Blogs for the Month of January
Answers to Problems
1. Generation Problems:
-Our young people have been swallowed up by an Identity Crisis
-Our young people have no great aims of life and no inner stimulation to give life meaning
-Our young people are oppressed with no purpose
-Young people are conditioned by jargon that doesn’t exist (ex. Safe spaces, homosexual transgender)
-Our young people identify and plug into systems that is meaningless (ex. restorative justice, racial activism)
-Our young people are being generational engineered to remove God form every aspect of society and culture
-Christ gives you a sense of direction and takes away dissatisfaction of your life
-The devil’s purpose is to destroy you, but Jesus brings peace, love, and kindness toward others
-Jesus is instrumental in your future successes
-No matter how difficult, do not unplug your faith, even when things get rough. Keep trusting God and His promises
-Trials are going to happen. No matter how much you may say, “I don’t receive it,” it is still there! You are going to go through difficult times. It is part of the human experience
-God did not initiate your trouble. He can still use it to work on something good in you. What the devil means for evil, God can turn everything into something good
-Even though the devil’s purpose is to destroy you and is the enemy of our souls so will continue to wage war to try to wreak havoc in our world, but we know that Jesus has already won the victory on the cross.
1 Peter 1-12 speaks volumes
Vs. 5 “who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time”
Vs. 6 “In all this you greatly rejoice, through now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials”
Vs. 7 “These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even through refined fire—may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed”
VS. 8 “Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy”
Vs. 9 “for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls”
Vs. 10 “Concerning the salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grade that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care”
Vs. 11 “trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow”
Vs. 12 “It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things”
2. Anxiety Problems:
-Our young people are addicted to the sedatives that dull the pain of living
-Stressors have become overwhelming with the only outlet is to numb it all, so no incentive to overcome
-Society masked the identity of people to remove individuality so pressured into “group-think” (ex. all brown and black people are oppressed, all white people are oppressors, gender is fluid)
-Lockdowns promoted isolation so identity is tied to online thumbs up, views, or agreed comments; if confronted with opposite views become anxious, depressed, and even suicidal
-Climate change activists leave our young people to believe there is no hope for the future
-Schools are determined to widen the gap between the relationships between parents and their children. They learn that their parents are the enemy
-Know Jesus spoke that there will be worries of life, but He walks beside you as a helper, guide, and savior
-Jesus also gives an answer on where to take your worries and anxieties—bring them to Christ
“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow” (Matthew 6: 33-34)
-All are clothed with His mercy and compassion when we seek Christ
-All are equipped to empower us to overcome and uproot forces of darkness
-The Lord’s will is to fulfill all our purposes. He gives us a purpose in His great plan.
-The key to a life fulfilled and achieved with purpose, is to find our place in His great plan, instead of expecting God to be an actor in our plans.
-We are created to live life to the fullest and fulfill His purpose and reason for putting us on the earth
2. Problems: Loneliness
-It is in human nature to be part of a community that gives you a sense of belonging, but the problem is that vulnerable people will sign up with groups that just intensifies the loneliness they are trying to escape
-Society wants people to disregard that God is a creator of companionship which can be found in marriage, friendships, support groups, and especially church
-People crave fellowship and misunderstand that group-think doesn’t fulfill or replenish their inner souls
-A group (cult) manipulates people into thinking they care about the individual at first, but then are in the group for what they can do for them. When a person questions then is pushed into isolation so to be removed from the group can lead to even more despair and loneliness
-God did not create us to live in unbearable loneliness
-In Eden, God came down to Adam to keep him company (walked beside Adam as He does with us today)
-God then saw that all he created had a companion except Adam so He formed Woman calling her Eve
“The Lord God said, ‘it is not good for man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him’” (Genesis 2: 18).
-Jesus taught his disciples but he truly loved them as part of his family as he knew he was going to the cross so he made a way for all of us to be with him in His kingdom-We inherit because we have been adopted int Jesus’ family so we will never be alone on Earth or after death
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” ( Matthew 28: 19-20).
-Jesus came to restore the lost fellowship of people and God so to take away human loneliness
-He will take away the loneliness of your soul
-He is your constant companion and friend who will never leave or forsake you
“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24).
3. Problems: Sense of Futility
-when you have dreams that never come true or so it feels like crushing nightmares
-when you have ambitions that are unrealized and just stay stagnant and unsatisfying
-when your hopes are foiled or dashed to pieces and you see no alternatives but despair and depression
-when your desires are unfulfilled so you seek ways to make excuses and blame others in your defeated state
-when all you feel is helplessness and uselessness
-Physical sickness where you are unable to live a “normal life” so stuck in the “woe is me”
-Life’s goals and life’s work is unfinished so you think your life has made no difference
-Ignoring the voice that is beyond the voice of fellow human beings
-We are created with a deep need to make contact with someone outside the realm of space and time. Who? God is the answer
“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God”( Psalm 42: 1).
-Personal faith in Christ always brings with it a faith in life’s purpose and rich meaningfulness
-Even when the clouds gather and you see a storm in your life on the horizon Christ is in our hearts so we see the sun on the other side
-Faith in God restores hope, desires, ambitions, and fulfillment in life’s work
“Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace” (Romans 8: 5-6)
“Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live” (Romans 8: 12-13)
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans” (Romans 8: 26).
-We may not know a reason for things that happen in our lives but when we submit to God with faith in Christ it alters our attitude. We understand true joy in the midst of any circumstances
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[i] have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8: 28).
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6: 19-20).
3. Problems: Riddle of Nonexistence
-Erase purpose, identity, and a life valued, appreciated, and fulfilled so society starts believing in lies
ex. LGBTQ+ (group-think) convincingly advocates for an museum
ex. LGBTQ+ add an umbrella on their flag to include prostitutes (in an effort to celebrate the selling of your body to be used and abused-a shell of a human being stripped of all humanity)
Rid society of dissenters:
Tolerate it (don’t like then say nothing as it doesn’t affect your life so who does it hurt)
Accept it (disagree then you are a bad person so cancel, remove, & destroy),
Celebrate it (be part of the struggle or get out of the way)
Participate in it (transformation of society, culture, education, and government)
-Life begins with the idea of moving forward, why do so many of us, me included, stand at the threshold of what God has told us to behold of what God has told us to behold with a firm grip in the past
-The inability to cope with one’s own life
-Philosophical and Psychological Questions: who am I? Why am I here? Why was I born? What am I doing? Where am I going? Do I have a purpose? Is there meaning to life? Etc…the nonexistent person can’t answer these basic questions as they have nothing to rely on as truths in their lives
-Can’t answer what makes me happy?
-How do I get along with my neighbor? activism doesn’t bring peace to our neighbors-just divides
-Death is scary or there is no afterlife so no point what I do in own life to make any difference
-Lost in group-think (no individual identity allowed)-easily controlled
-Worries, insecurities, lies, and darkness envelopes so see increase in drug and alcohol abuse, depression, suicide, medicated zombies, gender transformations
-Life is unsatisfying so hopelessness grows roots
-Inherent Dignity- not have to change self to be accepted just as you are! You are born special!
-People naturally want to have a direction, purpose, and feel that their life brings meaning to the world
-Only Jesus can pilot your ship-You need an anchor, guide and compass for your life
-Jesus takes on the burden with you to deal with your anxiety and worry from your life
-Jesus helps get you unstuck
“ Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions. Ecclesiastes 7:10
“So I turned my mind to understand, to investigate and to search out wisdom and the scheme of things
and to understand the stupidity of wickedness and the madness of folly” (Ecclesiastes 7:25).
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” (Matthew 6: 25-27).
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6: 33-34)
4. Problems: Social Problems
-The great social problems of today are due to abnormal behaviors
-Society thinks that we’ve outgrown God
-Society puts trust into the ultimate progressiveness of man.
-People are disillusioned, frustrated, and confused
-People ignore their conscience, instead are stricken as they search for answers only though man
-Satan wants to rid society of their sense of sin
-Society has replaced individual conviction of sin with group “guilt complexes”
“If you cringe under the sense of failure, dogged by guilt, and discouraged by weakness; Jesus Christ offers you an opportunity to be a new person” (Billy Graham).
-God can rid you of a sense of sin
-Christ’s whole ministry is the promise of forgiveness
“Be of good cheer: your sins are forgiven” (Matthew 9:2).
“Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more” (John 8:11).
-Christ is the deliverance from captives of His time and today
5. Problems: Inner conflicts
-Without God, people are torn between two urges:
Nature prompts us to do wrong VS
Conscience urges us to do right
-Conflicting desires and emotions keep us in a state of personal conflict ( an inner civil war)
-Stress causes physical breakdown and nervous systems to collapse (numbing all mental capabilities)
-Loss of the pulse of one’s own identity
-Influenced by a worldly society and culture in exchange for your dignity, reputation, and integrity
-Life scars the heart left unhealed leads down a path of self-destruction (alcohol, drugs, cutting, gender confusion, mutilation of body, depression, suicide)
-You can’t reason your way out of the existence of God and the tug on your life something is missing (misery loves company)
-Do you have enough faith to be an atheist?
-God can rid you of inner conflicts if you put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ
-Exchange your sin for a pardon that is imparted into your life through the Holy Spirit
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14: 27)
-We have blessed assurance that you can exchange your anxieties for God’s grace and peaceful inner being
-In God’s powerful presence, He takes away your uncertainty and fears
-God gives you boldness, courage, and purpose-filled faith to live out a fulfilled life
“However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived the things God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).
-Influence culture for sake of the gospel-protect the least of these
“People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them” (Mark 10: 13-16)
-In the New Testament, Paul is open as he avows to know Jesus fully. He resolves to share in His sufferings, withstanding trials, and persevering in the power of Jesus, even in his death. Paul lived for the resurrection to come, maintaining he hadn’t laid hold of that yet, but he was reaching for it.
“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive. No one should seek their own good, but the good of others” (1 Corinthians 10: 23-24).
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your[a] life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory” (Colossians 3:2-4).“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:1-2).