Monday, November 10, 2008

In The End Will You Blush

Where will you be when the end times come? Not physically but mentally. What are your thoughts on that? Or do you ever even think about it? Do you wonder exactly how it will be? One story that comes to my mind is once when I was working with this girl, there was a loud explosion outside, from a refinery near by, and she came running to the back office where I was, and jokingly said, Girl, I thought the LORD came down to get us. I said, obviously not, I am still here, and when that time comes I know He is taking me. AMEN! It is like in the word, when it says, one will be working in the field, and the other gone. We can joke all we want, but the time will come, the question is will you be ready?

Where are you in your life right now? Are you at a point that when the LORD comes, He will say to you, "well done, good and faithful servant"? Or are you at a crossroads as to whether or not you are listening to what the LORD is telling you to do? Do you continue to put off until tomorrow what the LORD is telling you to do now? Sometimes, we just have to step out in faith and follow the LORD. Sometimes while waiting on everything to get perfectly lined up to do what the LORD is asking us to do we miss the boat. And who knows, another boat might not be coming by.

God tells the people in the book of Jeremiah, chapter 6 about standing in the crossroads and looking. He says ask for the ancient paths of the old ways, where there was good and people still feared GOD. Today, we see more and more how people have no fear of GOD whatsoever. They blatantly try to pass laws that clearly go against the word of GOD, and have no shame in living against how the word of GOD tells us to live. In the old days you would have never had things on the ballot to vote for such as gay marriages, abortion rights just to name two major issues that go against the word of GOD. It reminds me of this passage in Jeremiah where the LORD is fed up with the people and their foolish ways.

Jer. 6 v 15.....Are they ashamed of their loathsome conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when I punish them, says the LORD........

Jer. 6 v 16-19.....This is what the LORD says; "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, 'we will not walk in it;' I appointed watchmen over you and said, 'Listen to the sound of the trumpet!' But you said, 'We will not listen;' Therefore hear O nations; observe O witnesses, what will happen to them. Hear, O earth; I am bringing disaster on this people, the fruit of their schemes, because they have not listened to my words and have rejected my law.......

In the end, will you be ready to face the LORD? Will you blush in judgment day? Or is your heart hardened like those in Jeremiah? It is never too late to seek that rest for your souls. Ask the LORD JESUS to forgive you for your sins, turn away from the wicked ways , and turn your heart toward Him. He will forgive you and He will give you peace and rest for your soul. All He ask you for, is to acknowledge Him as LORD, and to love Him with all your heart, mind, and soul and your neighbor as well, because He has already loved you that much and paid the price for your sins. You just have to bring them to the cross, and then turn away from them and not go back to that way of life. AMEN.

Don't get left behind in the end. Don't be the one still working in the field, when the LORD comes for us. Don't get left standing at the crossroads trying to decide. Make that decision today. We are not guaranteed a tomorrow.


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