MOVING DAY “WORTH CONSIDERING” 1/26/21 From Ken Smith<><
Well my wife feels that Costa Rica might be a good choice. A lot of Ex-Pats. down there and the cost of living is much less that here. I guess anywhere other than Hawaii would be a cheaper place to live. Most fresh foods here are now up to $2-$3 per pound at Choice Mart (Close to Us) and not much better at the farmers mkt’s…
Security seems to be getting less and less, schools turning out kids with no since of moral values or ethic. Most church denomination on life support. Really easy to get to the place where the glass is less than half full, from the worlds point of view than mostly full. But of course that is from a world point of view.
But from a Biblical point of view none of this is of any issue. As a Christian my calling is to share the concerns and the vision of my LORD. None of this kind of stuff concerned HIM at all. Even facing the most painful death possible HE clearly spoke to Pilate that HIS Kingdom was not of this world, John 18:36. So as the Kingdom of our LORD, Christ Jesus, is not of this world and this world is passing away, then why get so excited about trying and save it? Perhaps is it only the after birth for the real life to be born? Perhaps it was created to only last as long as needed for the purpose and vision of our Creator? In Rev. 21 we see a brand new creation being made to replace the old. Our LORD was concerned only about the souls living on the earth that they might have the TRUTH of GOD to set them free from it. The freedom to learn to exercise their free will unto righteousness in Christ Jesus. So if we are attached to the world how shall we then ever become free of it?
So at the same time the world is headed into darkness, as Jude called it, “the blackness of darkness for ever;” The children of Light are learning how to jump to light speed at the coming of the King and into a new world of righteousness. So if we really want to be the Children of the Light, Jesus has made that possible, 1 Thess. 5:5-6, “For you are all sons of light and sons of the day; we do not belong either to the night or to darkness. 6 Accordingly then, let us not sleep, as the rest do, but let us keep wide awake (alert, watchful, cautious, and on our guard) and let us be sober (calm, collected, and circumspect). So it is the purpose of God’s Grace as follows, 2 Tim.1:10: ” [ It is that purpose and grace ] which He now has made known and has fully disclosed and made real [to us] through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, Who annulled death and made it of no effect and brought life and immortality (immunity from eternal death) to light through the Gospel.
The Gospel, So all should want the “Gospel” what a wonderful God vision. But do we really know the meaning of the word Gospel. Do we really know what the word means according to the Bible or only according to someone’s teachings? Do we really know the Truth of the Gospel to the extent that we can share it with someone who would love to be found in God’s Light. Most so called Christians only want a “Get out of hell, FREE.” Card. Isa.28 would be a good read concerning that fiction. The word Gospel is mentioned 138 times in the Amplified Bible in the New Testament. The words simple mean “Good News” But good news is only valuable if you know what it is and how to really get it to work for you in your own life.
So as to where we live and what we eat or drink it should all be guided by the Holy Spirit and for the Kingdom of God. If we are Truly children of HIS Light then we should be following in HIS steps, HIS vision and HIS purpose while on earth.
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