The circumstances, which almighty Yahweh has allowed to develop - for this stated purpose - are very nearly upon us...we are, now standing, at the doorway to the kiln! Babylon, The Great, is rising boldly to assert her physical claims over all of Earth's people... and utilizing every agency of her vast: religious, financial, and political power; she announces herself - to a marveling and stunned world... "NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM."
According to - 2 Timothy 3, verses 1 through 5:
- "But know this, that In The Last Days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, un-thankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of Yahweh [God], Having A Form Of Faith But Denying Its Power. And from such people turn away!"
Out of 7.5 billion inhabitants, almost 3 billion of us profess to be Bible believing Christians and tens of millions are religiously minded Jews! Why, therefore, would the Sacred Scriptures then relate that Yahweh [God] is displeased in us - at this time? Does He not, have more faithful followers, than at any other time in our collective human history?
Think about all of the good works that we do! Thousands of Religious Denominational Hospitals to: aid, help, assist, and cure the sick... hundreds of world-wide: health, food, and aid organizations distribute billions of dollars in faith inspired assistance - every single day... and our: churches, temples, and synagogues render every form of assistance humanly possible - all over the Earth. Where then is His [Truthful] Complaint - in all of these wondrous activites [or, the professions of our ongoing Faith]?
By what conceivable claim might Yahweh [God] tell His own church: "Depart from Me, you evildoers [Psalm 119:115a]." Or, again in Mathew 7:21-23, relate: "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'"
Perhaps, in our effort to properly understand this dilemma, a lesson upon "Scriptural Faith" is in order? Maybe then, Yahweh [Himself] can explain it? Let us go to the source - in understanding the proper definitions, or applications of spiritual Faith.... Our First Stop, must be the book of Hebrews - particularly chapter 11 - since, it is a vast repository of such long lost scriptural knowledge!
Note: Although I cannot include the entire chapter here - in this one article - I would [sincerely] advise reading it in its entirety... it is highly instructional in understanding our current dilemma, once: openly, prayerfully, and honestly considered.
- "Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By Faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of Yahweh [God], so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible." - Hebrews 11:1-3.
According to the Sacred Scriptures, Man was created in Yahweh's [or, God's] image... of course, but this scripture appears to be implying that somehow our Faith might also lend us His [Sole-Creative] Power over the world surrounding us.... Can that, possibly be True? Can Yahweh's People [His Yahhudiim] perform honest to God miracles, without the aid of: hospitals, modern technology, amassed fortunes of money, or humanly devised machines? And if so, what does our physical reliance upon such man-made devices, say about our: "True Faith-Filled Status As Believers?"
Could it be, that we are denying, "The Power Of Our Faith" though our adoption and reliance upon pagan devised and oriented systems... when all we, truly, have to do is ask of Yahweh and our true needs shall be reasonably granted? Can it, really, be that simple? Of course, it is!
How many of the miracles in The Bible were accomplished through the use of: money, material, technology, or machines? Can you recall, any? Read your Bibles folks! Hebrews Chapter 11 is a fantastic start... but the entire book is filled with millions of readily apparent examples of Yahweh [God] displaying His wonders through Men.... All of this, to His glory!
In our faithlessness, we ourselves are making a mockery of Yahweh [God] before all of the peoples upon the Earth... we are denying "His Power And Authority Over The Universe," and we are displaying - before the entire heavenly host - that we truly never knew Him! We are saying: "Lord, Lord," while ignoring "His True Lordship Over Our Lives." By our double-mindedness, we have become "The Church Of The Damned..." this is the abominable teaching of "Babylon The Great!"