Romans 13:11 “Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed!”
A lone horse with empty saddlebags is like this generation.
All supplies are spent on self without allegiance given CHRIST.
With no want for HIS commandments and no patience to be taught
so they reject the WORD of GOD…to please the demons of this Life.
Caring solely for their apathy; intolerant of CHRISTians,
so their message to the world demands dilution of our freedoms.
But GOD seeks those enduring who remain steadfastly standing!
So this love for HIM compels me share great Faith in every season!
As such, this candle brightening, shall placate no “lingering shadows”.
Those who know the Way to go, yet selfish Wants still wallow after.
Ever praying for these Wayward yet no longer entertaining,
I must preach to other listeners as directed by The MASTER.
If seems harsh these steps departing, know HIS WORD this path supports.
Should one keep choosing to refuse the call of GOD, then walk away.
For “casting pearls before the swine” would be my guilt if
So sleeper, WAKE! I tell you, Rise!
because my GOD could come today!
As HIServant boldly preaching HIS soon return,
Devotional: Matthew 3:2 “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!”
Again we are blessed when we read the words of prophecy.
Revelation 1:3 “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear and obey what is written in it, because the time is near!”
If we continue doing our own thing, elevating work, sports, a person or anything above JESUS CHRIST, we are in error. Not a tiny bit but in full blown trespass!
And, if we remain stubborn, rejecting the gentle correction and also blunt confrontation from members of the Body, then we are examples also seen in Deuteronomy 19:15-17.
“If your brother sins against you, go and confront him privately. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.
16 But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.
17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, regard him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.”
I know of too many who have been preached to, had correction applied, and still continued to offend again and again.
Too many churches placate these errant souls and in doing so DAMAGE the other members of the church by blatantly compromising and continually tolerating the unchanging sinner.
The shunning was meant to “wake up” the wayward soul. It is scriptural. But now! Well now, the pulpit of many churches is so lukewarm, they tolerate these people whose actions resemble pigs who always go back to the mud.
So this is a warning to one and all. If you pastor a flock, GUARD IT!
Nurture and feed it with fear and trembling because you must give account to GOD for the flock in your stewardship. Consider the following verse which we should not gloss over. 1 Thessalonians 5:2.
“For you yourselves know full well that the day of the LORD will come just like a thief in the night.”
Dear reader, the Hour is close at hand. Yet my grief is full seeing many ignorant of Scripture, still satisfying their diluted understanding of GOD’s truths.
By continually accepting such a lukewarm, whittled down version of the Christian walk, they are in danger of being ”left to their own selfish ways.”
Romans 1:24-25 “Therefore GOD gave them over in the desires of their hearts to impurity for the dishonoring of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth of GOD for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the CREATOR, WHO is forever worthy of praise! Amen.”
So walk with an uncompromising faith which is acceptable in HIS sight and found reverently expectant of HIS coming back at any time!
Amen and amen!