A sad time coming
I heard a prophecy a couple days ago that in a very short while the judgement of God will be visited here, and the America as we know it will be finished.
A sad time indeed is coming. As youth leaders we’ve had an incredible burden and heartache for our kids as this time approaches. The lie and deception is very real and very deep. And we’ve been compelled to speak straight talk instead of flowery teen talk.
I’ve been impressed on these last few months that in spite of the glowing reports of the growing Christian church the reality is that the Redeemed church is shrinking. All these years I couldn’t wrap my head around how the world could ignore the rapture of the Church and follow the deceiver. Perhaps it’s because the numbers won’t be what we’ve been led to believe and that the the deceiver will pass it off as God removing the dead weight of the Church so that the church will flourish.
Physical preparation is always good to some degree. Here we have blizzards and ice storms. Be mindful that you may, in fact, be preparing for someone else when you’re gone. But God wants us prepared, as the virgins who brought extra oil, for his return to be “caught” doing his work. Things are ramping up and even more the need to abandon the world without leaving it. It breaks my heart, even in our Pentecostal church, that this should be a time of excitement and anticipation. Yet some wave you off not wanting to talk about it because they have a daughter’s sixteenth birthday they want to be around for, or finally getting that degree, or I paid off my mortgage so He can take his time now. All these things that are meaningless once He comes, but so many can’t let go and look forward.
Read, pray and obey, everyday. That’s the preparation He wants. Spend more time praying in the Spirit. Snuggle closer to Him and be “caught” doing His work when He comes……