I have not spent much time on is the topic of eschatology; the study of the end
times. I admit that Bible prophecy is a fascinating subject, yet it is
also very subjective. There is quite a
bit of mystery in the Word, and many differing views on this subject. It
is the one subject that you really cannot say someone is wrong, since it hasn’t
happened yet. While I do have personal
views on the end times, my emphasis has always been on the Christian life now!
Those things that we absolutely know for sure from God’s Word, our personal
daily walk, and the responsibilities we have as His children.
In light of
the latest terrorist attacks in Europe and on the US, and the escalating
problems in the Middle East, many people are seeing history, even Bible prophecy unfold before their eyes. If
these events mean anything to you personally, this is the message they are
screaming out. There is no more time to play! There is no more time
to be apathetic about our faith! And there
is no more time to allow ourselves to be distracted by the enemy who uses
division in the body, and our own personal weaknesses to keep us from serving
the battle cry has clearly sounded. The trumpet of warning is clearly
being blown for all to hear. The events that are unfolding in our nation,
around the world, and right before our very eyes is God’s way of saying,
“Now my children, prepare yourselves and this world for the return of
Christ!” We must never lose sight
of the big picture. Jesus Christ is
coming soon. In the twinkling of an eye.
Are we really ready for that? Is
this world really ready for that?
One of my primary
goals is to help you translate your faith in Christ into your daily, real
world, life. You see, the enemy’s #1
weapon is to get us so caught up in our weaknesses and cares of this life, that
we become virtually ineffective for service in God’s army. When he can
get your focus on yourself instead of your service, he has won. He has taken you out of the game. That is why we must get a handle on our own
lives, so that we can effectively minister to others. We must rise above
our problems, so that we can effectively help others rise above their problems.
multi-level marketing organizations, the key to success is mobilizing people. Helping them overcome their issues so that
they can effectively help others be productive in their downlines. That
is the heart of success in that world. For
me personally, that is exactly what God has called me to do with my life for
the Kingdom of God, and to fulfill His plan for my life. It is time for
the people of God to stand up, become bold, and share with this dying and lost
world the message that there is hope and everlasting life through God’s son
I love and
care about each of you very much. Let me
simply say this. Only God knows the
hour, the minute, or the second of Christ’s return. Until then, He has given us very clear
instructions that we are to be about His business until that glorious
moment. You do not have to be a Bible scholar to read passages (Matthew
24, 2 Timothy 3, 2 Peter 3) that tell us clearly we are in the last days. His
coming is very soon. Now more than ever
we need to get past our own problems, because God needs His children, all His
children on the front lines.
our brave men and women of the armed forces put their lives on the line daily
in defense of our great nation, our God is asking each one in His army to do
likewise. This is not a video game. The stakes are eternal life versus eternal
damnation. Too many of God’s children
are AWOL (Absent without leave) at this critical moment. I pray today that you will hear His call to
battle and understand that answering that call is not an option. It is something each and every one of His
children, His army, is required to do each day; to answer the call, and to
fight the good fight of faith!
friend, are the last days! And we have
an opportunity unlike any other time to tell, and show, others that the same
joy and peace that we radiate is a free gift, and can be received from a
powerful God. Yes, these are great times
for Christians, even if we are in the last days.
How do we
respond in times like these?
gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about
anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present
your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers,
whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or
praiseworthy–think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or
heard from me, or seen in me– put it into practice. And the God of peace will
be with you.” (Philippians 4:5-9)
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