The King is Coming

 


The King of Kings and Lord of Lords



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Good Morning,

And how is your morning going this fine day? Have you been good children and following in the footsteps of Jesus so far this week? It is Wednesday already and weíve had three whole days from a worship services on Sunday. Has God been on your mind since Sunday morning? Have you read your Bible, talked to, and walked with Jesus since then? OR have we let other things occupy our minds and actions? OH, you say you missed worshipping Our Lord this last Sunday? Oh, yea! I forgot. Last Sunday was in the middle of a holiday weekend and there just wasnít time. Was there? Then how is your week going without Godís involvement? Not so good huh?

I canít help but wonder. What if God took a holiday from YOUR life and decided not to include YOU, to incorporate YOU, or to show His love for you on a daily basis? I would hate to even think that God was out of my life for even one minute much less for three days, seven days, or even longer. Wouldnít you? So many questions this morning. It is hard for me to fathom the idea of how I survived before Christ came into my life those many years before I became a saved and born again child of God... A heart hardened and black with sin. No hope, no direction in my life. Just an empty void in understanding and love... A destiny of hell, fire, and brimstone awaiting my final breath.. An eternity of darkness without God and suffering without a relenting moment. And such a place shall become the final abode of any who have rejected and turned away from the wooing of the Holy Spirit. What a dreadful thought to embrace this morning...

Taking into account the above statements, why would anyone who has ever known the peace, the joy, the total love of Jesus, would ever want to neglect in their devotion and worship of One so worthy. Are we so naive that we think we can keep God on a leash and when we need Him just tug at the leash and He will appear like a Jennie from a lamp to do our every whim, wish, of command? By the actions of many so called Christians this must be in their mindset.. God is faithful and just and will forgive the daily sins of His children... But by the flip of that coin are we faithful and just in seeking God out in daily repentance, followed by praise and worship???

I think not! Not as individuals nor collectively as a nation... Oh, after the 911 last year there was a short period of time when grief, followed by prayer was displayed nation wide.. But only to short of time did this nation go right back into the same rut she was in prior to that day of warning from God... A day when Satan was loosed to do his dastardly deeds using the terrorist and bringing a nation into a state of chaos. And how have we complied to this warning? In only a few short months this nation betrayed herself. She removed our countryís flag from some fire trucks in some cities, so as not to offend? To offend whom? Now our government leaders wish to remove UNDER GOD from Our Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Wanting to remove anything which has to do with God. Our Supreme Courts have completely flipped flopped from the intrinsic nature of our forefathers who founded this nation on, íIn God We Trust.í

I truly donít believe there are as many true believing Christians as one might think. Oh, there are many who profess to be followers of Christ. They look good on Sunday morning with their dusty Bibles in hand as they walk into beautiful buildings, with choirs singing, padded benches, and some theological yahoo standing behind a sacred desk and spouting ear tickling messages.

II Timothy 4: 3, 4
[3] For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
[4] And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.



But in reality he is a wolf in sheepís clothing.
Matthew 7: 15
[15] Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.


This nation, to itís shame, began removing God in the late fifties and early sixties. NO prayer, NO Bible reading, and now No Pledge to our flag in schools. NO praying at school functions, and progressing to No prayer at school functions, homosexuality as an accepted live style, same sex marriages, legal abortion for teens without parent consent. Condoms passed out in schools. On and on we could go... the FEW, ((( Matthew 7: 13, 14 [13] Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: [14] Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. ))) true believing Christians have become little Lots in this Sodom and Gomorrah country in which we live... Satan never slaps you in the face with sin but slips in through the back door on a day by day basis with an onslaught of temptations.. And he uses the very best he has. Those of notability and prominence, the respected, the renown leaders, preachers, and teachers of heresies.

II Peter 2; 1, 8
[1] But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
[2] And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
[3] And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
[4] For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
[5] And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a
preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
[6] And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
[7] And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: [8] (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;


Yes Little flock, You and I have become vexed.... We have sat at the gates and have day by day seen God removed from right under our noses. Could we have done anything to prevent this? Our parents and grand parents might have...     Is there hope?
There is always hope;  But.... I donít see this happening..

It would take a total repentance and recommitment to God from our leaders right down to the peasants in this country. Let me ask you something. Are you afraid? If so, what are you afraid of? Personally, I must admit that I am afraid... Oh, not for me for I have been bought by the blood of Jesus. A child of God, saved, born again, filled with the Holy Spirit, and looking for the promise of my inheritance of heaven...

I Peter 1: 3, 6
[3] Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
[4] To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
[5] Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
[6] Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:


It is in this knowledge I can greatly rejoice. But for my children and my grandchildren, my friends who I know are lost but refuse to accept Christ as their Saviour, am I afraid... I am afraid for the ones who are cold and indifferent, the backslidden, and those who live a moral and decent life thinking everything is OK, when actually they have relied on church membership, baptism, or some form of works for their salvation instead of repenting of sin and surrendering their lives over to God by accepting Jesus as Saviour.... Only to find as they stand on that Great White Throne Judgment day that Hell awaits them for all eternity... And for these I am afraid.

Listen closely now little flock. Our only hope is in Christ Jesus.
We ARE LIVING in the last days. Everything is pointing that way.

Matthew 24: 3, 14
[3] And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
[4] And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
[5] For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
[6] And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
[7] For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
[8] All these are the beginning of sorrows.

[9] Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
[10] And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
[11] And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
[12] And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
[13] But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
[14] And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.


WE, You and I, must not find time to fear but we MUST remain faithful and keep working and striving to reach this lost world. For the trump is even at the lips of the arc angel and the shout is even welling up in the throat of Christ... Soon my little flock, soon. Stand tall and straight now and look not around at the happenings in this world but look ever upward. Keep the faith, for soon we shall see Jesus face to face and Our Hope Is what?
To hear the loving Saviour say,
 
Matthew 25; 21
[21] His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

May the Holy Spirit open our understanding to this fact of truth.

The King Is Coming!
             

 Well Glory!
 

 

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