Everyday, something new is happening; terror attacks, earthquakes, famines, wars and rumor of wars, violence and hate crimes, people killing for no other reason that they feel they have a right to destroy someone's life. It is not hard to see that we are definitely living in the last of the last days:
Matthew Ch 24 3-8, 10-11
3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately.
âTell us,â they said, âwhen will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?â
4 Jesus answered: âWatch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming,
âI am the Messiah,â and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains........"
10 "At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other,
11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved........"
I began to realise that many of the events predicted in the bible have come true. It seems like everyday, there is a new crisis, and
I am amazed that the world hasn't ended already. I know it will not end until the Lord comes back; it is still very shocking to see
prophecy come true: The destruction of Damascus and Syria, earthquakes and famines, signs in the skies (blood moons, eclipses, meteor showers), countries posturing and getting themselves ready for war, and people who don't seem to remember what it means to love and to give love to others.
These are all signs that man's 'reign' on the world is coming to an end. I don't care how many scientific advancements are made, how many shiny new weapons are developed to 'preserve the peace', how many 'peace' agreements are signed or alliances made, how many ethic codes and laws are passed, it all means nothing without love.
The love I am speaking about is not our version of love, but God's version of love:
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
The reason why I love the Lord, is because His love is perfect and kind, He is patient with me when I do something wrong. He redirects me to the correct path. He does not condemn me when I stray from positive or righteous thoughts; He just reminds me of who I am. I am His child, and I don't need to be angry or vindictive, sad or fearful, hateful or proud. Everything I need He has supplied, and though I don't have everything I want right now, He will help me get those things in the future if it is beneficial to my life and with His purpose for my life.
It is so easy to love a God who will love you with all of His heart, soul, and mind. It is becoming harder to love anyone in a world of people looking to do their own thing, who are running from the truth and from God at a speed that is mind bogling. They want to believe that God doesn't exist, or at the very least that God is no longer useful in their lives. At the same time, the world is falling apart, and they feel an emptyness in their souls that can only be filled with the Lord. Only God's Love and Spirit will heal them and set them free.
If you are feeling that there is a lot going on the world that you don't understand, and if you feel an emptyness that can only be filled with light, love, and hope, there is an answer. Jesus came to this world to show humanity what God was like, to show us how to live righteous lives, and to pay the heavy debt of our sins. He doesn't care who you are, what you have done in the past, why you never
thought to do good in the world until now, He wants you. He loves you because that is who He is, LOVE. He is the manifestation of
true love, and He will not stop knocking at the door of your heart until you agree to let him in, or you decide to reject him forever.
Whatever you chose, know that it is your decision to enter the kingdom of heaven, it always has been, so make the right decision
and ask Him into your heart.
How do I do that?
Prayer of Salvation
I repent for trying to be master of my own life. I change my mind about who I want to be in charge of my life. I turn from my useless and unproductive thoughts that I am the center of my universe and choose to believe in the living God who created everything, including me (Acts 14:15). I have lived without a purpose but now I will live to hear and obey You, God (Jn. 5:19, 20,30).
I confess with my lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead. I believe that God so loved the world He sent His only Son Jesus to shed His blood to wash away the barrier of sin (Jn. 3:16)
I receive You, Jesus as MY Lord and Savior (Jn. 1:11,12).
I welcome You, Holy Spirit, into my life to rescue and empower me and to restore me to intimacy with my heavenly Father (Acts 2:38).
If you just confessed this prayer, you are saved! I welcome you into the family my (brother/sister) I pray for peace, joy, and happiness in your life as you allow the Lord to love you and bless you and give you assurance of everlasting life with Him forever and ever......PRAISE GOD!
May the Lord keep you and Bless you this day....Amen
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