Now is the time to shout from the mountain tops to tell everyone about Jesus Christ, the one true messiah! It is time to get our heads out of the sand and go out into this world to show God's love, that many more may turn to Him! It's almost as though we read about the end times as though it's merely a story which requires no action on our part! You do realize, don't you, that we are the vessels in which prophesy will be carried out through?!
Please, forgive me if I have put you on the defense. I am guilty of the same do to my own selfishness and routines. I am writing with such urgency in hopes of a spiritual awakening stirring within those who have become stale in their walk with the Lord! Time is slipping through our fingers at a rate more speedily than before, it seems!
I praise God, truly, for all who have stepped up to be used, moved, and sent by God out into the world!! I praise Him, daily, for awakening my soul and walking me fully into His truth and glory! We are not to fear the times we are in. I am not fearful for myself. I am not fearful for my children, even! However, I am fearful for some of my loved ones and for the multitude who so deceivingly believe that being a good person is all that matters. I ache and long for their salvation!
Now is the time for you to recognize that the supernatural realm is, indeed, more real than the reality we have known! Yes, read the Word of God to your children daily! Make them aware through God's Word so they will not be consumed with fear and easily deceived! You are called to change the world! I don't care to entertain the excuses as to why we aren't ready to, or why we are unable to! Know this! What little effort you make to further the Kingdom of Heaven , is much progress in the Kingdom of Heaven! In other words, do not underestimate the power of planting a seed, for see what it becomes?! You are part of the body of Christ! Therefore, your participation is necessary and crucial! Don't handicap the body by your lack of effort or chosen ignorance!
Be prepared! For what reason do we attain wisdom and insight and grow knowledgeable in the unravelling of this world, if not to prepare for what is to come?? Do you see how the world, through our entertainment industry, has manipulated us into making fun of conspiracy theorists and doomsday prepping as though it is an over the top, blown out of proportion way of thinking?! Is it not better to over prepare than to be underprepared? Should we not have escape plans and gathering points mapped out for our loved ones? For our church? Are we not stronger together rather than scattered? Is it not wise to prepare storehouses with food and water for when it becomes no longer available to us? Is it really shameful to strategically prepare for what we KNOW is bound to happen?
Also, another thing, if I may add... it's time to step out against the corruption of this world instead of taking part in being entertained by the sin that soaks our minds by way of music, movies, and lifestyles! If we can have a spiritual encounter with Jesus by way of worship music, and be moved and encouraged by the movies that preach the Gospel, and become deeply inspired by the upright.... then what is the parallel that influences us?? It would be pure foolishness to claim that the craftiness of evil does not influence us! What are we, as believers, defending when we argue with one another about celebrating pagan holidays and singing along to catchy tunes with worldly views ? Who are we trying to impress, or please by supporting that which is blasphemous to our Lord?? I am not writing this from the position of being holier than thou, by any means. I only want to raise the questions so that you will be able to really think about what your answer would be. I, too, am easily sucked into the mindless act of allowing garbage to entertain me... to move me and influence me. But I am more clearly seeing how it is a tool the enemy uses, not only to manipulate and brainwash, but to distract us who desire to be most effectively used by God!
I am sorry if this is all seeming judgmental and hypocritical of me. However, that doesn't make it any less true! I only want us to become as effective as we are meant to be! I want to encourage all who proclaim Jesus as Lord to rise up and walk in our God given authority and face the enemy with the confidence in truth that Satan has already been defeated!! Truly, brothers and sisters, what have we to lose by rising up against the enemy?? Now, consider what we have to lose by remaining with our heads in the sand.
You see, I don't need to answer any of these questions for you. Does it not impact you more by coming to the realization on your own? I know Holy Spirit can move you more than I ever could! I'm not trying to fill that roll! I only share the very things I ponder myself. And I, as one who still battles the desires of my flesh, reach out in hopes to find courage and accountability in those who are like-minded and desire to be obedient to the calling on their life. There is strength in numbers, my friends! You have no need to fear the enemy when you know who your Papa is!! Come into the realization that by us walking in our true identity in Christ causes the enemy to tremble in fear! All that the enemy can gain from us, ultimately, is our shell... our flesh. And, as he makes every effort to take that, he is pushing us into eternity with our heavenly Father!
So, in closing, I encourage you all to put on the full armor of God! Submerge yourselves and loved ones in the Word of God! Prepare for the inevitable! Seek God as one! Be bold! Be fearless! Be courageous! And love those whom God loves! Spread His love like a wildfire! Leaders, don't leave your posts! You have a flock to protect! And remember, brothers and sisters, we have the last laugh!!