Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Duality We Live

It has been written here before that we must be prepared to leave this earth today. We also must be able to patiently wait as long it takes for the Lord to show up, possibly for years. We are ready to leave, we are ready to stay. Fairly simple in theory, not so easy in practice.

The word of our Lord tells us that he could show up for us at any minute. We are servants who must be ready for our master to return....right now. Those who tell you that you don't have to be ready right now are liars and thieves.

Luke 12:40 "You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is
... So be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at a time when you don't expect him

Matthew 24:44 "For this reason you also must be ready; for the
... So you, too, must be ready, because at an hour you arenot expecting him the Son of Man will come

Matthew 25:10 "And while they were going away to make the purchase ...
... "While they were away buying it, the groom arrived. Those who were ready wentwith him into the wedding banquet, and the door was closed

Luke 1:17 "It is he who will go as a forerunner before
... of Elijah to turn the hearts of parents to their children and the disobedient tothe wisdom of the righteous, and to prepare the people to be ready for the Lord

And the list goes on and on and on...

Notice what these do not say....they do not say "be ready when.." they just say "be ready." That means now. Have you been watching the news lately? People are being shot left and right, there's death by wars, death by plane crashes, death by famine, but since it has'nt happened lately in your backyard, have you grown complascent? Which of the people who have died from gunshot, plane crashes, car accidents etc etc over the past 30 days saw it coming? You are to be ready now, today, not tomorrow, not next month, not at the mid point of the tribulation, not after the abomination of desolation..NOWWWWWWWWWWW.

How long with this "holding pattern" last? We are in a holding pattern just like a plane circling an airport ready to land, but without permission from air traffic control yet. I'll be the first to admit, I have no idea when the Lord will come back for us...none. And guess what? I don't need to know the day and hour because I, and you, and everyone else in the world has already been told to be ready NOW. If you are not ready today, shame on you. If your doctrine or theology tells you that Jesus cannot and will not come back today, then you have dug yourself a nice little pit with spikes at the bottom of it for yourself and everyone else you teach or talk to.

Our Lord told us to be ready. Our Lord told us that it will be well for the servants who he finds doing what they are supposed to be doing when he comes back at an unexpected time.

Matt 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

At an hour when YE think not. Ye? Yea, that means you..Not "they"... YOU

Passover started last night (April 8th) at sunset and will continue for 7 days. Could the Lord come back for us today or tomorrow, or any time during the days ahead? You bet he could. Be ready, be watching. Rekindle your sense of urgency. This world likes to sing you lullabies to put you to sleep. Whatever you have to do to light a fire under your rear end today..DO IT.

We also must be prepared to wait.

Rev 3: 10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

We are patiently waiting, day in, and day out for our Lord's return.

A phrase that has been resonating in my mind that I have to get out now is "the growing irrelevance" of the things of the world, especially the news. Everyone is out chasing rabbit trails. If we want to know where we are in time, keep your eyes on the Lord. Keep your eyes on his time markers. Markers like the apostasy of the church, Israel being regathered in 1947, men being lovers of themselves, pleasure etc. I have no doubt that the restrainer could step aside today and release the hordes of hell on this earth. The trick is, the Lord is making people wait. People seem to sense that we are on the brink of something, but this holding pattern we are in really vexes them. People don't like to wait. The Lord is the most patient being in all eternity. We, as his children, must perfect our patience just as his patience is perfect.

The world is living in fear more and more everyday to pave the way for the arrival of anti-christ. Why don't we fear? Why should we fear when we are just like our Father in heaven? Would he punish himself? And if we are just like him, our love is made perfect and there is no fear in love.....We are in him, he is in us. Each day gives us an opportunity to perfect ourselves for the bridegroom. Yep, the word there is perfect..perfection is what we are called to, and as imperfect human beings that means the job is never done (as long as we are in these bodies).

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts
... because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. ... becausefear has torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love.

Matthew 5:48 "Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly ...
... So be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."

These people who tell you "yea, well everybody sins! And they do it all the time!" And these same people call themselves christians? Who are these people? Who is it that's pouring that poison into their ears? Where is the conviction within these people (that comes from looking into the perfect word of God) that tells them to RUN from the so called "preachers of righteousness..pastors" teaching them this garbage?

There's a reason that few will be saved:

Matt 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

I think it would be wise for us to remember today, and during the remaining days of passover, what the Lord has done for our forefathers in Egypt. "In Christ" everything that has ever been done for a child of the Most High God, has been done for us. We are one..."in Him." When the angel of Death passed over the people of Israel while they were in Egypt, it was a blessing for us, in love. Our Lord is the true passover lamb. We were promised an escape from all thats about to happen. Those who keep the word of his patience are promised to be kept from the trial coming on the whole world.

Thank you for all who said a prayer for our safe trip, we are back now and all went well. Please take a moment today..right now to remember all that the Lord has done for you, for those you love, and for our family "in Christ" back throughout history. The God we serve is a mighty and awesome king. He is worthy to receive ALL the honor and praise and glory now and forever. Do not forget the things he has already done. They were written for a reason, to bring to our remembrance who our God is, how he works. If we are to praise him for all eternity, then we need to praise him now. Psalm 22:3 says that God inhabits the praises of His people.

Time is short, I've been saying that for years, and in patience I will continue to say it. A fire burns within me to lay out day after day the message I believe he has brought to my remembrance day after day after day. The task the Lord has given this nobody (me) to do is to put in front of people what has already been written: Matt 7:13-7:28, and the apostasy of the church in the last days and the escape. Those are the "big three" that the Lord has given me, and they won't go away. Everything you have seen written here for years now, revolves around those three things. Others have different tasks from him, but those are mine. I am not alone with that burden, there are others in the world who tremble with the same task from the Most High. Confront the people of this world with the Holy One, whether they like it or not. Remind them of the things they like to skip over and evade in their "buffet style christianity." Our Lord did not give us the option to pick and choose the pleasant aspects of his word and skip over all the rest. Holiness, truth and justice, faith and obedience come before any blessing. This is not a buffet, this is sonship, the making of princes of the most high God. This is serious business. The angels watch in fascination at the unfolding drama and we are the stars of the show. Do not let our father down, serve him with fear and trembling. Kiss the Son lest he be angry and destroy you in your way. Some decision you made 10 years ago at summer camp will not be enough. WAKE UP and be ready. The Son of God is coming.

grace and peace