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Humbleness

Our Lord Jesus Christ, the creator of this world, and the Messiah of promise, God manifested in this world – has granted us a path to salvation. We only have to humbly accept eternal salvation as a free gift – to trust that Jesus Christ took our place, that he gave his life for us, for the sin we have committed. He cleansed us from our sins, when he took the sin of the world upon that rugged wooden cross, he rose to life on the third day, and went to heaven to prepare room for us – a place where there is no more pain, suffering or tears.
Revelation 21:1-5
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
The Gospel of John chapter 3:13-21
13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

We live today in a world which are in large parts surpassed by pride, love of money, love of self, and a disobedience to the pure values that God has given us:
2 Timothy 3:1-5
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Our Creator was very saddened and grieved at the world once, the thoughts of man were only evil continually; the people who called at the name of the Lord, at that time intermarried and became worldly and lukewarm, hence they did not preach against the evil (Genesis 6:1-7). Humans became very selfish, self-righteous and prideful; they even thought of vile imaginations and horrors of unimaginable kind; they even committed the most wicked adulterous acts; they even disgraced their own and others bodies; they even exploited and sacrificed innocent beings; they even did not share riches to the poor; they even ignored the ones in need; they even blasphemed and cursed; they even plundered, killed and had warfare (likely so much that there werent much humans left to leave a fossil-record). And it grieved our Creator at his heart immensely, such that he regretted creating man-kind and the animal-kinds which had also been corrupted by the fall.
The Lord had to start the world anew with Noah (who was 600 years old) and his family, who found grace before God. Around 2300 Before Christ: the world was geologically shaken, and the whole surface of earth were filled with water from above and from below the earth, surface being under turmoiled water for about a year. The flood formed a huge fossil-record of dinosaurs, large mammals, and sea creatures etc: which is a testimony that the world-wide flood buried animals in sedimentation of multiple earth layers (strata). When the water resided down to earths core, there was carving out of earth forming canyons etc, even volcanic eruptions and an iceage with glacieres was also an aftermath of the flood. The world had been drastically changed, being completely different from the world that was before the flood. After the world-wide flood the continents were drifting apart and man-kind and the various animal-kinds on the ark were multiplying and adapting to the new environments.
After the flood our Creator set a symbol on the sky – the rainbow – a covenant that the world would not be flooded again (Genesis 9:11-17). The rainbow likely couldnt exist in the same state as before the flood when there was a very dense atmosphere of water, it had never rained upon the earth (Genesis 2:5-6).

The world before the flood, could only have escaped the judgement, if they had humbled themselves and boarded the ark; in the possibly 120 years that Noah and his family was building upon it. But they mocked and scorned their Creator; this attitude is not much different than for many people that are alive today, 2 millenias after our Messiah and Saviour was born on this very earth.
2 Peter 3:3-7
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
There is another ark, the saved congregation of believers, which is the body and bride of Jesus Christ; where we find salvation from the approaching judgement, when the whole earth will be consumed by fire (2 Peter 3). It is written that even people before the flood has now heard how to be saved to eternal life, by Jesus Christ who preached the good news unto them (1 Peter 3:18-20).
One day our Lord Jesus Christ will return at an unexptected time, and he will judge the whole of humanity, and divide into two groups according to their own free will (Matthew 25: 31-46): them that are destined to eternal life in heaven; and those destined to perish in hell.
Matthew 24: 37-39 37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
The attitude of today people are in large parts reminiscent to that existed before the flood; people think God is a creation of man, and they worship the created, often showing vile disrespect for their creator, who wants to give them all good things. God is grieved at many today; for celebrating sins; also at the “church” for not preaching against the present evil. Today many people even watch vile and horrendous television; they even commit the most wicked adulterous acts; they even disgrace their own and others bodies; they even exploit and sacrifice innocent beings; they even do not share their riches to the poor; they even ignore the ones in need; they even blaspheme and curse; and wars upon wars has plagued humanity.
The book of Romans describes that when people reject their creator the God who is love; they instead choose vanity, sinful thoughts and imaginations.
Romans 1: 18-25
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Today many people are prideful and scoff at the idea that God even exist, it is just a creation of man, a man-made story and imagination, they believe no-one will judge them at the end of their lifes. The believers of God, however knows, that the world is deceitful, and that God resist the proud but shows favour to the humble (James 4:6, Proverbs 8:13). Therefore dear friends reading this, heed the wisdom of the bible:
1 John 2:15-17
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

The world teaches us the love of money, which is a root of all evil (Timothy: 6:10), it corrodes one from the inside, and the lusts and selfishnesses of man causes pain and suffering for innocent beings. Christ told us to give of our wealth to the poor, he showed us this example in the humble way he lived and teached. Though Jesus was in the world like us, he obeyed Gods will perfectly and was the only human that did not sin before God.
All other human beings is born with the tendency to sin: The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked, who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9). Therefore pride about sin is very dangerous and harmful for any individual; giving in to greed, lust and lasciviousness may cause even greater sins, that are very harmful for the individuals and people around them.
As adolescents and adults, people may struggle with all kinds of sexual orientations and wicked imaginations; this is nothing to give in to, it destroys oneself and makes one miserable. In a way it is true that one may be born with a tendency to be lascivious, adulterous, selfsexual, homosexual, conceited or any other aberrant inclination. Even if the thoughts and tendencies may exist – one have to realise that these behaviours are harmful for the individual and the society as a whole.
Gods only intention for sexuality is within a loving marriage of a man and a woman, since its function is to create an intimate bond between them and to create new life. All other wordly constructions are not healthy nor sound for any individual, and something to abstain from, since chastity is very important for living a joyful life. All forms of adultery makes one miserable. And everyone who has looked with lust at someone outside of the marriage has committed adultery:
Matthew 5:27-28 27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Moreover Jesus clarifies Gods law about the severity of unholy anger:
Matthew 5: 21-22 21 Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Hence, all humans have sinned grievously against our fellow humans, and likewise have we erred our Holy God and his just commandments.
Romans 3: 10-12, 23-24 10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
.. 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Again, there is no human being that are free from sin, we have all erred our fellow beings, our family, our friends and our loving Creator, our God. Every humans only hope to be cleansed from sins and worthy to enter Heaven: are to believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who is love, who payed our ransom, and took our penalty that we deserved. Hell and fire awaits those humans, who have died in their sins and have not repented to the redempting Gospel of Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
.. No one will enter eternal life in Heaven without having the seal of redemption – Holy Spirit granted by a belief in the Messiah. Being baptised by immersion in water, in response to believing, to declare to the world that we belong to Christ, and that we are destined to Heaven.
The world deceives us, but Jesus is without betrayal, he will never fail us, he obeyed and even gave himself as a ransom for all of us. This most humble man, the express image of God, loved us so much he laid down his life for us. He shows us the pure path, he welcomes us to repent – to trust in him – so that we can fellowship together..
Matthew 11:28-30 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
To be saved, there is nothing you have to perform on your own, it is like drinking a glass of water, like a humble child receiving a gift – one just have to believe in Jesus, what he did for you, and accept Gods gift of the Holy Spirit and eternal life in Heaven.
Matthew 18:1-14 1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. 10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. 11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. 12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? 13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. 14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

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