This episode I read from the book of Nahum. I talk about the wickedness of the world and glory of God.
This morning I asked the Lord what he wanted me to talk about. He told me to pick up my Bible, so I did. Then I held on to it and listened. I took my thumb and let the pages sift until I felt a sign of when to stop. When I felt it, I opened to the book of Nahum. The very first page, and so I read Chapter 1:2-8, and the word of God said
“God is jealous, and the Lord avenges; The Lord avenges and is furious. The Lord will take vengeance on His adversaries, And He reserves wrath for His enemies; The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, And will not at all acquit the wicked. The Lord has His way In the whirlwind and in the storm, And the clouds are the dust of His feet. He rebukes the sea and makes it dry, And dries up all the rivers. Bashan and Carmel wither, And the flower of Lebanon wilts. The mountains quake before Him, The hills melt, And the earth heaves at His presence, Yes, the world and all who dwell in it. Who can stand before His indignation? And who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury is poured out like fire, And the rocks are thrown down by Him. The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him. But with an overflowing flood He will make an utter end of its place, And darkness will pursue His enemies.”
Nahum 1:2-8 NKJV
What is wickedness? We all have our interpretation of what is wicked, and we all tend to think of very dark things that most of us would never do.
But what does the Bible say!
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”
II Timothy 3:1-5 NKJV
“For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire; He blesses the greedy and renounces the Lord. The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts.”
Psalms 10:3-4 NKJV
This sounds like everyone.
We all deserve hell. Because no I be is good.
“Now as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Do not defraud,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.’ ” And he answered and said to Him, “Teacher, all these things I have kept from my youth.” Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.” But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.”
Mark 10:17-22 NKJV
Does Jesus really want us to give up everything of this world?
If these things are the most important to you then yes. If you put things of the heart before God, yes. If they stop you from spending time in the word, spreading the word, going to church then yes.
If you spend 6 hours playing a video game, or watching tv and 15 min with God in a day, you are putting him at the bottom of your list.
What a out the other things? What about adulatory, and murder? Certainly we have not done those things.
“Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.”
I John 3:15 NKJV
““You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
Matthew 5:27-28 NKJV
But there is good news.
“that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Romans 10:9-10 NKJV
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16 NKJV
When you cross the line of salvation, you not only receive the gift of everlasting life in the Kingdom of Heaven, but you also receive the Holy Spirit, which is a part of God himself. The Holy Spirit will lead you to be more righteous, to take captive these thoughts of wickedness and throw them to the side. It will lead to spend more time in the word and less time in the world.
If this is you and you want to live your life for Jesus, if you have stumbled but you want that relationship, then pray this prayer.
Lord, I am a sinner, and I am not worthy of you kingdom, but through your grace and your mercy I can be forgiven. I want to make Jesus Lord of my life, and I believe in him with my heart and truly confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord. Thank you for saving me, thank you for loving me.
In the name of Jesus
Father, if anybody prayed that prayer, I ask that you bless them and be with them, and lead them to the righteous life you want for them. In Jesus name.
And for those that aren’t there yet Lord, I pray you soften their hearts, so they too will seek to receive your glory Lord. In Jesus name Amen and Amen
Thank you for tuning in to this episode.
This Wednesday we talk about something that has been deceiving the world for many years, and that’s the Prosperity Gospel.
Have an amazing day.