"You are the light of the world ...
Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works
your Father in heaven."
Matthew 5:14 & 16
The Glorious Church
“For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.” Isaiah 60:2-3
“For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14
End Days Warnings
Born again believers are ambassadors of another Kingdom that is far greater in power than this earthly one. Psalm 103:19 "For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ ... " Philippians 3:20
Each member of Christ’s body has been given an important assignment. Each of these assignments hook-up with other assignments to complete a glorious tapestry of God’s workmanship. Each calling must be fulfilled now.
If one Believer begins to backslide other members will suffer, and so will those who are in the world’s system hungering for answers. Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-27.
Your well being is so important, Beloved.
Remember, we are in the world but we are not of this world’s system of beliefs or its ways. They are moving deeper and deeper into sin, darkness and chaos.
Jesus said, “If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” John 15:19
The Distress of Nations
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring…” Luke 21:25
“Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”
“See that you fear not!” ... the Word of the Lord.
How do you handle distress?
Darkness, stress, and pressure are all around us.
Jesus warned us:
“But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with
- and cares of this life,
- and that Day come on you unexpectedly.
- For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth.
Walk in Wisdom: Possess Your Soul!
“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
- “And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation;
- but be filled with the Spirit,
- speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
- singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,
- giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
- submitting to one another in the fear of God.” Ephesians 5:14-21
The children of Israel desired to go back to Egypt, to their comfort zone and slavery, rather than persevere in faith and overcome the fear of trusting in God’s plan to take the land.
Saints, let us be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might!
Let’s run our race all the way to the end overcoming every obstacle of deception and proclaim our faith like Caleb did:
“… here I am this day, eighty-five years old. As yet I am as strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both for going out and for coming in. Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the Lord spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. It may be that the Lord will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the Lord said.”
“And Joshua blessed him, and gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as an inheritance.” Joshua 14:10-13
Darkness (Deception) Shall cover the People ...
“What then shall we say to these things?
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31
And God is with us!
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:28-29
“Therefore He says:
‘Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.’” Ephesians 5:14
THE LIGHT WITHIN
We have a glorious Kingdom within us. It cannot be shaken.
We have the Holy Spirit, our Divine Coach, within us.
If we follow Him every day, He will lead us and guide us in peace and joy: in God’s favor, protection, and blessings; for the righteous are as bold as a lion. Fear not!
Be aware of your thoughts and feelings. They need to be dominated by God’s Word, which knows right from wrong.
I don’t know about you, but I’m looking for the return of the Lord in the air.
- “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout,
- with the voice of an archangel,
- and with the trumpet of God.
- And the dead in Christ will rise first.
- Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together
- with them in the clouds
- to meet the Lord in the air.
- And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
- Therefore comfort one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
If it didn’t matter how we live, then why would Jesus tell us to beware?
Saints, let’s be ready.
Occupy til He comes! Luke 19:13
Do what you’ve been trained to do.
And never, ever take offense with someone and drop out of church! Our enemy is not flesh and blood. As the Day of His return approaches, we need to fellowship even more with the Brethren! See Hebrews 10:25.
- Eat the Bread of Heaven (God’s Word) every morning.
- Do not cease to pray! Then: Cast all cares onto the Lord!
- Walk free of all worries!
- Rejoice often … visit our newest resource: Power Praise
- Pray in the Spirit
- Bless the Brethren
PRAYER WITH PURPOSE:
“I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Every City—Every County of Your State! Isaiah 40:3
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