In lieu of what appears to be a world spinning out of control, I have been praying that Jesus return be prompt.
Last week we had a thunder storm that shook our home and sent my heart racing. Sitting up in bed I watched lighting strike out the window. Giving no time of rest, the flashes of light and bellowing rage coming from outside left me praying that it be Him.
For as lightning flashes in the east and shines to the west, so it will be when the Son of Man comes.
When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah's day. In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered into his boat. People didn't realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes...
So you, too must keep watch!...for the Son of Man will come when least expected.
And so, through trembling hands I prayed that He would appear in the storm. Lord, I am ready.
Telling her of my prayer she stopped me mid-sentence.
He can't come yet. Don't you remember what dad said? Had He come five years earlier, I wouldn't be with Him.
Since those words I have been on my face, praying that He would not come yet.
There are too many that don't know. Too many who have been led astray. Too many that will burn.
The LORD of Heaven's Armies say, "The day of judgment is coming, burning like a furnace. On that day the arrogant and the wicked will be burned up like straw. They will be consumed--roots, branches, and all."
Had he already come, I would have burned.
On the Eve of His death, it is my prayer that there would be a new approach to the holiday that has turned into something it is not. That as we approach the cross in which our Lord and Savior hung, we recognize all that He did. Giving full validity and glory to the death and then resurrection of Jesus Christ.
He said, It is finished. Stop living like it isn't.
He did the work.
Stop working for your salvation.
You take away His deity.
You take away the very point of Him coming to save.
Get into the Word of God as it is written. All of it, in its fullness. Don't pick and choose.
You will burn.
Then Jesus said, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? For the Son of Man will come with angels in the glory of his Father and will judge all people according to their deeds. And I tell you the truth, some standing here right now will not die before they see the Son of Man coming in his Kingdom."
On the Eve of His death I pray that something will shift deep within your heart. That God's word would become a reality.
It is finished. The curtain was torn. All now, have access to the Most Holy Place. Everyone.
Come as you are--with all your mess.
I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father expect through me.
The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the 'Good News'!