MATTHEW 24:12: “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax (grow) cold.”
Love has surely grown cold in our world, family values and neighborly love and just the basic natural response to protect those who are unable to protect themselves are all but forgotten by the majority of the world.
Fulfilling Romans 1:31: “Without understanding, covenant breakers, WITHOUT NATURAL AFFECTION, (common decency and care for others) implacable (UNFORGIVING, UNMERCIFUL).”
We really don’t need to point this out but for sake of doing it right or for those who hadn’t thought about it, I will.
Domestic abuse has always been a blight upon earth, the number killer of women is men (more women are murdered than die through accident or disease) animal abuse is just as appalling to God as any other kind of abuse.
Divorce rates are through the roof with the next generation growing in one parent homes often with Mom’s who must work to support them and the family lives of all involved falls through the cracks of the need to survive.
Father figures now lacking, no one to show the way often leads to following the wrong examples and walking the same wrong paths.
But now we also slaughter and sadistically slaughter unwanted babies to profit from their body parts.
Human sexual trafficking brings in billions and billions of dollars annually.
And you really have to ask yourself, who are these people? The numbers of people networking this is just mind-boggling and it truly defies logic, that these acts which are so heinous, and disturbing have become livelihoods for what has to be thousands and thousands of people.
It is enough to make the gentlest, love filled merciful heart be mighty tempted to turn to that same hate and as much as I hate to admit it (God knows it, he knows my heart better than I do) I wrestle with these issues and in some cases I truly have absolutely no sympathy for some of these monsters.
I do not believe they are human.
Human’s sin, they make mistakes, but even the roughest person has some glimmer of hope, some shred of decency, or at the very least they are capable of loving their mother or Grandma.
But THESE are THOSE already slated to slaughter by the double-edged sword of the absolute King of everything.
The hardest aspect of the end time is trying to understand and get into our spirits WHO JESUS IS and to get in that love, and I do mean get into it, and understand HIS LOVE and also understand how that it is HIS LOVE that is bringing down the destruction of the entire world.
The greatest argument that fights the true Gospel is that God is love, and how could he level the people of earth and call forth the birds to take care of the dead bodies.
I hope this series will answer some of those questions.
We will review revelations from at the feet of the King.
We will really, really look at WHO HE REALLY IS, and biblically prove his character and the attributes of His Holiness.
We will look at others in scripture who got this and understood it and attempt to understand what true submission under the wings of God really is, sometimes we like to argue that we really are submitted to His will, but we often need to do a check baby on that.
Just how much of you are you willing to give him control over, how much of your body will you give as a vessel for His power and His glory to work through, just how willing are you to give yourself and all that you are, right down to the absolute baring of your soul in worship to him, regardless of who sees it or what they may think and whether or not they understand, ridicule or make you their poster child for all things they believe doesn’t exist.
The children of God are often Biblically referred to as “trees” and to get the idea on this, if you tap a tree what is inside is going to come out.
To SURVIVE these last days and to fulfill the mighty works of the Lord that are coming down, YOU HAVE TO HAVE THIS LOVE, or rather IT must have you, it is the merging.
It is the understanding and acceptance and being ONE WITH HIM.
I hope to hit a few different ways to break it down, but please continue with me, these will post over a period of three days, and I truly hope when we are finished His love, His fire will be so consuming and your desire to be consumed by Him will be so great and your understanding opened to the reasoning of the judgments, that you will never ever again question him as to why these things must come to pass.
As the “love of many grows cold” we lose sight of that love that never grows cold, never dies, and always prevails, which leads us to this condition that we MUST get a grip on and fast or we will lose the prize.
“Nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee BECAUSE THOU HAST LEFT THY FIRST LOVE” Revelation 2:4
Meaning that there is something that hinders the relationship between us and Jesus, and that is that we have “left” him, left him in letting our love and zeal for him grow cold and indifferent.
The evilness and the state of the world and all the wickedness we are exposed to is the cause of leaving that love, so next time we’ll look at stoking that fire and rekindling that flame and lying back down at the feet of our king.
Φλογίζω/ NBJ/ 2015/ All rights reserved/ REVISTED 01/31/2021& 02/07/2021 as I revisit this series over the next few days