Y fear Y2K ?

"The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion." Prov28vs1.

It’s sad but true. It is safe to say today, that if the Christian church is all up in arms, if men are propagating alarm, danger and peril, that the essence of their fearmongering is no more than a rumor, noise about nothing of real substance!

Math 24vs6 "And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet."

I have nothing particularly insightful to say about Y2K, other than it is, again, another opportunity to breed fear, and expose professing Christians for being so light in the truth, that any wind of doctrine succeeds to move them like clouds without water.  See Eph 4vs14.

We don’t ever seem to learn from history! We have the information, it’s been given to us, we’ve read it, heard it preached to us again and again, of the various troubles and potentially disturbing events to occur, whether it was of a scientific nature, an economic, or biblical nature; someone has always tried to tie them to the scriptures, destroying the word of GOD by bad exegesis, and a mischievous handling of the words of life. But we refuse to take heed to the truth!

Prov 14vs15 "The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going."

Will you believe every word? Any word? What verse will you produce, without aborting it from it’s context and taking it through extreme metamorphosis, to support your presuppositions?

Jer 23vs16 "Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD."

There is an evil, a calamity, of enormous proportion, the affects of which only the most holy can measure. It’s called JUDGMENT DAY! But you have put that day far away!

No one, in religion, who has prominence in the world of media, and radio, is shutting sinners and saints as well, up to faith in Christ!  Declaring, upon pains of eternal destruction, the absolute necessity of abandoning all things, right now, and fleeing to Christ the strong tower from the wrath to come!

Prov 18vs10 "The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe."

True safety is to have one's soul completely covered by the blood of Christ, his conscience purged from dead works, his heart fixed trusting in the LORD, his mind stayed upon GOD, who is his perfect peace, his hands and feet fervent in spirit serving the LORD, his eyes locked upon Christ crucified, his soul ascended, by faith, with the risen Christ at the right hand of GOD, clear of all danger!

You say “I 'm in Christ!” Then why, why be troubled. Has he not said, “be not troubled”? The LORD is on our side what shall we fear? What can man, (man made things) do to us! NOTHING!

Having failed to demonstrate wisdom to an unbelieving world, who wouldn’t believe GOD though one were to rise from the dead, by storing up tons of food and water, passing out flyers, posters, warning family members and friends with tears and threats, leaving the country, hiding in the rocks, going out to the deserts, you name it! It’s all been done and being done.

Here is the demeanor of those who are partakers of the divine nature.

1Tim.1vs7 "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

The believer has been given a spirit vitally connected to the true and living GOD, an unmovable mountain of absolute and infinite power, sovereign power. It is connected by a principle of love, divine love flowing into the soul of the child of GOD, by the Spirit of GOD, no need to fear. The love of GOD is designed to cast out such fear.

And a sound mind. Not easily moved. Not gullible. Does not tremble at every evil report. A breastplate of truth protects the mind. “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free”. He is sound in the faith, which is in Christ. GOD is his comforter!

He shall not be moved!

Now who will you listen to child of GOD? GOD and the truth of his infallible word, or men whose breath is in his nostrils?

"But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil."

After Y2K it will be Y2L and M, N, O, P. Man is full of troubles like the sparks that fly upward. And misery likes company.

Remedy: Listen only to those men who faithfully expound and proclaim the scriptures, whose business it is to point men to Christ, the rest of GOD, and the rest of his saints.

They do not engage in the sensational and the speculative. Leave that for those who have no faith, who must have a sign and a wonder. And let them wonder what happened!

Keep your eyes on Christ!

Pastor JesseGistand
Grace Bible Church
San Leandro, CA 94572

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