Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Escape All

34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

There is an escape from all coming. That's a FACT. There is a worthiness factor attached to it, that also is a fact. Many people will not be counted worthy of this escape from all, just like many people will not make it through the narrow gate that leads to life (Matt 7:13-28), did you ever stop to ask WHY?

It's become quite a fad in todays so called christianity to cast doubt on whether or not there will be an escape from all. This fad also calls into question how much of the flood Noah escaped. It calls into question how much fire and brimstone Lot had to endure before he escaped. It also calls into question how much the Philadelphia church (Rev 3:10) will be kept from.

The fact is, Noah escape ALL of the flood. Lot escaped ALL of the fire and brimstone. Some people will escape ALL of the coming judgement and some people will be kept from the hour of trial coming on ALL the earth. Those are facts, not my opinions..FACTS straight from God's mouth as written in the pages of the bible.

According to men's faith things happen to them. Doubt sticks a rapier through the heart of faith. Doubt is a tool of the devil who has been asking "hath God really said" from the very beginning. Few will escape, and few will be saved because few take the Lord at his word. Few will be "ready" like the virgins of Matt 25. Few will be WATCHING and PRAYING in FAITH at the time of Luke 21:36 is literally fulfilled.

Just before the command to pray to be kept from all in Luke 21, we see this in Luke 18:

Luke 18:8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and ... ... Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

Belief is a major part of "being." Men's disbelief supresses them, they aren't blind, its just that they won't see. What they do not believe, they will not receive. Be careful of what you believe, especially when it conflicts with the commands of God. If we were told to pray that we may be counted worthy to escape all, I would suggest we do it. Silly me?

grace and peace