Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday Ponderings

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As I was watching the evening news this evening I was really taken by the sheer magnitude of the effect nature is having throughout the world...blizzards, record cold, record snow, lack of snow in places where snow is prevalent. even earthquakes in Chicago. Now the evening commentators will never bring this up... but to my way of thinking it is not just Mother Nature who is acting out here.
El Shaddai ( God Almighty) Creator of the earth is definitely getting our attention! Most Bible scholars will attest that we have entered into what the Bible calls the Last Days... No one knows the exact day or hour that Jesus Christ will appear in the clouds and a trump will sound and the dead will rise first, then His church (Bride) will be changed in a twinkling, be caught up with Him in the air and leave this world behind.. Glory to God! Maranatha! The Bible tells us He will come as a thief in the night. No one knows when but the Bible has left us with many clues as to His appearing.. There will be signs in the nature. Believers are told to be vigilant....watching....
ready with our oil lamps filled with oil and our wicks trimmed. Oh, man, you do not want to be caught unaware... You dont want to be left behind! For the Bible says there are many who have gone to church, done all the right things, even performed miracles for his name sake, yet on that day, the Lord will say " I never knew you!" and they will be left behind because they had not oil in their lamp.
I think about this parable of the ten virgins a lot. It appears that that oil is very important to the Lord... it constitutes the relationship one develops with the Savior... through prayer, Bible study, time in the secret place. apparently there are many in our churches today who think they are part of the family of God, yet if they are not completely yielded to the Master, who do not willingly and lovingly seek to spend time in His Presence "working out their salvation with fear and trembling" then they could very well be in for a huge awakening.... but by then it will be too late. For the Bible also says to those who heard the gospel and failed to heed the word, after the day of His coming to catch up his children, to those others he will give a delusional mind so that their hearts will be hardened. There are many places in the scriptures where it says to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.. heed these words.. I tell you, the days are getting short. The Bible is very clear about this. The end will come during the generation when Israel becomes a nation which was in 1947 and a generation is about 70 years. Watch the signs, read and study God's Word and be alert! Maranatha! Come Lord, Jesus!

2 comments:

  1. What a blessing, as I read Daniel 12 yesterday and was ever more convicted of the time and the command to head verse 3...Daniel 12:3 (New American Standard Bible)
    "Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

    Walking with Him,
    Sherri

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  2. Hi Carolyn,

    We were just reading last night the portion in Matthew which includes the parable of the virgins and their lamps. I think what you have written is well said. We cannot delude ourselves into thinking that church attendance (and here is means strictly an hour on Sundays) is our ticket to heaven. Neither are good works. While both those things are good and valuable, it is our personal, devoted, constantly seeking relationship with God through Christ Jesus that matters.

    God bless,

    Stacey <><

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