June 30, 2017


When the morning dawned, the angels urged Lot to hurry, saying, “Arise, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed thin the punishment of the city.” And while he lingered, the men took hold of his hand and his family.”

[Oh the love, grace and mercy of a God who wants all to repent and be saved as we come to a knowledge of His truth. Even as we linger, Christ still takes hold of our hand and guides us which then shifts our focus off of the things of this world as Lot’s wife did,] but allows us to Escape…lest we be destroyed when the Son of Man comes in all his glory” Gen 16:23-26 (NKJV Paraphrased)

My friends, the tragedy of this story is Lot’s wife refused to focus on where God was trying to lead her. As we study God’s word and understand where we are in prophecy, many, like Lot’s wife are also lingering and making unwise decisions as to our destination and who we are allowing to take hold of our hand and guide us.

And one day even though we may cry out Lord, Lord, “our iniquities would have caused a complete separation between self and God, and because of 26e82a2d7222a62fa06aa29e0f34e6faone’s iniquities, [He will hide his face from all who were not willing to hear His plea to “come out of Babylon.”] Is. 59:2 (ESV) Therefore the saddest words to all who have “set their minds on earthly things and not on things above, Christ Himself will say “I never knew you: depart from me.” Matt. 7:23 (KJV)

Friends, what a wasted life, that ends with “I never knew you,” because we failed to know who our God was and where He was trying to lead us throughout our life. As heirs to God’s kingdom, we cannot show signs of weakness. “We must be crucified with Christ [daily which means self no] longer lives [within us], only Christ.

And the life we now live in the body, we live by faith in the Son of God, who loved each of us and gave His own life for [our salvation] Gal. 2:20 (NIV) My friends, God has placed each of His chosen, in situations and circumstances where He expects our influence will be duplicated to others as far as what our eyes see, and what we hear, and where we go.

thIn addition, what we put into our bodies, that is detrimental to our health. And as God’s chosen, we are commissioned to follow His lead with passion, as we lead others to Christ. And as God’s anointed we must place before the world a shared vision that allows all who recognizes the light of Christ through us to enter God’s Kingdom.

And one day soon, the most cherished words we’ll hear will be ‘well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ Friends, Salvation has to be a “Unity of Purpose” which inspires and motivates others through the way we live our lives “for such a time as this.”

And as the world sees us they only see “Men, and women……who do not fear to call sin by its right name; whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; and who stand for right though the heavens fall.” (E.G.White)

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