Part #03 of “The Mystery of Iniquity”
“Resting on God’s Grace is the undoubtedly the best place for any of us to be in and should be in.”
When we speak about resting on or in something, we are speaking about having an ‘assurance’ that will never fail.
Though we may often feel vulnerable, there is something so wonderful about God’s Grace, giving us that inner assurance.
The term, ‘God’s Grace’ is often flippantly used in conversation, without us knowing what it’s really all about.
God’s Grace is a ‘Big Topic’ which can easily fill up all the libraries on this planet.
But we aren’t going to do that here.
However, we’re bringing in this wonderful aspect of God’s Grace, in relation to the theme of this series, ‘The Mystery of Iniquity’.
Because, it’s only by resting on God’s Grace, that will bring in two relevant factors into play at this hour.
It’s either going to enable us to be spared, or take us through the unprecedented horrors that are coming shortly.
Either way, it will all boil to a decision above all decisions, we ‘will have’ to make.
For time as we know it, will have run out.
Remember, we are talking about the ‘mystery of iniquity’, that is operating, stealthily, powerfully and effectively behind the scenes.
And this is no ‘conspiracy theory’, made up by man, but rather, it’s what God has revealed through His Word.
We can either take it or leave it! The choice is exclusively ours.
The Wrath Of God
In CRUMB 0129, we mentioned how that the wrath of God has never yet been poured on the human race.
And how that Noah’s flood, was rather an ‘act of mercy’ of God, and not His wrath.
It was out His mercy for the future generations.
The only time God’s wrath was ever poured out ‘in full’ in all of Scripture, was at the cross.
And it was poured out in full on His Son Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ Who knew no sin, and chose to become sin for all mankind, past present and future.
Look at what the Scriptures say in [2 Corinthians 5:21]:
“For He (God) made Him (Christ Jesus) to be sin for us…..”
And here👇🏽is the reason why:
“That we (speaking of you and I) might be made be made the Righteousness of God in Him (Christ Jesus).
And this has everything to do with God’s Grace.
So, there were really two live things taking place while Christ Jesus was hanging there on that Calvary Cross.
The FIRST, with one Hand, God’s ‘entire wrath’ was being poured out on His Son for the sins of all men.
And the SECOND, with His other Hand, ‘His Mercy’ was being poured out on the entire human race without measure.
This is beyond human comprehension, but that is exactly what took place on and through that gruesome cross.
God’s Grace Extended
God is now in a legal position to extend His ‘Amazing Grace’ to every person on this planet without measure and exception.
And it’s all because of that one ‘Judicial Act of God’ through the cross.
It’s why we call this time-period, ‘The Age of Grace’, which has now been going on for two thousand years.
So, it’s not a period of judgement, irrespective of how things may look like out there, but rather God’s Grace.
It’s a period of time, when God is still gathering a people unto Himself, for a glorious eternity in Heaven.
Those who will lay hold of and embrace His ‘judicially valid Grace’ by faith, through simply believing ‘the Gospel’.
“How that Jesus Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again”, all “according to the Scriptures” [1 Corinthians 15:1-4].
A Popular Deceptive Message
Here’s a popular deceptive message by a so-called spiritual guru in India known as Sadhguru.
He apparently has millions of followers.
He has about 8.6 million followers on Instagram, 2 million on Facebook and about 3 million on Twitter.
So, this guy’s quite a celebrity, with the ‘The Padma Vibhushan’ award, being the second highest civilian award in India.
This particular message of his has gone viral over the internet social media, especially on Instagram.
And the background settings of this particular message, are always some beautiful parts of the planet earth.
It’s accompanied by laughs of mockery (obviously towards the Christian faith) in the background, followed by a clapping ovation.
Here it is 👇🏽, word for word:
“We have come here to live.
There is no other damn purpose.
Those of them who want to go to heaven can go today.
Why are they postponing?
If it’s such a great place, I don’t see why you should postpone it, isn’t it?
This is very important for the youth.
If anybody says there is a better place than this earth, it is a crime.
It’s because of that, we have destroyed so many things here.”
Breaking It Down
Let’s break this message down.
“We have come here to live.”
“Sure, “We have come here to live”, guru sir, but ‘where have we come from?’ is the question”.
And if we have come from somewhere, then it must stand to reason that we are going somewhere too.
We wonder if you have the answer to that question.
We know the Bible does! it’s actually been revealed by God!
“There is no other damn purpose”, you quote.
You should choose your words carefully guru sir!
“For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh”, says our Creator God in [Matthew 12:34].
The word ‘damn’ in the dictionary speaks of an anger or frustration with someone or something.
It is used as an expletive to express anger, annoyance, and disgust.
The utterance of the word “damn” is used in swearing or for ‘emphasis’ for something of ‘negligible value’.
Surely, no man’s purpose of living on earth is of ‘negligible value’.
And the word ‘damn’ is used to actually ‘curse’, be it voluntarily or involuntarily.
Just to let you know guru sir! Check it out for yourself!
Those Who Want To Go To Heaven
“Those of them who want to go to heaven can go today.”
That, we will no doubt, certainly do guru-sir, when our ‘damn purpose’ according to you, is complete.
But you need to get something straight here, you do not get to determine that.
Our Creator God alone does!
And let’s not forget the other side of the spectrum apart from heaven, which is hell, leading to the lake of fire.
That choice is exclusively in our hands, and you guru sir, are by no means exempted.
“Why are they postponing?
“When it comes to heaven or hell, nothing is preponed or postponed, dear guru sir!
Everything moves and is moving perfectly right on God’s schedule and not yours, sir.”
If it’s such a great place, I don’t see why you should postpone it, isn’t it?”
“It is indeed a tremendously great place guru sir, beyond human comprehension, yours included.
The Bible, which the ‘Spirit of Truth’, says so in [1 Corinthians 2:9].
But then you have other ideas of course, which really have no foundation whatsoever.
Whatever your personal experiences may be, they certainly don’t get to determine the truth.
It’s actually the other way round, just to let you know!
Maybe you need to think about that one!
Here is a clue for you, “there is both a truth about deception and a truth about truth”
So, you’re actually very right in saying that👇🏽:”
“This is very important for the youth”
“We could not agree with you more guru sir! it is indeed very important for the youth.
They are the ones who are under the attacks of the tremendously rampant deceptions that are floating around today.
They are the ones who really are the open targets, and we feel for them.
Do you really care? Or are you really more interested in your personal accolades and numbers?
Well, whether you believe it or not, you are by no means, exempted from being accountable and answering that question.
Rest assured it will happen! Any day now!”
“The day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Christ Jesus according to the Gospel” [Romans 2:16].
For it is Christ Jesus my friend, Who has been exalted…..
“Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion” [Ephesians 1:21].
“And every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:”
He was never preceded and rest assured, He will never be superseded.
Better Place Than This Earth
You say, “If anybody says there is a better place than this earth, it is a crime.”
“There are millions out there across the globe, which far outnumber your followers, who rightly believe and do say so.
And if that is ‘a crime’, according to you, then us, those millions, certainly bear no guilt whatsoever, in committing that crime.
And they have a good reason for committing that ‘crime’, and here is why:
Because they have heard and heart-believed, the true redemptive message of God’s revealed Word of infallible Hope.
And it is ‘the redemptive message’ of God’s Grace.
And by the way, the earth and all of creation comes into the BIG picture too.
The Bible assures us of that in [Romans 8:18-22].
You actually should read it; you just might get something out of it, some worthwhile knowledge.
We Have Destroyed So many Things
“It’s because of that, we have destroyed so many things here”, you carry on.
“Well, we’ve got to hand it to you guru sir! Another statement of truth!
And it’s good to hear that you have included yourself too, by using the first person, plural pronoun, ‘we’.
We commend you for that!
However, with a slight difference.
It’s not because of ‘the crime’, as you so stated.
But rather the fallen human nature that exists within each one of us.
The Word of Truth in the Bible spells it out quite plainly and clearly in [Romans 3:23]…..
……even though it may fly in your face.
“For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God”.
And that includes you guru sir! Unless you think otherwise.
So, in this matter, it really boils down to “God’s Word” vs ‘your word’.
Make Our Choices
But then, we all must make our choices guru sir!
However, here is the thing:
There is one letter in your name, ‘Sadhguru’, that is of vital importance.
In fact, your eternal destiny, if you care, depends on it.
And that letter is the letter ‘h’.
Depending on the personal choice that you make, you will get either get to keep it or lose it.
For if by the time you will have breathed your last, and have made the wrong choice……
You ‘will’ lose that letter ‘h’ and actually become both a very troubled and ‘sad guru’ for all of eternity.
We pray though, that will not happen to you, we wish that for no man.
But rather, that you come to the knowledge of the truth, and pass on the same to your followers.
Many a men such as yourself have indeed come to that place and have become true ambassadors of heaven.
Maybe we should catch up some time, and let’s talk about the Truth of ‘God’s Grace’.
Tip Of The Iceberg
What we have addressed above, is just but the tip of the iceberg.
And this is all part of the ‘mystery of iniquity’.
It’s very much at work behinds scenes, exceedingly and far more than what meets the eye.
And a true warning can only come from the Word of God, Who knows exactly what’s going on.
Satan is the deceiver and is referred to the small ‘g’ ‘god of this world or age’ in the Bible in [2 Corinthians 4:4].
And he has just one purpose, which is to blind the minds of men and women to keep them in unbelief.
He does not want anyone to come to the revealed knowledge of God’s Grace.
And here’s why:
“Lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, Who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”
For if that happens, he’ll lose them all.
“And no marvel”, the Apostle Paul tells in [2 Corinthians 11:14-15].
“For Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”
And so he deceives us through so-called divine and spiritual men, as instruments in his hands.
Not just in the secular world, but very much within the framework of Christendom too.
“Therefore”, says Paul, “it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness”.
And then the Apostle Paul has a word for them:
“Whose end shall be according to their works”.
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