These are the Last Days. This wasn’t hard for you to figure out, especially after last week’s article. But, there is something about this time that still boggles my mind, as I’m sure that it does yours.
We knew that sin would rise. That’s an easy one to figure out. We all know about sin, since we struggle with it every single day.
I’m seeing it grow everywhere, and its voice is louder than ever. And, I find myself amazed.
WHY is there so much HATRED?
My heart is grieved at the amount of hatred and the lies that so many embrace willingly to fuel that hatred.
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Of Sin and Hate
As you grow in Christ, your ability to see sin increases. Your wisdom in dealing with that sin will also increase with it. But, that ability to see brings with it a lot of grief. And, for the past week, I’ve been spending a lot of time grieving over the sin of a friend.
I won’t go into what he’s done, or why. But, I will say that before he was discovered, he seemed to be sincerely devoted to Christ. Even though I had some disagreements with him over his interpretation of the Bible, his apparent devotion to God was very good to see. But now, I find that his devotion to God was incomplete, and I have ached over this all week.
In fact, it’s made it difficult to do achieve my normal level of research.
Having said that, my poor, six year old computer appears ready to give up the ghost, so I’m also obsessing over computer equipment. I’ve built five computers already, and it looks like I’m about to build my sixth. And, I build my own computers because I’m cheap, and I want quality parts in my computer. My current computer has survived difficult environments and traveled with me around the globe (and yes, it is a GLOBE), and I expect the next one to get through Gog and Magog – or, at least try.
As the sins within the Body of Christ become more apparent, our grief will increase. And, it should increase. Lot was grieved by the evil of Sodom and Gomorrah (2 Peter 2:7). In fact, 2 Peter 2 speaks much about the evils that were even then in the Body of Christ.
It will only increase, and has increased.
But, This Thing About Hatred
The interesting thing about sin, is that it leads to hatred. I’m not exactly sure why, but it appears to be so, nonetheless. It’s just not logical. But, expecting ‘logic’ when it comes to sin is… by itself, not logical.
Paul speaks of hatred as a ‘work of the flesh’ in Galatians 5:19-21. There’s quite a list of things included as works of the flesh, but he ends with a chilling statement. He says that…
…they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God
I hope that you pay attention to that, because it means that hatred will keep you from inheriting the kingdom of God. And, it makes sense, because at the core of hatred is – in part – an inability to forgive. Choosing to not forgive someone else is a slap in the face of Christ who forgave us in such a fantastic way.
And no, you cannot use the excuse of needing the person that you will not forgive… to ask for forgiveness.
When did Christ forgive us?
Before we were even born. (Ephesians 1:4)
So, when are we to forgive those that have done wrong to us?
BEFORE they ask us to forgive them.
And, if they never ask us to forgive them?
You have to forgive them anyway.
Even if they believe that WE are the ones who are wrong, and that they have done NOTHING wrong?
(Can you tell that I have had many such a situations in my life?)
That’s right. You must forgive them anyway.
Don’t worry. God will handle the vengeance part. No one ‘gets away with it’, in the eyes of God.
In fact, this brother that I am in grief over, had engaged in a series of personal attacks against myself and others. And, I knew in my heart – and was worried about it – that something would happen to him, if he did not stop. My wife remarked upon this herself.
And then, something did happen.
I truly pray that this brother in Christ is truly in Christ and will come to his senses and repent of what he has done. Otherwise, he will suffer the vengeance of a holy God, and I would not wish that upon anyone.
But, Back To Hatred
But, let’s turn back to this issue of hatred. I have been in a decades-long struggle against hatred in the Body of Christ for for more than twenty years – specifically, hatred against Israel.
I have always believed that Israel and the Jews have acted as a ‘canary in the coal mine’. When hatred of the Jews rises, so does hatred of Christians. Evil is never far behind when the Jews are persecuted. And now, Israel has become the ‘acceptable surrogate’ for the Jews.
Instead of having to reveal unreasonable, racist hatred of the Jews, anti-Semites can just claim that they are ‘just’ objecting to Israeli policies. It’s a neat little fiction that allows the vilest of hatreds to grow and spread.
Having spent 15 years of my life in Israel, I can tell you that very little of Israel’s policies are worthy of criticism – at least, not if you are willing to be objective. Worse, in Proverbs, the Bible tells us:
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.
If you participate in the vile and hateful attacks that are being launched at Israel, YOU are an ABOMINATION to God.
What do you think happens to those who are an abomination to God?
Nothing good. THAT I can tell you with great authority.
My Interview On A Minute To Midnite
There is an irony here that surrounds an interview that I did a few days ago:
049- John Little ( Part 1) – Last Days Are Now & Jerusalem Is The Key!
That’s the write-up. Here is where you can find the MP3:
You can find the YouTube here:
YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/na8RGyWazIU
The AMinuteToMidnite Team
The whole team at A Minute To Midnite does an incredible job. I check their site regularly and listen to their interviews. The team consists of Tony, Matt, Chris in New Zealand, along with Joanie and Brook in the US. Ever since I stumbled across their site, I have been blessed by their insight and content.
Furthermore, you can tell in the above interview, that Tony isn’t ‘starry-eyed’ over Israel. No one should be. It’s not a perfect country, so a bit of critical thought is warranted. And, Tony does that a lot. He clearly does not take statements of fact at face value and does his checking.
I really appreciate that.
In fact, I’m always a bit worried when I see a lack of critical thinking in anyone on any subject. Please apply sound reasoning everywhere, on everything. As Christians, we are called to sound reasoning and sound judgment. And, I’m always glad to see it.
An Aside On Freemasonry
By the way, last week’s video, struck home to me, because my own family has been cursed by Freemasonry. I briefly mention it in the interview.
You can find that video here:
048- Freemasonry- Being Set Free From It’s Curse- A Minute To Midnite
If you know ANYONE who is a Freemason, while calling themselves Christian, you MUST tell them of the evil that they are participating in. There is a dark and satanic evil that will infect your family.
I believe that my own family had been protected from this evil, by the distance God put between ourselves and the high-ranking Freemason that was in our less-immediate family.
A Bit Of Irony
Now, here’s the irony that I promised.
Last night, (my time) Tony posted an article on AllNewsPipeline.com. Well, Tony posted an additional write-up, here:
Last Days Are Now & Jerusalem Is The Key! – John Little Of Omega Shock
I was not expecting that. In fact, I find it hard to believe that ANYONE would be interested in what I would have to say. I’m really no different than anyone else, other than having a set of experiences that are unusual.
But, then… I scrolled down to the comment section… OUCH. It didn’t take long for the anti-Semites to crawl out and attempt to trash the interview with their own vicious view of events. Worse, these people were claiming to be Christian.
Nothing gets my goat more than someone spewing evil, while claiming to be Christian.
Now, normally, I ignore such things. I barely have enough time to do what I’m doing. I do not have time to respond to evil foolishness in comment sections. But, today was different.
Today, is a part of a rather ancient Chinese tradition called the Dragon Boat Festival. The festival was yesterday, and the Bible class that I teach was not going to be in session. So, I had some extra time today, and responded to one of the comments.
I Cannot Allow Injustice To Occur Without A Response
I have decided that I just can no longer sit idly by, while the innocent are viciously attacked. Therefore, I’ve bookmarked a number of videos to respond with, when vicious comments are being made. This at least allows me to offer SOMETHING to people looking for the truth.
Here’s the list that I am currently using:
All the above are YouTube videos, and this is my own contribution to the issue:
(Although, that’s not a video)
Back To The Comment Section
And, because of Nick Smegg’s response… and the extra bit of time that I had to respond… I responded. And, I did not let go. I normally DO let go, but the fact that I was in the process of writing about unreasoning hatred… I felt compelled. It was the strangest thing.
Here I was… writing about hatred, and I was seeing it play out, right in front of my eyes. So, I played the debate all the way to the end, wondering what would come of it. Just scroll down to, here:
So, I’m afraid that poor Nick (aka, Nick Belzak of Cardiff) probably feels a bit bruised by all that. Unfortunately, he has a vile and vicious ideology, and feeling battered will always be common for such people.
The fact that I’m seeing people saying that ‘Hitler was right’… that’s enough to make me go berzerk. And yes, these people really ARE saying that. I don’t know if Nick says that, but people leaving comments like his, certainly do.
If you value your relationship with God, do NOT join Nick in his vile and evil assault on the innocent. Israel isn’t perfect, but I have never seen a country act in a better way, under similar circumstances.
If you want proof, just watch this video:
Seriously, I have never seen ANY military act like that, in time of war. Only Israel does that. Wow.
Okay, I’ve rambled enough here, two thousand words of it, so let me send you off to the research for this week.
So please… flee sin and forgive your enemies.
Your life in Christ will be blessed, and you will be used by God.
I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
(That’s a link. Click it for a discussion on preparation.)
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. – Proverbs 22:3
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