-7, AMP).
Discern What is True
For me, it is reading the comment sections in news articles, YouTube videos, and many other platforms. The callous, uncaring diatribes that are posted for all to see. It is very disturbing. What is most frightening is that this is the mentality of the peoples of the world.
The truth. “If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love [for others growing out of God’s love for me], then I have become only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal (and here it is…) [just a noisy distraction]” (1 Corinthians 13: 1, AMP).
It is written, “Then the LORD said to me, ‘Out of the north the evil [which the prophets foretold as the result of national sin] will reveal itself and spill out on all the people of the land'”(Jeremiah 1: 14, AMP).
I thank God if this will influence even one person to change because we are lost. I won’t ever trade the temporary pleasures of this life for the eternal rest that God has prepared for those of us who love Him.
Enter Into His Rest
More and more I become grieved in the Spirit as I see hate and sin abound. The weakest emotions, including envy and jealousy. Leading to heinously egregious acts of violence.
We turn from God in our hurt and anger and no one can heal. Please understand that we are responsible for the choices we make. For accepting or rejecting God. To forgive. To heal. To love another.
“Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest in your souls. For my yolk is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11: 28-30, KJV).
The lack of accountability and the need to blame others has become so dangerous and evil spirits are empowered by our ignorance.
Lately the Spirit is showing me the spiritual connection between good and evil. I run to God because I see the bigger picture. Realizing that I can release the burden of attempting to vindicate myself.
Lay Aside the Weight that is Crushing You
Meditate on this. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who by faith have testified to the truth of God’s absolute faithfulness] stripping off every unnecessary weight and the sun which so easily and cleverly entangles us, let us run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before us.
(Here it is again.) “[looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, (pay attention…) disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work]” (Hebrews 12: 1-2, AMP).
Remember, “I will give you the keys (authority) of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind [forbid, declare to be improper and unlawful] on earth will have [already] been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose [permit, declare lawful] on earth will have already been loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16: 19, AMP). What are you allowing in your life?
Now consider this. You have the choice to do whatever you want. “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:” (Deuteronomy 30: 19, KJV).
The path of destruction to eternal damnation is broad and wide. Meaning, it is not hard to find. God promises that “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him I will trust.
“Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day, nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand will fall at thy side , and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. (Because, here it is again…) “Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked” (Psalm 91: 1-2, 5-8, KJV).
Always coming from a place of love!!!
Originally written on February 06, 2023.