2 Timothy 4:2 “Preach the WORD; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage–with great patience and careful instruction.”
The Priority of Preaching, “HE is coming!”
We will go where YOU go leading
just in your steps
and shall preach how YOUR crimson bought life for our souls.
Eternally paid so, with Faith to believe,
help us cast off our castaway thoughts of this flesh.
For no loss can o’ertake us that
takes us from THEE!
Therefore teach, through our reading YOUR WORD, sovereign Truth.
Blotting out every memory of sin
and its chains
from our hearts, till we stand;
overwhelmed by great peace.
To YOUR voice lift our ears and these eyes to THY face!
Draw our souls from these frames and embrace us above!
Within Love hold us closely till instantly home…do we stand in The Land which YOU promised by Grace.
May our heart’s preparation then
prove every step;
confirmed as Bereans, immersed in
Comparing THIS hour to YOUR Revelations; proclaiming
“Our KING shall return…as HE said!
As HIServant shedding Complacency and embracing HIS revealed prophetic WORD,
Devotional: EVERY hour brings a potential preaching engagement. Everyone we interact with, online, on the phone, texting and in person.
This is all the more critical given the time. There is none. At least not to goof around, take church as usual, act as though only the “next generation” will have to “deal with” end time signs.
Ephesians 5:14 “This is why it is said: ‘Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and CHRIST will shine on you.’” And being spiritually asleep to the point of a coma-like status…is what sadly fills many of the pews at church today.
This hour is unlike any in past history but don’t take my word for it. Be a Berean and study to show yourself approved unto GOD. We do this…by being AWAKE.
There’s tons of social good that can be done. Got it. But choosing to focus exclusively on those activities and NOT wake up the church now…is just like being on the Titanic in its death throes. Many refused to look around, to accept that the Hour was dire. And they never woke up.
1 Corinthians 7:35 I am saying this for your benefit, not to place restrictions on you. I want you to do whatever will help you serve the LORD best, with as few distractions as possible.”
So, my goal is to relight the fire within us all to recognize that our LORD is at the door. To cease giving our distractions equal or greater billing than GOD. But there are a few NOW things to consider.
The Earth is groaning and has tilted over 6 degrees. Hawaii has over 400 earthquakes in just a couple days. Lava is coming up through the streets there in some places. Wars and rumors of wars like never before.
But! That’s all “happened before”, right?Why rock the boat?” I will emphatically and loving state because it’s sinking…and HIS return is imminent. Such is the very hope of our calling to see HIM FACE TO FACE in the clouds!
Luke 7:47 “I tell you, her sins — and they are many — have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.”
So why the shrinking back? We have been forgiven much! Please refrain from any contradictory listing such as “But I tithe more faithfully, am in church always, feed the poor, know that I haven’t sinned LIKE you…etc, etc, etc. All of sinned and fallen short so your self-measuring stick is just as flawed and sinful.
Is here really better than Heaven? Be honest! If you sincerely think it is, carry on. But I honestly can’t. I’m not more advanced, some more righteous Christian not anything like that. I’m simply writing as I feel HIS compelling.
Being prepared for NOW is far more important that our 401k’s, our new car, a promotion or any other earthly “goal / priority” you place above being readied for HIS return. It’s more important that hitting a donation goal, getting church debt paid down, and you fill in the blank.
Mark 4:18-19 “And others are the ones sown among thorns. They are those who hear the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves UNFRUITFUL.”
Just like hearing HIS WORD for the first time, so the results like above are the same for those forgetting their first love. HIM! Not activities, agendas or “kingdom building” FOR HIM! No, in no way. Our first love is CHRIST and CHRIST alone!
In full disclosure, HE tells us there’s none better nor worse than any other in HIS kingdom. I know I’ve messed up more times than I could have counted. But I have no desire to place comfort zone, milk drinking only devotionals before you. My task is as a scribe to pull you and myself from such sleep with a zealous passion!
So! I write daily to tell you to look up.
The Promised Land we long for isn’t here. Books like “Your Best life Now” are heretical offerings distracting the Body from expecting CHRIST and reaching Glory.
Oh Self! Where is your heart focused today? On activities FOR HIM or far more so UPON HIM? Take urgent heed and prepare diligently both your heart and those of your family.
Amen and amen!