“When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.” Proverbs 10: 25
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1.
Many people believe that nature, the sun and, moon, the stars and even human-beings, never had a beginning .There is an endless , eternal cycle of birth, life and death that constantly repeats itself. The Bible tells us something different. It teaches that there was a time when the world did not exist. Only GOD existed. The God of Bible is not a force or some unknowable absolute, but he is a person. He knows and thinks; he has emotions; he has love. The God decided to reveal himself by creating the world & with that decision the World began.
When God first created the World, he created it good. In the first chapter of Genesis the author repeats that little refrain, “And God saw that it was good.”” It means that not only was there no Sin in God made, But everything functioned perfectly. There were no storms, no famines; there was no destruction in the perfect World God made. And as we read further in 1st Chapter of Genesis God created Man.
The Sin entered into the world through one man in the perfect world of God and it was due to the disobedience of the commandment of the God by Adam and Eve and so ,man was thrown away by God from the Eden Garden and was cursed that through out the life time of man, he will toil painfully and eat and the ground will produce thorns and thistles for you and will eat the plants of the field and you will return to the ground ,since from it you were taken ,for dust you are and to dust you will return.(Genesis 3:17-19)
Since Adam to Noah the sin increased day by day and God grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart filled with pain and so God decided and said, “I will wipe mankind, whom I have created from the face of the earth-men and animals and creatures that move along the ground, and the birds of the air- for I am grieved that I have made them.” Genesis 6:5-7. But Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time and he walked with God. God revealed to Noah that He was going to put an end to all the people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. God asked Noah, “To built a huge ark and asked him to put seven of every kind of clean animal, a male and female, to keep their various kinds of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.” ’Genesis 6 & 7.
And God foretold Noah the rain slashed on the earth for forty days and forty nights and it wiped out on the earth accept Noah and his sons and there family ,along with the pairs of male and female birds and animals . The waters flooded the earth for hundred and fifty days (150) and that time the age of Noah was sin hundred years old (600).
Thereafter the water flooded the earth for hundred and fifty days , Noahs ark came rest on the mountains of Ararat and after forty days Noah opened the window of the ark he had made and he send a Raven and he kept on flying back and forth until the all the water had dried up from the earth. Afterwards he send a Dove, but it could not find a place to set its feet because there was water all over the surface of the earth and therefore he send the Dove again after seven days and thereafter he came back with a olive leaf and after seven days he send the Dove again but it did not return back.
God asked Noah and every one with him in that ark to come down on earth and He blessed them all to multiply and be fruitful and increase in number upon it. As soon as Noah built an altar and gave sacrifice, God in his heart: Verse 21 “Never will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from the childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done. 22 “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cool and heat, summer and winter, day and night, will never cease.”” Genesis 8:21-23. And in the in verse 9 of chapter 9 of Genesis God said, “This is the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creatures with you, a covenant of all generations to come. I have set rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and earth.”” And our God is a covenant giving and covenant keeping God and till this day such a catastrophe has not yet been repeated by GOD on the people of this earth.
The another great cataclysm which happened in Human Race was in the days of Abraham which was sent by God on Sodom and Gomorrah and the Word of God has recorded in the book of Genesis in the chapter 18 and 19.In chapter 18 of Genesis God told Abraham about the destruction of the Sodom & Gomorrah as in verse 20-21, The Lord said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has wretched me. If not, I will Know.”
If we see the history of Sodom it was a wretched place. The whole town saw the coming of the strangers as a chance for homosexual gang rape. Sexual violence was not the town’s only problem. But in Ezekiel 16:49 says that Sodom was “arrogant”, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. I chapter 18 of Genesis we can see that how Abraham was intercessing for Sodom and Gomorrah to God saying that, “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?…..25 Far it be from you to do such a thing- to kill righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike?”. Abraham started from fifty and ended to twenty and God said to him in verse 32, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.” Genesis 18. As Abraham was a chosen servant of God, God said to him , “that Abraham will direct his children and his house-hold after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing right what is right and just , so that Lord will bring , about for Abraham what he has promised him.”” Genesis 18: 19.
Lot was leaving in Sodom in and he chose the path of prosperity, the easy and successful life on the fertile plain near Sodom. Lot became somebody there, one who made important decisions in the city gateway. He was so entangled with life in Sodom he hesitated to leave until it was too late. When Sodom went up in smoke, his hard earned importance disappeared too. Due to the Righteousness and Justness of the Abraham towards God He as well as all his family members including Lot and His family were saved by the destruction of GOD.
Lord gave Moses the Law and made ‘First Covenant’ (Old Testament) but God found fault with the people and said He sought a change in the first covenant as the Blood of the goats and sheep and the gifts and the sacrifices being offered were not able to clear the conscience of the worshipper, they were only a matter of food and drink in various ceremonial washings- external regulations applying until the time of the new order. (Hebrews 9). God send Jesus as the High Priest and Jesus entered the Most Holy place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption.
Saints Jesus continually during His earthly ministry told to people that Repent and get Baptized because the Kingdom of Heaven is near and that unless and until a person is not born-again he/she cannot even see and inherit the Kingdom of God. He also warned us about the forth coming disaster and distress upon the present world in which we live in and gave us the signs of the end times, and through them we can clearly know that what will happen to those people who have not accepted Jesus Christ as the Saviour of there Life and the wrath of the Lord can be found in the book of Revelations which states that never before in history of the mankind and from the formation of these earth, such a distressful period has stricken upon the entire world and after the wrath of the Lord follows the establishment of Gods Kingdom and His rule of 1000 years on these earth.
Jesus Christ has risen from the death and now is sitting on the right hand side of the Father and the only first fruit that has ascended to Heaven and as He has promised is coming soon back to Judge this world and reign on the earth for thousand years and along with Him will be the saints who accepted Him as there saviour and those saints which had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the Word of God and they did not worship the beast or his image had had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands, they came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.(Revelations 20:4)
Saints as Abraham and Moses and Lot was righteous in the eyes of the Lord, God wants you also to be the same and you become righteous in the sight of God only when you confess and repent for your sins and ask God to forgive all your sins and cleanse you with His precious Blood which He gave to us on the cross of Calvary, only the BLOOD OF THE LAMB can make you righteous in the sight of the Lord.
Remember the Word of the God says, “Amen, amen, I tell you, whosoever hears My word and believes the One who sent me has eternal Life, and will not come into judgement, but has passed from Death to Life.” John 5:24. Jesus clearly states the authority He has been vested by Father to Him and this testifies that no one can go to Father except through Son.
Saints Jesus is calling upon you by your name today and He does not want to loose or see His children going into Hell where there is only pain, agony, and ever-lasting burning of your soul, an eternal Death. The Word of the God in 1 Peter 5:8 says, “Your enemy devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” Dear Brother and Sisters if you want to resist Satan, then you have to give life and heart to Jesus, because only through and in Blood of the Lamb, Satan has been defeated. Let us not be the slaves of sin and darkness but as Jesus said, “I am the light of the world .Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of the Life.” John 8:12
If you hear the voice of the God today through this article, Just surrender your life to Jesus and be assured that through and In the name of Jesus Christ, your life will be full of love, joy, happiness, free from tensions, good health and much more and above all you will have the Love of the Father, Grace of Son and the comfort of the Holy Spirit. As an act of faith just say these prayer and God will come in your heart and life to live with you, Just repeat these prayer:-
PRAYER OF REPENTANCE:-
"Father, I believe that Jesus died on the cross of Calvary for my sins and through His Blood I have the redemption of my sins and that I am a sinner and accept and repent for all my sins, cleanse me with your Sacreth Blood. JESUS I accept u as the saviour of my life and I give my body, Soul and Spirit in your hands, Come into my heart, lock yourself and throw away the key"- AMEN.
If you have said these prayer, God promises and His blessings are upon you and your family for the generations to come ,and the best part of it that know your assured to be righteous in the sight of our Lord ,as your Sins are washed away by the Blood of the Lamb and that your are saved.
May GOD bless each one of you and shower His blessings upon all the believers of Body of Christ for know and for ever, JESUS name –Amen!
In Loving Christ,
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