Monday, August 25, 2008

Time to Get Serious

I am once again impressed by the shortness of time. Realizing how little time is left before this world is turned upside down, it's time to ask important questions, like: what should I be doing in the few days that are left before all hell breaks loose on earth?

The faithless will tell you (like 99% of todays pastors) to "get involved" with the world to "make a difference." .....What absolute RUBBISH.

The faithful know how to move mountains, and it's not by "getting involved" with this world. We move mountains through PRAYER. We know that prayer is effective, and we know that prayer is hard work, which is why most don't pray. Those who believe what the bible says is true, are awestruck by our responsibility in prayer. You want to "make a difference?" Fine, pray for someone else's ETERNAL SOUL. That a worthy enough task for you? What price would you put on the soul of your son/daughter/wife/husband? What does the Word of God say about the souls of these people, YOUR FAMILY?

Let's see:

Acts 11:13 And he shewed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter; 14 Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved. 15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning.

Acts 16:30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house

Job 22 :28 “You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you;And light will shine on your ways. 29 “When you are cast down, you will speak with confidence,And the humble person He will save. 30He will deliver one who is not innocent,And he will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands.”

The Lord will save your family, He will even save one who is not innocent THROUGH THE CLEANNESS OF YOUR HANDS. Talk about weight on your shoulders....Your life is not just about you, those around you, your family and maybe even your friends may or not be in heaven because of YOUR STANDING with Jesus. I've said it till I'm blue in the face and I'll say it again, there's no time left. Forget about yourself for a moment and think about the ones you love. What will happen to them? When hell comes to earth here soon, how will you feel if you make it out but those you love are left behind? There's no more important issue we could talk about. You need to be right with the Lord, figure out what that means and understand that your eternal destiny is NOT the only thing riding on your standing. There are others, whose destiny YOUR decisions will affect. WAKE UP!

Let's hammer this home with the Lord's own examples of how this works:

Luke 17: 26 And as it came to pass in the days of Noah, even so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27 They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise even as it came to pass in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all: 30 after the same manner shall it be in the day that the Son of man is revealed. 31 In that day, he that shall be on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them away: and let him that is in the field likewise not return back. 32 Remember Lot's wife. 33 Whosoever shall seek to gain his life shall lose it: but whosoever shall lose his life'shall preserve it. 34 I say unto you, In that night there shall be two men on one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 35 There shall be two women grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 36 There shall be two men in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 37 And they answering say unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Where the body is , thither will the eagles also be gathered together.

How exactly did things come to pass in the days of Noah, and Lot? Did Noah and Lot's righteousness only save them? No, THEIR FAMILIES accompanied them out of the destruction zones BEFORE disaster struck. There's ALOT more riding on you than just you. For the sake of those you love WAKE UP and stay ready for the imminent appearance of our Lord. When? I DON'T KNOW...SOON. Grace and peace be with you always

For the record: prayer comes before any good works we may do for the Lord. What do you think pleases him more, time spent in intimacy with Him or you out in the world doing good works? They are both good, but one is better, and takes priority over the other. Here's your proof:

Left to do all the work herself whilst her sister, Mary, sat at her Lord’s feet, Martha complained bitterly, “Tell her to help me!” “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “You are worried and upset by many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42 NIV)