In response to “The New Age Is Beginning”
Great and glorious morning, Glynda. God is faithful and just, and to be praised.
The devil prowls around like a roaring lion seeking who he can devour, constantly challenging us, trying to find weaknesses. Resist him and seek He who is above all things.
In my quiet time this morning I was directed to Colossians 3:1-12
” Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your[a] life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.[b] 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11 Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
Then I come to find this Word from the Lord. God is an awesome God and His Word is our strength and stature. Clearly, with what is coming we CAN NOT stand alone, or on our “goodness” from the past. Only God directs our course, others can not (without the specific gifts of prophecy and discernment) tell us which way to go because only God knows the course laid out for us. As it says in Hebrews 12:1
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
God is awesome in His Word and deed. Prepare, walk closely, prepare, seek His intimacy, prepare, hear His voice, prepare, He is calling you now.