“Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!”
Don’t be too hard on Mr. Comey. You too must “CYA” while you still have the chance!
Our beloved Christ threw down some serious threats directly from our Father in heaven. Now, don’t get distracted and give me this judgmental stuff about using this “CYA” anachronism. Distract is what they do!
Wake up! Heed the warnings! Here are two threats, to our eternal life, out of many that Jesus spoke in truth and love and out of His responsibility to be Salvation to us in the name of Father God, “Yahweh, Salvation.”
Warning: Matthew 25:29-30 (NASB77)
29 ” For to everyone who has shall more be given, and he shall have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. “And cast out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Your new relationship with God via reconciliation (Romans 5:10) is only the beginning of what you “have.” If we truly “get it,” then we understand or learn imperatively that as we give of what we freely received, mercy, grace, forgiveness, love, “more” shall be given (us); and an abundance. (Romans 5:17.) IF however we do not “get it” if we do not give as we have freely received, then that which we do “have,” (our reconciled relationship to God,) will be taken away resulting in our expulsion into outer darkness. Does this not also sound like the slave who did not forgive a debt?
Warning: In Matthew 18:27-35, (I paraphrase) the unmerciful slave who was forgiven much by his king, failed to learn from the king and failed to forgive another slave’s debt. He was handed over to the torturers by the same king that forgave him in the first place. Jesus then concludes the parable by getting to the heart and purpose of the story. He is warning them to “CY-,” yes, his own disciples, by saying, “My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart.” Jesus is saying to all of us, do this (from your heart) in order to “Cover Your …!
“Whoa Jesus, I thought you loved me?” His response likely would be, “It was never about My not loving you, it became about you not loving Me, about you not keeping My commandments, about you not using the wisdom I gave you, about your not doing as I instructed you. After all, I gave you all things pertaining to life and Godliness. (2 Peter 1:3) Can He not say justly on that day, “I tried.” or will we “just” know, as our conscience either defends or condemns us on the day we stand before the Lord? (Romans 2:15-16 NASB)
Like the slave, what if you do not grasp the concept of life giving mercy and by it the favor of your king? Now we know the warning, in fact, the threat to our eternal life. Jesus, speaking for Father God, speaking to those He loved and wanted to stay with, has said what will happen to any of us.
Loved ones, it is time to get serious! Are you going to search out the notes from God Himself and on an individual basis, CYA? Darkness and torment await those who do not.
You can be sure of your future only if you become a disciple of Christ, that is, one seeking and dedicated to becoming like Him. There is grace to sustain your effort.
The on-going life long question remains for all of us. That salvation, that free gift you once received freely, are you maintaining it, are you still sure you possess it or have you or are you giving it away unknowingly via disobedience?
We have a responsibility! We said, “Jesus be Lord of my life.” It is not about God loving you. Jesus loved all. It is about you loving God and especially His Son, and taking advantage of His protective measures.
God help us all because eternal life can be and will be lost by us if the protective measures of Christ, used by Christ, have not become ours in heart and soul. In them you must see God’s Holy attempt to “CYA.”
It’s getting too late to mince words loved ones. “Peace, peace,” is again being spoken of in the Middle East, in Israel.
Jeremiah 6:14 (NASB77) “And they have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ But there is no peace.”
Does God not know what is going on today? Do we mistakenly feel healed superficially? Is the peace process a distraction from peace through strength? Hasn’t every American President (except Obama) felt a responsibility to attempt peace in the Middle East? Why not the deal maker? He is not wrong to try. It simply will not be permanent if achieved at all.
Religion itself will become the outcast testimony of Christ. The strength of unbelievers, the Apostate, the Muslims, Atheists, Globalists, Progressives, and Liberals, will cast aside all but one religious house in a pacification process and the Pope leads that house. “As soon as they finish shattering the power of the holy people, all these events will be completed.” (Daniel 12: 7)
Today we exist in a reprieve of time. What are we going to do with it? I have a responsibility to warn you, all my fellow human beings, especially my brothers and sisters in the Lord. I respectfully appeal to you to CYA! I once got my employees to snap to it by beginning my rant at them with “Dammit, you guys!” They had never heard such from me before. It did move them. One is a missionary in Belize today. OK Tim and Carol his wife! Come on loved ones. CYA!
PS: I told you so. “A discreet back-channel to Russia” is in the news! What President would not want a way to eliminate any interference during a crisis just as President Kennedy used to avert World War III? See the movie “Thirteen Days,” with Kevin Costner. Again, then candidate, now President, Donald Trump sounds pretty smart to me. Remember, Putin needs an anti-globalism America. Just the kind of thing back channels are for.
March 28, 2017 Post, “I would suggest a back channel discussion as Christians, between President Trump, VP Pense and Mr. Putin. Get some things established and then the discussion of other things might go easier.”
“Mr. Putin’s candid sharing of family history at Christmas in my post “Putin a Christian?” presents a very different image.”
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