Sunday, November 05, 2017

Repentance and Rest

Before we get to a note of encouragement from the Lord, let us remember.  Remember what brother D?  Remember the warnings.  We are not even 90 days from the great American eclipse and Yom Kippur warnings and for the vast majority it is all forgotten.  These recent warnings are forgotten just as the blood moon tetrad warnings have been forgotten.  Why are the warnings forgotten?  Because this world has an attention span of about 15 seconds.  15 seconds after the warnings took place the scoffers came out to "debunk" the warnings then everything was summarily forgotten.  What is the problem with all this?  Here:

2 Peter 3:8But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

^^ The warnings are real, but what does the Lord do?  He exercises patience and longsuffering towards us.  We must not mistake the Lord's patience and longsuffering with slack.  The Lord has not forgotten anything, He is watching and waiting.  As an insight into this watching and waiting the great American eclipse will be repeated in 7 years, in 2024 creating and X across the country.

Do we have 7 more years to wait until the other shoe drops for America?  Its very possible.  Mankind sees 7 years as a mini-eternity yet our Lord sees it as the blink of an eye.  As a point of reference the blood moons took place in 2014-2015 which was only 2-3 years ago and look at how the world has changed in those 2-3 years.

Whats the point brother?  The point is, we must remember.  We must remember the promises.  We must remember the warnings and take all of it seriously.  Look around and you tell me if this world is headed to greener pastures and better days?  The best is not just around the corner for this world, the way we know this with 100% certainty is because the distance between this world and its Creator is growing by the day.

On to Encouragement....

On a more uplifting note the Lord recently impressed this writer with some encouragement:

Isa 30:15This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:
“In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength,
but you would have none of it.

In the midst of a stern warning to Israel we find the Lord's encouragement.  What is He saying up there ^^?

Think about what He has called us to:

1. repentance
2. rest
3. quietness
4. trust

When I read that, every fiber of my being says YESSSSSSSS, give me more of that!
We do not have to strive and agonize and push and shove our way forward.  All we have to do is repent and rest in quietness and trust.  You want a formula for success?  That's it.  In the midst of all the chaos and turmoil we are to repent and rest.  In the midst of all the striving and agonizing we are to be quiet and trust in our God.  That's it.  Thank the Lord our God for His wonderful mercy towards us who love Him.

Continue the path forward remembering our Lord's promises and His warnings:

Isa 3:10 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
11Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

grace and peace