Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Word of Encouragement

Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good;How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!

I want to let you know today that taking refuge in the Lord is something real not some pie in the sky "nice to do" figurative thing. As we face off with the dark days ahead, this refuge would be a smart place to take up residence. This God that I know, has never..EVER let me down. Time after time after time, he has come through for me and my family, and I am among the very least of his servants.

Terrible times are ahead, but there is still a place to take refuge, there is still an escape ahead of us. Yes satan is going to have a go at his age of aquarius, satanic kingdom, but he does'nt get long to enjoy it. Our God is not going to sit around and play checkers while satan is running amuck on earth. We no longer have to sit around waiting and wondering when the end of the age will be, we can see it right in front of our faces. Predictably, we have people (like the pope) telling us its not the end of the world. I guess we're all about to find out now are'nt we?

The things that are about to happen will cause tremendous fear in people. People will be in shock and awe that what's coming could happen to them. "I never thought it would happen to me" heard that before? What is coming is a time of wrath and punishment. Take your eyes of whats happening in the world for a minute and look at things from God's perspective. He said it was coming, and now here it comes, is anyone really surprised? I'm not, but many will be. Even today, there are many who doubt that our God is a God of his word. If he said he was going to do it, believe it, its gonna happen. Those who are found "in Christ" are not destined for wrath, thats plainly stated in our bibles. Wrath is for the unbeliever and the sinner, for the faithless. If you call yourself a christian and find yourself faithless today, you should be worried, I'm not going to sugarcoat it for you. We are saved by grace THROUGH FAITH. Without faith, there's nothing to be saved "through."

If you lack faith, go back to the author and finisher of our faith, Jesus Christ, who gives liberally. Don't slip into fear, let me repeat that, don't slip into fear. Fearfull things are coming, true, but greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world, remember that. Our God is a real refuge, more secure than any bunker the governmen could build you inside a mountain somewhere.

This world suffering for its sin. Payback is WAY overdue for the evil that men have done, for the wickedness, selfishness, greed, haughtiness, arrogance, its simply payback time. Here's a picture that brings a smile to my face, because I see men like Bush, paulson, bernanke, greenspan when I think of it:

Rev 6 the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; 16 and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; 17 for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”

Today, the men who are raping and pillaging the countryside think their money will hide them from disaster. They think their secret societies and satanic oaths will protect them. It won't be long before they are hiding in the rocks, and they know what a HUGE mistake they've made.

grace and peace