From the minister's desk
“May 20, 2020”Categories: from the minister's desk
If we tune out the noise and distractions of everyday life, we will quickly see that the end is near as the Bible says, not man’s guessing prowess. The book of Prophesy means a book of what God said will happen in the future. God is accurate and on time in time. “Knowing the time, now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed…” Rom.13:11-14 What time? The last days! Paul begs the Saints at Corinth “not to receive the grace of God in vain, for God said I have heard you in a time accepted and in the day of salvation have I succored you: behold, now is the accepted time; behold now is the time of salvation.” 2Cor.6:2 We must receive and accept God’s grace now! We are in the last days. We know time is running out because God tells us in His word. We are the ones who won’t seek, who rejects His Word or rebel against it. That does not change His word one bit. Rom.3:3 “What if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid; yea let God be true and every man a liar; …” We believe scriptures. “He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; he that believes not shall be damned.” Mk.16:16 How clear is that?
Too many are led to think and believe this all happens at the judgment. Judgment will be too late! When I die, that is my last day on earth. If I wait for the judgment to seek salvation it will be too late. Please do not ignore or tune out this brief just yet. Your salvation depends on it!
Think with me for a moment. I asked in a class if it was better to be born or to die? To be born is to live and suffer the pains of life. To die is to leave behind the pains of life. To never have been born is to never have experienced either. But we were born. We are in this life and must endure the pains and trials thereof. 2020 is a critical year for all mankind still alive today. The whole world is being impacted by many of the biblical disasters mentioned. Earthquakes, storms, wars, pestilence, diseases etc. But God offers an eternal place of rest for all who live life and trusts and obeys His Son. Not everyone does or will. It is a choice all mankind gets to make. But we are running out of time! This is not to scare you but to remind of God has said in His Word.
Lets’ look at where we are in time and where we are in the Prophesy of the Word of God, the Bible. Be ready for a shock, but also be ready to make the changes in your life not to be separated from God eternally. For now, I will start with where we are now and go backwards. You will see what we have either missed or ignored in our lifetime. Rom.13:1-5… tells us that God uses governments to accomplish His will. We see in the Old Testament that God used Egypt and many other governments to deal with Israel in positive and negative ways. AMEN. Gen.15:13-15… God’s prophesy to Abraham was fulfilled starting in Egypt. Jacob, Abraham’s grandson whose name God change to Israel. His seed is God’s people Israel throughout the scriptures. Israel is still God’s people today and so are we! Since Israel wanted a king like other nations, God let them have one. Then their kings and other governments brought them troubles and persecutions that distracted them from God. Jesus warns that “We be not caught up with the cares of this life that the day come upon us unexpectantly.” Lk.21:34-36 His time is near- our time is running out! I will give more details in the next brief. LGG