There are sure a lot of voices out there trying to get our attention. Radio, TV, Internet, Facebook, no matter where you tune in, you’re sure to hear the doom and gloom of the world, brought to you by none other than Satan himself. And if that isn’t enough, if you aren’t giving heed to the voices of the world, your friends may tell you that you’re burying your head in the sand, that you NEED to listen to what’s going on in the world, so you can be informed.

Sound familiar?

Yes, I agree, you need to be informed. But where you get your information is of utmost importance. Can you trust the news media? Yes, about as far as you can hurl the Brooklyn Bridge. How about social media such as Facebook, can you get accurate information there? Perhaps some of the time, but the problem is, how do you know when it’s accurate, and when it’s snot?

There’s one source that is always timely, always accurate, and always in your best interest to know. What is it? So glad you asked. It’s called the Holy Bible. There is no other place on the face of the earth where you can find the end described from the very beginning. How can that be? Actually, I don’t know. But I DO know the One who DOES! And that’s really all I need to know. God tells us from creation how it’s all going to end up. I find it’s really good news for those of us who are actively seeking to know God.

Does that mean everything is going to be all easy and nice? No. In fact, God tells us in His Word that those who choose to seek Him will face all kinds of persecution in this life, because there’s a devil who hates God so much, and yet can’t touch Him, so he goes after God’s children. Some will be persecuted continually, some part of the time, some he makes sick unto death, and some, he doesn’t bother at all if they are not chasing after God. After all, if you’re not a child of God, why would the devil bother you, when he already HAS your soul, and you will be cast into the Lake of Fire at the Judgment?

And yet, some of the devil’s followers have a pretty rough time of it anyway. Why? Well Christ Jesus revealed why in John 10:10 when He said, “The thief cometh not, but for to kill, and to steal, and to destroy; but I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it MORE ABUNDANTLY.” For the most part, it’s pretty easy to identify when the thief has been at work in your life. How are things going for you? Are you healthy? Do you have everything you need? Are you happy? How’s your family? Well, if you think it’s going well, the devil, being a thief and murderer and destroyer, wants to change your situation to MISERABLE, sick, broke, and tormented.

Why? Because Jesus said he was a murderer from the beginning. He tried to kick God off His Throne, but failed to do so, but not before deceiving a third of the angels into following him. Satan and his angelic followers were kicked out of heaven, and put on the earth. Guess what? They’re not happy campers because of that, and they want to make sure that YOU AREN’T EITHER! But there is GOOD NEWS! You’ll notice Jesus said that He is come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly!

Exactly how do you get in on that “life more abundantly”? Does it mean you’ll escape everything bad that’s going on around us? Well, yes and no. If you’re tuned into God, and are one of His children, you will escape the Lake of Fire. That means in the judgment, if Christ Jesus is your LORD and SAVIOR, you will hear “Well done, my good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your LORD.” How about those who DON’T belong to Christ Jesus? They won’t hear “well done”, they will BE “well done” in the lake of fire. Crispy critter. Hot mama, and hot papa, get the idea?

You may have been told that God is going to send a bunch of people to hell. That’s a lie of the devil. No, anyone heading for hell is going there by their own choice, because God has already provided salvation for “whosoever will”. Are YOU a “whosoever”? Of course you are! That means the blood of Christ Jesus was shed for the remission of your sins, and that means you will be found blameless before God in the Judgment. That is, if you’re tuned in to God.

You see, God speaks to each and every one of us, but most people are so tuned into the world, that they can’t, or rather WON’T listen for the still, small voice of the LORD, calling them, “Come unto ME and be saved.” If I had a dollar for every person who has told me, “I just can’t hear from God.”, then I’d be a very rich man. Actually, hearing God is EASY! I’d compare it to carving an elephant from a large piece of stone. All you have to do is cut everything away that doesn’t look like an elephant. It’s the same in recognizing God’s voice.

If you study the Bible, you will learn to recognize the voice of the world, the voice of the devil, and the voice of God. The world lures you with lust, envy, love of money, pride, sexual perversions and other like stuff. The voice of the devil tells you that you don’t need God, that He doesn’t love you or have any desire toward you whatsoever. He tells you to “do your own thing”, please yourself, get ahead, and never mind how many you hurt along the way.

And the voice of God? It will ALWAYS agree with the written Word of the Holy Bible.

God is not double-minded. He won’t tell you thus and thus is good today, then tell you it’s bad tomorrow. His ways are of peace, the fruit of His ways are love for your fellow man. Now don’t get me wrong, that doesn’t mean you may not have to strive to obtain God’s best for you, even as the Israelites had to go to war at times in order to enter into their Promised Land. Not all was peace for them, and that was for sure! But when they went to battle according to God’s prompting, and the people were tuned in to God, they were always victorious. It was only when they turned from obeying God, that they suffered loss.

Why am I telling you that? Because if you want to see good days and enjoy long life, you must obey God in all things. You must love Him more than anything else, and love your neighbor as yourself. Those two things sum up all the law and commandments. How can you hope to fulfil all that? Simple: tune in to God. Listen for His Holy Spirit to lead and guide you in the way you should go. Now, YOUR particular path may not be like anyone else’s, but remember, with God in charge of your life, you WILL arrive safely into His Kingdom, where He has prepared a dwelling place there for you.

There are MANY benefits for tuning in to God, and tuning out the world, and we will explore those another time. For now, let’s just concentrate on tuning out the world, and tuning in to God. Just one step at a time. Live for God just this moment. Then do the next moment. And keep doing it until you hear the LORD say on that day, WELL DONE, MY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT, ENTER INTO THE JOY OF YOUR LORD!

In that day, you will be SO GLAD you tuned the world out, and started listening to the LORD! Like I said, there are MANY voices out there making themselves heard right now. But there’s only ONE voice that you need to be paying attention to, and that is the Holy Spirit of God. Ask Him right now to enable you to hear His voice clearly. That is one prayer God NEVER says no to. Ask and receive, right now, and start living life more abundantly! FOREVER!