Reading the news we see impending famine, economic collapse, full scale apostacy, wickedness and perversion of every kind, and nobody seems to be very troubled by it. I'm troubled by it, and you should be too. As in the days of Noah, the time to build the ark was BEFORE the flood. The time to be ready for the Lord's return is BEFORE He comes back, not the day He comes back. Here's some support that nails that concept down nicely for us:
Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
So what do we see here? Again and again it's the same thing, destruction for those who refuse the true Jesus (you'll find Him in your bible, not from your "pastor")
and safety/security for those who know (and are known by) the Lord. One of our most basic needs is for safety and security. Look around, the walls on that are crumbling in, the world will soon be filled with terror on every side and without the Creator there to help you, you will have no help. Open your hearts to Him again today, go back to him on your knees, repent, pray for the brothers, TIME IS SHORT...Grace and Peace
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