Saturday, April 25, 2009

Faith and Patience

Hebrews 6 :12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

The theme of the song in my heart today is faith and patience. Everything the Lord wants to do through us and in us will be done by those two things. We must be faithful today because we have no idea what tomorrow will bring.

I was reading this morning about an outbreak of swine flu that could turn pandemic. I remember how the bird flu was hyped to a fever pitch and nothing came of it. Yea some people died, but people die every year from every kind of flu. There's so much "crying wolf" these days that many are tempted to blow off everything, including their patience, and that is a mistake.

There is no doubt whatsoever that terrible times are coming, but we don't know when they are coming. So today, open your bibles, get on your knees before the Lord, seek his face. Build your faith and patience, ask him for more. Prepare yourselves to do what needs doing today, and for what lies ahead of us tomorrow.

Each day that passes leads me to believe that we are supposed to walk into the Ark, and out of Sodom in strength, not with a whimper. What this means is that as the world trembles in fear, we should grow stronger in faith. Our faith is the substance of things hoped for. What that means is, your faith is "substantial" it is tangible, real, substance, not some pie in the sky idea that religious people sell. What you believe in faith is fact, and substance right now today. Just because you can't see something, does'nt mean it does'nt exist.

Hold onto your faith, in patience and the things that are unseen, but alive within you, will soon be seen around you. Seek the face of the Lord today. What is it he is saying to you today? You do not need or want some religious hired hand pastor showing you how to be intimate with your wife/husband do you? Then why allow them to do the same with your God?

We are in the eye of the storm today. Dark days are coming, but they are not here yet. Make the most of today, pray, believe, seek, ask, knock. Do what you can do today with the (parable of the "talents") our Lord gave you. I believe time is short, but that could mean we are with Jesus today, or years from now.

We get one shot at this life, then we will be with the Lord forever (if we are faithful and patient). Please pray for all the brothers, for me and my family, that those of us who are "in Christ" may be counted worthy to escape all thats about to happen and stand before the Son of man. The escape is real, that's a fact, and its coming soon. The lord's grace and peace be upon you.