Aug. 25, 2016


imgres8Oh the grace and mercy of God whose promises we can hold on to in every situation and circumstances of our life, even during these times of great desolation and confusion like never before because God is our “refuge and our fortress.” And even if we are in the clutches of Satan whose only intent is to devour. If we seek Christ with a passion, He will deliver us. But my friends, all of God’s promises are based on our willingness not to just seek Him, but to give Him our all, all meaning, time, talents, money and especially our hearts.

In addition, during this probationary period, are we listening to the Spirit of God as He tries to take us to a place where self no longer exist which is in the arms of Christ. We get up each day and the majority of the world never gives it a second thought that there is a world beyond the curtain of our finite minds and far beyond the rise and fall of nations, and far beyond wars and rumors of wars.

And beyond famines and pestilences and earthquakes in various places, beyond death and destruction and mayhem and murder and lawlessness. But matthew-24-13as Christ ambassadors we must let the world know what they are witnessing is the staging ground for something much bigger and it goes far beyond the “breaking news” of the day because It is a war from within our hearts, where prophecy is unfolding, the part that states, “he [or she] who endures to the end shall be saved.” Matt. 24:13 (NKJV)

And it is those words “endures to the end shall be saved” that the great controversy between good and evil is being fought over and where our character is being molded for the kingdom of God and most important it is where Christ “stands at the door and knocks and If anyone hears [His] voice and opens the door, He will come in.” Rev. 3:20 (KJV)

My friends “every warning, reproof and entreaty, entreaty meaning an earnest request or petition, in the word of God or through His delegated messenger is a knock at the door of [our] heart; [and] it is the voice of Jesus asking for entrance. With every knock unheeded, our determination to open becomes weaker.

If the voice of Jesus is not heeded at once, it becomes confused in the mind with a multitude of other voices, the world’s care and business [and “breaking new” will] engross [our] attention and conviction dies away,” [which then keeps our faith in Christ from enduring to the end] (SDA Bible Commentary) We are born of a woman, so our journey starts at birth and like Christ we must make a choice, how will it end.

imgres11For Christ it ended with the ultimate climax. Calvary, resurrection and then victory where now He sits at the right hand of “Our Father”and because “the one who conquered” is the one who knocks at the door of our heart, His promise is, if we endure “He will give you and I the “right to sit with Him on His throne, just as He [endured and] was victorious and now sits down with His Father on His throne.” Rev. 3:21 (NIV)

So today we can become conquerors through Him who loves us and never stops knocking at our hearts and because He never stops that should persuade us “that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” [if we endure till the end] Romans 8:37-39 (NKJV)

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