And now for the seventh time, Christ makes an
appeal to you, and to all believers in Christ, to listen, to pay attention, to
subordinate your personal opinions and beliefs and set them aside, and learn
the truth about life, about your destiny, about yourself, and just how you fit
into the greater picture of human history and eternity.
To those Christians who succeed in Gods plan, there is reward and blessing beyond the
imagination, and to those who do not succeed, there is heaven at the very
least, but the infinite rewards which are intended to make that new home an
even greater home and life, there it will not be.
Life is full of symbolic examples. And for one, we have social structure in this
world which places the smallest minority at the very top of the wealth category
and the greater majority category at the very bottom in the poverty or
When you were born into this life, you had no
choice as to where you would be born or even end up in life. The world has so
many barriers in front of us all that advancement is difficult if not
impossible for most.
However, when you were born again, you have every
opportunity to define your own destiny, to seize hold of it and to possess it
forever. That opportunity requires only
a positive attitude from you, and a commitment to learn doctrine and to grow up
in your spiritual life.
And look at the world around you. Most will not even make the effort, even
though the effort amounts to reading for maybe five to ten minutes of Bible
study each day. And that is such a
burden placed on a person!!
God gave us Bible doctrine. He gave it to us to read and to understand,
and to know.
What does this verse say? ‘Let him hear…’
Hearing is accompanied with comprehension and
understanding, if you allow it, if you want it bad enough. But then most folks give only lip service to
God, and don’t really want to do as He instructs.
Only a few will make it all of the way to spiritual
maturity. Only a very
though spiritual success is available to everyone.
Many believe that the Bible contains too may
obscure things, never intended to be understood. And they are wrong. Everything in the Bible is there to be
understood, and is easily understood, when you listen to its teaching.
Many have their own beliefs, have their own views
on life, and reject instruction to their own detriment.
We have just concluded, in these last two chapters,
the study of all of the possible attitudes that Christians can and will have in
life. It would serve you well to go back
over them slowly and make notes of the complaints, of the warnings, and of the
And although I do not give out homework as a
general rule from this study, I could ask you to send me an email with your
study summary of chapters two and three.
Just label your email, Revelation Homework. Of course you will have to find my email
address. Ugh! More work!
And no I won’t be grading them.I
will probably just glance at them and delete them. You are doing this for your benefit and of no
other reason. So keep your notes in your
notebook. Are you keeping a notebook, as
I suggested on the web site?
I wonder just how many will even be interested, and
how many will even make the effort?
Remember, those who are proactive in their
spiritual life, will succeed. Those who
are not, won’t.
Life of a very serious
is on the line, is your entire eternal future. How good do you want your life to be? How bad do you want it? And are you willing to stick with a daily
study for everyday of your life, even when the studies get boring, even when
life becomes tough for you, even when there are better things to do, than
reading a Bible study?
Most folks would answer this with a resounding, ‘Yes.’ But most won’t follow through.
Where is your life going to end up when it is all
said and done? Said and done by God, not