Thursday, December 27, 2012

We are sleeping

The end comes with judgment and tribulation because we, the inhabitants of the world, have by our deeds brought it upon ourselves.
JEREMIAH 24:5-6
{24:5} The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. 
{24:6} Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
The curse has devoured the land, literally and figuratively, through all types of pollution and abominations. We are living in perilous times. One would expect to be found staying alert, but we are spiritually asleep and blind to the true danger we are faced with. Despite all appearances to the contrary, economic crisis is only a symptom and not really the world’s current predicament. The real problem is sin.

Insecurity, crime entice fear. Money and insurance are the new security. Money is the god and lifeblood of the entire world system. Likewise, traps and snares multiply around us to numb our attentions, to waste our energies, to divert our best efforts to vain pursuits, to lead us to our death, in the name of entertainment. The devil walks about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour, yet we have slept.

Strident warnings have been given to us to proclaim and thus wake others up. But we who call ourselves the people of GOD are in as dire need of repentance as the world. By their fruits ye shall know them, a good tree cannot bear bad fruit.

The oracles of GOD are the way of life - a rich blessing, not an exclusive heritage meant for the few. They are freely offered for all who have ears to hear, widely proclaimed. The Gospel is a benign trust which all its recipients are inspired and expected to share with as many others as possible. Go into all the world and make disciples of men. The power of the Word is that no matter how much it is shared, it does not lose its power. But we are sleeping in total disregard for the prize in hand.

GOD’s warnings would have us pay attention to the message, search our hearts and repent. Our Creator warns us to repent from our evil ways, invites us to put our trust in Him, calls us to touch not the unclean thing – to come out of Babylon. Though the world may not end today or tomorrow (nobody knows the hour of Christ’s coming), nobody is assured of tomorrow either! Death does not make appointments. Now is all we have to wake up.

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