“The Big Man Upstairs”


God is treated very casually by the world today. In fact it is very merciful of God not to kill people dead on the spot who treat Him so casually. In the Old Testament God killed a man dead on the spot for taking his hand off of the staves of the Ark of The Covenant and    touching the Ark:

“6 And when they came to Nachon’s threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it. 7 And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.” 2 Samuel 6:6-7

Uzzah was not even trying to be disrespectful but he felt it was okay for him to put his hand on the Ark of God to steady it even though there were clear warnings not to do that. Uzzah did not have “his own understanding with the big man upstairs” nor did he and God have “something worked out”. He disobeyed God, acted casually, and God killed him dead for it. Yet the fruit of false Christianity today is very lukewarm and casual with God, never learning anything because they listen to carnal lukewarm puke preachers. Constantly false Christians will say they can get drunk, be homosexual, fornicate, be in adultery or do whatever and be okay because they “have their own understanding with the man upstairs”. The Bible teaches there is no “special personal understanding with God”.

“20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” 2 Peter 1:20-21

There is a casual approach to God in modern day false Christianity and it is causing the world to literally go to Hell. The casual approach and the talk that “Jesus is my homie” or “the big man upstairs has my back” is the reason why there is a major lack of wisdom in this world. The fruit of this widespread false Christianity is why we have a new generation of hellions that do not know what bathroom to use and have no idea what gender they are and love being “gay”. The false churches have neutered society by establishing no fear or respect of God and reducing the Ancient of Days and the Great I AM to a homeboy that loves everyone unconditionally.

“10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10

Many athletes when they are interviewed will say “I thank the big man upstairs” after they win a game because no one will really be upset. They may claim to be a Christian but in reality they are not. God is not a “big man upstairs” Jesus says:

“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” John 4:24

A lot of times people use the term “the big man upstairs” is because they are afraid to mention the name of Jesus which is the Name Above All Names. They are afraid they may face backlash from the world and lose popularity or even get in trouble. Jesus says:

“32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 10:32-33

The Bible says that God does not change. The same God that is being referred to as “the big man upstairs” that has special understanding with certain people’s sinful lifestyle is the same God that is speaking here:

“27 Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; As I live, surely they that are in the wastes shall fall by the sword, and him that is in the open field will I give to the beasts to be devoured, and they that be in the forts and in the caves shall die of the pestilence. 28 For I will lay the land most desolate, and the pomp of her strength shall cease; and the mountains of Israel shall be desolate, that none shall pass through. 29 Then shall they know that I am the Lord, when I have laid the land most desolate because of all their abominations which they have committed.” Ezekiel 33:27-29

The “man upstairs” that makes deals and has “special understanding” with people is not God but really the devil. Be not deceived God doesn’t make deals or have special agreements with anyone.

“17 For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:” Deuteronomy 10:17

Next time you see that professing Christian taking a drag off a cigarette with a beer in hand casually saying “me and the man upstairs have a special understanding worked out” while professing their belief in their false version of God remind them:

“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” Philippians 2:12

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