Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Praise God for whats ahead in Jesus name!
(SEPT 17) With the housing market in a slump and rental inventories at record highs, I am undeservingly thankful that the Lord presented me with a good tenant named Daniel who is a kind responsible senior citizen who just loves the house and especially the way the back yard landscaping turned out. Not much really especially since all the plants are small at the moment, but after installing 200 feet of underground piping and 27 plants, 1 tree and 2 cactus its a huge improvement over what was a rubbled dirt and gravel backyard. There were allot of offers but Dan showed up first out of the blue and fully qualified. After 5 years of renting with the last tenant it took quite a bit of work to get the house looking like new again inside and out from patched wall holes and painting to loose door hinges, window coverings, shampooed carpets and repair of a few appliances, all this work actually made fun and easy by the Holy Spirit which inspired my efforts.
God made it all possible for me to be involved in this house construction, design and even the way it sits on the block facing the avenue instead of side by side. I will sort of miss having to sell it due to my financial situation but I feel blessed having the opportunity to enjoy it while it was mine as I brought nothing into this world and it is certain I will take nothing out. No real loss compared to what God has prepared in heaven for those that love him, not even close. This life is a flash in the pan compared to where you will spend eternity. Being a born again Christian I have that blessed assurance of salvation resonating inside me because of my relationship with Jesus Christ, who is "The Way". Sadly so many refuse to look past this short life and will never accept it.
(John 14: 1-6)"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know." Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?" Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body. And there is a way that seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death. (Proverbs 16:24-25)
(SEPT 19) With the prophecies and signs foretold by Jesus Christ in the Gospels continuing to come true as evident in what we now see taking place in the world, some of it for the first time, like in the days of Noah we are seeing the end times unfold with continuing intensity while God is pouring out his Spirit and spreading the good news of salvation through his son Jesus Christ who is the new ark of men’s souls to eternal life. But especially those prodigal sons and daughters who have once walked with Jesus Christ and have tasted the heavenly gifts of the Spirit but have allowed the darkness of this world to blind them, it is now time to come out from the darkness and reclaim your name from being blotted out of the lambs book of life.
(Revelation 3:3) Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.
He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. (Revelation 3:5)
With regard to Christian actions involving the elections, the financial crisis, threat of world war, terrorism, and supernatural disaster, it is time to PRAY and make decisions based on morals (right and wrong) rather then personal wealth. Although unbelievers see prayer as a weakness, we who believe know that everything good involving the United States from its inception to development of almost all universities, hospitals, and founding infrastructure, was built and payed for by men and woman who believed in Christ and prayed daily. It is an unequivocal fact that without Christians the United States would never have existed or remained intact.
Having said that, we know things are different now in this country and that the powers of darkness which run rampant though our once great nation and the world just like in the days of Noah before the flood are coming upon us. So I’m pleading with Christians everywhere to repent and prepare their harts and minds through prayer and rededication to Christ, and rather then praying for better times and money pray for God's will tobe done as judgment is coming. Just as Jesus asked and prayed to his Father that if possible to remove the bitter cup of crucifixion, also asked for The Father's will be done and not his own and so was crucified for our sins. So we as Christians must prepare ourselves for what is coming upon the world so that you can stand in the great days of judgment that is coming upon all unbelievers that refuse Christ. As Christians we are not above Christ in suffering for acknowledging our faith and belief for which many Christians throughout the world are currently imprisoned and killed every day as we speak. The age of non-persecution and prosperous living are coming to an end in this country the lines are about to be drawn between those that have the strength of the Holy Spirit to acknowledge Christ for eternal life AND those that deny Christ for wealth and pleasure, forfeiting their eternal souls forever separated to eternal suffering.
(Matthew 10:32-33) Therefore, everyone who acknowledges Me before men and confesses Me out of a state of oneness with Me, I will also acknowledge him before My Father Who is in heaven and confess that I am abiding in him. But whoever denies and disowns Me before men, I also will deny and disown him before My Father Who is in heaven.
So remember my brothers and sisters no matter who wins the election, the next war, what cities fall to terrorism, or what plagues come upon the earth, God is in control and will be victorious in the end. So no matter what happens pray and praise God continuously in the name of his son Jesus Christ, asking for the strength ofthe Holy Spirit and grace so that with boldness and peace you will not be ashamed to acknowledge Christ before men and be willing to make moral decisions based on Gods truth not personal pride and wealth in the face of persecution that is coming upon all Christians from the world, friends and even family. Stay steadfast in the faith so that when 10,000 years have passed all true believers will still be united in heaven reigning with Christ, where there will forever be love, gladness and joy, and sorrow and mourning will no longer exist. Halleluiah!
(Isaiah 51:11) Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return and come with singing unto Zion, an everlasting joy shall be upon their heads. They shall obtain Gladness and Joy, and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
Let us be like our service members who make preparation for their souls as they face death everyday for us. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5yjArQE4r0