Friday, October 9, 2020

"God's Pleasure and His Displeasure"


“God’s Pleasure and His Displeasure”


“For in Just a little while, the Coming One will come and NOT delay.  And My Righteous Ones will live by faith.  But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.”  But we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction.  We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved.     Hebrews 10:37-39


The TRUE BELIEVER is the person who posses a STRONG, PATIENT ENDURANCE while they LIVE by FAITH in the LORD JESUS CHRIST, those who have TRULY GIVEN their HEART and LIFE to God, and will FAITHFULLY serve and worship Him.  They BELIEVE and TRUST in His PROMISES, even though they are UNSEEN.  And they may face FIERCE PERSECUTION, but they remain STEADFAST with a CONFIDENT TRUST in God, because they KNOW that BETTER THINGS are waiting for them, things that are ETERNAL and NOT like earthly things, which are temporal.  This is what PLEASES GOD.


However, those who may HEAR the WORD, and are given EVERY OPPORTUNITY to ACCEPT GOD’S Gift of SALVATION, yet REJECT His ONE and ONLY SON, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, who has PAID the PRICE for their SINS, but THEY want NO PART of this SALVATION PLAN.  They continue to LIVE by the FLESH and its WORLDLY, CORRUPT, WICKED desires.  They care NOT about God’s PROMISES or what is PLEASING to Him.  They are, to some extent, SELF-CENTERED, ARROGANT, DECEPTIVE, and UNBELIEVING.  ALL of which are DISPLEASING to God.  And they face the WORSE DESTINY, ever imagined; an ETERNITY in HELL with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after they are there.  So, which are you, PLEASING or DISPLEASING to GOD?


NOTICE, the last verse, the writer tells us that the TRUE BELIEVERS are NOT like those who TURN AWAY FROM GOD, and to their OWN destruction.  The TRUE BELIEVERS are the FAITHFUL ONES, whose SOULS will be SAVED from an ETERNITY in HELL, and are KEPT for an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS.  In order to become a TRUE BELIEVER and to be PLEASING to GOD.  You MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your SINFUL LIFESTYLE, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS.  BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in HEAVEN, making intercession for you, before God.  Then you MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION, and LIVE by a STEADFAST FAITH in GOD and His PROMISES, and be PLEASING to Him, with the PROMISE of an ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!

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