“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”
Hebrews 4:12-13 NKJV
I dream a lot. Often my dreams are a reflection of what I am living through, such as work, past relationships, church etc. Then there are the embarrassing dreams: the ones where I am walking about in public settings naked, and no one seems to notice. In the dreams, I am aware that I am exposed and that there is no where to hide. All of me is out in the open. I am glad that these are just dreams. Age, gravity, and way too many calories have made such an experience something that could not easily be unseen.
When I started walking with the Lord, I thought I could hide things from God, that He was not aware of my less than overt sins, the ones I tried to hide. As I became more and intimate with the Lord, I began to realize that He knew all of me. I was naked in His presence, not only the outside, but also the inside. I was completely exposed. The word of God is like an x-ray, revealing all the thoughts and intents of the heart, all the motivations, all the things unsaid, all the things that will be thought. It examines them, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, brings them to mind.
There are days when my time in God’s word is painful, as I am confronted with my sinfulness as truth, runs headlong into the reality of my sin. I have found that the word of God is precise, and goes to all the nooks and crannies, all the secret places, where I store up the private sins I don’t have the courage to deal with. One would think that I would put aside the bible, and avoid the pain. Instead I run to it, as I can see the increased fruit in my life as I deal with my sinful places. I seek the Lord to show me all things.
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.”
Psalms 139:23-24 NKJV
We are living a time where we are increasingly aware that times is nearing its end, and the world as we know it will cease. Sharing the Gospel is the most important thing I can do, and dealing with my sin is the most important prerequisite to accomplishing that goal. I can’t tell someone of their sinfulness, and their need for a savior, if I am not dealing with my own. People are good at sniffing out hypocrisy.
My brothers and sisters, I urge you to read your bibles, to deal with the things in your heart that you are afraid to confront. It is also time to make sure you are saved. Do not assume. There is no more time. As I have gone through the past few months, I have felt an urgency to share the Gospel any way I could. I am noticing that many groups, disparate in belief, are all aware of the coming of the last days. Many believe that we are there.
Seek the Lord, ask Him to search you. Go out and share the Gospel.
Those of you who do not know the Lord, are not blind to what is going on in the world. There is endless unrest around the world, wild fires everywhere: even the essential Amazon is ablaze like never before. There are endless weather calamities happening all over the planet, such as flooding in Pakistan and China and a host of other nations. You might seek to assuage your fear of the truth of the divine, by telling yourself that it is “climate change”, but deep inside you know that it is something else. The world is being softened for judgement, and a green new deal ain’t gonna fix it!
Each week brings a new list of “unprecedented” events that shake the world to its core. We like to think that 2020 will eventually end. I can tell you that 2021 is going to blow.your.mind! If you want to have a little fun, google “Revelation 12 sign.” I am not real dogmatic about it, but it certainly explains a lot.
We are in perilous times. More are on the way.
“For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”
II Corinthians 6:2 NKJV
Do not put off coming to Jesus! Wonderous calamity is coming!
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