A Warning to My Critics!
For those of you who are attacking me or the TRUTH I am telling, please be warned that there are SERIOUS consequences for you: you immediately will be placed on my Prayer List and I will pray for you daily! You may sneer at that, but if you do, it is only because you are poorly informed about the Power (and mechanism) of Prayer.
But I do not pray for retribution for you. God is not in the business of punishment. There is no punishment for sin - - - there are only consequences, meaning that you will reap exactly what you have sown!
"Don't be deceived; God will not be mocked; whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap." (Galatians 6:7)
In other words, you will bring your own consequences on yourself! You will eventually receive back exactly what you have done to others, and you will receive trouble up to five times more than you have brought on others, according to God's laws of restitution (Exodus 22:1-4).
God says, "Vengeance is Mine. I will repay." (Romans 12:19) But God's vengeance - His wrath - is defined in Romans 1:18, 24,26,28 as giving man (or woman) over to his (or her) own desires, allowing them to make a mess of their life, then allowing them to reap what they have sown. God is not vindictive. He just lets you follow your own desires and reap the ultimately painful consequences.
When you make the decision to attack truth, or you attack the person who brings truth, you have "bought" your mistake. (The word for "mistake" is the same as the word for "sin" in the Old Testament. "Sin" is defined as a "mistake"). Wrapped into that mistake are the consequences of that mistake, meaning you WILL reap what you have sown.
But wrapped into the consequences of the mistake, somewhere down the line when you have reaped enough of what you have sown, when you have heaped enough horrible troubles on yourself, you will come to the eventual understanding that you are incapable of running your own life. You will finally realize that Jesus Christ is the ONLY One capable of running your life.
Those who attack TRUTH are controlled by the Adversary. But when I pray for you, or when anyone else prays for you, that gives Jesus Christ the right to come to you and begin revealing Himself to you, showing His great love for you. The Adversary must step aside and allow Jesus access to your life. And you CANNOT stop this process.
My prayers and the prayers of others give Jesus the right to begin working gently on your heart and mind, opening your eyes to TRUTH, opening your heart to Him. This occurs slowly and almost imperceptibly at first, like a gentle breeze, so softly that you won't even realize it is happening. Then progressively, over time, you will begin to understand TRUTH, little by little.
You may try to resist it at first, but you will NOT be able to because,
"It is the goodness of God that leads you to repentance" (Romans 2:4).
God is in charge - - and you are NOT! Even though you wish not to be, you are a living witness to the power of Jesus Christ. You are alive and breathing ONLY because He created you and continues to give you life. Without Him, you would cease to exist.
The most powerful forces in the Universe are not physical forces, they are Spiritual forces. Physical forces, such as nuclear bombs, earthquakes, tornadoes, imprisonment or assassination of those who tell TRUTH, are puny forces compared to Spiritual forces. Spiritual forces include: A) the God-inspired ones, which are love, kindness, forgiveness, goodness, joy, peace, patience, prayer, as well as, B) the Adversary-inspired ones, which are hate, anger, pride, unforgiveness, greed, envy, jealousy, and a desire to control others.
The GOOD Spiritual forces, the characteristics that were exhibited in Jesus Christ when He was on earth, and those now exhibited by His TRUE followers, not only invigorate and regenerate the one who exhibits them, but they have a powerfully positive effect on the ones who are the objects of their goodness - - their enemies!
Love, kindness, forgiveness, etc., strengthen the immune system of the one who exhibits them. The person's cell structure is greatly improved by the release of health-enhancing hormones and endorphins. The blood pressure is lowered, the heart rate is normalized, the white blood cells can resist disease more efficiently and every system in the body becomes healthier.
That's why Jesus said,
"Love your enemies; do GOOD to those who hate you, PRAY for those who despitefully use you." (Matthew 5:44)
These are the characteristics that will enhance one's own physical and spiritual health. And being kind to one's enemies will eventually have a profoundly positive effect on one's enemies, as well.
However, those who hate others, those who are constantly looking for evil in others, those who try to destroy TRUTH, those who think they are better than others, those who set up Tribunals and claim that TRUTH is no defense, those who are bent on revenge, those who are filled with anger, those who spend their time planning schemes to rob, control, maim and kill others - - those are the very ones who will end up destroying themselves! Eventually, they will become sick physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually - - - and they won't even understand why.
A minute or two of anger will paralyze the immune system for up to 5 hours or more. In fact, anger is the #1 cause of death in America. Anger causes your adrenal glands to produce cortisol, a hormone that severely suppresses your immune system so you cannot fight disease. Anger causes the blood vessels to the heart to constrict, increasing dramatically the chance of your having a heart attack. Anger destroys ONLY the one who possesses it. It has no permanent effect on the person at whom it's directed.
So any individual, political group, ethnic group, religious group, or culture that hates others, that believes they are superior to others, that embraces a creed that says "NEVER FORGET" - - will automatically destroy itself. Sooner or later it will implode as a result of its own hatefulness!
But, fortunately, God is a Genius! The very destruction of the hateful person or group will eventually lead to their salvation, but only after they have been sufficiently humiliated and humbled by reaping what they have sown. That's the "Mystery of Iniquity". The sin in the sinner's life is the means by which God will eventually bring salvation to everyone - - but NOT until each has reaped the terrible things he has sown, and then has developed a character like Jesus Christ. (See "What Happens at the Judgment" at www.goodnewsaboutgod.com).
"And I, If I be lifted up from the earth, WILL draw ALL to Me." (John 12:32)
The object of the Judgment is NOT for God to destroy the wicked in physical flames, it is to allow everyone to reap what they have sown as a remedial chastening or discipline, to turn them back to right-doing. However, reaping what one has sown can certainly be a personal type of "Hell" for the one who is "reaping."
The Bible tells us clearly what will happen at the Judgment that occurs AFTER the millennium:
". . . judgment returns to righteousness (right-doing)." Psalm 94:15
". . .for when Thy judgments (of God) are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness (right-doing). Isaiah 26:9
ALL of God's judgments have the purpose of chastening His errant children, to lead them back to Him, to lead them back to right-doing (righteousness).
"God is love" (1 John 4:16) and "Love NEVER fails!" (1 Corinthians 13:8)
So, God can NEVER fail in His plan to win you back to Him. And you are POWERLESS to resist!
Remember, Jesus said, "I AM the TRUTH" (John 14:6). When you attack TRUTH, you are attacking God!
So, the Good News About God is that when you attack TRUTH or one who is telling TRUTH, you immediately will unknowingly set in motion a series of events that ultimately will lead you to find Jesus Christ and become a follower of Him. Your life will NEVER be the same!