Sunday, September 20, 2009

Would You Like To Know Your Future?

Here you go, un-Happy Campers:
"7 “I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD:
He said to Me, ‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
8 ‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance,
And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.
9 ‘You shall break them with a rod of iron,
You shall shatter them like earthenware.’” Psalm 2:7-9

The very Messiah, Jesus Christ, whom you have rejected, ignored throughout your life...if you survive His return, you, your nation, everything you know and love will be ruled by Him with a rod of iron.
Iron. While His people enter into His gates with Thanksgiving, enjoying His Mercy and get iron.

"9And the LORD will be king over all the earth; in that day the LORD will be the only one, and His name the only one.
10All the land will be changed into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; but Jerusalem will rise and remain on its site from Benjamin’s Gate as far as the place of the First Gate to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king’s wine presses. 11People will live in it, and there will no longer be a curse, for Jerusalem will dwell in security.

17And it will be that whichever of the families of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, there will be no rain on them. 18If the family of Egypt does not go up or enter, then no rain will fall on them; it will be the plague with which the LORD smites the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths."
Zechariah 14:9-11,17-18

Actually, all of Zechariah 14 is a good image of what your future looks like. The plague of no rain for those who do not worship God is part of His ruling with a rod of iron.

In Psalm 66:3 we find mention of: "3 Say to God, “How awesome are Your works!
Because of the greatness of Your power Your enemies will give feigned obedience to You."
This shows the blackness of the human heart filled with sin. Even with the Lord ruling the entire world from His throne in Jerusalem, there will be hardened peoples who would rather endure famine than obey Him. Or, they will pretend obedience, as if He cannot see what is in their hearts.
What's in your heart?

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