Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Will Life Here Be Perfect For Christians?

This goes with the last article. This one I've seen around too.  According to this one, none of us will be laying in bed sick, and if war comes, it is our fault, "our pieces" didn't come together. I had this weird thought the other day, "Why is everything about competition?". The narcissists have taken over with their demands for us to have successful and perfect lives according to the controllers of the world. Here they try to bring God in like an ATM machine. God will make your life perfect and wonderful. This would bring the unbeliever to ask, "Where is my sports car, God? "Why aren't I famous yet, God?" 'Where's the shoe boxes of 50s and 100 dollar bills"?

There is something insidious going on out there with all the selfies and self promotion, this idea of a perfect life and selling yourself.  Now they try to bring God into it all. Corporate master planning in the religious realm, full of self glory and self proving.  Oh I am nauseous about it all.

Everything Happens for a Reason?

{note if anything,life here will bring more tribulation to the Christian who is obeying God. Not selling out for money, dividing from the wicked, etc.}


Anonymous said...

1 Timothy 6:8 "And having food and raiment let us be therewith content."

Look at the rich man and Lazarus. Lazarus was obviously saved, the rich man was not. Yes, Lazarus was poor and suffered, while the rich man lived it up. But, Lazarus is in heaven. And the rich man, well.....

1 Timothy 6:10 "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."

Perhaps having money is not always a blessing. And not having money is not always a curse. Money can corrupt.

Not being rich, or having health issues DOES NOT mean that God has stopped loving you. Romans 8:38-39.

Bible Believer said...

Good verses, thanks on this one.

I agree money can corrupt.

The verse about Lazarus has special meaning to me. When I was unsaved, I used to think I am not in good enough shape to be a Christian [This is one of Satan's lies he will send unbelievers]

I agree this does not mean that God has stopped loving anybody.

Anonymous said...

"Why is everything a competition?" is not a weird thought, but a good question..
I used to say to a friend," why do the sensitive people have to toughen up, why don't the tough people have to become more sensitive..?
I am really trying to get away from the perfectionist mindset I was brought up with and that pervades our culture..It's not easy when engrained since childhood and surrounds you everywhere(and I don't even have cable or satellite dish!)
Lord Jesus help me!

Bible Believer said...

Thanks last anon. Everything seems to be a competition now, and I believe it has helped to destroy natural affection, a phrase used in the bible. Oh I love your question too, think about this too why is there so much focus on toughing everyone up. They want people not to have emotions and to be closed down into automotans for the NWO. I know the perfectionist stuff really is doing a number on people out there. It does surround you everywhere now. I feel off my moorings among all the "achievement" oriented people. This is one way Satan is getting people to reject God getting personal success, status, bucket lists, having a great life to show off with as all things that take them away from God.

The worse thing is some of these people will put down those who are not interested in the same trek. The Lazarus's of our day are in for it especially now that material success equals "goodness" in the minds of so many now.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I believe my family lacks natural affection for this reason. They are so interested in money,status,and looks, that it has actually ruined relationships.
I come from the upper middle class, and 2 of my family members are millionares or multimillionares. They are totally screwed up. I would say more but I can't. My other sibling is almost 60 and still competing with me about weight issues. It's insanity..I'm not really a competitive person most of the time..Never have been..It does make it harder to fit in. Also if you see through all the craziness of it all you don't want to fit in .Though we all want human love still.
But that is where wanting the love of God more comes in..

Anonymous said...

I also believe they are overwhelming us to shut down emotions.
It's hard being a sensitive person in this world..
It is hard to feel like you have achieved anything if you don't have a "good career, money, toys ,children, nice car,good health etc." Even some professed Christians will look down on you..
I am really praying for comfort and the wisdom to stay in Christ among this attitude, and to rise above it.
But I do know one person who leads a really simple life, really focused on God, who seems happier than most..I think people can seem happy with wealth and a busy social life, but if you took it away would they still be happy.But sometimes I see through it and it just seems like frenetic bussiness, not real happiness or love..
Like Paul said ,happy in all circumstances..

Anonymous said...

I was a crafts person, who thought that regognition and money would make me happier, but it didn't.. I was suprised..
I admit whenever I think I want something I am not usually that much happier when I get it, and it's a momentary happiness..
I can say with honesty that the most peace I have ever felt has come from God ,being in Jesus Christ..
I think that we can have doubts and frustrations that pull us away from that peace, especially with the world the way it is today.
Sorry, I'm rambling today..
It's just some of your posts have got me thinking!

Bible Believer said...

Anon, are we related? My family only cares about money, status and looks and while I have attested to my lifetime of adult poverty on this blog, I did come from an upper middle class family, where 6 figures is the norm. I have a few who are very wealthy too. Looks is everything so yes they would do the weight competitions. I find most of the "competitions" shallow, and the "carrots on sticks" I wrote about here a long time ago, bore me. We see how they have the rats in the cage all fighting each other and running after the pieces of cheese by the controllers. If you see through the system, you don't want to fit in. Us Christians are not of this world and when truly born again, you are stepping outside of the nonsense. I agree we want human love and acceptance too but God's better come first. There are people out there losing their entire families to religious divisions. Of course if a family is wicked, sometimes God will tell you, it is time to walk away from them. It can be interesting, when dealing with people who are angry at you for no longer believing in the "world system". In my case, I never really did though I was not saved until early-mid adulthood. This independent thinking and desire for following my conscience in this world even pre-salvation was anathema to the kind of family I grew up in.

Bible Believer said...

I agree they are trauma programming on a mass scale. Overwhelming everyone, societal wide PTSD? Make life as complicated and as scary as possible where you can't even depend on a regular income, and well, overstressed people are more pliable. They want everyone to be "hard". Now even being a woman in this world, they want us all tough as nails and to be "strong" every second don't show any softness, thanks to feminism. Yes it is hard being a sensitive person in this world definitely. Even in some false churches, they will malign emotions, cults do this, where you are to shut them all down for the leaders.

It is true there is a script and if you have not gotten the "good career, money, toys, children, nice car, nice home, then you are called a failure. I have a phrase in my head thinking of the confessing Christians that judge those who did not attain all those things as "white picket fence Christians". Class issues should not influence a church, there is a verse in the bible where the poorly dressed man [or woman] should be given the highest seat in the place. I am needing to pray for comfort and wisdom to stay in Christ too among this attitude as well anon. The judgments can be harsh out there. I know in some places it is implied you are a "Bad Christian" if you have not obtained what some deem the "decent" and "respectable" life. If you are going to the soup kitchen, and wearing 10 year old dresses, many people out there equate being "poor" with being "bad". I have known people with simple lives who have been very happy. This is where contentment has to be worked upon.

I see a lot where they seem into "frenetic business" almost like they are dancing as fast as they can to hold off any introspective thought or voice of God given conscience. Busyness for busyness sake. Life lived by corporate and consumerist formulas and they never question IF they want to do it or even if they SHOULD. It seems an impossible place to have any happiness or joy. I am glad Paul gave us that reminder.

Bible Believer said...

It's true many say money and recognition will make them happy and it fails. Look at our messed up celebrities, all the money in the world, and they are depressed and strung out on drugs. The only true happiness is in the Lord.

Anonymous said...

BB - I know from your posts it seems like we have a very similar life..I even used to be a be a new ager.I could have easily fit into the UU if I had gone. I had friends that did. Also grew up catholic. Had to cut ties with wicked family members(which is hard for me, I can be a softy ).
My family thinks I am a loser because I don't have a career, and money. They also didn't like when I called them out on their bad behavior..
I also never cared about money in my youth like they all did..
Remember what Christ said about who are our brothers and sisters...

Anonymous said...

The whole feminism thing has really gotten out of hand. I went to an all womens group recently and the women were so hard compared to a similar group I had gone to 15yrs ago..Women were much softer, more sensitive and feminine..If you study the early femninist movement before the sixties, it was really about protecting women from things like harsh working conditions and husbands that drank the money away so they couldn't feed their kids.. Most of the women considered themselves to be Christians..

Anonymous said...

I admit I feel shy of some churches partly because I have no proper clothes..
Actually I have kind of given up for now on finding a church..
It's also hard when your ill. You feel like you don't have a lot to give because people don't value the gifts you may have. That won't include singing in the worship band or setting up or cleaning up or something..

Anonymous said...

I totally believe we are being mass traumitized. You have to be really hardened not to be horrified by evrything that's going on in our country and in the world..
But we must find peace in the Lord Christ Jesus..

Anonymous said...

Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship." Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." The woman said to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming" (who is called Christ). "When He comes, He will tell us all things." Jesus said to her, "I who speak to you am He." John 4: 20-26

For those of you posting here that cannot find a church because you do not have the proper clothing, may not be able to sing like a bird in the morning (by the way I cannot carry a tune in a bucket with the lid on it), or do not feel as “religious” as those that attend a particular church, in those verses above Jesus tells us how we are to worship the Father in Heaven. Has how we are to worship changed since Jesus made this statement? Not to my knowledge which is very limited.

Jesus was talking to His disciples, but He is also talking to you. “You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another. "If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. John 15:14-18”

So is this life here going to be a cake walk? No, but Jesus carries us through if we depend on Him in all things.

Jesus continues. “If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. He who hates Me hates My Father also. If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father. But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, 'THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.' John 15:22-25”

The world hates Jesus because when they hear that Name above all above all names, Jesus Christ, they are convicted of their sin. No one likes to hear that they are doing wrong; that you need that salvation that is through God’s One and only Son, given freely, and you will die and burn into non-existence, body and soul.