Awake to Righteousness and Sin No More!

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Simple Truth

The best thing any of us can ever do and that is to awake to righteousness and sin no more. Nebuchadnezzar was a man, or better said, a king, who kind of awoke to righteousness but the problem with him was that he did sin some more! Nebuchadnezzar went to sleep one night and had a dream, in his dream he saw a large tree being chopped down, he was also aware in his dream of what he called watchers and holy ones, these watchers and holy ones were no-doubt angels that watch over the affairs of mankind, they no-doubt do this on a national level or on an international level or even on an individual level. Nebuchadnezzar in his day was king on a kind of an international level.

anton_raphael_mengs_-_the_dream_of_st-_josephI think that if a lot of people were to be honest then they too would have to admit that they have also had visitations in their lives or maybe they have had more than one visitation, by visitation I mean a visitation that is spiritual in nature, spiritual in nature in that it is somehow or other connected to God or maybe you felt that it was an angel that came to you. With most of the visitations that people have they don’t usually hear a voice, that is, they don’t hear a voice with their physical ears, there is no physical sound involved but they nevertheless get the message. It doesn’t always come as merely a message but it comes with the strength of feeling that would go with that message and then you find yourself having a real sense of the seriousness of the situation that you are in, you are fully in your right mind and you are fully aware that this visitation that you are having is spiritual in nature. These visitations often come at a crossroads in people’s lives or it might come just before a crossroad and your being advised to take the right turn in that crossroad, the right turn would be to go the right way and of course any other turn would be to go the wrong way or maybe you will continue on the path that you are on. Nebuchadnezzar decided to continue on the path that he was on, it appears that he kind of pushed this dream out of his mind and chose to somehow or other live in denial of it. It would appear that a lot of people are doing this and I think that we’d all be seriously surprised at the amount of people who have had serious visitations in their lives and yet if these people were asked flat out if they’d ever had one then they would seriously deny it and say that they’d never had such an experience.

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Jesus said that before He comes back to this world that the gospel will be preached in all the world, this means that everyone in the whole world whether small and great, rich and poor, free and bond will be given a chance that is a real genuine spiritual chance to receive Jesus into their hearts and into their lives. It’s one thing hearing a bunch or words from a bunch of preachers but it’s actually and completely another thing having a genuine and most definite spiritual encounter with Jesus Himself. As it was Nebuchadnezzar, we also are all given plenty of time to weigh theses spiritual visitations and encounters in our minds and to then hopefully awaken to righteousness and sin no more. To truly awaken to righteousness would mean to receive the only righteous One there is: Jesus is the Truly Righteous One of God. Jesus came down from the Father to this earth and He never made one mistake and in this same sense He was the only man who did everything right, He’s the only One who we can ever fully trust; our own arm will always fail us so it’s best to lean on the arm of the Lord and not on the arm of the flesh and to go with Jesus and therefore go with your visitation all the way and don’t fall short of it as Nebuchadnezzar did and therefore found himself  in dire straits (Daniel Chapter 4).

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4 Responses to Awake to Righteousness and Sin No More!

  1. I definitely remember reading this account of Nebuchadnezzar. He became like a beast and ate grass because of his sins. Your article definitely speaks to me as I’ve been in similar situations. I don’t judge Nebuchadnezzar as pride can effect anyone. I have definitely let pride get the better of me on many occasions. Nebuchadnezzar turned out to be a great King despite his faults. May his legacy be remembered and may his grace to the prophet Daniel be admired. Despite his mistakes he is remembered in the Bible as a great man.

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  2. Jesus said blessed are those that hunger and thirst after righteousness. I’m sure many of us have known the spiritual hunger and the spiritual thirst just like many of us have more than likely known the emptiness of the dismal abyss of horrible nothingness; to go without Jesus is like going without air and many of us have been that wilful in our pride and our own way that we have no-doubt tried to hold our breath that long just like Nebuchadnezzar I guess. After eating all that grass for so many years he must have been so thankful to find himself eating and drinking the true life and love of God once again. Thank God that we have mercy, that’s why we all came to Jesus because we realised that we needed mercy and we need love – His Love!

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  3. Well said. Hopefully I see some more mercy and love from God soon. I definitely need it. I’ve definitely gone through the valley in recent times.

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  4. Yes, some of these long tunnels that we go through in life can seem to go on forever and ever sometimes but from personal experience I can most definitely say that you do get through them and there is always light at the end of the tunnel and although it’s hard, Jesus is with you every step of the way and His Love and Mercy sustains you throughout. Praise Jesus for His boundless Love!

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