Revelation 10:10

{And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.}

Why do you think this is important enough to make it into The Bible?  I have found that it reflects the nature of the way that The Word in truth is taken in by human kind.

  • Many of us love the sweet way The Word rolls off of our tongue and the way it sounds.
  • A great lot of us begin to live the way it tells us to only to find that the world becomes very bitter with us for doing so.  Our bodies soon begin to suffer while our spirits grow in Him.

The Parable of The Sower describes this pretty well.  This description is of a truth that is laid up in the heart of a person who already has other foundational characteristics of the Word within them.  When the seedling grows, (the works of the person’s faith being displayed) the person finds that the world treats them in a draconian way for their  faith (the bitter part of the sweet scroll or the thorns that ignorant or prideful people unknowingly display).  Because of the draconian way faith is treated sometimes (persecution), the unworthy of Him stop acting on the truth they know in their heart is right (evil, effectively choking the works part of faith out, literally slaying faith to a state of being dead.  Satan wins when faith dies.)

Many sinners are polite, church going, career focused people who are good in many ways.  There is nothing wrong with being successful and caring for yourself.  There is a wrong way to care for yourself though.

“Many will say to me in that day Lord, Lord did we not do many things in your name?  He will say to them depart from me you who practice lawlessness, I never knew you.”

What the scriptures of The Bible propose is that there is something fundamentally wrong with displaying a lack of faith in focusing on yourself (your need for food and clothing).  When you focus on your needs, you are showing that you lack the faith to act according to the scripture that promises you what you need as a result of seeking Him.  The Holy Scriptures that are given to us divinely, of God, through His servants give us a better way:  focus on His kingdom, and He will ensure that you are being cared for as is necessary for your relationship with Him.

Ultimately, it is your relationship with Him that is being tested when you are persecuted.  It is your actions (works) that will indicate where you will end up sometime after you shed your current vehicle.  He wants you to be alive long enough to learn what you need to learn in order to pass from the evil world to the good kingdom.  Do you not think, loved one, that He will provide everything you need for all the decades of this life to such a degree that you will pass on with an abundance of faith, ensuring you are able to stand before a Holy God?  He cannot do it all for you.  He plants, you grow.  If you refuse to grow you will be THROWN INTO THE FIRE, with lawlessness stamped on you, forever damning you from the kingdom.  If you do not hate trespasses, you are not covered.  Please, trust Him.

What is important is that we remember that The Lord has commanded us to seek  first the kingdom of God with the promise that all these shall be added unto us.  It is an almost unnoticeable change when a person becomes a decent, church going, Yeshua focused person.  Their vocabulary, actions and many other things remain the same.  Now though, their hearts intention is no longer to attend a church to surround themselves with a decent crowd, but to whole heartedly serve Yeshua, The Lord.

It is time to reconsider the genuinity of your conversion.  Yashua’s opinion of your worth to Him is dependant on your reaction to Him.  Are you displaying Him, or some false egregore?