Another blogger wrote a very nice piece about how Salvation is by faith not fear which was in reference to the COVID-19 scare sweeping the globe. This article went on to explain how past catastrophes have come and gone and each time there were those that while all the turmoil or uncertainty was in play people showed up at church that hadn’t in a long while or maybe never, then later when the danger was gone they slipped right back into their usual sinful nature. It spoke about how people seek comfort and others to quell their fear and consternation. I want to allow you to read a comment I made to another blog last night which touched on this same concern and how I was seeing too much lip service as usual and the same old routine of almost pretend we care. More like when there was a snowstorm when we were kids and we got to stay home, so then we were on the phone with our friends and having a bit of fun instead of doing our school work at home like we should. Today this article mentioned the attack of America on 9/11/2001 just as I had mentioned it last night in this following comment, which I refer to today’s article. “I left a comment on a NYC resident’s blog where it was a consoling sort of love-in as I saw it and I know how people are just like this blog you presented here says! And quite interesting how it specifically referred to the attack on America on 9/11/2001 by outright evil satanic Jihadists!”
My comment to the blog last night follows:
You sound like you’re getting on the page I’ve been ranting about for a while! Perhaps you and millions of others are ready to re-calibrate and focus on the fact that the human race has gotten too big for its britches as the old saying goes and feel too high and mighty or are living day to day like machines that don’t think so good, even though they are under the deluded false impression that they have the world by the, excuse the expression, by the balls! I’ve been saying this in many of my blogs too, how people are way too self-serving and arrogant and they went beyond ignoring God, but they instead decided to play God, be their own world unto themselves and figure they can do as they damn well please, and butt out everybody, even God! Don’t anyone take me wrong here, I can see why people got this way in our modern materialistic high tech world of convenience, being lulled into an almost zombie like pace and style of living; but we’ve had serious wake up calls before (9/11) and people don’t ever seem to learn or get their shit wired and make up their minds that they better live on the straight and narrow from now on.
They just slip back into their old habits as soon as the dust settles and the dark cloud passes us by! I’m sorry to say, but I think it’s going to take a lot more than a COVID-19 scare to shake the “bejesus” out of enough people to come clean and fess up! Look at our National Seat of Power with people like, Schumer, Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, Feinstein, Maxine the Crazy Machine and so many others that are so corrupted and dirty there is no going back now, they are going to die wicked and greedy pigs! Sorry, I hate to be morbid under such sad conditions but I may cool off and get back to seeing the light shining through, not the clouds, but though “human consciences” hopefully soon and have wonderful things to report to anyone who will listen.
I do think there are still so many people that want to do the right thing and make a good world that is in tune with what Jesus told us to do when he was here. But, we have way too many bad people running things and that has to stop I think before enough substantive change can occur! Sorry, people are ruining this world, so we better pray harder than ever to be delivered from this madness, especially for the sake of all the innocent kids and babies! I hope it is going to change for the better, I do!
I want to add some additional thoughts about this fear factor and related ideas.
Now to this point about fear! I believe everyone should have a healthy dose of fear as we are all fallen and our souls are a glimmer away from eternal damnation if not for the Lamb of God who took away sin on the cross at Calvary, for those who will abide in Him! But, I think some people get the idea it’s not hard at all Jesus did us all a favor and took care of all the dirty details of our transgressing nature, “the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak,” and our souls that have at least original sin and I dare say most of us are nothing but dirty rags, without Jesus and His salvation, we’re not even worthy to be near Holy God Almighty let alone look at Him! No as in Holy Scripture it tells us clearly:
“Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” Philippians 2:12
Not fearing the things of this world is fine but fear of God is wise as it humbles us to make certain we know we aren’t worthy in the slightest and we are not home free until we are past the pearly gates so there is no slacking or doing as we damn well please then just when it’s time to face death we suddenly can say hey I’m good I like Jesus and always did!
“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” Romans 3:10
“If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” 1 John 1:8
I can safely say I believe that nobody on this earth does enough to hold themselves up as a prize to God, only Jesus could claim victory over all things seen and unseen. Are we worthy of praise for some of the things we have done for others or in the name of Jesus, surely some of us can rest assured of that, but we can also be certain that we carry sin and guilt that will not go away and we will not be free of until we are in heaven with God the Father through and by the forgiveness of our transgressions only by Jesus Christ Himself, and that is why we need to be concerned to a great degree if we don’t call it outright fear, we are all in jeopardy and are in a most tumultuous world these days full of vanity and sin in so many basic things we participate in which serve the beast or the prince of this world and not our heavenly Father. Can we judge ourselves, of course not, we are mere humans that die, but the one who can is who we should fear because we don’t know whether we are truly worthy until He the Lord our God tells us so!
“I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” Jeremiah 17:10
What we want to hear from our Lord when we stand before him is simply this: “Well done, good and faithful servant!” Matthew 25:23.
Now when people try to fool God they lose. If this COVID-19 is a wake-up call I feel it is potentially a last chance, then again maybe not, but it very well could be and that is how the world should look at it as a last opportunity to come clean, because He sees how evil this world has become and the good is more and more suppressed each year! Abortions by the millions each year alone is a mockery and abomination that transgresses God horribly, so we are in a deep hole full of manure and as my dad used to tell me as a kid when I got wise-ass or a chip on my shoulder; “don’t try to bullshit me.” He would go on to say, “if you did wrong you best admit it and take the consequences, so you can learn from it and not do it again.” My dad meant business and that taught me and tells me now how God is fed up with us here on earth and things better start going in the right direction with so many leaders and peoples, because if not all hell will break loose, because God may allow His wrath to pour out by perhaps allowing evil to prevail sooner rather than later, via-a-vis the antichrist, and that is Scriptural obviously, but still much can be avoided if people will stop and turn to HIM so that many more souls will be saved! Then on bent knee in humble supplication ask for His mercy and help; to only do His will.
I see in this world today how so many opportunities have been given to us to allow the human race to come together with forthrightness and honorable truth that was given to us from God, but all they do is attack one another, even if it is only mind or cyber space attacking it’s all wrong!
Keep praying and changing for the better!
Post Script 3/18/2020
Steady and true is our course! If our focus is truly upon the Lord, then our destination is a certainty that nothing can change! One day at a time seeking His will we move closer to Him. “For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead, his Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7. Thank you brothers and sisters in Christ, for your faithful efforts in serving our Lord! 🙏