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These Final Days

If debating Theology isn't quite your style, but you love God's Word, please use this forum to encourage and be encouraged by sharing scripture, your own devotions and short questions to ponder. This is not a place for debate or argument.

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These Final Days

Postby Shepherd01 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:35 pm

Hello friends

I pray everyone is doing well, and that you're safe and sound in your part of the world. Last night, I believe the Lord put it on my heart, to share this powerful message with you all here. Perhaps some of you have been worried about what's been happening lately around the world - it can be very troubling to see all the tragedies that have been occuring of late. God wants you to know that you are safe - and that He loves you all very much. It's funny, but I feel as though He is telling you all 'to keep up the good work!' May God bless you and the work of your hands, Amen. :)

These Final Days

We are coming into a time beyond all human history that we have never seen before on our planet. There is much mystery surrounding Biblical Prophecy of the so called End Times - and much propaganda too. If we are to live joyous lives amidst all the chaos, then we must rise above all the angst that is being created by television and the media. Everywhere we turn, we see broadcasts of this or that happening somewhere in the world. There is so much negativity out there, it is little wonder any of us can get any sleep! And yet, with so little said about the many wonderful things going on here today, one wonders what there is to be joyous about!

The news has a way of bringing hysteria into our homes. We must at all costs, keep a positive outlook in these troubled times. If we must watch the news, we must try to remember that these things going on all around us, seem magnified to the point of giving us the illusion that it’s all happening right here in our own backyards! The world is a big place, and these happenings are all brought into our homes today, courtesy of a big square box.

There are many claims out there that we are approaching the prophesied End Times. This is a very controversial subject and one that we are not to take lightly. There is much work to do to help bring home all of God’s children. We need to realise that our efforts must be directed at spreading the gospel and at restoring people’s faith in the one man that can save them, and that is Jesus Christ. He came that we may have life! John 10:10 says “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” We need to help set people free from their bondage and their commonly mistaken beliefs held about life after death. You’d be surprised at how many people don’t even believe there is a place called Hell. They think it’s all a big scare tactic to get Christians to behave themselves.

The fact is, Hell is mentioned throughout the Bible in various scriptures, such as in Matthew 5:22 “......you will be in danger of going to the fire of hell.”, also in Matthew 18:9 “......and be thrown into the fire of hell.”, and again in Matthew 25:41 “Away to the eternal fire which has been prepared for the Devil and his angels!” These are just three scriptures and of course there are others located again in Matthew and in Jude, Isaiah, Luke, Proverbs, in the Psalms and of course in Revelation.

We need to get the message out there that God loves us. That is the most important message of today. If we can help people come to know and experience this truth for themselves, then we are well on the way to helping to save souls. One more soul for God means one less for the Devil. So when you are faced with the choice to bring about positive change in your environment – choose life. Choose to be a shining example of what God’s love is all about. Matthew 5:15-16 says “No one lights a lamp and puts it under a bowl; instead it is put on the lampstand, where it gives light for everyone in the house. In the same way, your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.”

Don’t worry so much about how much time we have left to do this – let God be God and let Him deal with it. If we spend our lives worrying about when, or if, then we will be wasting our opportunity to bring forth God’s message of love. I’m not saying that shouldn’t be prepared. The Bible says that we should be ready. It is written in Matthew 24:44 “So then, you also must always be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you are not expecting him.”

Of course there are many signs of the End Times, given to us as warnings. The disciples asked Jesus when all this will be, and what will happen to show that it is the time for His coming and the end of the age. Matthew 24:7-8 “Countries will fight each other; kingdoms will attack one another. There will be famines and earthquakes everywhere. All these things are like the first pains of childbirth.” But if we spend our time trying to assess everything then we could miss our opportunity to help bring home souls.

By all means, watch the television, but try to keep on solid ground and keep a positive perspective. These could well be the final days. So let’s not waste them worrying and speculating. Let’s do our job that has been assigned to us. Walk in the truth, displaying a clear message of hope, faith and the love of God in a time where it is needed more than anything else. Share this message with everyone you know and get them on board. Let’s do it! Amen.

All glory for these writings goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit whom I believe gifted me with these words for you today.

Love
Shep

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Re: These Final Days

Postby Flower » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:08 pm

(I have not read your entire post yet, but...)

Well, I always get a little scared when someone compliments me on something... Scared that it will go to my head, but anyway...

I'm glad you said this. It's nice to deconstruct the "I'm the only one who feels..." syndrome.


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