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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Heavy Hearts

Kind of how I am feeling this week.  First I hear of the horrible devastations that Japan is going thru since last Friday.  Horrible.  It is so hard to see the pictures and videos.  My heart aches and goes out to all of them.  But then my mind goes back to the Bible.  Prophesy is being fulfilled.

  1. Matthew 24:7
    For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
  2. Mark 13:8  
    For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
  3. Luke 21:11  
    And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

Don’t get me wrong, reading this and seeing what is going on in the world today, scares the flesh.  Scared I am not doing everything I know to do to make Heaven my home.  Like I have pointed out in previous posts, James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.  Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.  If we are in sin, we are not spotless, therefore will not make it.  Am I doing everything God is calling me to do?  Am I reading, praying, and fasting enough?  Am I being a light in this dark and dying world? Am I doing all I know to do to lead the lost to Christ?    To be honest, I think I have a lot of room for improvement.  I am not perfect, obviously.  I make mistakes, we all do.  Jesus Christ doesn’t ask us to be perfect, He just wants us to take up our cross and follow Him.  To die out to sin and the old flesh by repentance and water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ.  To rebuke the devil daily and live our lives for Him according to the scriptures.  Paul said in I Corinthians 15, I die daily.  We must choose daily to die out to sin, to rebuke it and to follow Him.
This might be overwhelming and I apologize, I am just very passionate at the moment and don’t mean to be confusing.  If you need clarification of anything or our beliefs, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  I am no Bible scholar and have learned everything I know in the recent years.  I just know time is short, He is coming quickly and if we are not ready to meet Him we will not make it.  There are no second chances on the Judgment day.
The second thing that has me feeling gloomy is I found out today that one of my coworkers lost their battle to cancer today.  It is a very somber day here at work and has me thinking on my walk that much more.  We don’t know the day or hour that the Lord is coming for HIS CHURCH.  Nor do we know when our final breath here on earth will be.  But I know the ONE who does, do you KNOW him?
God Bless each and every one of you!
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