Lord of all creation - I come to You now in the name of this Jesus I have heard about. I was born into a sinful world and have lived in ignorance and rebellion to Your truth. Jesus, I accept You as God manifested in the flesh, born as an offering for my sins. Born to pay the price I am unable to pay - the price required for restored fellowship with my Creator.
I am sorry for all my sins and turn away from them. Please forgive me and make me a vessel fit for Your use. I release any bitterness or unforgiveness in my heart and ask You to deal with those situations. I believe You were born of a virgin, died on the cross, rose from the dead on the third day, ascended into heaven and are now sitting at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for me.
You are now Lord of my life.
JESUS IS COMING SOON! HOW SHALL WE ESCAPE IF WE NEGLECT SO GREAT A SALVATION?
Confess Jesus before men and He will confess you before the Father.
Take me home now please.
decision making time ending soon
"to everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven." eccl 1:10
it's difficult for humans to imagine life without time. it is so critical to every area of our lives, and each have a limited amount of it. animals, precious to be sure, exist without a soul. they have no perception of time - no dread or hope of a tomorrow, only now. but we humans have a soul, a vacuum reserved for God or self. we know dread full well while only the wise have a hope in Christ.
we all have moments in our life, special times; a birth, the death of a loved one, maybe even a marriage - but there always come a deciding moment; a moment that changes everything. abraham had a moment when he offered up his beloved son in pure obedience. esau had a moment when he foolish sold his birthright for a hungry belly. moses had a moment when he decided to check out the fire burning on the mount of God. all of these were life changing. unfortunately, many don't recognize how important a "moment" can be.
all our lives are a ministry of sorts; to God or self. how's yours going so far? i want to read a short passage from one of my favorite authors, o.s. hawkins.
"an effective ministry of God's word will balance teaching doctrine, correcting false path, and instructing in godly living. some believers overemphasize doctrine: they are doctrinally sound, but living without power. others focus much on reproof or correction, apparently thinking it is their calling to reprove and correct everyone else. still others concentrate on "instruction in righteousness" 2 tim 3:26 to the exclusion of teaching doctrine, and thus they have no direction in life. an effective christian life is a balanced life, and God's word helps give balance to Ministry and to a person's life. so when you study the bible, do not judge it; it judges you. God's word has withstood the test of time and will be the Book of all books when all others have passed into obscurity."
we must all spend our time here, holding each second as precious and opportunistic. that's how our Lord lived; each moment - each word purposely spoken because He knew the weight of them and how they would be recorded and read down the centuries. our words do not carry such significance, but their importance remains. "but I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment." matt 12:36
Jesus, being God, had many life defining moments. as when He was tempted. Jesus was "showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time." luke 4:5 His victory in that moment led him on to know other moments, some joyful, some painful - all leading to the ultimate moment, our redemption and reconciliation with the Godhead.
there was a generation that lived in the time of Christ's first coming. like joseph, His identity was hidden from His brothers at the time. these were known as biblical times and we are that chosen generation to live in them once again.
the prophecy: "seventy weeks are determined for your people and for your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sins, to make reconciliation for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy." dan 9:24
beloved, this is our moment; a moment like no other, a generation like no other. many have made their decision, but know the game isn't over until time's up - then there will be crucial overtime period called the seventieth week. in the game of life one is allowed to switch sides at will if it is genuine. God is so merciful that way. but know this, our choice has consequences. one will lead to a beautiful eternity with our Creator - the other to unimaginable torment and regret. "oh, how they are brought to desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors." psa 73:19
what will you do with your moment and how will your life reflect it? will it be indicative of the light of life? "true faith involves not just knowing Christ, but also developing and maintaining consistency between what we read and our conduct, our words, and our thoughts. faith and works are not contradictory to each other. in fact, in scripture we find them complimenting each other. may your life reflect your faith. make your moment count!
This Can't Go On Forever
"Therefore I will number you for the sword, and you shall all bow down to the slaughter; because, when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not hear, but did evil before My eyes, and chose that in which I do not delight." isa 65:12
These are those who do not delight in His ways; those ones who love the darkness more than the light. A Godly heart cannot understand such a thing, but truth remains truth regardless of one's invented truth. Scripture tells us that even the evil doers love their own. But it is a selective love; a worldly love; not the love of God.
Reading scripture now is almost like reading the daily newspaper. Lawlessness and self-centeredness are overwhelming. Just read for yourselves. Does this not describe our times to a tee?
"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power... led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." 2 tim 3:1-7
The other day I watched a young person on a plane disputing with an elder that they were a boy and not a girl. The amount of arrogance and lack of respect was overwhelming. Their minds have become so darkened I fear their confusion nears being given over. It's like a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. An enlightened mind cannot comprehend it and certainly not approve of the disrespect they show in wildly defending their confusion. "They sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no bud; it shall never produce meal. If it should produce, aliens would swallow it up." hos 8:7
And don't you find it interesting how the Spirit uses "aliens" in that verse? Will aliens contribute to unbeliever's ultimate deception at the rapture? It is no longer a topic shrouded in secrecy and ridiculed. It is openly discussed, none realizing these are really the evil ones, perhaps appearing as an angel of light. Much as the anti-christ will appear, bringing solutions (peace and safety) when he is revealed. Their admiration will blossom into worship. Oh yes, he is just silently awaiting for his time to come - until believer's hosting the Holy Spirit are no longer here to restrain.
I am hearing they expect all humans to be merged with neural implants by 2030; a boom for mankind and a benefit allowing kids to learn faster and better. There are already volunteers for the "musk chip." Those of us older may remember the tv show, "the six million dollar man." Their opening tag line was, "we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better, stronger, faster." Obviously insinuating better than God created man. And isn't it great that the price has finally come down on something. I wonder how often our entertainment has predicted our future. Is the "terminator" a precursor to artificial intelligence next?
As I noted before, now they are talking about creating synthetic life. Can anybody say, "the days of Noah?" "They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built." luke 17:27-28 This is just further confirmation to me that there will be a pre-trib rapture. These things will not be normal at the end of jacob's trouble. Turmoil and death will prevent life and leisure from continuing as normal.
Only the blinded fail to see or admit we are at that point now; in the days when the world had become so adulterated and degenerate that all, save eight, had to be destroyed. "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap." gal 6:7
So I say again, "this can't go on forever." Many people think I am just rapture crazy but I honestly can understand why others can't see what I see coming, and coming fast. I know many are not even looking, just blindly going forth as sheep to the slaughter. Even many christians believe His coming is yet far off. How can they look at everything combined and say that it will be maybe 30 years or 20 or 10 or even 5 years away?
Yes, this next rapture watch may come and go as all the others before have. If that happens we will dutifully look for that next "expected" time. (For all of who believe in a post-trib rapture, can you imagine seven years much, much worse than it is now? Just kill me quickly.)
Regardless of what others may say, all things "do not" continue as they were from the beginning of creation. As we rapidly run to and fro, our knowledge has increased with the years. As knowledge is increasing exponentially, so is sin. The light is fading rapidly from hearts desiring to wallow in debauchery. Sin is being harvested faster than it can be sown.
Abraham talked God down to 5 righteous people trying to save sodom, but I don't believe there will be any talking God down this time. Not with all the souls slain for their testimony of Christ crying out: "how long, o Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" rev 6:10 Not with all those on earth who are bearing witness to His love and free gift, now joining in the sing-along.
Scripture tells us His mercy endures forever, but He is also "just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus." rom 3:26. Justice and righteousness will prevail.
(5783/5784 Jewish year)
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