“For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.” (Mark 14:7)
They want us to eat bugs, to count our carbon footprint, to put what little funds we have under their control in a central bank digital currency, to travel less, to believe the lie of climate change. To acquiesce to their every demand.
They have accepted the name of “The Elites,” uplifting in their eyes, meant to be derogatory in ours. Are you prepared to be one of the poor, the downtrodden, the subservient so that you may live as Christ our Lord spoke to those in His day. “Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?” (Matt. 6:25)
I ask you this because it may be approaching, none of us know just how far the Almighty will allow them to impose their will upon mankind before we are removed from this planet. Will all this change your hearts desire to be obedient out of love for the Savior? Are you following Him because you have a comfortable house filled with many earthly delights, because your cupboards are full of food, you have stable employment that provides for all those wants and needs? What if He decides to remove them? It is easy to say, “Where He leads I will follow,” when you are sitting at the dining room table eating until you are full, and with more to spare in the kitchen, when the place you live is warm and comfortable, when no one is imposing their will upon you, a will that you would not bend to of your own free will.
“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” (Matt. 5:6)
When unrighteousness arrives at your doorstep, that is when your faith is put to the test, when there is absolutely nothing that you can do about the circumstances, that is when you will find where your faith truly lays.
“Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” (Luke 22:42)
In the Millennial period Matthew 24:13 will be a truth, “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” I will not speak of the assurance of salvation for those who must endure until the end in the days of Jacob’s Troubles, God has chosen us all who will enter into His eternal Kingdom, but there is a truth that is relative to us in these days of grace, “For many are called, but few are chosen.” (Matt. 22:14)
As the days grow more evil, as unrighteousness abounds, as evil men are led by Satan to impose his will upon all that live in these days, the chaff will be winnowed out, and there is rarely a better way to do so than to remove what we consider our inalienable right to free will, our ability to choose the path we desire to be on.
Are you truly prepared to say, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.” (Job 13:15)
Are you prepared today, as you sit there in the comfort of the life you have chosen for yourself to say, “Thy will be done,” no matter what the Almighty brings into your life or decides to remove from it?
The chaff will be shown who they are, the wheat will stand firm, “Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” (Col. 2:7)
“He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.” (John 12:25)
This poorly written letter speaks to those who love their life, who find contentment in the things of this world, presupposing that it is the Lord who has blessed them with them, and who believe because He loves them that they will remain in that comfortable life until they are called home. Just like Job did. Will He need to teach you this truth about yourself if this is you? I cannot say. The question is, what will your response be if He does?
“Thy will be done” is easy to say when life is going as we would desire it to, obedience out of a love for the Savior picks up its cross and follows Him no matter where He decides to lead us.