We were placed on earth for one reason. To either choose God or to refuse God. Satan choose to refuse God, along with many of God's other created beings (angles). It is not a choice between God or Satan. It is a choice of God or not God. Between living with God eternally or living apart from God eternally. Satan will not reign in hell, but will be tormentented like everyone else there. What will be the torment? Separation from God. So why are we here now? To see how we like being separated from God. To see if we want to spend eternity away from Him. Mans sin condition is not so much that we sin but that we reject God when we choose to sin. Most of us do not realize that Jesus has already paid the sin debt for every single person on this earth. Past, present, and future. Every sin you have ever committed, and will commit in the future. Now we must just realize what He has done for us. Ask, and accept His forgiveness. Allow Him to come into our lives, sweep out all the garbage that's been cluttering it up all this time. And trust in Him to take care of our future. We are no longer of this world when we do this but belong to the body of Christ, we are one with Jesus. The only hang up is that most of us do not understand what that means. So we sit and allow ourselves to be drug through the mud again and again.
Trust. What is trust? How many times have I been let down by others? So many I couldn't count, by everyone that I know. Trust is that it doesn't matter how many times I am let down I still love, cherish, and care about that person. No matter what they have done, no matter who they are.
Love. Love is something so overwhelming that very few people can actually grasp it's meaning. In our age love has mostly been replaced with physical feelings. Love is not physical. Love is not a feeling. Love is more like fact. The fact is that God loves each and every person on the earth. In fact He loves us so much that He is giving us a choice. A chance to love Him back.
Those who have children. The fact is, is that no matter what they will always be your children. I could say you are no longer my son or my daughter. But in reality that could never happen. They will never be reborn by another woman. When we except Jesus we have come home to our original creator. Reunited to God. Now we can get all wrapped up in the complications of the world and get confused with religion, but the fact is that we have come home. On occasion we may think we leave God but if we look around for Him He's still there. Why? Because He never left. "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee." We can leave Him anytime we want. But in my life I have found the most lonely and desperate times have been when I have gone off on my own.
Earth. The problem with earth is that when each one of us chooses to "sin", reject God the first time then a new tyrant has entered the world. Well, as we can all see there are a lot of tyrants running around. If everyone could figure out Jesus then there would be no more pain no more war no more suffering. But God already knows this will never happen. We can't do it on our own. No matter how hard we try. Whole countries and organizations are getting together these days to try to fix all these things. What is happening? Well, things don't seem to be getting a whole lot better. Which only goes to prove that what I stated above is most likely correct.
The answer? Someday the Bible says that Jesus is coming back to the earth. In the meantime each one of us who have accepted Him can try to clean up our lives and love those around us. If enough of us catch on then perhaps things will get a little easier. But when Jesus returns He will clean up all the mess. And show us what life will be like with Him for 1000 years. After that guess what we can choose God again. Or choose not God, for the rest of eternity. So you see it's up to you. I have already made my choice. Because I have chosen Jesus and His love has touched my life, I am learning how to love with His love. I am learning how not to condemn any one for any reason. I realize that God will take care of me. No matter what happens.
Faith. Faith is knowing that no matter what Jesus loves me. And that no one can take that from me. For in reality this is all that matters. That nothing will separate me from the love of God. Therefore no matter what happens in the world around me I have peace. In the midst of confusion and death and despair I have hope. Because I know that someday I will be with Him. And all the things that have happened here will no longer be important.
Earth redone. What will earth be like after the 1000 year reign? There will be no more natural disasters. No more wars, no more crying, no more pain. Why? because everyone who chooses God will not want those things. Just like everyone who is in their right mind does not want those things now. Jesus will turn everything over to God. There will be no more reason to rule with a rod of iron because everyone is of one mind, want the same thing. So no one will have to rule or Lord over. Because everyone will know who made all this take place and everyone will know who made everything better. And that this is what God really wanted in the first place. But in reality we did not. Or we would not of had to go through all of this.
Choices. So here you see I have presented you with a choice. What you chose is up to you. Wheather you chose God or not God is not up to me. Or does not even have anything to do with me. I have just presented you with the facts.
What are the facts? Each one of us on the earth might as well of hung Jesus on the cross personally. Because all of us have sinned. Jesus would have died if you had been the only person in the world. God is Jesus (in human form) God died for us. God loves us even though we laughed at Him and tormented Him and stuck nails in His hands and hung Him on the cross. He loves us even though we killed Him. That is a lot of love. and then to figure out that He did that for us so that we could be one with Him again. See why I love Him? See why I would try to tell others about Him? So what if they laugh. I will love them anyway. That is love. Caring more about someone else then yourself. For no other reason except love. God is love. Until we begin to understand God than we cannot truly comprehend that kind of love. Until we understand what the world is all about then it is hard to understand what is going on around us. Why people have to suffer and feel pain and die. Physical death is the beginning of a new life. For me there is no fear in death. My only pain my only heartache is to look out at all the people that God loves and realize that some do reject His love. Who? believe me I do not know. For I am as bad a person as the next believe me with out Jesus I am on the road to hell. I realize that if it were not for the choice that I have made I would not stand a chance by following all the ridged rules of society, and the commandments in the Old and New Testament. But Jesus paid my sin debt when He died on the cross. He set me free to choose Him. Not to attempt to work my way into heaven. For none of us will get there that way.
Fact. God loves you. He will love you forever no matter what you decide. So you see it is up to you to chose God and His love, His hope and His peace. Or to reject Him, knowing He will love you more then you will ever know forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever..........That's a long time! He calls it eternity!