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Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 4 They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” 5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. 2 Peter 3:3-7 NIV
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. 2 Peter 3:9-10
Having been raised with God’s Word and considering things that have already occurred, currently happening and about to occur; it is not possible to remain silent, but declare God’s immense love and compassion on man and His generous offer of forgiveness to any who would ask and seek to do His will.
This earth is consumed with self. Everywhere we look, we are constantly invited to indulge self. Only a trip to a location where all we can see is the great creations of God seems to put us in touch with Him. Yet there are still those who will look at such vast beauty and declare; “It just happens!” What an odd thought. What a sad way to think of life. When we remove God’s love and personal touch to our existence, the meaning of life is sadly diminished and reduced to a harsh and meaningless theory.
As our own relationships and existance in life tells us; love cannot be forced. Jesus walked this earth telling of His love and purpose. Even performing miracles. But still they would not believe. Still they found it necessary to kill this bearer of good news. Not an evil doer. Not guilty of any crime. Simply declaring love and forgiveness. Telling of a place where His father dwelt and the mansions and beauty being prepared for those who would believe, seek forgiveness and vow to live a life dedicated to holiness like that of our Savior.
Seems so simple doesn’t it? The Bible was then provided as a guide to those who would believe even after the departure of Christ. Details all in conjunction with one another. One never contracting another. Yet today, everything we are warned about from His Word is unfolding right before our eyes.
Nations against nations. Unthinkable acts of violence. Father and mothers killing their children and children killing their fathers and mothers. False prophets declaring unbilical beliefs. Self indulgence taking the place of respect and honor to God. Rulers blaspheming God. The list goes on. It doesn’t take an education any higher than that of a fourth or fith grader to see what is clearly painted before our eyes.
A Pope declares and condones the use of condoms for homosexuals, yet doesn’t allow them for heterosexuals. Pastors of God’s Holy Word declare ordained sin in God’s house of worship. Films are being made to advance the presence of a gay agenda in the church that will rival the Word of God.
The blatancy and blasphemous behavior grows from one day to the next. It’s becoming less and less likely for someone to hear the still small voice over the roar of the lion.
The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. ?3? He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come (Matthew 22:2-3)
Do you hear Him? Is He calling you? Do you know how loved you are and how many are praying for you? These are acts of selflessness. There are those reaching out to you because they care. They do not want witness your eternal loss. These are not people saying they are better than you. These are people who want to see you come to the cross and kneel with them daily seeking God’s forgiveness and guidance to continually turn and reach out to others with a voice of hope. A voice that Jesus commissions us to deliver to those seemingly lost in this world of confusion great struggling.
Pray this prayer right now while He is speaking to you. Dear Jesus, I am a sinner. I have lost my way, but you have promised to show me the way. I believe you. Come into my heart right now and please forgive me for my sins. I want to do your will, not my will. I thank you so very much Jesus! Amen
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God bless you!