So, we have had (and will probably continue to have) a very rough time here in the US! Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas and Louisiana, and now we have Hurricane Irma on her way to either Florida or the East coast… I am very sorry for all of the people who were/are affected by Hurricane Harvey, and for all of the people who have been/will be affected by Hurricane Irma… This is a scary time we are living in right now, and I believe it is just going to get worse, instead of better. But, elect, take heart!
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” (Isaiah 41:10)
“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” (Joshua 1:9)
We must not be afraid! God is in control. His will is unfolding right in front of us! We just must stay in subjection to Him (and married women, in subjection to our husbands!) and He will take care of us! The things of this world are futile! I know it seems so important now… but in the grand scheme of things, it isn’t! This world is passing away, every day that passes is another day closer to the end of this world! I am not a person who dabbles in the “dates” (people who claim they know what date a certain event is going to take place), but I do know that we can’t have too much longer. Whether it is 5 mins, 5 days, 5 weeks, 5 months, 5 years, 5 decades, 5 centuries until Jesus returns, it is coming sooner than we think! So, we have to keep our eyes on the prize! He is our finish line, and heaven is our reward! But, we have to be born again and living for Him to receive that reward! So, in the midst of all of the crazy and scary going on in the world today, keep your eyes on Him, and you will stay afloat! Do not fear, be of good courage, beloved! And, if you do not have a relationship and you’re not saved/born again yet, it is never too late. Not until you cross over to the other side of death. Then it will be too late! So, don’t wait! It is not His will that any would perish, but people choose to go to hell every day! Make the right decision! Choose life! Acknowledge you are a sinner, repent (ask for forgiveness and TURN from your sin with His guidance), make Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior, and submit your life to God, and He will cast your sins as far as the east is from the west, wash you in the blood, and see you as holy and righteous because you will be covered with the blood of Jesus Christ! Have an on going relationship with the Word of God! Get to know it as best as you can by the leading of the Holy Spirit! He will guide your life wherever you go!
God led me yesterday to read through Matthew 24, and I will post it here.
“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? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 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. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. 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. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 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. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; And shall begin to smite hisfellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 24:3-50)
We must be vigilant in following after God. We much live our lives in subjection to His will (whatever that is for your individual life)! We must keep our eyes on Jesus because He is the only answer! I would hate for our love to wax cold because of the evil in the world. It breaks my heart to think about! Keep Jesus in your sights, and in life and death, sickness and health, affliction and peace, you will have NOTHING to worry about!
Stay strong everyone being affected by the hurricanes, and keep your sights on Jesus! Keep your faith, and know that all these things must come to pass! Do not fear! I pray that all of this judgment will bring more people into the loving arms of our Abba, Father, and the grace and mercy to be attained through His Son, our Lord, and Savior, Jesus Christ, in Jesus name, Amen!
God Bless you all in the grace and mercy of the Father through Jesus Christ,
I love you,