Always Keep your Heart and Mind Broken Towards God, The Father
“God is not angry with you. He is pleading with you.”
-David Wilkerson in his sermon, Time to Get Right With God
The moment we realize the truth in the statement above, we realize that GOD IS LOVE. The Bible is an endless Love Story of God’s Love for Mankind; and His Pleas in asking us to not surrender to our sinful human nature; and to turn to Him, in order to find our way back to the Eternal Paradise that He has waiting for us. But Mankind has shown over and over again, that they give in to their sinful human nature; as seen in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah…the days of Noah….all up till present day.
Jesus Christ’s Life and Death on the Cross was God’s Final Plea. God send His Son, to tell us, in person, about His Love for us, as His Children. He sent His Son, to show us, how we were meant to live our lives, in a way that would be worthy to enter the Eternal Paradise; and to teach us, what God expects of us, in mind, body, and soul. God’s Will of His Son was to die, in order to conquer evil over Mankind. He did everything possible to make us use our gift of freewill to choose His Ways, and not to choose to give in to our human nature. As God, He understood our constant battle with evil; which is why He sent His Son, to show us how to do it; and also to show us His Unconditional Love for us. But at the same time, He does indicate from that moment on, that the choice is ours, and that He did everything possible to show us what are of His Ways, and what are not. And that it is up to us to develop a daily relationship with Him, to guide us through the everyday things, to win the daily battles again evil.
God pleads with us everyday, to listen for Him. Despite what we think we do to help with the health of our physical bodies, it is only because it is God’s Will of our lives, that we were able to wake up to another day to live. Can’t people see how God’s Mercy is so abundant towards us, as Man, many have either decided to mock Him; defy Him; forget about Him; or take His Love for granted. God shows us His Existence in everywhere and in everything, on this earth. When we look at the Cross we should remember God’s Unconditional Love, that was symbolized through Selfless Sacrificial Act, done by Jesus Christ; and the promise God made through this act, to Mankind, by finding the true meaning in Jesus Christ’s Life and Death. As John 3: 16 states:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
As the years have gone by, I have gotten to understand more and more what this means; and I’m brought down to my knees, by how great God is, and how He continuously pursues me, out of Unconditional Love; how He pursues all of us, continuously, without ceasing. We just have to make the CHOICE with our FREEWILL to see it. God has always had us, as Mankind, as His Priority. When will we as Man, return that same love towards Him? Jesus, His Son, pleaded with us, on His Behalf, to the point of death of the earthly body, to show us that God is beyond anything of this world. That by dying the Cross, God has redeemed us, so that we will no longer be shackled to the ways of this world. His Son, freed us, in His Death. He showed us that nothing of this world is worth more than the Kingdom of God, and the love and the life that is awaiting in the Kingdom. He also showed us that nothing of this world can destroy us, when we have a mind, heart, and soul, that is focused first, on the Kingdom of God, through His Resurrection. When you do this, nothing can keep you away from the Eternal Kingdom. For in Isaiah 54:14-17, it is declared:
“In righteousness you will be established: Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you. If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing; whoever attacks you will surrender to you. See, it is I who created the blacksmith who fans the coals into flame and forges a weapon fit for its work. And it is I who have created the destroyer to wreak havoc; no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” …declares the Lord.”
If God went to this extent, we should be mindful to unshackle our minds and hearts from the ways of this world, and to focus them on the Creator. For though how great our God is, He continues to pursue us, the sinners that we are, out of His Love for us. He also wants to rid us of all the impurity that lingers within us. This is why we have to go through the earthly trials, to know that in our choices, we consciously CHOOSE Him and the ways of His Eternal Kingdom; and not those of our sinful human nature. To understand that God is in control, and that nothing occurs, without Him knowing it. And to recognize our sinful human nature, but yet, God’s Love for us, makes us turn away from that sinful human nature. The current condition of the world today, is a result of Mankind surrendering to that sinful human nature. We are all vulnerable in doing that. And without God in our lives, and truly understanding His Unconditional Love for us, we will never know how truly sinful we are; and the true meaning of unconditional love. When Man does not know these things, how can there ever be true harmony amongst Mankind, as pure as that originally seen in the initial days in Garden of Eden.