Dividing of Times, Fear Verses Faith.
We can understand that the dividing of times of the closing of one era for another brings with it a judgement. It is for the motivation of those driven by fear or by faith. That the separations of the goats and the sheep has to do with the polarizing factors of fear verses faith. Fear is the antithesis of faith. “But without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
Fear is the governing factor for those who don’t really know God and for the under developed in their understanding the Heavenly Father through the Gospel. It is because “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves (and opens the door for) torment. But those who fear have not been made perfect in love. That’s what God is concerned about.
So in order for God to initiate the separation process between faith snd fear, He activates the fear factor that reveals to each one of us our need for covering and protection. For us then to select our coverage provider or providers. In this way everyone is tried for each one to discover the weaknesses inside, then motivate them to respond to the Gopel, meaning The Good News. Or the bad news feeding tge fear factor. These become your God or gods.
The obvious response is the “I am” factor of self. That we being made in His image, then to be led by tge Holy Spirit to initiate our own determination, which is the ownership and responsibility for self. However with each one of us having weeknesses and short falls, we look to fortify ourselves by selecting protections against those weaknesses, that they create the fears to begin with. It is how we choose that is the division process of faith verse fear, and it is with our inner dialogue that we can discover the peace of God. And this one has faith and trust in the promises and provisions from God the Father and further understood in “The New Will and Testament”, where we learn of what we’ve inherited to possess now as a result of the death, the resurrection, and The Will of our inheritance that snuffs out death.
Isaiah describes those driven by and wrangling with fear like this “For the bed is too short to stretch out on, And the covering so narrow that one cannot wrap themself in it.
AndYour covenant with death will be annulled, And your agreement with Sheol will not stand; When the overflowing scourge passes through, Then you will be consumed by it. As often as it goes out it will take you; For morning by morning it will pass over, And by day and by night; It will be a terror just to understand the report (and daily news.” 20 For the bed is too short to stretch out on, And the covering so narrow that one cannot wrap himself in it.
For them there is no help. But for us we have this promise “If you love Me, [a]keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another [b]Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees nor knows, but you know Because that one dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans (without your needed provisions; I will come to you.”
But for those who have a polarized view against the promises of God made good in our day to learn of and implement? Then for them to stand seemingly alone (without the gospel) to fend for themselves? They have this from Jeremiah;
And “For the Lord spoke thus to me with [a]a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people because I told them. “Do not say, ‘A conspiracy,’ Concerning all that this people call a conspiracy, Nor be afraid of their [b]threats, nor be [c]troubled. 13 The Lord of hosts, Him you shall hallow; Let Him be your fear, And let Him be your dread. 14 He will be as a [d]sanctuary, But a stone of stumbling and a rock of [e]offense To both the houses of Israel, As a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 15 And many among them shall stumble; They shall fall and be broken, Be snared and [f]taken.” 16 Bind up the testimony, Seal the law among my disciples. 17 And I will wait on the Lord, Who hides His face from the house of Jacob; And I will hope in Him. 18 Here am I and the children whom the Lord has given me! We are for signs and wonders in Israel From the Lord of hosts, Who dwells in Mount Zion. 19 And when they say to you, “Seek those who are mediums (medias news-casters) and wizards, who whisper and mutter,” should not a people seek their God (for the good news)? Should they seek the dead (of those who do not know God) on behalf of the living? 20 To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. 21 They will pass through it hard-pressed and hungry; and it shall happen, when they are hungry, that they will be enraged and curse their king and their god, and look Heavenward. 22 Then they will look (again) to the earth, and see trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they will be driven into darkness.
Why? Because they reject the saving and helping plan in scripture of the one who says “I will never leave you or forsake you”. So if you are forsaken, you either left God or you never entered in to obtain the promises. We have the writer of Hebrews who tells us of those, who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness,, stopped the mouths of lions, and obtained promises.
And the promises obtained have more to do with a promise you hold on to for later. To obtain the promise is the fulfillment of the promise to acquire and impliment the thing that is said at the moment you believe in the time of need. That is the test of faith. Just look at Adam when questioned by Satan saying “has God really said?” This is where Adam fell. Snd it is through our similar testings that we ressurect, or arise above the challenge. So that just as the need immediately arises, your defense is your confession of the promises you have stored up in yourself to wage the battle of whatever boogie man you face. “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
And “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the [a]wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of [b]the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
And for those that reject this? “22 Then they will look (again) to the earth, and see trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they will be driven into darkness.
Essentially what you have hear is the mother of all fears and the end of the world. And however obvious it may seem to be that things can get really bad really quick. The urgency is to get right or get left, not speaking of politics but as the Father said of the separation of the goats and the sheep has to do with being in Christ or not. Everyone will face this challenge, because this is where you can be further driven by fear of draw closer to the Father to understand His promises to take care of you in your short falls of self preservation. This is your need for something bigger than yourself to which many draw upon the tools from the gods and corporations of this age and buy into their saving programs, be it health, wealth or quality of life. Be it by finances snd savings, by promising health long life snd happiness, all the while those agencies are robbing people blind of what is really important and that is Eternal life. This is why Christ states in the book of His Revelation “you say that you are rich and have need of nothing, but you don’t realize that (in My eyes) you are poor blind and naked.
And if one could start simply with this simple little promise, to hold onto it, recite it and use it in the time of need, that the gospel of Christ tells us that He will never leave us or forsake us and scripture says to “receive the engrafted word which is able to save your souls”. And if your soul being the core of self and the only thing you get to keep if you can recover it from tge robbers of souls, who keep oeople spellbound and occupied by their barrage of commercials offering services and providers of temporary safety measures that are designed to drain you of any real life as shown here by the Prophet Jeremiah “Moreover you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord: “Will they fall and not rise? Will one turn away and not return? 5 Why has this people slidden back, Jerusalem, in a perpetual backsliding? They hold fast to deceit, They refuse to return. 6 I listened and heard, But they do not speak aright. No man repented of his wickedness, Saying, ‘What have I done?’ Everyone turned to his own course, As the horse rushes into the battle. 7 “Even the stork in the heavens Knows her appointed times; And the turtledove, the swift, and the swallow Observe the time of their coming. But My people do not know the judgment of the Lord. 8 “How can you say, ‘We are wise, And the law of the Lord is with us’? Look, the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood. 9 The wise men are ashamed, They are dismayed and taken. Behold, they have rejected the word of the Lord; So what wisdom do they have? 10 Therefore I will give their wives to others, And their fields to those who will inherit them; Because from the least even to the greatest Everyone is given to covetousness; From the prophet even to the priest Everyone deals falsely. 11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of My people slightly, Saying, ‘Peace, peace!’ When there is no peace. 12 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? No! They were not at all ashamed, Nor did they know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; In the time of their punishment They shall be cast down,” says the Lord. 13 “I will surely [b]consume them,” says the Lord. “No grapes shall be on the vine, Nor figs on the fig tree, And the leaf shall fade; And the things I have given them shall pass away from them.” ’ ” 14 “Why do we sit still? Assemble yourselves, And let us enter the fortified cities, And let us be silent there. For the Lord our God has put us to silence And given us water[c] of gall to drink, Because we have sinned against the Lord. 15 “We looked for peace, but no good came; And for a time of health, and there was trouble! 16 The snorting of His horses was heard from Dan. The whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of His strong ones; For they have come and devoured the land and all that is in it, The city and those who dwell in it.” 17 “For behold, I will send serpents among you, Vipers which cannot be charmed, And they shall bite you,” says the Lord. The Prophet Mourns for the People 18 I would comfort myself in sorrow; My heart is faint in me. 19 Listen! The voice, The cry of the daughter of my people From a far country: “Is not the Lord in Zion? Is not her King in her?” “Why have they provoked Me to anger With their carved images— With foreign idols?” 20 “The harvest is past, The summer is ended, And we are not saved!”
At the end of it all let this not be said of you. That the time of salvation, of being saved from the perveyors of fears and the services they provide to cover you in your various shrtfalls and fears, that looked elsewhere then the promises of our Heavenly Father to take care of you.
Throw off your providers snd services they promise you becsuse of tgese things comes tge wrath of tge lealousy of a loving God who gave His Only begotton Son. That whosoever believes in Him (trusts and adheres to tge New Covenant promises established by tge desth of His Son to activate it, shall not perish but have everlasting life”.
This whole time our heavenly Father says to us “Let Me be your dread, let Me be your fear, but the bed is too short!!.
Psalm “sing aloud from your bed
and whenthese things begin to happen rejoice because you redemption draws near.
This is The Gospel. amen