Good Morning Friends...

There are so many religions that tout to understand the Truth as it concerns faith in God, or a Creator... Iraq is a perfect example of how religion can be used for a sincere intent, be wrong, yet be declared for the glory of God... The infighting that exists within the Muslim faith has occurred within many faiths as sects of that religion are formed... Wars over religion have occurred over the centuries, and seem to be endless... Some have decided that all religions are a waste of time due to the endless warring that transpire between them due to differences that exist within them...

But is this our Creator's fault?... Who created these religions, and in turn the desire to hate, or even shun those who do not embrace their version of faith... Many have been put to death for the very same reason... So is the Way of God a religion created by the various peoples that have, and do exist in our world?... While God punished nations for their sinful behavior, and even had some of the people's of those nations completed wiped out due to their abominable behavior, HE did so for their own good... Even still our Great Father is not done with these peoples...

In Ezekiel chapter 37, God gave this prophet a glimpse of what would transpire with all peoples at a yet future time... A new heart, or a new spirit will be placed within those who have died not fully understanding the will of their Creator... A choice that all are, or will be given an opportunity to make... A choice without the deception, and delusion that now exists in this wicked age we live in, and the ages that have long past...

In the book of James the Spirit of God inspires this apostle to write in the 1st chapter verse 27 about what religion is as viewed by our Father in heaven.. I will be using the Aramaic translation in plain English because the wording of it captures the true intent of its meaning best IMHO...


Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For pure and holy ministry before God The Father is this: to take care of orphans and widows in their affliction, and for a man to keep his soul without defilement from the world. .... James 1:27...

So perfect religion means showing love through service in various in the eyes of our Father in heaven... As well as steering clear of lawless behavior at all cost so that ones spirit becomes loveless through the practice of sin... The depth of understanding what love is only achieved through repentance through Jesus Christ, and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit... Our actions will indeed speak louder than mere words as it pertains to the subject of working out one's salvation...

Do not confuse this with earning ones salvation... Their is only ONE WAY that can be accomplished as our Father in heaven has deemed it as such... But working OUT our salvation does require faith... And faith without works is dead as James chapter 2 verses 23-26 proclaim... Works that we show for the glory of God do show our faith in our God Almighty... While we are of the mindset, and show our appreciation through works, to our Father in heaven for the salvation that was given to those who believe on HIM through HIS SON who sits at HIS right hand...

There are those who do not know the Lamb of God, yet have put into practice principles that apply to showing love to ones neighbor... But because all have been born into sin, save the ONES whose Father was God, all still have to repent through Jesus Christ... Our righteousness is not sufficient alone to grant us forgiveness for our transgressions... Our Creator has given HIS life for ours in order that all will be saved in the end, and not perish... (see 2 Peter chapter 3)...

There are also people's of certain nations where love is almost non-existent, and corruption defines them... This is the problem within Iraq in many respects... The escalation of sin has hardened the hearts of many within this country, and the "love of many has waxed cold."... I am afraid we are on a slippery slope within this nation due to our lack of sound judgment as it pertains to using the liberty we have been granted by God to exercise HIS will within the US... You see the need for our Creator's rule over us is imperative for all people's...

Some declare that the ability to practice consumerism with the increase of their money's buying power will change things... While this will temporarily placate the masses, it certainly does not get to the root of the problem... As this country opens up to the world, God is giving these people an opportunity to come to know HIM in Spirit, and in Truth... For most of the people of Iraq are in ignorance at this point in time of the Truth at it concerns their Creator... Our Father in heaven winks at ignorance, or overlooked people's lack of understanding due to their lack of knowledge as Acts 17 verse 30 points out...

But once our Savior, and God shed HIS former glory, came in the flesh, and died for the sins humanity has committed, the ignorance that once was began to fade away, and Truth about the WORD of GOD was revealed... But with Satan still allowed by God to create confusion, and chaos within this world, there are those whose have been called at this time for HIS purpose... While we as disciples of Jesus Christ can declare the gospel, it is not up to us to remove the spiritual blinders that exist with many... That of course is up to our Father in heaven... All in God's impeccable timing, and of course for HIS purpose... We who have responded to HIS calling are just instruments for God's glory..

The spreading of the Word of God began as a mustard seed, and will continue to grow as time goes on... This mustard tree will become even more prominent once Messiah returns, and begins HIS rule upon this earth for the 7th age, or thousand year reign as Revelation chapter 20 points out... Once this thousand year period is finished, those who were not involved in the thousand year reign, will rise again to physical life in order to come to know their Creator on HIS terms...

But there will be a test during that time as well as verses 7-10 of Revelation chapter 20 briefly summarize.. This final attempt by Satan to overthrow the KINGDOM OF the MOST HIGH GOD will be this fallen ones Waterloo... It will not end well for this once great cherub... For Satan will be cast alive into the lake of fire as verse 10 points out...

At that point in time the deception that Lucifer has fomented over the ages will end, and the delusion that he believed in will die with him... For Satan is not God, and of course never could be.. No matter how much he coveted the throne of his Creator... As Ezekiel chapter 28 verses 18-19 the multitude of this fallen one's willful iniquity will bring forth eternal death upon him... The kings of the earth gaze upon the judgment of this spiritual entity as God will allow for the king of Tyre to become ashes before their very eyes... This will be a time when Satan will gnash his teeth in vain, and no longer be...

Those who willfully transgress the Way of God, and are not written in the Lamb's Book of Life will suffer the same fate as the beast, false prophet, and Satan will at some point yet future... But again, only these three are recorded specifically as being judged for this fate... This also shows the extent of God's grace, and mercy... While not condoning evil, and wickedness, we should also understand that those who are lost from a spiritual perspective know not what they do... For we are scarcely saved ourselves through the blood of the Lamb, and by the mercy of our Father in heaven as 1 Peter chapter 4 verse 18 declares...

For the time being deception, and confusion rules in the hearts, and minds of the majority that live upon God's earth... But for those of us who have accepted God's terms, and made a covenant with HIM through HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, let us strive to walk blamelessly in this present evil age... Understanding that most are deceived, and in God's time frame for those who are, these will have an opportunity to know HIM in accordance to HIS will, and what HE defines as religion...

For God's definition of religion is love, and HE is love... Defining it in every way... May we overcome the world, and remain steadfast in our walk with HIM as our CHIEF SHEPHERD...

Imagine being with our Wonderful God, and Redeemer.. Forever in Their presence... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LonOTKVmkeo

When all the nation will be glad, and will come to praise, give thanks, and worship the ONE TRUE GOD... Psalm 67 was a prophecy about a time yet future... Until Messiah returns, the nations will not know HIM as a whole... For a thousand years is a but a day to our God, so all will be done in HIS own time frame... One day confusion will not exist, and the world will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord God... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Viyh...p0lVQGJUt8fIqQ

King David understood that the spirit in mankind needed to be redeemed by God, and that those that do need the indwelling of God's Holy Spirit to continue to right the ship on the sometimes tumultuous seas that we face in life... May our SAVIOR find faith when HE returns as the Lord Jesus Christ will indeed resurrect the dead in Christ Jesus, and those who are alive at HIS coming... (see 1 Thessalonians chapter 4, and 1 Corinthians chapter 15)... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRlr...p0lVQGJUt8fIqQ

God bless you all... Have a great day...

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