Be Ready Christians
There is NO good reason that ANY Christian can afford to be acting like the world and thinking like the world and saying, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? … Ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they have been since the beginning of time… by saying, “What happened to the Messiah’s promise to return?
Above all, you must understand that in the “last days” scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.
The same reason Israel was “perishing,” is the same reason Christians will too… Lack of knowledge. Jesus was also an educator. He warned and warned and warned. He said over and over, “BE READY!”
Too busy to read the Bible. Too busy with your family, friends and church activities. Too busy with sports…
Like Jesus said, “but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of money… and the cares of life, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other stuff…”
They (most believers) think like the world, they talk like the world and have given heed to the “seducing spirits” that make them compromise everything they say they believe. The Word is become of no effect.
There are ONLY a few voices crying in the wilderness now, trying to warn of what’s coming to Americans… Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne and Rick Wiles are two that I know of that have been pleading with the church to “awaken” out of slumber. (I know there are a few more)
While most “believers” make church every Sunday, they still cannot see the scriptures being fulfilled right before their eyes. And I’ll tell you why.
Jesus said, 12″For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him. 13″Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.…
Too many believers don’t spend any time in the Word of God, so of course they don’t know what’s happening nor do they understand the time we’re in.
I know of very well meaning churches doing community ‘outreach projects and being pleased with themselves as being a “light in their community.”
It’s nice, but unless you tell the whole story of His grace AND His justice, you are only like a good neighbor. (Even “State Farm” does that.)
When what people think of us matters more to us than what they think of Jesus, we deceive ourselves that we’re “doing God’s will.”
If pastors in America are fearful to preach the entire truth of the Gospel anymore, who will? It must be you and me, And ALL those who are looking for His return!
Mark 16:16, 2 Thessalonians 2:12, John 3:16-18 and Ezekiel 22:3 are very clear. Why aren’t we?
In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. “He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.”
In the Gospel of John, Jesus said, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Why do we think that telling half the truth, so as not to “offend” anyone, is telling the truth? Jesus was not willing to hide anything from anyone with a sincere heart.
Why does the church so often make the decision to HIDE the truth from a lost and hurting world? They need to know the facts about eternity, not just the good side of of the Gospel.
The Gospel has NO bad side, but not telling them about the bad side is not any warning at all.
Wouldn’t you tell you child not to run in front of a car because they would be seriously hurt or killed? Yeah it’s ugly, but the death of a soul is really ugly!
Jesus said in John’s gospel, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. “He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.…”
Be ready saints. Tell the truth to the world. Jesus loved us enough NOT to sugar coat or soft pedal the truth. He gave us ALL of the Father’s Word.
If you’re lamps are not full, you may need to stick around and that would be sad…
“16For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
17Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 18Therefore comfort one another with these words.” Maranatha!