Archives for May 2017

MY FRIENDS, WE ARE CLOSER THEN WE HAVE EVER BEEN BEFORE!!

May 10, 2017

MY FRIENDS, WE ARE CLOSER THEN WE HAVE EVER BEEN BEFORE!!

Paul tells us, in 2 Tim 4:1-5 (KJV) “I charge or “testify earnestly” before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall evamgelismjudge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. 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; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.” So my friends, our responsibility is to stay focused on where God is leading, as we make full proof of our ministry to others in the final days of what we call the history of this world, which by definition is a “continuous, systematic narrative of past events written as a chronological account” beginning with, “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

And now, we are at the threshold of the promise land where every person who seeks God’s presence and kingdom should be searching “the scriptures” and seeking the Spirit of God while praying without ceasing with a passion as history and prophecy unfolds before our eyes in the form of “breaking news.”

But the masses are not concerned with hearing the truth. It’s all a fable or a “a story not founded on fact.” But thfriends, where do you and I stand in this time of total chaos and confusion we find ourselves living in today. Can we say with no reservation that we are not like the five foolish virgins who had lamps, but no oil?

For you and I, our lamp would be the word of God, but like the foolish who had no oil to sustain them as they waited on the bridegroom, we lack the oil of God’s Spirit found in His word that would sustain us with a continuous connection to God during that time Christ speaks of in Matt 24:21 (KJV) A time of great tribulation, which has never been since the beginning of the world to this time, nor ever shall be.”

My friends, look from within, are we like the wise, who search the scriptures daily as we develop a personal relationship with God and His Spirit. Yes, the bridegroom has delayed His coming. But His promise remains, because He is patient with all His children.

Not wanting any one of us to perish, but [His desire is that] everyone will come to repentance” and be a-part of the redeemed who will live throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity in His kingdom. Yes, from time to time we have all photo3-300x173-300x173[1]became drowsy and fallen asleep.

But today we must work the works of him that sends us out on the front lines of the battle field to serve, while it is day: for the night cometh soon, when no man can work.” John 9:4 (NIV) But, it is during that time, we will hear the sound of a mighty rushing wind but we must understand it’s closer now than it’s ever been.

We can almost hear the trumpet as Gabriel sounds the call for God’s faithful to come home. I don’t know about you, but I can almost hear also the father saying to His “Son go get my children.”

MY FRIENDS, ARE WE CAPABLE OF RUNNING THIS RACE UNTIL WE SEE HIS FACE?

May 8, 2017

MY FRIENDS, ARE WE CAPABLE OF RUNNING THIS RACE UNTIL WE SEE HIS FACE?

thAlvin Slaughter sings a song “I will run to you.” He goes on to tell of the challenges of making that happen. Starting with the hang man’s noose that was around his throat. And friends, because we are all born in sin, “and shaped in a gross injustice of wickedness” that same noose was placed around our throat as “death traps tried to keep every exit” to our salvation in strategic locations throughout our life.

So now in this hostile world, there seems to be no signs of escape as we fall daily, prey to the things of this world. But we must understand, we will flat-line with no way of survival, if we fail to believe and send out distress signals, SMS, save my soul. And from the throne Room Christ will hear our cry for help and bring us into His presence. But my friends are we committed to seek His presence?

To “become a private audience of one as God begins to put the pieces of our life back together” with a new beginning? Remember friends, He is God and because He is God only He has that power. Now look around, prophecy is closing so “we must be alert to Gods ways” and where He is trying to lead us.

Which means daily we “review His ways,” and seek His face and understand how He operates and what He expects of thus, because the plan for our life is now set. God’s grace has re-wrote our destination which goes back to His original plan that “gives us hope and a future.” If we believe.

Remember, the road to God’s kingdom is narrow, and straight, but every direction and every turn we make to the right or left has been “road tested” by the one who gave it all for our salvation and now we must run towards our Savior and never look back as we prepare each day to live throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity in the presence of our Savior.

My friends, heaven “is cheap enough.” So, no matter what we encounter in this world, the trials, tribulation and pain, it’s worth it, because “no eye have seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered man’s heart what God has prepared for those” who are willing to run this race and stay on course in anticipation of seeing the face of our Savior.

thBut it must become a shared vision that God’s chosen takes to the world. And as we run towards Christ in anticipation of entering the promise land, we must “make disciples of all nations,………Matt. 28:19 (NIV) But that is an impossible task if we are not Christ disciples ourselves.

And making disciples means to evangelize and to evangelize means to “preach the gospel” and the gospel I speak of is the “good news” and the good news is what Paul explains in 1 Cor. 15 (ASV) which is the message of Christ death and resurrection then one day “cometh the end, when He shall deliver up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have abolished all rule and all authority and power.

For He must reign, till He hath put all his enemies under His feet. And the last enemy that shall be abolished is death.” 1 Cor 15: 24 (ASV) So, until we see His face we must be “stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord” 1 Cor. 15:58 (ASV)