…And now I answer the most OFTEN ASKED question ever!
We look around us at this world today and we see so MUCH that is wrong. We see wars breaking out all over the place, diseases running amok…society breaking down, families in suffering and torment, people killing each other willy-nilly…we see crops failing and the weather becoming worse and worse every year….the rich exploiting natural resources to the point of breaking…and people look to me and ask me “Where is God in all of this?” and “Why doesn’t YOUR God do something about it” and “How can HE let this happen?” ,and my personal favorite: “WHY DOESN’T HE DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT?” silly people..don’t you realize that God CREATED the world…so it would be a mere NOTHING to Him to REMAKE IT AGAIN?
The plain fact is He IS doing something about it. HE IS LETTING IT HAPPEN TO FULFILL THE PROPHECY!
The Revelations of John are OVERFLOWING with the forewarning of these things…they have been foretold for almost TWO THOUSAND YEARS, preached in EVERY CHURCH and from EVERY pulpit in all that time…so they should come as NO surprise that they are FINALLY coming TRUE.
Now most of you know I do not soapbox, nor do I slap pulpit and do the “I wanna tell ya a story, AHA, about the Glory of GAWD, AHA” bit…but I LOVE to answer the eternal questions by throwing a LITTLE bit of a preach into them…so…this sermon is short and to the point…WHY DOES GOD ALLOW THESE THINGS TO HAPPEN? I will answer it in HIS WORDS….and when you read them the “AH-HA!” moment will hit you like the proverbial ton of bricks…
Ready?…Then here we go…the ANSWER to the question you so ARDENTLY keep asking:
“You were unmindful of the Rock that begot you,
you forgot the God who gave you birth.
When the LORD saw this, he was filled with loathing
and anger toward his sons and daughters.
“I will hide my face from them,” he said,
“and see what will then become of them.
What a fickle race they are,
sons with no loyalty in them!”
“Since they have provoked me with their ‘no-god’
and angered me with their vain idols,
I will provoke them with a ‘no-people’;
with a foolish nation I will anger them.” -Deuteronomy 32:18-19.20.21.
Have we not seen the politicians lead us down a self benefiting agenda? Have we ourselves not been the ones who elected them? Was it not OURSELVES who stopped praying? Stopped BELIEVING in Him?
Does it surprise you that He is ANGRY at us for this? What parent is not angry with their child when they disobey? What parent does not say “They got themselves into this mess by not listening to ME, their PARENT”?
So the next time someone says “There is no God”…or that “God is dead”..or “If there Is a God then why is He letting these things happen?” YOU can look them dead in the eye and say “It is because of YOUR lack of BELIEF…YOUR lack of FAITH…YOUR DENIAL OF HIM…YOUR continuance in doing EVERYTHING HE SAID NOT TO DO that He is allowing these things to happen”.
He removed Himself from the Israel peoples back THEN to teach THEM a lesson…and He does it again to teach US a lesson…HAVE FAITH.LOVE ONE ANOTHER..HAVE BELIEF!
Or in HIS words:
“One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’
The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” -Mark 12:28-31
Now, I am not saying everything is HIS fault..for we cannot pin everything that goes wrong on HIM..WE have had our fingers in OUR OWN demising for MANY centuries. WE ARE TO BLAME FOR SO MANY OF THE WOES OF THE WORLD!
But belief and faith go hand in hand with morals, and societal structure. If we cheat each other, hate each other, exploit the land for sordid money, have intolerance towards each other, use what He gave us for gain instead of for helping one another, leave others to die so that the ones with money can live, or let politicians lead us down THEIR agenda rather than what is RIGHT, then we have no one to blame for our woes but OURSELVES.
God already told us what He plans…Jesus spoke of it, Prophets foretold it, entire BOOKS of the Bible were written to let us know what WAS coming….and yet, we let others lead us into ignoring the very words we CLAIM to uphold…yes, friends, WE are to blame..not God… BUT, and I stress this, He IS up there..probably shaking His head and saying “I so informed them thus” and waiting till all the signs have been fulfilled. That way, when the time DOES come, He can say “I told you I would end this..but YOU ignored My warnings”.
So…how do we COUNTER this? We CAN’T…at least, not on a GLOBAL scale because too many say “I want this” or “We want that”….all WE can do is look to OUR OWN SOUL. No, it is not being ‘greedy’…it is EXACTLY what HE said to do!
“A young man approached Jesus and said, “Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?”
He answered him, “Why do you ask me about the good? There is only One who is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
He asked him, “Which ones?”
And Jesus replied, ” ‘You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; honor your father and your mother’; and ‘you shall love your neighbor as yourself.'” -Matthew 19:16-19
Why do you think that the CORE of my work is to HELP people? I am trying to get their soul BACK on the right track! I am not trying to ‘save their soul’ for the better of a Church…I am trying to help them AWAKEN and save THEIR OWN SOUL FOR THEMSELVES. I preach tolerance, love, FAITH…and I am ridiculed, berated, and attacked because I am not doing it for money or because of some musty old words set down telling me what to do BY MAN. I do not want glory for a building, or organization of men…I want THEM to pull THEMSELVES up out of the mire…to open their eyes and SEE that it is THEY who need to do something…and that is to GET THEIR SOUL IN ORDER..because the clock is counting down, people, and we do not know WHEN it will go off…
““But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come” -Mark 13:32-33
So, before you go laying the heavy questions on a Preacher, or Priest, go stand in front of the mirror and be HONEST with yourself…ask YOURSELF why YOU allowed these things to happen and what can YOU do to change them!