The Clock Is Ticking (13 April 2018)
Matt 9:35-38 " And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and very disease among the people. But when He saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. The saith he unto his disciples. The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; ray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that he will send forth labourers.
Jesus has already send forth labourers into His harvest and they are ever born Christian under the blood of Christ. WE are running out of time to tell the good news of a rise Saviour. We must be about the Master's business and win people to Jesus because God's clock is ticking off the seconds. Even if our electricity goes out or the battery goes dead, His clock is still ticking. Also the time to tell our loved ones how much we love grows shorter.
We don''t know when God will called our loved ones home. Even the next tick we hear might be the one that takes our loved one to determine their fate.. Also, every tick of the clock brings the coming of Jesus closer. What a glorious and victorious day that will be when we see Jesus face to face.
What so heartbreaking is that unless you and I loved ones and others are not ready to meet Jesus when he return. The clock stops ticking and our eternal abode is Hell and the lake of fire. One day we will stand before a Holy God and gave account of the way we spent out time on earth. What will you say when he asks us" Why didn't you tell your family, your loved ones and the world that I loved them?
We are so guilty of putting things off until tomorrow. We have allowed Satan to keep us trapped in schedules, sports, television and all other activities so that we don't have the time work for Jesus. There is nothing, absolutely nothing in this life more important than telling someone that Jesus loves, him or her! When was the last time, you told someone, Jesus loves them?
Jesus was moved with compassion on the multitudes but too often, we don't have any compassion for others. I heard a man say many years ago. "I ma the only one that matters." We may think that this is a very selfish man, yet we sometimes act like he thinks when we neglect to tell others of the unconditional love of Jesus
Yes the clock is ticking and one day it will be too late to tell others. Are you going to sit idly by and allow your loved one them that time is rapidly running out and that their eternal destiny is out of the reach of God and hell awaits their fate?
May God forgive us for our shortcomings for allow Satan to steal the time away from our compassion for others.
Filling up the train to Glory! (3 Aug 2016)
I'm really not interested in hearing how special God thinks I am," Charles said protested. "People who focus on themselves end up totally selfish. I can't see how thinking about me helps to glorify God and show the world how great he is."
God wants you to see yourself like he sees you: lovable, valuable, and useful to him and others. But why? Is it to make you feel warm and fuzzy? Could he possibly want to feed your selfish side? No and no. God wants you totally convinced that your are loved and valuable because he has a far deeper purpose for fixing your faulty self-image-but it's because he has a work for you to do.
You might not realize this incredible fact about yourself; You are God's gift to the world. If that wasn't true, you'd just be taking space. God could have zoomed you straight to heaven the moment you trusted Christ. The fact that he chooses to have you hang around on earth even after you belong to him proves that you have a distinct purpose for being here.
So what is the purpose for your life? It is to go to heaven and take as many with you as you can. That makes you know that Christ has made you alive and set you free so you can help others be set free. (neat huh?)
I hope you have a burning desire to be part of god's plan of redemption. When you get the picture that God created everyone in his image and sent Christ to die for everyone, you want to share his love with them. And when you realize that you too are lovable, valuable, and competent, suddenly you give your heart jammed with the love of Jesus.
You may say, "if the whole reason I'm here is to lead people to Jesus, then I' a rotten failure. Hardly anyone-no one-has come to Christ from my telling them about him." That might be true. But it's also likely to be true that a bunch of people are on their way to trusting Christ because of who you are in Christ and how you love them.
If as a Christian you see yourself as God's valuable child, your are communicating something of the gospel to others. As you live out your faith-and learn to speak up for Christ when the opportunities arise-you will likely see even more people come to Christ.