Last night I was getting ready to hit the hay and had prayed and was more than ready to crash but flipped on the TV to catch the news.
Flipping the channel Hal Lindsey was on.
As he was going through the litany of warning signs ...it hit me and not to criticize his ministry in the least (thank God for him) but....
How can He and WE be hearing and seeing the signs that are BLARING loud and clear to "Look Up Your Redeemer draws Near"not be desperate in brokenness to reach those who are perilously close to facing a time of STORMS that will make Haiti look common place, that will render The Asian Tsunami that killed 230,000 people, a distant memory, that will forever erase 9/11 and Katrina from our focus....a time that unless God shortened the days "NO FLESH WILL SURVIVE"
Plagues that will wipe out 1/4 of mankind, Nuclear Holocaust, Human cruelty that will defy description, Hail stones stated to weigh between 90-100lb pounds crashing upon the homes and lives of neighbors, co-worker's, FAMILY MEMBERS who have NOT heard the Warnings!!!
So many pulpits are tickling ears at a time Pastor's should be in the deepest travail ...crying out for people to "make ready"
To me it would be like someone watching the News and hearing an F5 Tornado or Hurricane or Volcano or Earthquake was getting ready to happen but instead of crying out ..they are planning a picnic!
Seriously ...get a picture of that..You are sitting in your house, The TV Blares...SEVERE WEATHER REPORT....A TORNADO WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR YOUR COUNTY.....but at the same time your getting a call from a local pastor or church member who's getting ready to have a picnic???
Please hear the heart of this message...it's NOT to condemn or point fingers!!!! but to stir an Urgeny to sound the alarm to your friends and family while their is still TIME.
in 2 Peter 3....Peter said through divine inspiration that in the last days.."Scoffer's would arise saying "Where is the promise of His coming?"
If we are not preparing with the greatest of Urgency ...are we not saying in our own hearts..."where is the promise of His coming?"
Are we living today "in light of Eternity" or in our hearts are we "scoffing?"
I'm praying myself for God to season me with His brokenness...and you too!
It's hard on me because my nature is to never offend anyone ..I want to be liked but I'm having to crucify that and the URGENCY I feel makes me ashamed that I allow my fear of men to keep me from sharing what I feel is laid on my heart to share
I pray that as God opened the eyes of the Prophet to see their were MORE for them than against them...He would open our eyes to the Urgency of this hour...KNOWING His coming is even at the door
Noah was mocked and ridiculed ..You know he was!
"As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be."
People were eating and drinking (picnics) and giving in marriage..but Noah was GIVING THEM AN F5 Flood Warning...They Listened NOT ...TIL IT STARTED TO RAIN ...but then it was too late!!!
God Have Mercy..."help us to see and understand"
What can you to be saved from the wrath to come? "Repent and Believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ, believe that He was and Is and Is to come, that He died but rose from the grave ..and call upon His Name ..for whoever calls upon the Name of Jesus Christ shall be Saved!" Romans 10:13