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The Final Focus of Attention
by Jack Vorster
4/15/2012 / Christian Living
THE CONSUMMATE POINT IN LIFE
With reference to the condition of the world at large, there is a place in the Bible where Paul speaks of his mission. "To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me." ( Acts 26:18)
The words contained in this "mission statement" of Paul just about sums up the entire purpose of the Bible. The only aspect of the Bible to add to this is the "how" of it all. Paul is describing the fact that humankind is blind to a plight that "sees" total captivity to Satanic rule from which deliverance is required by means of repentance and forgiveness. This is a clear-cut picture of the condition of the human creature called man. Humanity is actually "sitting" in darkness and in the shadow of death. (Luke 1:79) The Bible also describes the world as the "land" and the "valley" of the shadow of death.
Of course, there are millions who have been turned from darkness to light and are known as those who are "sanctified by faith". They no longer count among the living dead and their new abode is a spiritual realm found within them known as the Kingdom of God. This is a mystery that only they know and understand and of which they can testify.
THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION
Living in darkness means having one's mind forcibly focused on everything but what the Bible has to say to man. It is like having one's mind wrapped up by a chain and a lock for which Satan holds the key. Man is first and foremost a spirit and he is spiritually imprisoned by an evil spirit from whom he has to be delivered by the God of all spirits. But man needs to turn his attention from his jailor to his Deliverer who has but one Word for deliverance and that Word is Jesus.
However, the entertainment media and all the electronic equipment and gadgets related thereto form an industry "manned" by an army of demons under the direction of the dark prince of this world. Teenagers and even very young children are firmly in the grip of these mind-locking devices. And guess who is supplying the equipment? You've guessed it - none other than the very parents of these future adults. The latter, in turn, will do even worse than their parents and so further entrench human society in a downward spiral to rock-bottom depravity. Unfortunately for man who loves his slumber within the walls of the valley of the shadow of death, God is - to put it bluntly - about to stop the rot.
How is He going to do it?
THE DISPENSATION OF GRACE
There is a straightforward answer. God is simply going to let His Grace take its course. The only problem is, God's Grace upon mankind has reached the very end of the line. This means that at any time now God is going to bring about events that will turn everybody's attention on Him, meaning that man's FINAL FOCUS OF ATTENTION will be on God. Not a single soul will be able to think about anything else. It's going to be a matter of GOD, GOD and more GOD a totally enforced situation. The popular American phrase, "Oh my Gawd!" will reverberate all over the country and Hollywood will think that their patent has been violated. President Obama will be left wondering whether the Defense Department will be able to survive this radical application (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvnY8WY24bA) of God's Word. And no doubt there will be calls to 911 to report God for Bible punching. However, within days, everybody will have their heads in the Bible to have a preview of what is to follow next.
Many will hope that the Anti-Christ will stop this intrusion from God so that they can carry on with their iniquitous lifestyles. But this is where they will experience the reality of, "If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath; All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust." (Job 34:14,15)
Indeed, God "In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind" (Job 12:10) is going to do exactly that. For a start, only about 2 billion people will succumb within a short few years as a result of God making His presence felt. But this is only the beginning. Read the Book of Revelation and see for yourself.
Why is God going to "impose" Himself upon man in this way? Well, He said He was going to do so, but we paid no attention to what is written in the Bible. Why did we pay no attention? Here's the answer, "And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil." (John 3:19)
And now God is going to force our attention on Him by revealing Himself to us in the shape and form of one Jesus Christ who will be directing operations on earth during God's attention-getting campaign.
On what is your attention focused in Life?
Now retired, Jack Vorster has a background in marketing in the field of newspaper advertising. As a result of a life-changing experience he turned his attention to the study of the human make-up and the realities connected to human behaviour based on the Word of God.
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