As I sat and read my local paper this morning, I was extremely saddened by the state of spiritual blindness that people right in here in my own community are in. As I read the “Sound Off” where people call in with there opinions on current events. There has been a lot of chatter on the now obvious holy wars that are not only raging in the Middle East but also right here in our own country. There are so many who call themselves “Christians” They say “I believe in God”, I just don’t totally believe the bible. This is a new brand of Christianity that has crept in unnoticed, crept in while we were sleeping. Crept in while we yeah have faced some hard times, are still living in homes, with warm beds, hot water, and food. We live in our cul-de-sac rivaling over teams as if that is the end all be all to make our existence complete. Yet half way around the world there are Christians who have not had a tenth of the blessings we have enjoyed in America, and they are turning to Christ by the hundreds of thousands, AND are willing to die for their faith….DIE…. They are not dressing pretty with their “perfect’ families and going to church every Sunday.
Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me Matthew 24:9
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Then there are the “Other” group that doesn’t go to church. They are angry for many reasons at God, they are angry at the sheer hypocrisy in the church, they are better off in their minds to just be as moral as they can be. Religion is a crock they say.
Guess what?? Religion IS A CROCK! It is a lie from the pits of Hell. What we have seen for centuries now was never what Jesus called us to be or do.
So hear me out. Not only do most practicing Christians not know what truly following Christ looks like, either do the people that have been disillusioned by these “Christians”. It’s the blind leading the blind.
We are living in the last days and there is no time for sugar coating. Either your for Christ or against him. There is no MIDDLE GROUND. Are you willing to die? This is not saved for the ancient martyrs that we put up on a pedestal, this was meant for us. This generation.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV / 40 helpful votes
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people
Luke 21:25-26 ESV / 27 helpful votes
“And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken
“People fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world”
Look at the faces of the people on the news, what do their faces say? They are fearful, they are in awe of the things that are happening. When have we seen mass crucifixions and beheadings?
Luke 21:10-17 ESV / 16 helpful votes
Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name’s sake. This will be your opportunity to bear witness. Settle it therefore in your minds not to meditate beforehand how to answer,
But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name’s sake. This will be your opportunity to bear witness. Settle it therefore in your minds not to meditate beforehand how to answer.
We see this taking place, and whether you want to believe it or not it is coming here. We are no longer a blessed nation, we have served our purpose and we will be judged. Are you ready to bear witness?
Matthew 24:42-44 ESV / 12 helpful votes
Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect
We have slept for too long. It is time to awake. Where will you stand? For Him or against Him? This is your alarm clock. WAKE UP!
2 Peter 3:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires.
There are many that think I am off my rocker, they say she is over the top. Nothing is going to happen, this will all work out.
Everything that the Bible says to the tee.
People say “Well so we are suppose to live by the old testament” There are too many crazy rules. We can’t do that. But, have they ever given their hearts to the Lord? Have they followed Him and allowed the Holy Spirit to take the scales from their eyes?
Deuteronomy 29:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes
But to this day the Lord has not given you a heart to understand or eyes to see or ears to hear.
Ask the Lord whole heartedly to give you these gifts. You can’t understand what all this means without His spirit. Beg Him to give it to you.
Acts 28:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes
For this people’s heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed; lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.’
Grab on to the Ark, the unrelenting waves are coming. If you are not holding onto Him, The way, the truth and the life, you will drown.