The firm stance on scripture, the Bible, is a matter of life or death. You cant have Jesus without the Bible. People like to take bits and pieces of Jesus from scripture and construct an idea of who Jesus is and then allow humanistic ideals and principals like inclusion and love to overrun the actual Jesus, the one of the Bible, but what is so sad is Jesus has already stated clearly this would happen..
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity
Anxiety plagues the hearts of many people who are in the faith. Part of spiritual warfare of the last days.
It’s ok not to be ok, it’s not ok to get better, to change to heal. Understand there are people in the faith who have true physiological changes to the brain as a medical issue that is treated with medication. I understand that.
Anxiety can be overcome for the believer
A young King, a vile King a reign of wickedness and reversal on all the reforms that Hezakiah had made; for every step Hezakiah made for God towards God, Manasseh made three steps back! He had forgotten the God of his father, he had abandoned all truth, all light, all good and had even replaced it with the things of false gods! A terrible place, a horrific scene that unfolds here in Jerusalem.
Can you put yourself now in the shoes of the faithful remnant that remained in Jerusalem. Those who refused to worship false Gods, those who refused to give in. The faithful that kept on beveling, kept on praying. Imagine what it was for them!
A story of a young man who had it all. A loving father, a family, a home, there were people there at his home, servants of the house, there was life, there was joy and yet we arrive to VS 15 and16, truly two of the saddest verses, one of the most unimaginable depictions of just how far sin and self will take you.
15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.