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Thursday, January 31, 2019

This was written July 2, 2009, but sadly as relevant today as it was then.

“And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. But when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter. And he said to me: “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues and kings.” Revelation 10:10-11

Each day grows darker. Clouds gather across this vast expanse of land we call home. Each day we are confronted with wars and rumors of wars, ‘men’s hearts failing them for fear’- daily it appears we are on the edge of loosing one more precious freedom. Struggling with feelings of depression, hopelessness, anger and pain, attempting to balance all that is happening in our world -

We are un-prepared to meet our Master - We are unprepared to greet our King.

“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trials which is to try you, as though some strange thing has come upon you. But rejoice inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’ sufferings; that, when His glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.”  1 Peter 4:12-13

Many reach for the good times instead of the good news, the bottle instead of the Bible to cover their scars – wounds left to fester, scab over and fester again – but never to heal. Where is the good news? Where is hope to be found - ABC, CNN, Fox?

GROW UP! Refuse to live on milk; reach for the meat, the pure meat of the Word. Anyone who lives on milk is still an infant and is not acquainted with the teachings of Truth and Righteousness.

Cry out - "Restore us to You, O LORD, renew our days as of old." Lamentations 5:21

Do not remain as children in your thinking, take your place alongside those who have gone before.

"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us." Hebrews 12:1

...and grow in grace and knowledge of our LORD and Saviour, Jesus the Christ. To Him be glory and honor now and forever. 2 Peter 3:18

HOPE! Here is our hope:

“Beloved, now we are the children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself,  just as He is pure.” I John 3:2-3

Scripture has been so Americanized that we believe God owes us a place in His kingdom – we deserve to receive blessing and honor and the praises of men. The gospel has so long been watered down that whether spoken from pulpit or television it is scarcely recognizable as “good news” by those who would have ears to hear.

We have taken as “gospel” all that we have seen and heard and must face the sad reality – we know neither our God nor His Word.

Who are we but sinners saved by grace through the death, burial and Resurrection of our LORD, Jesus Christ. What are we but sinners saved by grace through the death, burial and Resurrection of our LORD, Jesus Christ.

“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man – and birds and four-footed beasts and creeping things.” Romans 12:22-23

Look around – see how the incorruptible God has been changed in the twenty-first century to fit the corruptible mindset of modern man. Man no longer worships birds, four-footed beasts or creeping things – but instead worships the works of their hands. While false teachers who preach and teach heresy are leading the world astray, the church seeks experience rather than relationship and many have exchanged the truth for a lie, worshipping and serving created things rather than the Creator.

We must stop putting our selfish interest above all that is God. If man will not worship God as God, God will leave man to his own devises and man will drown in a sea of misplaced loyalties, surrendered freedoms, apostasy and lies, (this appears to be the road we have continued to travel since first I penned this post almost ten years ago).

“IF My people who are called by My Name [He is talking to the church – not the world] will HUMBLE themselves, and PRAY and SEEK My face and TURN from their wicked ways, THEN I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14

Israel has not followed these teachings, neither has His church, the grafted in ones, but we as individual believers can -

The time to begin is NOW.

1/31/19....We as Americans have learned nothing in the ten years since this first posted....but now it appears America has turned a corner into depravity unimaginable ten years ago. Judgment is promised to the unrepentant rebellious among us. America look around, see what you have become. Wake up, raise up against the evil spreading like a cancer across the nation. Get off the pew and onto your knees. The stench of evil fills the air.

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