Originally posted by Rock Ape
I was thinking the other day,
Once everyone who believes in GOD (Whoever you perceive him to be) are safely tucked up in Heaven.
There will finally be peace on earth for the rest of us.
On the flipside, there may well then be WAR in heaven.
19 But your dead will live, Lord;
their bodies will rise—
let those who dwell in the dust
wake up and shout for joy—
your dew is like the dew of the morning;
the earth will give birth to her dead.
20 Go, my people, enter your rooms
and shut the doors behind you;
hide yourselves for a little while
until his wrath has passed by.
21 See, the Lord is coming out of his dwelling
to punish the people of the earth for their sins.
The earth will disclose the blood shed on it;
the earth will conceal its slain no longer.
Baptism is immersion into the water of this life. The purpose of baptism into the water of reality is so that you can repent. You are veiled from
what came before and allowed to develop from a small child to an adult. Along the way, you are Shepherded by God by faith. Faith is God's work in
you. A person that denies that help and distances themselves from God is doing it willingly. God will not reside in a temple of sin. The body is
the temple where the beast is to be sacrificed. If the High Priest is unable to do his job, the beast remains. The beast is marked by selfishness.
This is why John the Baptist told them this:
7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to
flee from the coming wrath? 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. 9 And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our
father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree
that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
11 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will
baptize you with[c] the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into
the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
Take away the Christians and you take away what is left holding back evil on this Earth. Be careful what you wish for.
2 Thessalonians 2
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing
himself that he is God.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
The Holy Spirit withholds evil on the Earth. When that Spirit is gone, nothing will hold back that fire. Remember, you light the fire you burn by.
Either you use that fire to light the path for others or you light the fire that destroys you utterly. Water puts out fire and cleanses the temple.