posted on May, 26 2008 @ 02:26 AM
This current age of mankind is a witness, a testament to where the ways of man lead. Does this world follow the ways of God? It most certainly does
not. There is a 7 week for a reason,it is symbolic of the six days for man to do his thing, and the 7th for man to be taught by God on the Sabbath.
Notice in the book of revelation that Jesus reigns on Earth for 1000 years, at the aend of the age of man, which lasts for 6000 years. It is a 7000
year plan, just like a 7 day week. As Peter said...
2Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
In the last thousand, things will be done God's way, and there is the witness, the difference of how things turned out after 6000 years of man's
way, compared to 1000 years of God's way. This difference will be seen by everyone at the second resurrection, after the 1000 year reign of
Revelation 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of
Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
At this time Satan is also realeased again to decieve, and people will make their choice....
7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of
whom is as the sand of the sea.
Then comes the judgement.
If God came down and intervened at every single second of the day somebody was about to come to harm, simply because mankind wasn't following God's
way in the first place, where would be the lesson in that. It would be like telling a child not to play with matches and having to constantly stand
there taking matches out of the the childs hand, when if you simply tell them not to play with matches or they'll burn themsleves, when they do
actually burn themselves, they might see that you were right in the first place, and will stop playing with matches. It's unfortunate, but mankind,
having freewill, has to learn the hard way, or it would never learn at all. Sure God could have created a bunch of programed robots, but what would
you rather have for children or even a partner? Someone of freewill, that when it says "I love you", you know it's because they have made the
choice to love you, not because you're forcing them to, even though you may have problems along the way. At the end of the day, when you've gone
through the worst of times together, and that person is still at your side, you truly know that person's heart.
Sure, don't get me wrong, there are people suffering in this world, but life hurts more than death, and if after death you were to be resurrected
into a future world where there is no suffering, but joys everlasting, is it more merciful to let a suffering child die, or to live an entire life of
suffering in their current world? It's all fine and dandy to point at suffering and say if God existed, this wouldn't happen, but you're forgetting
what God says comes after this suffering.
Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
REVELATION 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his
people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more
pain: for the former things are passed away.
The suffering in this world is the result of the actions of man, not God. God gives us guidence that would bring relief to this suffering, but man
will not listen, we'd rather just blame God instead. Also, of all the people I know of who God has made a difference in their life, it has been
spirutally, not physically or financially.
Mark 10:25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
If you believe what God says, then at death this child ceased to suffer, and at it's very next waking moment will be resurrected into a new beatiful
existance. I wonder, if you asked that child at this time, whether it would have prefered to have died and be translated into this new world, or have
to wait a whole life time of further suffering, what would you think it's answer would be? To point at suffering and death as a reason to paint God
as evil and indifferent, is to completely forget the bigger picture spoken of by God. Man points at suffering and death to make themselves feel more
righteous than God, when their actions instead cause and prolong suffering when it comes to the big picture and cycle of life.