Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Vanity of Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez, one of the world's most "beloved" dictators and love of the American Left and Hollywood has gone the way of all the earth today and has entered into the RIGHTEOUS REALITY of ETERNITY (Rom. 3:23, 6:23, Heb. 9:27). Dear friends, ALL tyrants, thugs and oppressive dictators may dominate and oppress their people here in time for their own selfish wants, delusional fantasies and narcissistic comforts for a little tiny season (Psalm 39:5, 144:4, Prov. 27:1, James 4:14), but in the end they ALL will give a FULL account to the KING of kings and LORD of lords in that most sobering Day for all ETERNITY  (Dan. 4:17, Matt. 12:36, Rev. 20:11-15).

All tyrants, thugs and oppressive dictators may dominate and oppress their people here in time for their own selfish wants and comforts for a little tiny season, but in the end they ALL will give a FULL account to the KING of kings and LORD of lords in that most sobering Day for all ETERNITY.

Chavez's devious working, colorful sarcastic personality, thuggish attitude and anti-American and anti-Israeli zeal was his trade mark and was cherished by leftist thugs and oppressors throughout this fallen  world (Rom. 1:18-32, 3:10-23). My dear friends, is it not funny how millions love such lawless and thug oppressors like Hugo Chavez and admire their power and abuse of it. Oh godless world... no matter what lot you choose or whatever delusion you follow,  you in the end of your brief vain life will give a FULL account to the SUPREME Judge of all ETERNITY in absolute RIGHTEOUSNESS for your actions out worked here in time. The political ambitions and aspirations of Hugo Chavez have come to a final and dramatic end and I am very sure that Mr Chavez - in his full narcissistic quest for power - never added his desperate need for the Savior, cancer and his own sinful mortality into his equation for power. As all world's dictators do, they believe they are invincible and little gods themselves and death and ETERNITY have no hold on them. The vanity of Hugo Chavez is a very sobering reminded to us all and to our current U.S. president that all we are is "dust in the wind" and in desperate need for the Savior who so loved the world that He gave Himself for our transgressions (John 3:16-17).

The vanity of Hugo Chavez is a very sobering reminded to us all that all we are is dust in the wind and in desperate need for the Savior who so loved the world that He gave Himself for our transgressions.

The Old Testament Book of Ecclesiastes is the tragic biography of Adam’s fallen race (i.e., humanity) told by the wisest of all men, King Solomon. King Solomon possessed it all: wisdom, brilliance, discernment, authority, prestige, riches/ wealth, property/ possessions, power, fame, women and glory. Amazingly, as he was reflecting on his life in his last days, he made this very sobering and tragic statement: “Vanity of vanities…all is vanity” (Eccl. 1:1-15, 12:7-8).

In possessing all of this stature and achievement, it never satisfied the ETERNAL void of his heart. All of it did not - and could not - yield peace and contentment. In the end, all of Solomon's great achievements and pomp could never deliver him in the hour of his death. To Solomon, all indeed was truly dust in the wind...

Dust in the Wind, the title of a song released by the group Kansas in the late 1970’s, is a melancholy piece regarding the terrible uncertainties and brevity of earthly existence. There is no certainty, no hope, no expectation, no solution and no deliverance. The song is painted with pessimistic colors and presents a bleak and tragic picture with absolute abandonment and no salvation to be found. All we are is dust in the wind….

All we are is dust in the wind.

What the majority of humanity (and the song) greatly misses is that WITHOUT Almighty God, our Creator and Sustainer and His righteousness, all is indeed an absolute tragedy, vanity and dust in the wind (Psalm 39:5). My friend, that was NEVER Almighty God’s plan and purpose for His creation (Rom. 5:12-21). It is Almighty God’s sincerest desire that all would come to the saving knowledge of His Son Jesus Christ and have ETERNAL Life. The Bible states:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved" (John 3:16-17)

"Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die…?" (Ezekiel 33:11)

"For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost" (Matt 18:11)

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light" (Matt 11:28-30)

Jesus said, "The thief (Satan) cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly" (John 10:10)

Your existence here in time does not have to end in vanity. Almighty God has a great future plan and purpose for your life.
But as it is written, "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him" (1 Cor. 2:9)

"Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live" (John 11:25)

"And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever" (Rev. 22:5)

Without Almighty God’s remedy for our sinful condition which is found only in the Person of His Son Jesus Christ, indeed all is truly vanity and dust in the wind.
"For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? " (Matt 16:26)

"Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah" (Psalm 39:5).

"And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire" (Rev 20:11-15).
In the end, Solomon fully comprehended that Almighty God was absolutely essential for the existence of man. To know Him is life ETERNAL with great expectation and purpose!

"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil" (Eccl. 12:13,14)

Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior? To know Him is to have ETERNAL Life and possess ETERNAL Hope. May it be your sincere desire to know the One that made it all possible for you to have all of God’s highest and best for your life - both here in time and also for ETERNITY.

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!




Anonymous said...

He used the name of Christ.

He draped himself in Christian terms.

He lived his life in total opposition to the Person and Word of Christ.

And then, on his death bed he mouthed out "I don't want to die!" . . .

And then he died.

Without Christ.

Without a Savior.

How sad! How many billions of humans have likewise been duped by the father of Lies to believe that they can cheat death and rebel against God?

Right now - Hugo Chavez is in Hell - the best place that he will ever be for the rest of time.

For after this brief interlude a terrible judgment followed by being thrown with a resurrected eternal pain feeling body into the Lake of Fire created - not for sinners - but for the Devil and his angelic allies.

That is a vain, pathetic, terrible life.

His billion dollar stolen fortune? His power? His goals?

He would give them all up now for 15 seconds of his old life so that he could believe on Jesus Christ.

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

The thing about Hugo Chavez was that he was always at war with Almighty God (Rom. 1:18-32) even now he would never repent. There is only wailing and gnashing of teeth forever.

Indeed as you pointed out his life was cruel and vain in light of ETERNITY.