Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Be Prepared

~Last night (Memorial Day), the Lord spoke the first sentence, and then spoke the rest this early morning.
~You do not need to be afraid; you need to be prepared. Sound the alarm! The Day is approaching! The Great and Terrible Day of the Lord and My Church knows it not!
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13, Zechariah 2

Let's focus on preparation:
Where do we need to be prepared first and foremost?
-Let's ask ourselves these questions....Where am I at in relationship with My Father? There is only one way to be in right relationship with God and that is through Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior. Jesus said in John 14:6 "I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." Therefore, there is no other way to God the Father, except THROUGH Jesus Christ. For anyone to preach otherwise is false doctrine and a spirit of the antichrist.
-Heart issues:
-What is my relationship to other Believers? Saints, we are not to carry any ill feelings towards our Brothers or Sisters. 1 John 4:20 "If someone says, 'I love God,' and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?" The Lord's Word also tells us that insofar as it be possible, we are to live at peace with all men (Rom. 12:18), and "blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God". (Matt. 5:9)
-Beloved, if we are living at peace with our Brothers and Sisters in Christ, then our hearts will not condemn us. But if we have an issue between us and another Brother or Sister in Christ, then we are admonished by the Lord to go to them personally if we have been personally offended by them (Matt. 5:24), or we need to just leave it with the Lord. Period! (Rom. 12:19-21)
Psalm 139:23-24 "Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my thoughts/anxieties; and see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." (NKJV and Amplified)

We are to seek the Lord in that He will reveal by His Holy Spirit all that is hindering our relationship with Him, and/or others, or something which is hurting us through our sinful nature. As He reveals these things, then we are to confess them, ask His forgiveness and ask for the working of the Holy Spirit to correct us and lead us on His path of righteousness - ever looking to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith.
In Matt. 25:14-30, we read the parable of the talents. Therefore, until the Lord's return, how are we to be serving God and mankind, the poor in heart/spirit/finances, the afflicted, the elderly, the orphans and widows for the Kingdom of God/His Kingdom Glory? If we are a Believer in Christ, then the Holy Spirit is in each one of us for His Purpose as He has so determined in Heaven according to His will.
Daily, we are to seek the Lord for a fresh supply of the Holy Spirit. He is the Living Water from Whom we shall never thirst. His supply never runs dry!
Store non-perishables, toiletries and water.

~Church, our time is short! What are we doing with it? Are we spending our days on things which have no eternal significance or are we seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness? We have a choice. Every day is a choice in how we spend it. Deuteronomy 30:11-20. Be wise and be prepared!

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The purpose of this blog is to encourage our walk in Christ; together in Him; for as we develop our relationship with the Lord, we ARE more than conquerors through Christ Jesus! Praise God! My writings are mostly from an experiential standpoint; however sometimes this includes dreams and visions. (Comments are reviewed prior to posting.)