Mark 1:15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of GOD has come near. Repent and believe the Gospel!”
When Time Runs Out…
No more doubting remains
that our LORD’s return
is no farther away
than this hour, should HE choose.
For Peace seems most surely
a fleeting facade
where, like weeds, offense breeds
everywhere, without fail.
Although this is well known,
yet those choosing sleep
(whose faith has no basis)
still re-question GOD’s truths.
With their singular focus,
CHRIST shall find them lacking
without HIS blood’s cleansing.
…without any time left.
As HIServant shouting, “Awake, Beloved! Awake for the Bridegroom is coming!”,
Devotional: Luke 15:10 “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of GOD over one sinner who repents.” What joy!
But joy is absent in the world now. And the time is growing shorter, with less and less time for superficial hope. For example: Lebron James today summed up the belief structure and boast of the world today. He’d just experienced another loss as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team.
You can swap out the word “Basketball” for whatever the obsession or interest is that’s above serving CHRIST. He said, “Basketball: If that’s not the most important thing, then why we doing this?”
“Why should we wake up to the reality of the Hour?” is how I translate his comment for the largest percentage of the world today. Now don’t mistake his focus on the job he’s paid for as the reason for his reply.
Don’t mistake thinking that enough worldly activity will somehow make up for our spiritual needs…for our hearts’ daily cry for the touch of the LORD.
There is NOTHING more important than CHRIST. But as members of Life doing work in the business community, we hear other voices, don’t we? “Don’t go too crazy with your faith, Whitney.
Make sure no one is offended, be tolerant of all, don’t rock the boat by preaching to anyone or “worse yet” claiming GOD is sovereign over our “will”.
So while the world and those prioritizing the “gains” of the world as most important, we must have and display a much different focus. We who gaze upon JESUS as most important, must lead the way with our faith pointing others away from the distractions of this world.
Even with countless obligations and “have-to-do’s” every day with children and our spouses as well as jobs, JESUS remains the only “End-to-End” solution. Meaning from before birth till after life, HE’s the only unbreakable thread which brings us through and binds us together.
But what a daily struggle it is to stay focused on HIM when we need to pay bills, make ends meet, take care of “High Priorities” that others thrust upon us! And we can give them due attention.
However, we must never think that something temporal or any momentary (compared to eternity) task should be given greater attention, love, interest or devotion than HIM.
So we show our zeal for CHRIST by digging into HIS WORD, pressing into HIS presence so that others also may realize this most sacred fact!
AND THAT IS…there IS TIME! TIME to repent and turn back to the LORD GOD of Heaven and Earth! So with the Hourglass in hand, hear my cry!
Matthew 10:7 “And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand!”
Therefore! Repent…for the LORD draweth Nigh!
Amen and amen!