Sunday, March 07, 2010

Evidence of the Problem

I was speaking with a "religious person" recently who claims to be a christian (I'm not her judge, just an observer) and I was confronted with evidence of the problem.

What problem you ask? The problem is, only a FEW are going to make it into the kingdom of heaven.....a great problem indeed.

Matt 7: 13"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

In this conversation with this lady, I heard all about how great her "pastor" is, how great their "church" is, even how wonderful the "rock band" is for "worship services" but what I heard nothing about is JESUS. No kidding, not one single mention of "Lord" or "Jesus" in the entire conversation. What is that indicitive of? No Holy Spirit. Again, I'm not her judge, just an observer. The Holy Spirit ALWAYS magnifies Jesus the Son of God, NEVER men or manmade organizations.

This lady is like so many today. Lots of "going to church" lots of wonderful "pastors" but where's the JESUS in them?

This world has what it presents as "light" and the bible comments on it here:

Matt 6:22“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

I write these things to you today as more evidence that there is a terrible problem in this world, even though many refuse to acknowledge it. The bible clearly tells us that many who call Jesus "Lord" today will be told Matt 7:23 Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'

Why remind you of these things? 1. because these things are written in the Word of God and 2. because FEW others are reminding you of these things.

The time for us to remember that we must keep Jesus as our "First Love" (Rev 2), is today. The time for us to watch and warn is today, not after Jesus has come for the wise virgins (Matt 25). Let us be diligent to search the scriptures for ourselves today and take to heart the FULL counsel of God, not just the cherry picked "juicy bits" that today's world feasts on. Let us confront ourselves with God Almighty today while there is still time to break our hearts before him and correct anything that needs correcting.

I asked the Lord recently for something to write to you about, this was it. If you are "in Christ" today, remain in him. Be encouraged because our God hears prayer and he does answer. Know that he does love you and he does hear you. Do not be discouraged when his answers do not come in your time. Wait for him, his answers will come in his time....

Grace and peace