Former President Obama, in an interview the other day, made the statement; “people who watch Fox News are not from this planet”. Yes, he was being sarcastic about Fox News Viewers, but he drove home what the Bible says about this not being a Christian’s true home. Our home is in Heaven, we are just passing through. John 17:16(KJV) They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
THE WORLD HATED JESUS FIRST
John 15:18(KJV) If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
WHY DOES THE WORLD HATE CHRISTIANS? Just as some do not like what certain news channels have to say, neither do they like what Christians have to say. John 17:14(KJV) I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
IF THE WORLD HATES US WHY DOES GOD LEAVE US HERE?
1 Peter 2:11-12 (KJV) Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
- Your testimony (how you live) brings glory to God
- Your walk in life might help an unsaved person accept Jesus as their saviour
- Those who remain unsaved will be judged in the day of visitation
Revelation 20:15 (KJV) And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
We are strangers/pilgrims passing through on this earth, just as Jesus was. He died so all could have the hope of Heaven. We are to live lives that reflect his love & sacrifice to guide people to accept the simple plan of salvation, that Jesus died for. The Bible tells us that when our work is done, every knee shall bow & acknowledge Jesus.
Romans 14:11(KJV) For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
My hope & desire is, if anyone reading this is not sure if they are saved, that they will seek out someone to show them for sure, before it’s ever too late. You are not granted a chance to accept Jesus after death.
May each of you have a blessed week.