“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” (Matt. 5:6)
I am so tired of this place.
Perhaps in part it is my own fault, I do not watch the news much, save for small items that catch my attention occasionally, and that usually while searching through either a search engine or YouTube for tutorials and such for the videos He has led me to make. But I see enough of it to have learned that as a whole, this is an evil, vile place run by our adversary, and that not only do the majority of those who are in authority serve him, but also much of the population of the planet has no fear of the Living God.
In all honestly my friends, some days that thirst and hunger becomes almost unbearable.
“For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:” (Phil. 1:23)
It really is not so much an overriding desire to be in the presence of the Lord, for I know that will last throughout all eternity, as much as it is a hatred of evil, of that unrighteousness. The brute beasts, the wicked, the reprobates, the fools that not only do not believe our Father in heaven exists but stand against Him in their lives. For those who thirst for righteousness are torn between these two verses.
“I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.” (Psalm 139:22)
“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” (Matt. 5:44)
They are the enemy of the Almighty because they love this world, and therefore they are my enemy.
To those of you who keep your armor on at all times you understand, to those of you who do not, who believe that our only enemies are Satan and his emissaries, I would suggest a more in-depth study of the Scriptures.
Your enemies come in human form as well.
It is the most difficult of tasks at times, for we must travel into enemy territory every day and search for the lost, they are amongst the wicked, and if you do not keep your armor on, they will devour you.
Herein lies the problem for many who profess the name of the Lord, they cannot discern between politeness and kindness, they agree to disagree with the brute beasts, they become close friends with the reprobates, and by default, while they attempt to be polite, they join their ranks. They stop seeking for righteousness, their hunger abates, and they call it love.
“You need to accept them as they are.”
“Why can’t we all just get along?”
“All are welcome.”
No, they’re not.
“And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;” (2nd Peter 2:13)
But that doesn’t go over very well today, does it.
If you are going to search for the lost, and you know full well that you have been commanded to, you must go into enemy territory. And the more you do, the hungrier for righteousness you will become, your throat will be parched with the thirst for it.
Yes, I hate the wicked, I hate those who have been given over to a reprobate mind, the brute beasts and the fools, so I journey into their world every day, to attempt to reach them with the same love that reached out to me all those years ago.
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28)
Not so much here, there are moments though when my hunger and thirst subsides for a short while, but it will not be filled here.
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
I have to go back to work now, I am conversing online with one who says Jesus Christ is not Lord, and with another who says He was only an imagination made up by weak men.
I will do my best not to hate them.