You Are Running Out of Time!
By Don twobears
How do I start this, making a verbal request that you will understand about why coming to salvation in Jesus Christ is so important and to do so very quickly?
Everyone is talking about the “peace” accord needed between Israel and the occupants of the Gaza Strip, or the supposed coming December 21, 2012 Mayan apocalypse. If the conversation is not about those things, then it must be about the “fiscal cliff,” the earthquakes or the Iranian nuclear project and possible weapons creation.
And yet, I look around and I see the apathy of people, their denial of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, their dismal lives that are presently going nowhere fast. And I hear the grumbling of all the people about the racy ads on TV or the homosexual ranting and the same-sex marriages that President Obama, the first president to propose that the homosexual lifestyle as equal to any other. And then everyone wants to know why their lives and families are going down the tubes, why this country of ours is in such a horrible and stinking cesspool?
Is it only my observance or do all the true followers of Jesus Christ, when writing, preaching or discussing these things wrangle all over the place? And then the question is: Who is listening or paying any attention? Evidently...not too many!
“But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch” (Mark 13:32-37, emphasis added).
“Oh...we have plenty of time,” some have said to me.
I ask, “And how do you know this, when the Bible says the opposite?”
It’s the look I get next that really gets me!
“Why is it everyone that says they are born-again has to be such a bearer of bad news or such a hater? Why can’t you guys have something nice to say?”
So I turn around and tell them (depending on their age):
“Have a GREAT twenty years more!”
To be honest, I don’t know what else to say. I do know that I am being facetious but I am attempting to be as nice as I can be, considering the actual time we have left before the Rapture.
Here we are, the clock that is winding down to the Rapture is about two minutes to midnight, when Jesus Christ will come and take us home and then the Tribulation begins! We have two minutes to get as many in the fold and prepared as we can and everyone else is being lazy and slow, when time is of the essence!
Am I missing something here? It makes me feel like, I want to scream at the top of my lungs and pull my hair out at the same time! It makes me scared...NOT for me...for them! It makes me want to say things that I shouldn’t because they just can’t SEE past their noses!! IF they only KNEW!
Yesterday, I saw this on the Internet:
“Science vs. God: Does Progress Trump Faith?”
First, looking at the entire phrase, I see the dichotomy! Of course they put “science” first, subliminally offensive to me, next they talk about “progress” but they FAIL to state the progress of WHOM! Of course I know they are talking about humanity in as far as the WHOM. And again “faith” is the last word. Does that mean last as in “Save the last as best” or what? It is abundantly obvious...to say the least...the entire statement was slanted to be as infuriating as possible, to one side of the equation. And then they began to discuss whether or not the Bible is “empirical” or not.
I beg your pardon...hmm...please speak up, I didn’t quite catch that...EMPIRICAL...? Such horse hockey, as in blasphemy! I was so angry over this! They want to equate the Word of God to anything they could write themselves, they were not able to believe in a god of any kind...because of the “lack of empirical evidence.” THAT had my blood pressure up BIG time!! I need a break, here!
Okay, I’m back, I feel better now.
“Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain” (1 Corinthians 3:18-20, emphasis added).
“Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty” (1 Corinthians 1:25-27, emphasis added).
The Word of God ALWAYS makes me feel better. The more I read, the more I seek the Lord because there is nothing else for me to want than to seek my Lord! It always makes me wonder about those individuals who deny God, when they stand before Jesus Christ at the Great White Throne judgment, how are they going to explain themselves in what they have said, as in the Science vs. God example I gave.
Suddenly, they will be kneeling before the Lord God Almighty because HE is the Creator and we are the created. HE is God, HE is the beginning and the end, the first and the last, The GREAT I AM, the alpha and the omega! Can you imagine the state of their minds at that time? Jesus Christ won’t even have to say a single word. They will KNOW they have wronged the only one in all of eternity that could possibly save them from eternal hell. Can you imagine the horror they are going to feel as they see Jesus Christ turn HIS back on them? That is not sad...it is absolutely HORRIFYING! I am already scared for them!
Jesus Christ...IS Lord of lords and King of kings!!!
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