Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Coming of the Lord

The Coming of the Lord 

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. You, Lord, the Lord God, are merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth. May I walk worthy of the calling with which I was called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with others in love. May I be kind to others, tenderhearted, forgiving others, even as You in Christ also forgave me. The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Love suffers long and is kind. In due season I shall reap if I do not lose heart. Therefore I will be patient until the coming of the Lord Jesus. I see how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. I will also be patient. I will establish my heart, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Lord, teach me to live so that Your Holy Spirit’s presence in me bears fruit that blesses others and honors You. GALATIANS 5:22; EXODUS 34:6; EPHESIANS 4:1–2; EPHESIANS 4:32; JAMES 3:17; 1 CORINTHIANS 13:4; GALATIANS 6:9; JAMES 5:7–8
Dr. David Jeremiah Life-Changing Moments with God 

Oh this prayer!  

The coming of the Lord is at hand.  Oh indeed it is.  In our world it doesn't take a doctorate or degree to see the established lines between good and evil.  There are a few undecided but not really many.  

Scripture says, and if we look we see it, evil people will proceed from bad to worse.  Read it.

2 Timothy 3  "But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, slanderers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness although they have denied its power; avoid such people as these. For among them are those who slip into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, worthless in regard to the faith. But they will not make further progress; for their foolishness will be obvious to all, just as was that also of Jannes and Jambres.

Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance, persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me! Indeed, all who want to live in a godly way in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. But evil people and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and beneficial for teaching, for rebuke, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man or woman of God may be fully capable, equipped for every good work."

Our world is filling up with rage against God. Taking it out on those who are Jews or Christians.  Raging because their deeds are evil in His sight.  Shaking their fists at God because He's told them what is necessary for Salvation.

People want their ideas of good to be acceptable to God and He has rejected that.  They want to have their perverse thoughts and actions accepted as being just as Holy as what the Bible says is Holy.

This will never happen. 

In the days of Elijah there was a grand challenge of challenges. Whomever responded with fire from Heaven was to be worshipped as the one true God. 

Elijah gave the competition a whole day to try to evoke some kind of response out of their supposed god. Then took part of the day to drown his altar to the God of Heaven with enough water to make it physically impossible to light any fire on it.  Then, with a simple prayer God instantly responded. Dried up and burned up everything in accordance with Elijah's prayer. Providing He, the King of Kings and Lord of Lord's IS the One True God. 

My dear reader, stop ignoring the evidence!  Look at your life! Look at the news!  Look at how people are around you!

Jesus said that He will come at an hour you will not expect.  I have already shown you that indeed many so-called church buildings will be filled after the Rapture. People who were deceived by the twisted lies of Satan into a false sense of Salvation. Do you really want to take that chance?  The return of Christ is at hand. Unless it's been missed by many a Godly man in preaching it, there's really nothing left to need to happen before Jesus gets up from His Throne to obey the Father's command to come bring us home who are ready. 

Are you ready? Or are you too busy for God's will for you?  He's not willing that any should perish but that all who call upon Him will be saved. 

Not many are fans of the movie Titanic. But there's a scene near the end that describes our Savior's last pleas to you. 

The crewman who made the decision to return and bucking orders was going to try to save whomever he could, regardless of cultural status. Regardless of who was worthy in the eyes of society. It gets so quiet and all that you hear is a lone voice of him calling out to anyone, anyone who was still alive to say something, that he might do something to save them. 

The Spirit is doing that with you and this world. That soft still voice is calling out for you and for me. 

Softly and Tenderly 

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling—
  Calling for you and for me;
Patiently Jesus is waiting and watching—
  Watching for you and for me! Come home! come home!
  Ye who are weary, come home!
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
    Calling, O sinner, come home!

Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading—
  Pleading for you and for me?
Why should we linger and heed not His mercies—
  Mercies for you and for me?

Time is now fleeting, the moments are passing—
  Passing from you and from me;
Shadows are gathering, death-beds are coming—
  Coming for you and for me!

Oh, for the wonderful love He has promised—
  Promised for you and for me!
Though we have sinned, He has mercy and pardon—
  Pardon for you and for me!

The Lord is coming soon. Is this world really what you want more than to be saved from the judgment of God?

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