Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Life Is What Happens To You While You're Making Big Plans

Proverbs 27:1, “Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” James 4:13-16, “Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.”

Several months ago I had a speck of something in my eye. I couldn't get it out! I tried using eye drops. I tried gently pulling my upper eyelid over my lower eyelid. Nothing helped. I tried gently splashing water in my eyes, attempting to rinse the speck of whatever was in my eye. I thought that perhaps it was a sty growing, and it would take time to heal. I came so close to going to the emergency room that evening. The next day when I woke up it was still bothering me. My eyes were all red and bloodshot from rubbing me eye (which is the first thing nurses and doctors tell you NOT to do, which could make matters worse). Eventually, after 3 days, my eye cleared up. I waited to see if it would clear u on its own, rather than be charged an arm and two legs in an emergency room for treatment.

All I could think about during that unpleasant ordeal, and afterwards, is how spoiled we all are in America, and how we all take everything for granted. Just one little speck of contaminant in one of my eye's, wreaked havoc in my life! I was praying the whole time for God to let it not be something serious. I couldn't work on my website. I couldn't do anything. I felt this sharp prick in my eye. It was probably something that the wind blew into my eye. From that 3-day ordeal, I realized just how frail, limited, insufficient, weak and vulnerable I am as a human being!!! One tiny little speck of dirt shut down my life.

Dear reader, life is what happens to you and me while were making big plans! All it took was a little speck of dirt to completely ruin my day and set me off track. If I had been planning to do anything or go anywhere during those 3-days, I would have had to cancel my plans. Isn't life so fickle? Our life is as a vapor of steam the Bible says, in our text passage from James, here for a moment and then gone forever! By God's grace, I will become a senior citizen on March 5th, 2022. I absolutely cannot believe it! Where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday that I was playing football in the streets with my buddies as a teenager in Chicago. It seems like just yesterday that I was collecting and lighting off fireworks all year round, and the 4th of July was my favorite holiday as a kid and teenager.

My how the time has gone, faster and faster as I grow older. I keep hearing about people who've died in their 50's, reminding me that life is so frail and short. George Harrison of The Beatles was only 58 years old when he died. All those cancer sticks that he smoked to look “cool” finally caught up with him in 2001, when he died of lung cancer. Sadly, by all indications George went to Hell in his false religion of Hara Krishna. What saith the Scripture? John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. The Holy Bible teaches that there is NO SALVATION in any other name, than the precious NAME OF JESUS (Acts 4:10-12). Jesus Himself said in John 3:7, “YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN”!!!

Death often comes unexpectedly. Dear friend, arrogance is the worst enemy you'll ever have. Some people just can't be reasoned with! I have warned umpteen pastors about their wicked preaching of the heresies of Misunderstood Repentance and Lordship Salvation (i.e., Calvinism). Yet, in their sinful pride and arrogance those ungodly pastors rejected THE TRUTH that I handle to them, for which they will be held accountable by God in eternity (Acts 15:1 and 24; Galatians 1:6-9, 3:1-3, 6:7). Today could be the last day of your life, and mine. I don't know about you, but I want to be on the right side of truth when I meet God. Lordship Salvation is a pack of lies!!! Misunderstood Repentance is NOT the Gospel of free grace! You don't turn away from sin to get saved, Jesus came to save you from your sin.

Every day of life is a second chance from God. Relish it dear friend. That is exactly what the Bible means in 1st Timothy 6:12, “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.Each day, every time I work on another website article, every mouse click, every stroke of my keyboard, every moment spent in prayer for my dear web visitorsI am laying hold on eternal life, making the best of the remaining time I have on earth. 

Life is so predictably unpredictable. Look at the 88 deaths in Kentucky, Illinois and Tennessee from the recent deadly tornadoes which set down. Tornadoes are very rare for December, but they happened! The tornadoes struck during the wee hours of the morning, while everyone was sleeping. Dozens of children were killed. Seven children were killed on just one block of a neighborhood. It is so sad! Dear friend, death is coming for you and me! Tornadoes aren't respecters of persons!!!

Slayer guitarist and band founder, Jeff Hanneman, died of liver failure after a tiny spider bite. Jeff died at age 49 of liver failure, after battling complications linked to a spider bite. Fans called him a “Guitar God.” He was called a God, but he is now dead. I don't know if Jeff was saved or not. If you ever spend time around these big names in music, you'll learn quickly that they all have garbage pails for minds. You can tell from their song lyrics, the way they talk in public interviews, et cetera. I want no part of that heathendom!

I remember as a teenager, when Eddie Van Halen (1964-2020) was at the top of the world, the Satanic spirit that permeated Van Halen's music. Today it is viewed as a mere novelty, but in their heyday in the 1970's and 1980's, Van Halen's music was a frightening demonic force in the world. Eddie and Alex Van Halen are devout Roman Catholics, which means that they are not born-again Christians. There is not a more fake and counterfeit organization in history, than the rotten Roman Catholic religion! The Pope is the Vicar of Hell, not Heaven.

Sadly, it is very likely that Eddie Van Halen died in his sins and went straight to Hell. I am not happy about that. I liked Eddie. I loved his creative skills on the electric guitar. I am a musician myself. His brother Alex (drummer for the Van Halen band) is an ordained Catholic minister, who performs weddings for friends and family. Truth is stranger than fiction! I am not trying to be unkind, but the Bible teaches there is salvation only by faith alone in Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:26). Catholics are taught that they must keep 'Seven Sacraments' to get to Heaven, which is 100% unbiblical. Mark 7:9, “And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.That is exactly what men do, they FULLY REJECT GOD'S COMMANDMENTS, keeping their OWN TRADITION instead. Religion is the worst thing that ever happened to this world!

Our time on earth is brief. Eddie and Alex Van Halen had lots of fun (drunkenness, immorality with women, perversion, wickedness galore), but now where are they? Proverbs 3:33, “The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.” I have had music fans get upset with me for preaching THE TRUTH about Eddie Van Halen. The guy died in a false religion, period. I don't expect a hellbound unsaved person to understand. But that is why I wrote this blog, in hopes that someone will listen to reason. God didn't put us here to party! God didn't give us a healthy body to abuse it with drugs, booze and other substances! Even a child knows that rock music is the Devil's music!

Are you saved dear reader? You would be shocked if you knew how many churchgoers have never been born again!!! Evangelist Ray Comfort is an infidel (not saved). Ray says that to be “born again” refers to the radical change of lifestyle that occurs when a person comes to Christ. WRONG! That absolutely is not what it means to be “born again.” To be “born again means to have He (Jesus) who is the beginning, born in you! It means to be re-gened with God's genes.

To be “born again means that God literally merges with your spirit into one, so that you are now a part of God and He is a part of you. That doesn't mean we become God. It just means that we've been born spiritually into God's family. This is more than mere formal adoption by association, but literally becoming born into God and God born into us. It is a supernatural miracle of God solely in response to a person's childlike faith in Christ as their personal Savior. God literally lives inside my body, soul and spirit, and is an integral part of my being (1st Corinthians 3:16-17; Romans 8:9; 1st John 3:24).

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