Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Striving To Become a Fool

This is something to strive for?


Ever look around and wonder, what is going on? Ever think to yourself that it is getting harder and harder to suffer Stupidity. And Stupidity seems to be growing at light speed. Ever get discouraged at the growing ignorance in this Country. Including some of those that are charged with leading it?

The sad truth is, the World is the same as it has always been.

{1 Corinthians 2:7-8}
"No, the wisdom we speak of is the mystery of God—his plan that was previously hidden, even though he made it for our ultimate glory before the world began. But the rulers of this world have not understood it; if they had, they would not have crucified our glorious Lord. "
However, America seems to be catching up. Why? We removed God. See, we founded this Country in the Name of God. "One nation under God." "In God we trust." We founded this Country on the Judaeo-Christian tradition, values, and beliefs. Now we have all but removed God from ever aspect of it. Schools, Public Square, Family, and even Religion itself in some cases. Look what we have now.

Why? Because when you remove the Wisdom that is God, something else takes it's place. The Wisdom of the World. Here in lays the problem...

{1 Corinthians 3:19-21}
"For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;"
You see Child of God, if you want to find true Wisdom, you must be careful not to settle for the Wisdom of the World. You must look to the things from above...

{James 3:14–18}
"But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace."
We may, as a Country, as the World, we may, call Sin, Good, and Good, Sin. We may come up with complex ways and complex thoughts. We may have become Wise in our own eyes. We say, we have evolved in our thoughts and ways. That we have become "Enlightened." We no longer live in the "Dark Ages." We no longer need Religion and a concept that is thousands of years old. We are smarter, and better than that.

Used to be we would hear things like "There is no God." Or "Faith in God is foolish." Or "Homosexuality is good, right, and pure, and they should have the 'Right' to Marry." Or "It is OK, no, it is a 'Right' for a Woman to chose to slaughter her Child." The Majority in the Country would think THIS as foolishness, and would not even entertain what is CLEARLY Sin and against God.

Used to be the Bible was taught in Schools. Used to be Families were whole, Mother, Father, no Government. It used to be Faith, Freedom, and Family, were the most important things in this Country. Breaks down like this.

Faith - God First.
Freedom - OF not from, OF Religion. Freedom to seeking God first.
Family - Family first. Not work. Not Government. Not anything else on earth was more important..

See, used to be, we put God first in this Country. The whole reason we are even here. We were forbid from working on Sundays, in some cases Saturdays {The actual Sabbath}. Business could wait til Monday. Families had the time and freedom to Worship God together.

Now? Do not mention God in Public. Most DEFINITELY absolutely, NEVER mention the Name of Jesus. Keep that Jesus stuff to yourself. NEVER tell a Woman she cannot have an "Abortion." It is her "Right." NEVER talk about Homosexuality being Sin. Gays now have a "Right" to Marry. Keep that God stuff to yourself. As a matter of fact, if you even share this God and Jesus stuff with your kids, and they say something in School, the Government may have to investigate you and your Family to see if you are actually abusing your Child. Are you teaching them to Hate?

So what do we do? Believe in the Word. Remember 1 Corinthians 2:7-8
"No, the wisdom we speak of is the mystery of God—his plan that was previously hidden, even though he made it for our ultimate glory before the world began. But the rulers of this world have not understood it; if they had, they would not have crucified our glorious Lord."
Continue.... {9-16}
"That is what the Scriptures mean when they say,

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”

But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets. No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit. And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.

When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from human wisdom. Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit’s words to explain spiritual truths. But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means. Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others. For,

“Who can know the LORD’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?”

But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ."
Let the world see this as Foolishness. The Word also declares that Jesus Himself, or rather His Resurrection is Foolishness to the World..

{1 Corinthians 1:23}
"But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness;"
You see, it's one thing to know this happened. It's another to understand how to put your Faith in action.To have knowledge is to have understanding or information about something. To have wisdom is to have the ability to apply knowledge to everyday life. It is only in the reading and understanding of God’s Word that we can obtain TRUE knowledge, and by meditating upon that knowledge, brings wisdom.

God warns us this...

{1 Corinthians 1:18-31}
"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate." Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.

Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things--and the things that are not--to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God--that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."
The Word declares.

(Proverbs 1:7)
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction”
Yet, many claim that there is no God. We know that...

{Psalm 14:1}
"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good."
So you see, the question is, who do you wish to become a Fool for? God, or the World. Who do you chose to serve. As for me, I am striving to become a Fool for Christ. Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray..

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord..

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