A Gas Opinion

The recent gas panic –  a panic attack indeed.

I term it a tool in the Hands of our Adversary fueled by the media to see just how much fear could be piped into us.

On good authority, I learned there was no real gas shortage.
That is not until fear mongers started the train rolling and frightened people jumped on board, headed to their local stations to buy more gas than they needed, and in hours all the gas in the pumps was sold.

The Distribution Tanks still had plenty of gas waiting for trucks to arrive and haul it to the stations.
However, the Powers that Be would have no part in telling us that; it would have spoiled their fun.

Fear of man, fear of things will NOT produce FAITH, PEACE, or CONTENTMENT – EVER!

But I dare not leave you even in an opinion piece without a word of encouragement.

What they mean for evil GOD is using for good; if we will cooperate with Him.

Every opportunity we have to scream, run, hide, and horde is equally an opportunity to experience GOD in His Goodness, His Love, and His inexhaustible ability to provide for His Children.

It’s our choice.

Until Next Time,

Not Free

Perhaps if we stopped telling People JESUS is free they’d be more interested.

A certified, professional Counselor told me decades ago his profession had discovered that people only appreciate and value those things in which they have an investment. In other words, if it’s free, who cares?!

JESUS is costly you know.

Ultimately costly.

HE will cost you your well-deserved place in hell,
your pride,
your anger,
your hate,
your failures,
your miseries,
your prejudices,
your blindness,
your unforgiveness,
your unbelief,
everything that has ever hurt you in your life or ever shall.
HE will cost you; yes, a covenant with HIM will cost you every bit of that! 

And few are willing to pay the price.

Free?
No.
JESUS is not free.

HE is the Pearl of Great Price and if you ever see HIM, you will be willing, thrilled, ready, and overjoyed to lay down His Price.

The question is are you willing to look until you see?

Simple

This is an unusual post for me.
It is not directed at my brothers and sisters; it is offered to those who have made that common accusation, that GOD sends people to hell.

David penned in Psalm 51

(5) True, I was born guilty,
was a sinner from the moment my mother conceived me. source

David is acknowledging here what is the truth. 
We are born sinners. 
What does that mean exactly?

That we each and every one of us are sinners — there is NONE righteous, no not one. (Romans 3:10)

It means we, each of us, are born on the road to hell.
Moreover, through the course of our lives, GOD intervenes, He puts up roadblocks, He brings people into our lives with the Good News of the Gospel that JESUS is alive to save us and desires to save us; He arranges for us to hear songs, sermons, see Scripture Passages – all these things come into our lives. And we even have creation itself to witness to us that we have a Creator. Creation invites us to look and see GOD.

Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,  source

Warning signs.
Flashing Lights.
Roadblocks. 
The Execution Stake
An Empty Tomb!

And people ignore them, go around them, jump over them, and one day they die.
They die on that road to hell. It is their destination; it is the road they refused all their life to get off of.
The Road that JESUS came and met them on and they said, “no, thank You.”

At our deaths, GOD has no choice; His holiness, His love, His mercy, His Justice MUST honor our decisions.

Hell is the place HE tried to keep you out of BUT you refused. 
Hell was not made for YOU but it will open for you if you insist. (See Matthew 25:41)

It’s as simple as that. 

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