Greetings, grace, peace and love to all religious leaders all over this beautiful earth. Some of you have invited me to hold conferences and revivals in your countries, which has sparked this open letter, to reach an even greater number of souls in a worldwide invitation to grow closer to the One, True God of all of us, whether we lived in bustling cities or in outlying villages. On one hand we know that there are not different gods, nor different worlds, for the many different nationalities, religions, and races of people; there is One, True God of all and for all. The intention of this letter is to encourage all of us at this time to examine our faith based on Bible principles and the accurate knowledge as taught by Jesus in the scriptures. Jesus came to earth for all people, not one religious group, not one nationality, not one particular race. Jesus lived, died and was resurrected. I know you all know these things, even before I write them. I share this letter with you, so that you might be able to take something from it, to help you in your life saving work in your corner of the world.
Today, as in the old days, we see human nature and spiritual nature in an eternal life and death tug of war, as if our frail human nature has any hope of winning over spiritual nature, and God’s glorious Kingdom to come. Yet, then as now, both individually and in all groups of people everywhere, this tug of war invisibly persists. Attractive deceptions allure as if to tempt us away from God’s divine message of his Kingdom coming. We get distracted by our very human experience. Yet, we know there is more the True, One God of all is trying to teach us. What amazing love our Father in Heaven has for us, to even care that we learn what he is trying to teach us. But life distracts us into thinking erroneously that now is forever.
“Now the works of the flesh are plainly seen, and they are sexual immorality, uncleanness, brazen conduct, idolatry, spiritism, hostility, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, dissentions, divisions, sects, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and things like these. I am forewarning you about these things, the same way I already warned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit God’s Kingdom.” Galatians 5:19-21.
These things are not limited to one country, one religion, or one race of people. Some of these things have become so ingrained in our cultures that in these modern days, they are not seen as things to be avoided, they are seen as attractive and fun. People may say they believe in God, but live in a way that does not manifest belief in God in any thought, word or action. Others say they do not believe in idols, yet their thoughts, words and actions reveal the false gods of other gods, and idols of money, greed, materialism, and a host of addictions, which say otherwise. Spiritism has become a fun pastime and curious fascination with beliefs that Jesus did not teach, such as the soul living beyond death, past lives, and speaking to the dead. Jesus spoke against anger, yet we live in a world where there seems to be an unquenchable thirst for blood and war, which is way past the point of anger Jesus taught against. However, Jesus taught us that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
What is the remedy that we can pass on to others? It is not that we do not know what to do. On the surface it seems obvious how to cure social ills. More to the point, it is our hearts that needs a transformation. The heart seeks a reason to change, or it does not make sense to the heart. The heart asks “Why?” Our humanity has been so slow to understand, even when trying to understand. Religious groups have splintered over divisions, and broken down into sects. Yet our Creator Father God is calling us back to the Bible, to read the words so we can begin again, and to follow Jesus more closely. What does the Bible actually say, not what our traditions say it says, but what does the Bible actually teach?
“Keep on asking, and it will be given you; keep on seeking, and you will find; keep on knocking; and it will be opened to you; for everyone asking receives, and everyone seeking finds, and to everyone knocking, it will be opened.” Matthew 7:7,8 “Keep on, then, seeking first the Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these other things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
These social ills and problems between our countries in the world, are a spiritual temperature gauge of our living out the virtues Jesus taught. Are we living in and promoting peace, treating others the way we want to be treated? Do we turn the other cheek? Jesus did not teach us to go to war, but that is not a very popular teaching these days, so many of us wish to forget about that, justifying our reasons all along the way. How do we live, in a worldly way shuts us off from the Kingdom of God; or in a Jesus centered, God centered, holy spirit centered way that includes us in the Kingdom of God which is coming?
Each one of us very personally makes these choices, leaving the footprints of our lives, as the testament of our lives, like a living hologram that extend beyond our human lives. Our actions speak louder than words. The truth of Armageddon is that we will either be on God’s side when God’s Kingdom comes to earth, or we will not be on God’s side, living in a way that is totally void of any semblance of God or anything Jesus taught.
Do we follow the traditions of our faith, or do we follow what Jesus taught? Sometimes the answers are different. It is life saving to take another look.
“Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for according to his great mercy he gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an incorruptible and undefiled and unfading inheritance. It is reserved in the heavens for you, who are being safeguarded by God’s power, through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last period of time. Because of this you are greatly rejoicing, though for a short time, if it must be, you have been distressed by various trials, in order that the tested quality of your faith, of much greater value than gold that perishes despite its being tested by fire, may be found a cause for praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you never saw him, you love him. Though you do not see him now, yet you exercise faith in him and are greatly rejoicing with an indescribable and glorious joy, as you attain the goal of your faith, your salvation.” 1 Peter 1:3-9
I continue praying, now as always, for the truth of Jesus Christ to be preached and taught in every country that covers the earth, in order that “Thy Kingdom come.”