Ironically but not surprisingly, too many people before checking out of this “Planet Hotel” will NEVER understand what it really means to be OBEDIENT to God. Even more so are those seen as “religious men-of-God” whose ways and behaviors at most time reflected otherwise – and without themselves even knowing it! Can you imagine that? The only person who could and ever passed the test of OBEDIENCE with flying colors is Jesus because He obeyed God until death on the cross as recorded in Philippians 2:8.
As such, all humans should see Jesus as the one and only good example of what OBEDIENCE to God is all about as echoed in Philippians 2:5. If anyone would like to be seen as a real man-of-God, then Jesus having claimed himself as the Son of God is credible enough not to raise any doubts and be questioned. Why? That’s because Jesus did not just simply claim who He was and is, whether it’s according to Man’s standards or God’s standard. Jesus had, in every ways and opportunities, proven He is more than meet the eyes. If not, God would not have exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name so clearly said in Philippians 2:8-9.
Perhaps, by now anyone and everyone reading up to this point may pause for a moment and smart enough to pose the question, “Why did Jesus as the Son of God still need to be OBEDIENT to God since most people already knew Jesus is God?” Since this question asked is according to Man’s standards, so the best I can do to answer this question is to ask back another question that is also according to Man’s standards.
And that is: “Why do you think your children who are your own flesh and blood need to be obedient to you as a father or mother?” If you can see the logic of this question, surely you can see even better the divine logic of the one true Almighty God who sent Jesus, can you not?
As a human being blessed with a mind to think, reason and the freewill to choose, one should know better that everyone is having tasked with the responsibility to figure out who the one true Almighty God is and what’s more – to ‘come clean’ with Him with a heart and conscience. Have you done this ABC homework yet or choose not to?
One does not simply get confused and mock oneself to think, believe or even to claim without divine scriptures to support one’s claim that all different religious “faith” or even “prayers” are leading to the one true Almighty God all the same. Yes, of course it is – if it’s according to Man’s standards. No, it is NOT – if it’s according to God’s standard! It’s clear-cut enough, is it not? If it’s not – that’s because one does not know how to tell the difference between Man’s standards and God’s standard and so surely get confused to think that Man’s standards and God’s standards are the same. If your wife as flesh and blood can give birth to babies, does that mean you also as flesh and blood can do the same too?
Perhaps, let’s not even talk about OBEDIENCE for a start because of three major reasons.
- The subject of OBEDIENCE is rather something like next to PERFECTION that no humans are “righteous” and “holy” enough to meet such divine enlightenment, let alone enrichment of one’s spirituality – if only based entirely on one’s own effort without God’s help.
- People are just too knowingly arrogant and unrepentant to know what it means to be OBEDIENT, let alone OBEDIENT to God until death.
- No one can really have the greatness of HUMILITY to be OBEDIENT to God like Jesus! Anyone can easily talk about HUMILITY or perhaps even claim to “possess” it but only usually by words and not by deeds so much so one is not even HUMBLE enough to reciprocate the ‘Amazing Grace of God.’ That’s the reality no one is brave enough to admit, let alone face it!
The only people who knew and understood what being OBEDIENT to God is and all about are the ‘born again’ Christians. That’s because only Christians were the ones HUMBLE enough to have had become remorseful and realized the urgency to ‘come clean’ by having to REPENT of their sins to accept Jesus Christ as their SAVIOR!
Instead, let’s talk about DISOBEDIENCE first. Only then will people understand and see the big picture of what OBEDIENCE to God until death is and all about. The reason people NEVER ever understood the greatness of OBEDIENCE that actually comes from having to have HUMILITY is because people had always seen OBEDIENCE as the greatest weakness of humans. That’s where the biggest problem is – people never had gotten down to see the greatness of HUMILITY that could change them for good!
That is why the world NEVER stopped producing plenty of super-idiots around to compound the already despicable existing conditions of living and learning. What’s even worse is when humans even getting punished with all kinds of man-made disasters would still see it as no big deal to learn from it anymore, let alone FEAR and OBEY God. Can you imagine that?
One can unmistakably and undeniably see all the social ills keep plaguing humanity that is getting worse than ever. But what’s really baffling and disturbing is that people do not even know it was all because of DISOBEDIENCE to God due to our sinful nature that caused everything to have gone wrong!
Unless and until people understood the danger and fallacy of DISOBEDIENCE to God, they obviously NEVER ever knew or would have easily seen why Jesus as the Son of God still needed to go through such test as that of Adam and Eve who failed to become OBEDIENT to God until death but in which case, Jesus succeeded instead! Check this out in Acts 4:12 and Romans 5:15-17.
So, that means it’s imperative that one needs to travel back in time to the biblical era to study about the history of God’s chosen people [the Israelites] as always having had no qualms all the time to display their DISOBEDIENCE to God so truthfully recorded in the Old Testament of the Bible.
Given what has been known as truth that many people knew Adam and Eve failed to obey God’s commandment in the beginning and what more, followed by the ‘stiff-necked’ Israelites leading up to the time of Jesus’ death on the cross, the subject of humans ever known to have become OBEDIENT to God leaves much to be desired.
In short, one can safely say humans are like born REBELLIOUS because biblical history had proven that the more God sent prophets to warn His people [Israelites] about the consequences of their sinful nature to REPENT, the more they REBELLED against God by purposely straying further and further away just to carry on with their polytheism that led to……
The curse of IDOLATRY
Civilization ever worst problem from ancient times until today is that of idols-worshiping. The ancient Israelites were the earliest people to know who the one true Almighty God is that by right all humans regardless of race should worship today. The Bible already revealed that the ancient Israelites got punished severely because of idolatry and yet people today still never ever learned from their mistakes and all the more indulge in idols-worshiping that God always abhorred. This could be seen as most irritating and insulting to God and no one who still oppose God shall be spared the challenge from God himself what He said in Isaiah 44:7.
But if you read the chapter of Isaiah 44, you will know how despicable and stupid it is to engage in idolatry which is nothing but outright and ridiculous DISOBEDIENCE to God that many people until today still do not see the serious consequences.
Although Moses, not as one of the idolaters but considered as a ‘man-of-God’ and righteous in His sight, yet he failed once to obey God’s commandment BECAUSE of the curse of idolatry. When he couldn’t stand a spell of ranting from the rebellious and idolatrous Israelites for having NO WATER to drink in the wilderness, he turned to God for help. So God commanded him to strike the rock and water will come out of it. Instead, Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff and thus disobeyed what God exactly commanded him to do in Numbers 20:1-13.
Because the Israelites were so rebellious and idolatrous during the ancient times, one thing is pretty clear that stood out for everyone now to see – they did not TRUST and have FAITH in God who was so GRACIOUS to them and yet they were not grateful to Him in return. Instead, they easily got agitated and worse, they could not stand even a minor test of having NO WATER to drink. Can you imagine that?
Quite frankly, idolatrous people are dangerous and hot-tempered as they could easily get agitated and flew into a rage to break any laws with impunity. That’s why in the case of the ancient Israelites, even with Moses as God’s chosen prophet in their midst, yet they had no qualms in blaming and cursing God for having brought them to nowhere and die of thirst when Moses was trying his best to OBEY God’s commandments to bring them into the promise land.
As Yahweh is always known to be GRACIOUS and NEVER ever failed to show compassion as testified in Isaiah 30:18-26; even then, as the one true Almighty God and in another case, He even tried to REASON with them through one of His chosen prophets like Isaiah that if they [the Israelites] gave up idols-worshiping and THROW THEM AWAY, everything would be as good as like “Heaven on Earth” for them to enjoy.
Can you imagine that – the one true Almighty God went so low to HUMBLY plead with humans to be OBEDIENT just to save them from self-destruction for being obsessed with among other things, idolatry and waywardness?
Just imagine what it is like if all humans, whether Israelites or not, were really OBEDIENT to God and that everyone really all the time would be enjoying what God promised in Isaiah 30:26 that says; “the moon will shine like the sun.” Wow, if that is really the case, then every night from then until today would have stayed so bright that we do not actually need to switch on lights everywhere which means no such thing as “Earth Hour” to observe and no electricity to waste! Now this sure sounds more like “Heaven on Earth,” don’t you think?
“So, isn’t it even nicer to know the one true Almighty God is treating you more special than you could ever have imagined?”
If the one true Almighty God showed LOVE and COMPASSION and always allowed humans the ‘second chance’ to REPENT while still standing but only that humans are always too ‘stiff-necked’ and arrogant to do so, can you then say, something is very wrong with the loving God and not humans?
But, as of then and now, to have “Heaven on Earth” is totally out of the question because of humans’ DISOBEDIENCE to God! Perhaps, the only possibility of having “Heaven on Earth” to become a reality as prophesied in the Book of Revelation 21 is only when Jesus is coming back again and He will as promised.
So, make no mistake about it. Just because the Israelites were the chosen people of God, it does not mean God will spare them from punishment even if they disobeyed and sinned against Him for worshiping idols and whatnot. Indeed, they had it coming and evidently suffered the worst ever to date is known to the world as the Holocaust during the Second World War because of having warned of such possible affliction to happen ahead in Ezekiel 11:16-18.
If Christians always having every opportunity to read the Bible and yet still have failed to become OBEDIENT men-of-God, don’t you think it is even worse than you could ever have imagined for those not yet become Christians? Do you know why?
There could be a number of reasons behind that are compounding the issue but it’s better not to dwell on them one by one in “details” here because one is even seen as a “devil” for the telling the TRUTH in details. Can you imagine that?
Basically, the main reason is Lucifer [Satan] having the power to harden the hearts of humans and even “Christians” who failed to obey the ‘Gospel of Jesus’ according to God’s standard to end up becoming incredulous enough to rebel and disobey God without even knowing it. Again, can you imagine that?
The ugly truth is; humans and even “Christians” have been under the spell of the DECEIVER [Lucifer] for far too long to come to their senses and to be able to see what went wrong since what happened in Genesis 3:1-7. So it is clear enough that God sent Jesus to put things right again for humans but too bad, humans are STILL not smart enough to see such simple TRUTH for nearly two thousand years since Jesus died and resurrected! Can you imagine that?
If those who professed themselves as “men-of-God” and yet so sadly, cannot even speak where the Bible speaks and silent where the Bible is silent but are living by all the religious “ways of men” that are not according to God’s standard, thus having become disobedient men-of-God instead; what more can you expect from those who are totally lost in sin to repent and be redeemed to become OBEDIENT to God?
For 101% sure, the world today badly needed real men-of-God [true Christians] to lead people back on the correct path to God but if those “men-of-God” are not capable enough to show lost souls the good example of following Jesus every step of the way without deviating one bit from it; then again, what more can you expect from those who are lost if they still keep ignoring the top priority to obey the ‘Gospel of Jesus?’
But then too bad, whether even Christians deny it or not, it is still a bad case of DISOBEDIENCE plaguing humanity throughout all centuries until today. Not surprisingly, it has become a nightmare even for true Christians to preach the ‘Good News’ of Jesus to a world of confused people because of DISOBEDIENCE to God.
Christendom itself is undeniably seen as having been badly divided by divisions and denominations that started around 500 AD. The worst thing to have ever given a wrong birth out of such delusion of humans is when all “men-of-God” believed that it’s “okay” not to say what Bible says and not to be silent where the Bible is silent according to Man’s standards.
But honestly, this is NOT OKAY according to God’s standard if one is a Bible-studying and God-fearing Christian. To find out more, read what the apostle Paul wrote in 1 and 2 Corinthians.
PERFECTION and UNITY attained only through OBEDIENCE to God
Even then, the apostle Paul was a having a very difficult and testing time dealing with the issue of divisions from the first century churches that he, together with Peter and other disciples had established. So, what more could any true Christian do in these modern times that are no better than the first century? Perhaps, the only one thing any true Christian could do is to keep on suffering for the cause of Christ and not let the cause of Christ to suffer and leave the rest to God.
But the question is; who wants to SUFFER for the cause of Christ these days? Instead, even “Christians” are more like using the cause of Christ to enrich themselves. Can you imagine that?
That’s why, not even multitude of “prayers” said will help to resolve such centuries old issue. In fact, it is no longer about saying “prayers” in such a serious case. It is about bringing back the heart and conscience to ‘come clean’ even for “Christians” to set their hearts right with God according to His standard and not Man’s standards to say “prayers” only when tragedy strikes!
If not, it will really take an unprecedented and powerful ‘miracle’ from God for all divided Christian brothers and sisters today to come back and stand united as CHRISTIANS only, whether at Antioch [Acts 11:26] then or now and not be identified by any other “division and denomination names” that could not even be found as having been authorized and endorsed by God in the Bible.
But sadly, little did we know? It is not possible for such ‘miracle’ to happen because God no longer use “miracles” to save humans. If He ever did, what’s the point then of having sent Jesus to die for us in the first place to set up the New Covenant that promised eternal life? The ‘miracle’ for humans to be saved from sin, death and the devil is all about TRUST and having lasting FAITH in the Lord God by obeying the ‘Gospel of Jesus’ and to become OBEDIENT to God until death!
That’s because, according to God’s standard, humans must pass the ‘act of kindness’ test on oneself first by reciprocating the divine kindness of the ‘Amazing Grace of God’ before one can go around to share God’s blessings to others with the humans’ act of kindness version and that itself is the miracle! Savvy?
If ever there was such a “tall order” [God’s commandment] coming from above that even “Christians” today are aware of, it will still never cross their minds to get it listed as the top and most important priority in one’s life to obey because of what the apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 2:16, Isaiah 40:13 and Isaiah 64:4. And that means, what the apostle Paul meant is, if anyone ever had been ‘born again’ to walk as a true Christian following in the footsteps of Jesus because of having the mind of Christ, one must never do otherwise and thus, fall back to the “ways of men” again.
For a true Bible-studying and God-fearing Christian, it’s so ironic and so hard to swallow with what happened to the church having built upon the rock as recorded in Matthew 16:18, now got so badly divided. Why do Christians having been delivered from the curse of sin, death and the devil and who should know better than the non-Christians what the Hope of Salvation in Jesus entails, yet still blindly and foolishly have gone back to the curse and no longer united in the body of Christ as one [1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 3:6; Romans 7:9] but awfully divided by so many denominations each having their own ways of interpretation and doctrines?
Perhaps, if one takes the trouble and time to study the Bible, one will know why. Until then, one cannot help but wonder how could such an unprecedented fall-away from the truth of the ‘Gospel of Jesus’ please the ungodly, let alone God?
To become a Christian is easy but it’s still not the end because God still looks in the heart of any “Christians” to see if one is true to oneself or not, let alone be OBEDIENT to Him with no questions asked. If, in any case, any “Christians” found out to one’s dismay that one did not actually become a true Christian according to the Word of God [the Bible], then it’s really a crying shame for being misguided and worse, if one still does not do anything about it.
Honestly, don’t you think it’s better for one to become a true Christian in God’s sight than as a Christian not true to oneself, let alone God? But you may ask; “what do you mean by ‘a true Christian’ in God’s sight? I tell you nothing but the truth – it’s quite simple really! I can’t understand why even some “Christians” failed to understand. If you can follow Jesus this close to become a God-fearing and Bible-studying Christian to do God’s will on earth as did Jesus, then you will know and can tell what does that mean with no problem at all.
Even before Jesus got arrested and crucified, He prayed to His Father in heaven for all those who believed in Him to stand UNITED as one in truth, love and in spirit in John 17:6-25, not to be divided and arguing with one another according to Man’s standards what’s mandatory and what’s not.
What really necessary and important for every true Christian is to become OBEDIENT to what God had commanded but the problem is, there are “Christians” who became obedient to what humans commanded instead. You know as well as God that it’s impossible for sinful humans to become as PERFECT like God that not even true Christians can deny. Perhaps, that is what most people usually tell you in the face if you are a Christian and that’s only because they rather obeyed the commandments of men than God. But does it mean it’s impossible for humans to become perfect?
To say the least, it is wrong to assume that God is always asking for PERFECTION from us without showing us how. That is the reason God sent Jesus as the one and only good example for Christians to follow that is according to God’s standard, but even then, there are “Christians” having problems following!
What pleases God to see is all Christians continue to TRUST and have FAITH enough to become OBEDIENT to Him until death and that is as good as having reached the stage of PERFECTION. Do you copy? Striving for perfection does not mean all Christians must give up their jobs and become full-time ministers to preach the ‘Gospel of Jesus.’ Assuming all of them did so, even then, that’s not having even done half of an excellent job compared to Jesus.
But if you, whether as a Christian or not, could so much sacrifice your life as in the case of Jesus to save mankind, then you would have really done an excellent job to become PERFECT as Jesus! Can you?
But little did we know? It is only by starting to obey the ‘Gospel of Jesus’ that is already the first crucial step towards making our OBEDIENCE to God in the right direction to reach PERFECTION! If only everyone as Christians is smart enough to follow in the footsteps of the apostle Paul to suffer for the cause of Christ in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, then who says PERFECTION is only a business for God when it is God who showed us the spiritual business to meet PERFECTION through our Lord Jesus Christ?
What the apostle Paul was trying to say is; all he only needed was God’s GRACE, not status or titles like “Reverend” or “Father” to have PERFECTION. Just imagine, if God’s GRACE is already powerful and sufficient enough to help him pull through all the difficult times and still come out unscathed no matter how downtrodden he was and that to him is God’s standard of PERFECTION because he said, “For when I am weak, then I am strong,” then what else do all the divided Christian brothers and sisters need to come back and stand united in the body of Christ as only churches of Christ in Romans 16:16?
To be fair and square, one cannot see Christendom as the only entity facing the issue of “men-of-God” having become disobedient to the Word of God. If other man-made religions are no better and guilty of falling into the same trap, does that mean Christianity according to God’s standard can entirely be faulted as not perfect to embrace?
No, not necessary. You see, if you take the example of Christianity and that of Islam, you will clearly see the big difference and ultimately believe that the Islam religion as less than perfect for anyone to follow simply because one does not see the Prophet Muhammad as the “perfect” example for the Muslims to follow in the first place. Because of that, he made it utterly IMPOSSIBLE for Muslims to meet “perfection” that is not even according to Man’s standards if indeed they ever believed they could do so. If they could, they would not have needed all the religious edicts to fine, jail or both on any Muslims who failed to toe the religious line, would they?
So that only means; the problem in Islam is actually not the followers who are the Muslims, but the leader who founded the religion not on the right footing because of having shown himself as the imperfect example for his followers to follow. So in the case of Islam, there will never be ending imperfection to go around for centuries to come no matter what religious laws made mandatory!
But in the case of Christianity, it’s entirely a different scenario because the problem is not the leader but the followers!
You see, if there are Christians not able to meet PERFECTION according to God’s standard, it does not mean Jesus is imperfect, does it? On the contrary, Jesus had already been proven as PERFECT and having been exalted as one by God himself. So that only means one thing: there’s no problem to embrace Christianity because, unlike Islam, it’s not infected by virus of any kind from humans in the first place!
In order for Christians to reach PERFECTION, one only need to follow in the footsteps of Jesus and to fulfil God’s will and plan on earth as did Jesus. The way Islam and Christianity go about achieving PERFECTION are NOT the same simply because these two entities are entirely the opposite of one another. If one in Islam wants bloodshed by killing ‘”infidels” and the other one in Christianity prepared to shed blood by saving “infidels”, how could both sit together in the same boat? It does not makes sense, does it?
What I want to say is; if humans whether as Christians or Muslims are trying to have “perfection” according to Man’s standards and not God’s, it will NEVER work! That is why this is a universal problem affecting everyone and worse, if one is not a true Christian according to God’s standard. Meaning to say, what most conventional “religious” people are chasing today is a LOST cause. It’s not even an uphill task to meet “perfection” to say the least because it is not according to God’s standard in the first place!
Although they would love to see themselves attaining the highest level of “perfection,” they CANNOT and will NEVER be able to succeed because of not having ‘come clean’ and reciprocated the ‘Amazing Grace of God’ shown through the sacrifice of Jesus who is the one and only possible link to reach PERFECTION that is according to God’s standard, not Man’s!
As is the case in Islam, in order for the Muslims to meet their version of “perfection,” they by no means can do so because of not having a PERFECT example like Jesus to follow. Because of this, they had no choice but to come up with man-made religious syllabus for their followers to follow that will lead to further religious extremism.
As such, anyone failing to toe the religious line will get punished with fines and jail terms. So these are, of course, according to Man’s standards, not God’s. Why it is not God’s standard? That’s because the one true Almighty God who sent Jesus, does not “fine” or “jail” people but only deal with them on Judgment Day.
It’s a real tragedy they [Muslims] are even being insensitive to their own so-called righteous but unfruitful actions that will have a far-reaching implications than they could ever have imagined. Yet, they still do not have the common sense to tell or worse, even to figure out who the one true Almighty God is – since what the Serpent promised humans in Genesis 3:4!
At least, one good thing in Christianity that is according to God’s standard is that no one gets charged in court, fined and thrown into jails for not being “religious enough” to do this or that and whatnot. So what one can easily see the big difference between Muslims and Christians is that of each doing exactly the opposite of one another like God and the Satan.
Christians having as taught fruitfully to look towards Jesus as the perfect example are also always reminded not to judge and punish others but to save them by sharing the ‘Gospel of Jesus’ but this is not the case with Muslims . And that’s when it becomes pretty problematic and chaotic to others instead and worse, to themselves!
At best, Christians are only allowed to warn, rebuke and correct those who could have gotten a little carried away but cannot go to the extreme to act as “God” to mete out punishment on people as clearly stated in Romans 12:19. Even at worst, they are still comforted that the Lord will come to their rescue whether in times of sufferings or mourning. [Hebrews 13:5-6]
On the same note, the apostle Paul wrote and advised the young evangelist Timothy about the power of the Word of God that could put things right again in 2 Timothy 3: 16. That means, no one whether as Christian or not, have the right to violate the human rights of any person to punish him or her for having the freedom of expression to speak out whether against one’s own religion or that of others.
Preach the Word – At All Cost
Since all humans are known to have become separated from God because of what Romans 3:23 having perfectly substantiated it and that all humans having proven it as true all along; really then, don’t you think anyone, whether as Christian or not, should do the right thing now to bring it to a closure once and for all? Does one think one can really leave the one true Almighty God out of one’s life without even thinking about what one is and always will be in Romans 3:23 and not expect to face a future full of uncertainties on earth and after that? Think again!
What if “all of a sudden” you got snuffed out even while you were having fun and sun? At best, you only made your next-of-kin “rich” with whatever wealth you left. At worse, you suffered another big blow for not knowing where your SOUL will go.
The biggest question out of such tragic circumstances is; do you get the assurance [not insurance lah] that you are safe and in good hands of the Lord? No? If that is case, don’t you think you are skating on thin ice or perhaps swimming in sharks-infested territory?
Everyone will, sooner or later, still be held responsible and accountable for the destiny of one’s soul. And not that only, everyone is also held accountable for our physical bodies that do not belong to us. It’s only a temporary gift from above to help us find the real hidden treasures inside us. That means, God own us and not like the way Muslims claimed to own “Allah.”
So, God got every right to question us on Judgment Day what we done to protect and keep our bodies in good working order so that we could actually sing praises and worship Him [not man-made idols lah] as the one and only true Almighty God having all sovereignty over heaven and earth. And not forgetting that everyone too, has no choice but to answer Him whether one did figure out what’s the real purpose of humans existing here on earth or not!
Whether one likes it not, one still has to choose one’s path just the same as one must first decide what destination to fly to for holidays and having to do all the necessary homework and preparation before going there, right or not? And that means; if you have to do what’s right to get to the right place, you can’t wait until the last-minute and still so sure of getting your air ticket to get there, can you? Maybe you still can while you are on earth but not, the moment your “welcome stay” on earth, expired!
But in this case, the only ticket to meet up with God in heaven is through Jesus, not man-made gods or whatever penance crafted by man-made religions.
“So amigo, better grow up now and be a SENSIBLE human being God created you to be before it’s too late and realized you had gotten kicked out of heaven like what happened to Lucifer!”
If you, like every one of us, shall be meeting our Maker one day, either to have an eternal holiday staying with Him, or end up somewhere else suffering instead, then is it not crucial enough to decide what is the next best thing to do now if one is to do what’s right, right?
So, to do what’s right, don’t you thing the third most important step is to….
Be OBEDIENT to God until death
This may sound like something too far-fetched or too demanding. Nonetheless, it is a “tall order” indeed, yet unavoidable so to speak. But then, no one whether as Christians or not, can force it down your throat. You only take it one step at a time and the first simple step is to obey the ‘Gospel of Jesus.’ Once you get the hang of it by studying the Word of God, you’ll be swinging from tree to tree better than Tarzan to save people by preaching the ‘Good News’ of Jesus.
Incidentally, the biggest question of all time is; to obey or not to obey? As a result, your decision to TRUST and have FAITH in Yahweh is without doubt the most crucial one of all because that is what really matters to Him and to save your SOUL from eternal death!
As everything comes with a price, so is God’s promise of eternal life. If that is the case, why not name yourself as Mr Crucial now to ‘come clean’ and set your heart right with God than become one of the targets of Mr Lucifer’s hottest assets.
Unlike humans, Yahweh does not look at you what’s on the outside. So, you don’t have to dress up looking “religiously holy” on the outside to gain favor in His sight. No can do! No one who ever have professed to FEAR Him should treat the one true Almighty God as though He could easily be fooled by insulting Him with such insolence and vanity that would be so unnecessary and if indeed, one does have the good sense to tell.
If one’s destiny is entirely based on the precept of OBEDIENCE, then one must obviously become OBEDIENT to God until death like what Jesus did. “So, obey what commandments to make such tall order of Yahweh possible?” Frankly speaking, if you have followed and reading articles from websites such as this, surely it’s obvious you should know by now what is the most significant answer without me having to say it bluntly or explicitly over and over, right?
But for the sake of those who still do not follow or that some are newbies, the answer is of course, obey God and any of His commandments and one of which is to urgently obey the ‘Gospel of Jesus’ as the top priority to fulfil! Do you know why? If you know there is absolutely no other better reason than to SAVE your soul from the ‘second death’ then, you need to do something urgent than just knowing! But God is only interested in those who come back to Him with a heart and conscience. Do you have what He wants? Hope so!
Such “tall order” to obey God’s commandment to obey the ‘Gospel of Jesus’ is applying to anyone and everyone, even the Prophet Muhammad whether or not he’s alive today and as a sinner to REPENT before one’s nose get overly sensitive enough to smell from miles away what’s rotting in the aftermath of any man-made disasters [earthly death] as a result of one’s doings [sin].
But then, if any man-made disasters are to be avoided, humans have to be smart enough to “smell” ahead the danger of such disaster [earthly death] happening at any time and quickly do something about it before it’s too late. Now is the time to smell the freshness and goodness of what the ‘Gospel of Jesus’ can do for you before one starts emitting another smell that is not so nice for others to smell.
To live in sin is already man’s worst nightmare and to finally be punished with the earthly death because of it [sin] is yet not the end of everything. On the contrary, it’s only the beginning of eternal death that arguably should NOT befall anyone and everyone because of the ‘second chance’ allocated for everyone to reciprocate the ‘Amazing Grace of God’ while one still can. Therefore, it’s only SENSIBLE and logical not to leave such ‘unfinished business’ unattended to for too long because death strikes anyone, any seconds and it’s GAME OVER!
No amount of sympathies nor condolences will save a person anymore in the aftermath. Who said so? The Word of God [the Bible] tells me so! Check this out in Revelation 20:14-15. If your name is not found in the Book of Life, that’s only because you have yet obeyed the ‘Gospel of Jesus!’
The Danger of DISOBEDIENCE
Little did we know? It’s such a mind-boggling mystery to unravel about all the dangers that come with DISOBEDIENCE to God. If you have the common sense, then you should know it’s not just about God here only. It’s about everything. It’s about what we do and what we failed to do because these, among other things, are affecting the livelihood of every inhabitant on earth.
The need for humans to survive the onslaught of disasters whether man-made or not is the most crucial factor that needed to come into the spotlight so much so, not even the educated and right-thinking ones could ever have understood the undiscriminating impact on humanity whether it’s about DISOBEDIENCE to God or the things we do or not do.
We are not talking about what’s right or what’s wrong here. We are talking about the survivor of humanity here that every living thing, whether humans or not, is on the brink of annihilation which, to say the least, is all self-inflicted because of DISOBEDIENCE to God one way or another!
People until now have yet learned the painful lesson of DISOBEDIENCE. The Bible or perhaps the history of human’s civilization already recorded enough of humans’ insanity for people to learn from. Yet, even then and now, it does not seem to have any effect on people to REPENT whether from the simple bad habits of destroying oneself and others like smoking, open burning and whatnot. There are so many things at stake that humans will NEVER be able to overcome and solve because of DISOBEDIENCE to God and the law of nature.
People have always been taking it for granted so long about DISOBEDIENCE that it’s not even surprising for grown-ups not knowing the ugliness of what DISOBEDIENCE can do our physical lives, souls and all of what God created for our own good to protect us from harm. Yet, people still continue to blame God for all the bad things that happened but never ever grateful enough to have considered about reciprocating the ‘Amazing Grace of God.’ This is so insane of humans!
If everyone is not at all careful or perhaps even civic conscious enough to think about suffering all the serious consequences whether mentally, spiritually or physically because of DISOBEDIENCE, then sure enough, what everyone is courting is not God’s GRACIOUSNESS and MERCY but disasters be it man-made or not and worse of all – untimely death!
It is so frightening and yet so detestable that it NEVER crossed people’s minds that everyone has actually become “suicidal” for not knowing the serious consequence because of DISOBEDIENCE especially……
On environmental issue
When any natural disasters happen at any time due to the side-effects of global warming and climate change, humans can no longer control or avoid all the consequences because of sheer ignorance. The reason is clear enough. In this case, humans have to suffer for having violated the law of nature.
Where carbon emissions, among other things, have caused untold damage to Mother Earth because of greed in the name of development, or those who can’t stop rampant open burnings because of having to perform religious rituals in the name of religion, it will have a great negative impact on everyone, nonetheless!
As a result, it will continue to cause untold sufferings to everyone because of the foolishness always rearing its ugly head even in the game of surviving by some desperately trying so hard to save the planet while others nonchalantly destroying it .
When there is really NO WATER to drink because of prolonged dry spell that will happen regularly sooner or later and at the rate humans’ harmful activities are destroying the world, this is what the worst-case-scenario is:
All one can only so much do if one is not a Christian but have this FEAR of dying, is actually “pray” for a quick death than having to suffer a prolonged one. No one can really hope for a “miracle” to happen in any of such man-made disasters. That’s because humans have played the greatest part in starting the momentum of destruction in the first place, is it not? But should there be any ‘miracles’ happening, it has to come from all humans within, not God.
The real ‘miracle’ to happen is something you don’t wait for it to happen – you have to make it happen! That only means one thing: you must by hook or by crook bring back your heart and conscience to ‘come clean’ with God first before one can TRUST and have FAITH enough in Him to do what He commanded us to do and that is to obey the ‘Gospel of Jesus.’
By doing so without questioned asked, one shall be saved and always in good hands of the Lord no matter what happened. One no longer FEARS death or whatever disasters that may happen whether it’s man-made or not.
Now this is the top priority for everyone to perform such ‘miracle’ by oneself and on oneself to begin with. Once all humans have gotten smart enough to wake up and having recognized the important role of having a heart and conscience as the true guide, only then will everyone gets the chance to not only save the planet but one’s soul as well and thereby killing two birds with one stone which indeed is the greatest miracle of mankind that could have ever happened. Can it anyway? You tell me!
There are too many topics to talk about that it will take more than one book to list them out. Perhaps, it will “suffice” if I just talk about driving on the road where it’s so easy to encounter and witness many silly things happening every time that one can relate with me for having experienced the same too.
Honestly, one can see all the bad things happening without miss every time one is driving on the road. Take the example of myself having had close shaves with super-idiots not knowing when to use or when not to use pedestrian crossings.
I have had personally come across people stubbornly disobeyed and walked on pedestrian crossings to get over to the other side even while the red light for them to cross was still on and they could easily get hit by any cars that have the right of way.
But what’s really a pain in the neck is when all these super-idiots are committing the dangerous act of ‘jay-walking.’ They do not even bother to look out for oncoming cars and expect you to look out for them instead. Can you imagine what a screw-up world we are living in?
Whose fault is it that if one refused to obey the traffic rules and ended up as another road accident statistic? Can one always blame God for such self-imposed tragedy that got oneself killed when one arbitrarily and wilfully disobeyed the red traffic lights and walked across as though one owned the road?
It’s really disturbing and so detestable to know that even grown-ups do not know the heavy price to pay for playing with the danger of DISOBEDIENCE even on a simple rule of law to safeguard one’s life while on the road. How could such grown-ups as parents ever showed one’s children the good example to do the right thing when they failed so miserably in the first place? Do humans today all live without a heart and conscience and not able to tell that one will meet up with the Maker one day to answer for such foolishness and insolence of one’s own life?
The Price of DISOBEDIENCE
Finally, it’s nothing short of the urgency for one to ask oneself the question: Does it pay to play with the danger of DISOBEDIENCE?
As death is non-discriminatory, even Christians true or not, too will die whether in such tragic incidents or not, but the good news is: Christians have the ‘Hope of Salvation’ in Jesus to be resurrected again one day. For this simple reason, Christians DO NOT have to fear death anymore because of having obeyed the ‘Gospel of Jesus’ that promised eternal life to those ‘born again’ of water and the Holy Spirit.
Well, of course, that’s only possible when a Christian really TRUST and have enough FAITH in God to become OBEDIENT to Him until death like Jesus. But that does not mean one can become “suicidal” and act as a super-idiot to cause inconvenience to other road users and whatnot.
However, if one is not Christian, it is pretty certain that Yahweh will not hear one’s “prayers” as long as one had not had REPENTED of one’s sins and not having been reconciled with Him through Jesus Christ and according to God’s standard to become saved from sin, death and the devil. So why still say “prayers” that you know are already declared ‘null and void’ based on such precept that is according to God’s standard?
Understandably, if one does not have a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ, of course, that will make one’s “prayers” not powerful enough to be heard or worse not even heard. Just imagine, if even Christians were clearly told centuries ago according to James 4:3, what could be worse for non-Christians today?
So if that was addressing the Christians only and not others, what if you are not a Christian today? Who do you offer your “prayers” to then – a wooden god or stone god? But do you think you can place your high hopes on these “gods” for your “prayers” to be heard, let alone expect “miracles” to happen on any urgent matters? I don’t think so! So should you too?
Definitely, you are not capable of preparing for any ‘worst-case-scenario’ if you are not a Christian and yet if you expect your “prayers” answered every time is something not logical and really out of the question. Just ask yourself a simple question. How can you expect God to save your butt with a “miracle” when you have always ignored the urgent call to REPENT and come back on the correct path to Him? Are you being fair to God?
Are you even being fair to yourself for not saving your own butt when God’s messengers [Christians] have strenuously reached out to you and pleaded with you to obey the ‘Gospel of Jesus’ which itself is the greatest ‘miracle’ ever happened for anyone humbled enough to do so? That is what TRUSTING and having FAITH in the one true Almighty God is all about!
It’s the only super miracle ever performed by a normal human being that is YOU ! And God is still patiently waiting for everyone to perform this super miracle on themselves! You don’t have to become a super-man from the outside to bring out the super-man inside to make the miracle happen!
What you can no longer do or be ready to meet your Maker is when ‘sudden death’ strikes without warning. Certainly, you in no way can control and much less avoid such crisis that can happen when you least expected it. You do not even, by Man’s standards, have the time to say your “prayers” to ask Yahweh for forgiveness to spare you the eternal death.
Why? That’s because obeying the ‘Gospel of Jesus’ is not something as simple or easy as you can just ask in a “quickie” prayer at any time you fancy – you have to ‘act’ on it in accordance to the Word of God. Otherwise, you don’t even have time to say “bye bye” to your pets, let alone your loved ones!
If you still do not know what it means to obey the ‘Gospel of Jesus’ first to become a ‘new creation’ that requires you to go through baptism by immersion, you will never know what being OBEDIENT to God is and what it means. It does not matter whether you get baptized in a river, pool or man-made tank in a church. You cannot do all these things at the last-minute when the wrath and fury of ‘sudden death’ wipe you out from the surface of the earth, can you?
Even a second delayed is a heavenly eternity lost!
However, at the rate it is going and with the standards of man-made religions adding fuel to the fire, it looks like no one would be so appreciative and receptive of the ‘miracle’ to kill two birds with one stone anymore. Is it not? But then, how can you even consider it as “smart” and “wise” to have ever had believed any man-made religions will save you from sin, death and the devil either?
Maybe you can but probably only because your religion, whatever it is, is what really matters to most humans like you now who do not realize that all man-made religions will bring about nothing but disasters one after another simply because it is not according to God’s standard.
And as long as what humans believe and worship especially man-made religions that cannot be divinely substantiated and worse, not even good enough to gain favor in God’s sight, you might as well surrender yourself fully to the one true Almighty God by obeying His commandment to obey the ‘Gospel of Jesus’ than to fight or rebel against Him that will do you more harm than good.
The truth of the matter is; it’s not God punishing you for not obeying the ‘Gospel of Jesus,’ you’re actually punishing yourself because of your sins that brought about DISOBEDIENCE to God that stopped you from doing the right thing according to God’s standard.
Just because there is connection of everything in this world, it does not always mean any natural or man-made disasters happening will only happen because of God’s will and not because of man’s doing or worse, the Satan behind it so that humans will blame God and make Him an enemy. If God is always around trying to save your butt, so is Lucifer also around trying to get you killed. So, don’t you think you should make up your mind quick who your real enemy is?
Even then, how could we ever blamed God for any tragedy that happened? It was always man’s doing because of their stubbornness to obey God and REPENT. If your canine friend does the same and not obey you, do you still want to keep it as your pet? If you as a human being can feel that way, what makes you think God cannot feel the same too?
But we all know from studying the Bible that God gave the ancient Israelites the ‘second chance’ just as He also is giving people today enough time and warning to REPENT from one’s sins by using Christians as messengers. Don’t you think? So if people whether during ancient times or modern times today still refuse to turn away from one’s sinfulness and ‘come clean,’ whose fault is it if people perished in disasters whether man-made or not and not knowing where one’s SOUL will go?
Any unfortunate tragedy happened actually serves as a good lesson for humans today to learn about the urgency to REPENT and obey the ‘Gospel of Jesus’ to become saved from sin, death and the devil and not to ignore it. So, don’t wait for a tragedy to happen and then only wake up – it’s too late to say the least!
But some people asked, “why do kind-hearted and always do-good people need to repent?” The reason everyone, kind-hearted or not and do-good or not, needs to repent is because of sin in Romans 3:23 and by obeying the ‘Gospel of Jesus’ everyone shall be saved from sin, death and the devil. It does not matter who you are and what kind deeds or no kind deeds done. It’s only after you have REPENTED by having obeyed the ‘Gospel of Jesus’ will you, whether as a kind-hearted and always do-good person or not, be endorsed by God as the consecrated ones to inherit the kingdom of heaven, not before. Savvy?
But it’s too bad that this is normally what a lot of people having failed to understand, even the educated ones. What getting so frightening and detestable is that people are either, getting too ignorant, too foolish or worse, too ‘stiff-necked’ even to bother about what really matters to Yahweh! Because of this, there would be a lot of ‘GAME OVER’ to happen, not “miracles” so sorry to say!