Nonsense

Robert Frost said “please forgive my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.”  As we approach Pentecost Sunday we find the thieves and robbers hard at work.  Jesus said in John 10:1, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, † but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.”  Now most of us have been taught that the thief and robber is Satan. That is nonsense. The thief or robber here is trying to enter into Jesus which is the door to what can be aptly described as the kingdom. Satan is not trying to get in the kingdom. However you may be trying to access it and should be aware of what makes you the subject of the words of Jesus in this passage. In Luke 12:32, Jesus says, “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”  There it is folks the kingdom has been freely given.  It is accessed by faith in Jesus who says He is the door.  Christianity is not a fast ,a fight, or a famine. It’s a feast. The only price you pay is to have faith.  Frankly to believe.  So now to address the nonsense. Please put away your seed offering that you are giving to see your family saved.  You will only wind up poorer and the thief or robber who is encouraging you to give that seed will be richer.  You will have been turned into a thief or robber just like that preacher.  You see by trying to access things that have already been freely given in a way other than faith in Jesus you become a thief and a robber.  If it’s freely given then why are you being encouraged to buy it.  Nonsense.  If you want your family saved try judging them.  Judge them saved. Judgement is a good thing both for you and them. 

Paul writes in 1 Thes 5:1 “But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.”  I do long for the day when those in the prophesy camps stop feeling the need to write books or tell me there latest absurd revelations.  From the 88 reasons that Jesus will return in 1988 or the subsequent flopped prophetic understanding of 1989 to the latest gaff of “Blood Moons.”  As a pastor friend of mine has eloquently stated it.  Those books made many well-known TV prognosticators very wealthy and in the end the books are useful only to start fires.  It will be well over 400 years before these natural phenomena occur again.  Nonsense.  Paul also wrote in Gal 4:9-10, “But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.”  I could go on about this type of prophetic nonsense but I will sum it up with this. Rev 19:10, “for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”  John was the last of the Old Testament prophets. John wrote Revelation. The first verse of the book says, ” The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John.”  Please see it. It’s the Revelation of Jesus Christ not anti-Christ. The spirit of prophecy should testify of Jesus not bloody moons or any other ridiculous nonsense.  And don’t even get me started on things “shortly” coming to pass. 

I am not trying to alienate anyone or make anyone angry. There are those who sincerely believe that seed offerings work and the moon will someday turn to blood.  I do not. But there are better and far more present truths in which to be established.   Like your healed by His stripes.  That you walk in His righteousness which you did nothing to obtain but believe.  That you are forgiven.  You are an heir of God and a joint heir with Christ.  Those things will impact you and ultimately the world.  But “blood moons” and seed offerings just make us the butt of more jokes. They make rich people richer and Gods people poorer.  Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge.”

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