Word of the Week: Transcendence

Are you on milk, or meat?

"By now, Christian, you should be eating solid food in your walk with Christ. If you have been saved for a while but still regard the bible as too deep, can't understand it, and don't get much out if it, you are at risk. How, you ask?

"Warning Against Falling Away"--

"We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn. In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil." (Hebrews 5:11-14)

Because we're almost to the Days of Noah. In Noah's day just before the flood, "The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time... Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them." (Gen 6:5;11-14)

Notice the definitive words: "every inclination," not just some of his inclinations. His heart was evil "all the time," not just some of the time. "All the people" had corrupted their ways, not just some of the people, or even most of the people, but all (the bible notes the one exception, Noah). Everyone was thinking iniquity and doing iniquity all the time. And it was violent.

Add to that the Nephilim were on earth in those days, the mighty men of old. The fallen angels who had come to earth, seen how beautiful the daughters of men were, and took for themselves them as wives, all that they chose. Their offspring were the Nephilim, giants who were offspring of his unholy union. (Gen 6:4). Things were pretty bad on the earth, then. And it is going to be like that again just prior to this next judgment with the fallen angels bursting in on the world after the rapture and even today are edging ever closer. It will be corrupt, evil, violent and ripe for judgment...except, people will not know that judgment is coming-

"As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark;" (Mt 24:37)

"For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible." (Matthew 24:24)

They will be carrying on in their orgies and their revelries, probably believing that times are bad but they will get better someday. But they won't get better someday.

Todd Strandberg, founder of Rapture Ready.com said that most of the credible prophecy teachers are in their upper seventies. I know Hal Lindsey is 80. They have been studying prophecy for the better part of their lifetimes, and they know what's what. All the prophecy teachers I read say that we are in the prelude stage to rapid fulfillment of the prophesied Tribulation Time and very near the rapture. Jack Kelley summed it up thus: "For what it’s worth, I believe the world is experiencing the prelude to the seal judgments right now. They haven’t begun yet but the conditions necessary for them to happen are rapidly being met. It won’t be long until everything’s in place." Rapture Ready website is twenty-three years old, and Todd's latest editorial is titled "While there is still time." Hal Lindsey has been studying prophecy for 50 years, said in his latest video report, "We have some some interesting things to talk to you about tonight. There are some unique things happening in the history of the world..."

To sum up, we are in the prelude to an evil and corrupt time, when abominable demons will be stalking the people of the world, and delusion will be the order of the day. And you are still on milk? The last line in the Hebrews verse I quoted above says: "But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil." Note the phrase, 'who by constant use'. This means that you have to constantly be in the Word to be trained. Trained for what? To distinguish good from evil. Do you want to stumble around like a wobbly toddler at risk of being deceived? I know I don't. I don't drive around on threadbare tires, I don't cross the street without looking both ways, I don't eat five-day old fish. Those are simple precautions we take every day. And yet the Lord of the Universe told us that these end days will be the most evil, ever, and gave us a bible to protect ourselves and to be raised up in training, and we act like reading it is the most inconvenient thing we can ever do.

Get on the meat!