Posted by truthoughts on April 30, 2008
There are a lot of people who are looking at this war between Israel and all the other nations in the wrong way as well as other situations in life. I am noticing many who are fellow believers getting ‘caught up’ with the cares and concerns of this life. I do agree that we are to pray for the peace of Israel, knowing of course, that true peace will only come when our Lord and Savior, Jesus sets up His kingdom here on earth.
First, we must all realize that ‘we’ cannot establish the Lord’s kingdom on earth, only the Lord Himself can and will accomplish this, but not until we go in the rapture of the church and the anti-christ reigns his false government on earth (probably convincing everyone that it is the true kingdom of God).
Secondly, we must realize that what all God has said (preordained) will happen – WILL HAPPEN, regardless of what control we think we may have. God has allowed us as humans to influence His decisions in some ways, but not against HIS already written Word.
To know what is coming for Israel and all the other nations who are coming against her; all you have to do is to read books such as…
These are just some to say a few. What God has written in His Word, is going to happen and it is going to happen soon and quickly. So, recognizing this fact and that we are to always pray according to the will of God, which is the Word of God, we should not waste our energies on praying against the things the Lord has already told us will and must first and soon take place before His return.
I think that a better place to focus our energies is to pray for the souls who are left, that they will accept the True Gospel and be saved before it is too late. Also to pray for the safety and courage of those who are all around the world preaching the true gospel of Christ, even against persecution of those who are in the ‘church’.
The time is short and getting shorter by the minute. Now is not the time to sit back and be complacent. The day is soon coming to an end and none of us will be able to work anymore. Now is the time to pick up yourself, stand firm in the truth of God’s Word and proclaim it boldly to all those we come into contact with – no matter the consequences. Whether we want to recognize it or not, we will be held accountable for the blood of all those whom we choose, for whatever reason, to not share the truth with. We cannot change their fate ourselves, but we can be a witness so they are left without excuse and you have then given God the glory by allowing Him to use you.
So, I encourage you to not use laziness or the lack of time as a crutch because your time may be shorter than you think and a crutch will not hold you up in the day of your judgment. How horrible it will be for those to stand before the Lord, knowing His sacrifice for us, and not having done everything in our ability for Him while here on earth. Have you ever taken an honest moment to think about how you will feel, what you will think, what it will be like, to truly stand before GOD the One who created ALL things and can end all things just with a thought? You might just want to take that moment now and make sure you really are ready to meet Him face to face. Do not assume it will be a light moment; this is God we are talking about, not a friend from down the street. A holy fear is one of reverence – do you really have that?
Is Jesus your Savior AND your LORD? If not, ask Him to be. Ask Him to forgive you of all of your sins and to show you how to please Him. Read His Word and don’t follow men, follow only God through His Word, it is the only truth and the only way. Don’t hesitate, time is running out.