I often think about the minds of people that are living in this day and age and how they must be so different from generations passed. The days pass by quickly and the pace of life seems to to be speeding up at a very rapid pace. A certain famous comedian gave his profound viewpoint on society as he sees it today:
"The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints.. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less...We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years.
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
....You can almost hear the rant of George Carlin as he spoke these words. Sadly enough, they're very true, yet we're moving too quickly to stop and realize it at this point.
What made me really start to think was my wonder of where the hope is in men's hearts now? Somewhere along the line, we've the lost the hope for a greater place.
Even the Bible speaks of a human's life as short and meaningless..
["The length of our days is seventy years - or eighty if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass and we fly away."] Psalm 90:10
So where can our hope lie? Our 'forefathers in faith' were given that very title because despite the splendor they may have been offered on this earth, they gave it up for a far greater reward:
["If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country, a heavenly one."] Hebrews 11:15-16
Take Moses for instance, think about his life. Moses was given everything he could have ever asked for, he became the son of Pharoah. His life on this earth was handed to him, there wasn't anything he couldn't obtain. Yet, despite his great riches he forsook all of it to follow God, knowing and believing that God's promise to him meant more than the mere riches of this earth. Because of this he led the enslaved Israelites out of the hands of Pharoah and spent his life putting God first and trusting in the promises that God gave him.
What does the past matter to us?
["For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope."] Romans 15:4
Because of the splendor of these ages and the high value society puts on material things, we've failed to see the promises that God has given us in this day and age. What happens after this short life? Do we really just believe in God for the time that we live on this earth, or is it for a greater reason?
["If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men."]
1 Corinthians 15:19
Our hope in Christ is not for the lives that we live on this earth, it's for the promise that Christ grants us.
["And this is what he promised us - even eternal life."] 1 John 2:25
If you ever have the time, read the book of Ecclesiastes. To briefly describe it's content, Solomon tells of his experiences in everything this world has to offer and the wisdom that he gained from it. Even though he knew all the riches and gave in to all of the pleasures, he came to one final conclusion:
["Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil."]Eccl 12:13-14
Whether we want to believe it or not, this world is destined for judgment, God has already forewarned us. And the times that we are living in are crying out louder and louder every moment. This is the time that we need to recapture the depth of the soul and realize that there's more to life than the facade that has been handed to us. As mere men, mortal beings, we cannot fathom a life that never ends, which is why God gave us the words of the Bible, to understand that it is a hope that isn't in vain.
We are living in the age of God the Mother, the source of our eternal life. It is through her that we receive the very promise that God has given us, the very reason that we believe and follow Christ:
["But the Jerusalem that is above is free and She is our Mother...Now you brothers like Isaac are children of promise."] Galatians 4:26
["I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband."] Rev 21:2
The Bible shows us that in these last days the Spirit and the Bride, Father and Mother, are giving us the free gift of the Water of life (Rev 22:17), eternal life. In the end it is God's word that matters most, not the traditions of men. What we need most is the Love of Mother, true Love, God's Love, which is eternal life in the Kingdom of heaven. God gave us every word through the Bible, fulfilled every prophecy and has returned in these last days to give us hope for a greater place. The Church of God, established by Second Coming Christ Ahnsahnghong believes in the Promise that God gives us through the Passover of the New Covenant (Luke 22:13-20) and following the truth of Heavenly Mother New Jerusalem.
["He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end."] Ecclesiastes 3:11