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WaxNotNeeded - Red Letter Hate

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Happy Holy Week Everyone! Might I start off by first flipping the normal script with a prayer …

Dear Heavenly Father,
We come to You with thanksgiving in our hearts, full of joy, humility, humbleness, gratefulness and a host of other emotions as we celebrate (or are in preparation to) the foretold death and glorious resurrection of Your Son, Our Savior, Jesus Christ – Son Of Man, without which we would not be reconciled back to You. We thank you Father for forsaking Your Son, Your Beloved, for the benefit of all of mankind (Your creation) – past, present and future. We thank You Jesus for following through to what the Father commanded, though we know, it could not have been easy, as You were for a time separated from the One which holds all things. Thank You Spirit of God for since the time shortly after of Pentecost You have been present on Earth and in the heart of believers, being a helper, charging us to carry out the Father’s will, equipping, preparing and sustaining us. May we draw close to the Trinity, may we be shown the truth of things to come and be in preparation for what we must all face, both individually and as a family. We ask these things, by shed blood and broken body of the perfect One, Yeshua, ><>

“You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.” Matthew 10:28

“The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil.” John 7:7

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. Whoever hates me hates my Father as well. If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.“John 15:18-25

Perhaps I should start off with a question … When you look around at the world, what do you see? Does it please you? Do you agree with the evolution of mankind, the decent of (well) decency? Well, of course the later is more than just my opinion, as it was foretold to us in the Word of God, but more-so my thought is on what the above verses, what Jesus spoke, touches on.

There was once a time; I do remember in my childhood, that it seemed it was “the cool thing” or rather the acceptable or even normal thing, to be a believer. Bible drill teams had to break off into separate rooms to study, because so many wanted to participate, crowds of children would wear their WWJD bracelets and sing along to DC Talk’s Jesus Freak to the top of their lungs on the way to vacation bible school. However, in my lifetime, I have seen Christianity, or rather belief in the Bible, to become almost a sin (negative action) itself. As a result of this negative view point, we (as believers), have ran from being hated and in turn shut our mouths to the truth (well sharing it at least). Now of course, this does not apply to everyone, but for writings sake I am lumping us all into one big family pot.

This generation strives on acceptance, feeds off of celebrity status, craves to be some ultra-unrealistic idea of perfection (both in image, action and status); all the while, we fail to see we are creating mini-monsters which think it is more valuable to be “16 and pregnant” in hopes of a chance to get on TV, don’t understand the value of an object (with constant upgrades), find their humor from seeing those less fortunate fight to the death for $5 dollars and (literally) huff excrement to get high. Face-Palm!!!

Of course, I understand that all generations have had their ups and downs (with fads and fandom) and I am in no way spotless or pointing a finger (without having more even coming back at me), but the alarming rate of which wrong is now right, and bad is now good is overwhelming and quite off-putting and quite frankly, sad and scary. Of course, as I said above, I KNEW it was going to happen, we all KNEW that mankind was going to go down a downward spiral unlike anything imaginable, and it has been foretold that we have only begun to see the tip of the iceberg, but I can’t help but wonder, if we weren’t afraid to be HATED for the TRUTH, might we be able to help someone (if only just one more) person along the way, to led them to the Lord, so they might be reborn in Christ and henceforth, become a part of the family of believers?

The temporary hatred of this world, in no way compares to spending eternity with the Creator (as Father, Son and Spirit). 

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18

SiC <3

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