CHRISTIANS DON’T ‘IMAGINE’, THEY ‘KNOW’!
“For I KNOW that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God!” [Job 19:25,26]
And again, “I KNOW whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day!” [2Tim 1:12]
Each New Year’s Eve before the crystal ball drops in New York’s Times Square some reprobate stands up and belts out the number [song] “Imagine” long ago penned by Satan’s advocate John Lennon!
The lyrics to the song start off like this –
Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today… blah blah . . .
If you cannot see the Satanic lie propagated by the above lyrics then “Ye must be Born-again’!” [John 3:3]
The Word of God does not encourage us to ‘IMAGINE’ such foolish and vain thoughts, but on the contrary says – “It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the SONG OF FOOLS!” [Ecc 7:5] And again – “Casting down IMAGINATIONS, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ!” [2Cor 10:5]
This song ‘IMAGINE’, would become Lennon’s legacy to a world living in rebellion against God. In the song, Lennon paints an “unrealistic” picture of life in the minds of his listeners. He sees a world without Heaven or Hell, without religion. He sees a world without countries, borders and without war.
Though such a “dream” may seem admirable to many people, Lennon’s dream CLEARLY requires an abandonment of God and His Word. Sin is ignored. The Bible has divided more people than any other book ever written. Why is this? It’s simply because there is a Heaven and Hell. Sin is a reality of life. There is a malicious Devil who works relentlessly to DECEIVE us [2nd Corinthians 4:4; 11:3]. There is a Loving God in Heaven Who has provided us with a plan of redemption through faith in Jesus Christ [Acts 10:43]. Humanity is sinful [Isaiah 64:6; Romans 3:10,19-23].
No matter how much we try to fulfill Lennon’s dream, it WILL fail because humans are “Totally Depraved” and as a result of that Original inherited Sin are downright proud, selfish, covetous and greedy and in one word GODLESS!
As children of God we do not cherish or entertain ‘vain IMAGNATIONS’ [see 2Cor 10:5] of some supposed false prophet promising a false peace and utopia that is to be brought about by fallen MAN . . . but are eagerly awaiting the coming of HIS KINGDOM! The Kingdom of the One and only true and righteous King of kings and Lord of lords who shall bring in EVERLASTING PEACE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS!
And as it is written –
“In HIS DAYS shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.
He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before Him; and His enemies shall lick the dust!” [Psalm 72:8]
Praise ye the Lord!