Isaiah 25:6-9 ESV
“On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine,
of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.
And he will swallow up on this mountain
the covering that is cast over all peoples,
the veil that is spread over all nations.
He will swallow up death forever;
and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces,
and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth,
for the Lord has spoken.
It will be said on that day,
‘Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us.
This is the Lord; we have waited for him;
let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.’”
Rejoice in His Salvation
When I read this, what immediately came to mind is Calvary. Jesus Christ died on a cross on that hill called Calvary to bring us salvation from our slavery (bondage, addiction) to sin and to promise eternal life with God to those of us who are believing in him.
Sin was the covering that was cast over all peoples, and over all the nations, that was deceiving their minds. When Jesus died, he who knew no sin became sin for us. Thus, when he died, our sins died with him. And he died that we might die with him to sin and live to him and to his righteousness.
When Jesus died on that cross, and he was buried, and he rose from the grave, he conquered Satan, sin, and death on our behalf. He did this, not just so we would be forgiven of our sin and go to heaven when we die, but so that we would no longer live under the control of sin and Satan. Amen!
What that means for us who believe in Jesus Christ with God-persuaded faith is that we are now free from our slavery to sin, and we are empowered of God’s Spirit to resist Satan and to flee temptation and to walk (in conduct) according to the Spirit and not according to the flesh.
What this also means for us is we now have God, in the person of the Holy Spirit, living within us, encouraging, strengthening, counseling, comforting, correcting, and instructing us in the way that we should go, and empowering us to live holy and godly lives, pleasing to God.
And one day when we die or when he returns to take us to be with him forever, whichever comes first, we who have continued in him and in his word and who have continued to walk according to the Spirit and not according to the flesh, will be with him forever.
And the Lord will wipe away all the tears from our eyes, and sorrow and sickness and pain and sin will be no more. Yet, all who do evil as their practice will not be there. Those who continued to live in sin will not inherit eternal life with God but they will die in their sins.
[Lu 9:23-26; Rom 6:1-23; Rom 8:1-17; Eph 4:17-32; 1 Jn 1:5-9; 1 Jn 2:3-6; Gal 5:16-21; Eph 5:3-6; 1 Co 6:9-10; 2 Co 5:10; Gal 6:7-8; Rom 2:6-8; Col 1:21-23; Jn 15:1-11; Rom 1:18-32; Col 3:5-11; Tit 2:11-14; Rev 21]
The Veil That is Spread
Nonetheless, there is a veil that is being spread across the USA, and across the world, which is blinding many people’s eyes from seeing the truth of the gospel, even the minds of many who profess to believe in Jesus Christ.
It is a false gospel, which is a half-truth gospel (a lie), which is a cheapened, diluted, and altered version of the true gospel of our salvation. And it is replacing (supplanting) the true gospel of grace in the hearts of many who have fallen prey to its deception.
It is having such a powerful influence over the minds of so many people that they are being deceived into believing the lies and rejecting the truth. They have turned light for darkness and darkness for light so that they are convinced that the truth is a lie and that the lie is the truth.
Some people call this “easy believism,” for it is the broad road leading to destruction disguised as the true path of salvation. It is “easy” because it makes no requirements of its adherents other than some profession of faith in Jesus. They are not required to repent of (turn from) their sins, or to obey the Lord, or to submit to his Lordship over their lives.
So, what it does is it gives its adherents free license to continue living in sin while promising them salvation from sin and eternal life with God. It relaxes God’s standards of righteousness and holiness to where they are becoming non-existent in their thinking.
But this didn’t happen just by accident. For this false gospel to be so widely accepted by people across the globe and across multiple church denominations, it had to have come from people in positions high up in the government and in church denominations which they then passed down.
Basically, this false gospel is a precursor to the one world religion. For, the way that they teach it anyone can be saved and have eternal life with God if they just say they believe in Jesus or if they just accept the concept of God’s grace as providing us eternal life with God.
But the gospel as Jesus taught it and as his New Testament apostles taught it demands death to sin and living to righteousness in the power of God’s Spirit living within us. For, it teaches us that if we walk according to the flesh, we will die in our sins. We will not inherit eternal life with God.
And it teaches that if we die with Christ to sin (daily) and if we walk in obedience to his commands (New Covenant), and if we are slaves of righteousness and not slaves of sin, and if we continue in him and in his word, and in the true faith until the end, then we have eternal life with God.
[See the same Scriptures noted above.]
By Jonathan Foreman
I give you my destiny
I’m giving you all of me
I want your symphony
Singing in all that I am
At the top of my lungs
I’m giving it my all
So, I lay my head back down
And I lift my hands and pray
To be only yours I pray
To be only yours I pray
To be only yours
I know now you’re my only hope
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