Look around today, see all the so called christians? People parade around as though they are 'good' since they compare themselves with themselves, but is that really wise? To say "I'm no worse than my neighbor" really tells you nothing at all. Compare yourselves with the word of God, then you've made a good comparison. This world is utterly and completely corrupt, it is WICKED. Many people say "the world is full of 'good' people" but my question is 'good' according to who, or what standard?
Why is it that most people WILL NOT make it into the kingdom of heaven (matt 7:14)? Why are'nt all the so called 'pastors' asking that question? Most people have no idea, no clue, nor do they care how the Creator sees the world. Consider this:
Jeremiah 5 :1 Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.
2 And though they say, The LORD liveth; surely they swear falsely.
If ye can find A....man, ONE man that does whats right, I will pardon it. Out of ALL ISRAEL it was hard to find ONE righteous man? Todays blind so called christians like to think that they are somehow better than the jews back in the days of ancient israel, when in fact THEY ARE EVERY BIT AS CORRUPT. The same 'wise men' who tell you to ignore the fall feast days because they are 'for the jews' also tell you to blow off every and any other lesson in the old testament because it was 'for the Jews.' Here's a newsflash for these rocket scientists, THE LORD DOES'NT CHANGE. And guess what? Neither do people. People today still love, hate, admire, lust, envy EXACTLY THE SAME as they did from the very beginning. Human nature is exactly the same.
Whats the point? The point is, when Jeremiah wrote as a prophet to look through the entire city of Jerusalem for ONE RIGHTEOUS MAN knowing that they were so rare you could be looking for a long time, it is a DIRECT PARALLEL to today. There are churches and idolatrous pastors on every street corner yet righteous men CANNOT BE FOUND. They are very RARE. What does that say about todays babylonian churchianity? Its an INDICTMENT on its wickedness and corruption. The true church is SALT AND LIGHT, it preserves. Todays so called churchianity has PRESERVED NOTHING, everything has rotted.
When the apostles asked Jesus about the end times what did he say FIRST? DO NOT BE DECEIVED. Why did he mention deception first? Gosh, I don't know, look around at this world. The entire fabric of this world is a giganitic spider web of LIES, and deception. If all the lies propping up this world today were removed at once, the entire world would implode on itself. Things are not just bad today, they ARE EXTREMELY BAD. Where is the outcry? Where is the repentance? If todays so called pastors had AN OUNCE of righteousness in them, they would be preaching repentance from today until the day Jesus comes for us. Judgement starts with the house of God. So called christianity today is ROTTEN. So called christians today are NO DIFFERENT than the idolatrous and backslidden jews of Jeremiahs day...NO DIFFERENT.
The example I gave from Jeremiah isn't the only one, here's another:
Genesis 18 :22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD. 23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? 24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? 25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? 26 And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes. 27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD, which am but dust and ashes: 28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it. 29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake. 30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there. 31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake. 32 And he said, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake. 33 And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.
If TEN righteous men could be found in AN ENTIRE CITY? Then the Lord would not have destroyed Sodom. Well, we know how that story ended, SODOM WAS DESTROYED. Why? NOT EVEN TEN righteous men could be found in it. Do you think that America is any better? OPEN YOUR EYES. The things going on in America today make Sodom look righteous and holy by comparison. How many righteous men are there in America today, AS GOD JUDGES RIGHTEOUSNESS? Not many. America today is NO BETTER THAN SODOM, NO BETTER THAN JERUSALEM where it was DIFFICULT to find one righteous man.
You know what true ignorance is? KNOWING the lessons of history, but repeating its mistakes over and over and over again. Todays so called christians think themselves 'good' people, and yet FEW will make it into heaven, FEW can be found that are righteous, HOW CAN THEY RECONCILE THIS? They can't. Today, as America is brought to its knees economically and militarily, the whole rest of the world smiles with glee. Why? Because of Americas has been ARROGANT AND PROUD, RUDE AND BOASTFUL. A greater harlot has never been seen. Do you think a humble nation would be so ill thought of? There's not a humble atom in Americas composition. The humble will walk with God, PRIDE was the original sin.
Psalm 25:9 He leads the humble in justice, And He teaches the
... He leads the humble in justice, And He teaches the humble His way
Proverbs 16:19 It is better to be humble in spirit with the
... It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowlyThan to divide the spoil with the proud.
Psalm 37:11 But the humble will inherit the land And will delight
... But the humble will inherit the land And will delight themselves inabundant prosperity.
Isaiah 66:2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
Men look to other men for answers for todays problems and they wont find the answers. Its been the same from the very beginning. SATAN has in mind the things of men, NOT the things of God. So when MEN have in mind the things of man instead of the things of God, what does that make them? Sons of the devil, they BOTH continually have in mind the things of men.
Matthew 16:23 But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me,
... he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art a stumbling-block unto me: for thou mindest not the things of God, but the things of men
Its time to wake up. Its time to repent. Its time to get right and stay right with the true God, who YOU CAN FIND if you search for him like hidden treasure. You have to REALLY REALLY want him though. Those who want to know the truth have to REALLY want the truth, not kinda want it. We have no idea how much time is left, but we do know that life is short, and nobody guaranteed you that you'll live through this day, much less tomorrow. Don't get scared, get motivated. ASK, SEEK, KNOCK and the door will be opened to you. grace and peace