Tuesday, March 15, 2011
~ "Look out below..."
But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by. Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21: 9-11)
It is not rocket science. Within the last ten years we have witnessed some of these phenomenon and some still doubt that we no longer approach the last days, but are, in fact, living in them. No, we do not know when that day will be, but suffice it to say it is not far off. Don't you think it's time to "get right" with God?
Throughout the history recorded in the Bible, God has given generation after generation the opportunity to come to him, be granted forgiveness and share in the gift of eternal life. More often than not, people turn away until the rain begins to fall and then bang relentlessly on the door begging to come in.
These events foretold by our Lord in Luke's Gospel are unfolding before our eyes. How much more subtile does God need to be before man? This is why it is important to read and study your Bible. This is where we learn the teachings of our God!
God will not change his mind, the scientists cannot prolong the time the earth has left to orbit the sun. Remember, the last time things on earth got this bad, God sent a flood! In comparison - I think the world today has far surpassed even the sinful natures of those who were destroyed then. Look around you! Tell me I'm wrong. Even God's most impressive visual sign to us is being used to portray a lifestyle that is in total defiance of His Word. Even the number of their sightings has dramatically increased since I was a child, or even a young adult. It is not a coincidence!
God has kept his promises throughout the ages. He has always done what he said he would do. Now, it's our turn to stand up and be the witnesses for Christ! It is our job to share the Gospel of truth - that Jesus IS the Messiah, that he died for our sins and still LIVES and he IS coming back to claim what it rightfully his! When the opportunity presents itself, offer the statement. Ask that stranger: "Did you know that Christ died for your sins?" That's all you have to do - it's a real conversation starter!
Keep you sights set on his kingdom. Whatever is coming WILL come. It's only a matter of time before God says "enough"!!! Be ready, be listening, be aware! The worst of the end is yet to come. Don't be left behind!