“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
These two verses say it all, reread it for yourself and see, because the Lord God is very exact and to the point here! The point is though, that Satan makes them stupid to a point that they will never willingly accept what the Word of God is telling them! Again, it is so unique to see they have lied to themselves and then to notice that they believe their own lies!”
Even though the Word of God, tells them they are wrong! Then we read where the Bible says that the “truth will set you free.” It can easily be seen that the lost do not want to be set free, how amazingly ignorant of them. This alone is so desperately sad, that it makes your heart cry for them!
It is easily understood that man from the beginning desires peace and harmony! The problem comes, to what degree? Or it could be, peace and harmony for whom (usually they want that for themselves but not for others)! And, the ultimate degradation begins and usually with the “thought,” my favorite for sure: “It’s all about ME!!”
We can use the older axiom of “Hooray for me...to hell with you!” Still, these people desire peace and harmony as they stand there and shoot themselves in the foot! Then they cry and cry about all the pain they are suffering and then it’s: “Why does this always happen to me?” Or it can be seen as, “Poor me, don’t you feel sorry for me?” Here is where the whole thing begins to show its ugly head, the other person (also unsaved) looks at the whiner and lies “Oh yeah, poor baby!” The whole time, laughing at the others stupidity in their heart!
See...the entire charade begins to fall apart at the seams, but they still want peace and harmony! You have to wonder, do they really KNOW what peace and harmony truly are? Most of us are willing to call these types of individuals “manipulative.” Here’s another tidbit for ya, “manipulative and liar” are synonymous, wouldn’t you agree? The question is however: WHO is being lied to and WHO then believes the lie? In my humble opinion, I am tired of reading all about it and trying to figure it all out! It’ enough for me to predicate the outcome and still be able to sleep at night, therefore I digress. It is mind-boggling, the extent they are willing to go to! Here is where the being “set free” from sins’ gnarly grasp becomes a thing of beauty! It makes the verses, Matthew 11:28-30 seem like an oasis in the desert:
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Here is the point, where we begin to see for ourselves the verse that says mankinds intellect is like “foolishness” to God! Sort of strange, that we never understood this until WE were saved to Jesus Christ. This is also the point where the Lord GIVES you and me HIS wisdom and discernment!
After this takes place, we begin to see the multitude of levels of understanding, of the Word of God that we never knew existed before. What is unique, the unsaved are not able to understand the words and verses they see right in front of them.
It is also unique, that the Lord gives us this understanding with HIS wisdom but HE does not give to the unsaved. “We” are able to understand what HE has told us, information that the unsaved and Satan would give their arms and legs to understand or know.
And WE can stand on a corner and scream this info at the top of our lungs, but Satan and the unsaved will remain befuddled. Strange right? The Lord simply amazes me ever time I turn around!!
This is a strange situation where we have all this info from our Lord and Savior and we can bring it to the unsaved and they can bark and harass us all about it, all day long! They can stand there and belittle us and tell us how stupid we sound as we preach God’s Word.
But take a small step back and look at this again, now we see who is truly ignorant and who is not! If you and I were sitting around the campfire one evening, enjoying the pine scent in the air and the mountains of Colorado and I told you all about the Rapture and the Tribulation, and just how close they were, being unsaved, you’d laugh your head off at me!
The proof is in the Bible─Gods holy Word to us, which has been around for better than 2600 years! And in that time we have witnessed every single prophecy come true up and until today. Now I tell you (the unbeliever) about Bible prophecy that has yet to come true but is written out in the Bible and has yet to be fulfilled. Would you believe there is some validity to those prophecies? What I’m trying desperately to get you to understand is: faith! Everything concerning our Lord and Savior is about you and me having faith in Gods truth. In other words, what is written in the Bible!
Believing God’s Word is having faith. It is the understanding in our hearts and the entire Bible as truth. This is the spot where the Lord meets us, face to face and asks us if we would like to live forever? Then HE shows us how this can be, through HIS Word─the Bible. Why would anyone want to measure this, how would it affect the outcome? It would change nothing!
When you come to Jesus Christ as your Savior, you leave that “old” person and his intellect, nailed to that cross. NOW...you know better, you know the truth and it indeed sets you free from all that cumbersome load of lies and deceit. You already know, you can’t change the world! The only thing you can change for the better or for worse is YOU. When this truly takes place in your life, it goes from, “It's all about ME to, “It’s all about the Lord!”
If you are great in the world, your hardship and pain are all yours to deal with! With Jesus Christ, there is NO pain and suffering, no death, no fear, no longer being lonely, but there is an eternity of love, harmony and true peace. The likes of which no man is able to imagine! It really comes down to, which do you prefer, pain and suffering or love and harmony...for eternity?