Friday, December 18, 2020

Keys to Heaven


Would you please stop thinking in terms of power and control?  

What happens when human tragedy strikes?  

The young do not remember the reaction to 9/11, where the prevailing question in the Christian community was, "How could God let this happen?" 

Do you know what some religious leaders said in response to this question at the time?  

Instead of stating, "The Lord has nothing to do with the sins of man", excuses were made as if God was to blame for somehow losing control, thus letting the harm and tragedy happen.  

Are you aware from the beginning the Lord granted people freedom of will?

From the beginning with Adam and Eve, the Lord granted free will, but also commandment of what not to do - do not eat of the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  

But what did Adam and Eve choose to do?  

Nowhere does the Lord ever controls people's actions.  

Only Satan tempts or possesses to overtake in control, but never the Lord.   

The Lord will never demand or ask for control or diminish a person's empowerment of choice (and responsibility of stewardship), because the free choice to receive the Lord and obey or disobey Laws have always been up to the individual (person).  

On Judgement Day what will the Lord be Judging you on?  

Not on what the Lord is capable of in Forgiveness or Love, but on your own character in actions and deeds or misdeeds.   

The responsibility of stewardship of self and the world has always been incumbent upon your own self control and choices in freedom of will.  

When you blame (the Lord or someone else) and give up self control and responsibility (within your effective control) do you lose freedom of will and control (to tragedies, abusers, sins or Satan). 

Note, you will still be held responsible by the Lord for your own choices, your character or lack thereof, deeds or misdeeds, grace or sin(s).  

The keys to heaven are never in some form of power and control, not in taking or stealing from someone, what you posses in power or wealth, never in what the Lord can do for you, but in what you give in service in love and kindness, grace and deeds.    

"You know that the rulers of the heathen have power over them....however, this is not the way it shall be among you.  If you want to be great, you must be servant of the rest ---like the Son of Man, who did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life to redeem many people."  

                                         - Matthew 20: 25-28


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