Have you ever started a conversation with someone that didn’t circle around I, I, I, Me, Me, Me? Or maybe you’ve heard someone try to outdo the other with all their ailments, operations, or what they drive, live in, or how much they did for someone else? Our lives have turned into a look at me society, the exact opposite of what God wants us to be doing.
Just listen sometime to conversations going on around you. One person will be saying; I’m so busy blah, blah, blah… I did this… I’ve had this pain… I didn’t have time to call because I’m so blah, blah… I, I, I.
Scriptures tell us to spread the Gospel, Mark 16:15 15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Nowhere does it say to whine, brag or glorify yourself. As a matter of fact, it says just the opposite. We as a nation have become very arrogant and self-centered, this passage God has given us is perhaps one the most important ones for this time in all our lives, it’s 2 Chronicles 7:14 14 and if My people who are called by My name HUMBLE themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Of course, that’s pretty hard to accomplish when so many have fallen away from God and the church, or have never believed in Him in the first place, thanks to our re-education, indoctrination school system. Don’t get me started on, we won’t go there right now … just ask a millennium what they believe in, and you’ll see what I mean. They believe they are entitled to everything for free. let’s just live together, marriage is too big of a commitment. So what if we have a child …
Some Christians, not all, believe we are in the end times, first of all, let me say this. NO one knows… Of course, we see signs, like drug abuse out of control… wait! on the 17th of January 1920 didn’t we have prohibition, alcohol abuse? Oh, don’t forget the stock market crash of “29”. Then let’s go back in time to wars and rumors of wars. Let’s just start with the civil war, world war 1, world war 2, how about Korea, Viet Nam, the Middle East, and now Ukraine… Ah ha, Wars and rumors of wars. Droughts, famines, and plagues (covid) aren’t new and just the things that are happening in our time, What about polio, and the plague of 1916?
How about aids? No vaccine for that yet, millions have died from it, no masks, no Quarantine. WOW! what’s with that? All the catastrophes in the scriptures have happened time and time again throughout history, pay attention to what your bible actually says about end times and the Lord’s return. Believe what the bible says, not what someone wants you to believe … you know who I’m talking about.
Those are just a few of the things used as benchmarks that some preachers use to preach an end-times message and have been doing so since before the civil war… Don’t believe me? Look up some of the classic sermons of each of those eras. Like death, (we start dying at birth) the end times have been going on since the beginning of time. I can remember my Grandma telling me the end time was on us, Jesus was going to return soon. Matthew 24:44For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will. In reality every day we live we are a day closer to Jesus…
Fear tactics! and I don’t mean the kind of fear that God wants you to have of Him in the scriptures. Scriptures tell us fear is the opposite of faith, so which is it? A lack of faith or fear tactics?
The harbingers God sends us are His attempt to correct our path. Many of those prophecies have been fulfilled, but just as many have not. The war in Ukraine is NOT the Ezekiel war, not even close. Each world war was considered an end time sign as other wars were. tragedies, yes, end of time no. You’ll know the end times are here when the rapture happens and Jesus returns … that can happen before you take your next breath, next week, or in your grandchildren’s life. but, but, some pastors say the end times signs are all around us! Really, do so homework, research how far back-end time messages have been being preached.
Myself, I’d rather do what my bible says, please take some time and look up these scriptures for yourself; 1 Peter 3:15, 1 Corinthians 16:13, Proverbs 6:6-8, Hebrews 11:7. There’s more, spend some time in the word and search them out, get into it, it’s really eye-opening.
Our government has spiraled out of control as well as many other countries along with us. All caused by self-centered greed for power and riches by those at the top. It’s not just government but big business too, there’s price gouging all around us, gas prices, you get charged anywhere from .05 cents to .10 cents a gallon if you use a credit card. Think about the American trucker taking 400 gallons … what a rip-off. This doesn’t include All the fuel taxes that’s suppose to go to highway maintenance. Where did that go? Not in highway maintenance, that’s for sure! How about that billion-dollar infrastructure bill that was past? Isn’t that suppose to do the same thing? Where’s all that money going? I believe we use to call that double-dipping.
How can we do anything about it?
Quit voting personality and vote for America.
Like laughing, Harris said; “you got what you voted for.”
Unless you’re anti-American (then you should move to a country that would embrace your views) you can see we need to do an about-face and get this country back on track. Straighten out our voting laws and then take back control of our country at the poles. If you’re a Christian and I mean “if”, vote like it! You can’t be biblically correct and politically correct (oil and water) or sitting on the fence. there’s no in-between. Revelation 3:16 So because you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. Killing unborn babies? you know what God thinks of that … how did you vote last time? Homosexuality, you know what God thinks of that … how did you vote last time. You call yourself a Christian … How did you vote last time? Are you getting the point?
All that sounds pretty harsh doesn’t it? but it’s all the bare truth, no fluff. It’s way past time to declare your real path, God’s grace is still there, He’s willing to forgive, are you willing to commit? I mean really commit, not just lip service?
Is your life all about I, I, I, or me, me, me, is money, earthly treasures, and power the most important things in your life?
When people look at you what do they see? … The love Jesus or do they see look at me, all my power, money, cars, big house, see how great I am?
Are you in a ministry for money or the look at me factor, if you are, you have a real problem? I pray you are none of the above. A Godly person should reflect the Lord’s love, not be some scripture spouting no it all, with a holier than thou attitude? God doesn’t want head knowledge, he wants heart knowledge.
Take some time to think about where you’re heart lies, … are you really walking with Him? you don’t have to answer me or even yourself, … but remember, you will have to answer for your decisions when you stand before God.
Here’s the good news … It’s not too late to get back on that narrow path or if you’ve never had that personal relationship with the Lord, it’s a good time to get started. Either way …He’s waiting, it’s your choice.
The Lord loves all of us, sinners and saints alike, remember, we’re ALL sinners and fall short of the glory of God. If someone around you goes around spouting scriptures ( memorizing scripture is a good thing if it is in your heart and not just a head thing) acting pompous and self-righteous that’s the time to do the real Christian thing for a person like that … pray for them!
God has given me so much to write about, waking me up in the wee hours, driving down the highway, I could go on writing for hours… but I won’t. I’ll save it till next time when we all get together. KEEP LOOKING UP! Rember … anytime, day or night … Just be ready!
Father, every day brings us closer to you and I pray we are all prepared for that day. Help each one of us reflect the Lord in the way we live our lives. Thank you for your grace and mercy and Your healing hands.
I pray for world peace and healing for our land. I pray for truth to be revealed and the deceivers exposed.
We give You all the praise and glory!
In Jesus’s name, we pray,