This little essay began as a Facebook status but then it seemed better to start a new category here at The White Stone: Pardon my Observations.
Perhaps this will be the only edition — or not.
I have heard people are praying these days, well-known and not so well known.
On the heels of that, I am mindful that the Bible addresses living testimonies.
I can only wonder from the testimonies displayed by people these days and the words expressed, to Whom are people praying – the god of this world or The GOD Who made The World (Universe)?
Because they are definitely NOT the same.
The god of this world has power and the ability to grant fame and insane amounts of wealth BUT hell is still the eternal abode of he and those to whom he gives this power and wealth.
I must remind us here that JESUS said: 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, only those who do what my Father in heaven wants. Matthew 7:21-23
I recall the account in Scripture (Matthew 4) when Satan offered the kingdoms of this world to JESUS if JESUS would kneel and worship him.
Yeshua did not correct Satan that he had no such authority to give — which evidences to me that Satan had such power and wealth to give.
Where did he get it?
Perhaps Genesis 2 and 3 will answer that for you; it did me.
So, let us not be impressed that people say they are praying until we see living testimony to whom they are praying.
Let us remember that the acquisition of fame and wealth does not prove their god is THE GOD.
Much to the contrary — First Century Saints (as revealed in Scripture) had all they needed but not many barns for storage.