Finding time to live a Christ filled life in the Endtimes
This world has many anti-Christ behaviors which, through our culture, have not been filtered out or have been seeping through a 'religion' of Jesus and not through a respected relationship with Him. A relationship with Christ brings accountability and love and in a time when dreams and plans and visions are diluted by money, power, accreditation, and the love of this earthen world. These times are scripturally the end times. It can be found throughout the Word of God and even close watch of older ministries, the signs of the times have brought down the times of the signs. Devotional reading, praying in tongues, sound teaching is evident but the Rock of Christ seems harder to stand on. The winds are a boisterous. The rains fall. They crumble our faith where a faith once looked to the heavens and would praise God when no one watched. Jesus is coming, or is soon to return, like a thief in the night.
But where are our eyes while we find our coming King hides just beyond eternity's curtains? Where do we stand in His eyes as He holds our reward with Him as He comes? How is our heart in a world where our treasures our the dainty things around us?
Facing this future boldly in understanding that apocalyptic things can and will happen at anytime, and so as children of God we should be about His Kingdom business. The living and the dead walk side by side. Christ mentioned that two will be in a field and one will be taken. And these words of His have been rolling around in men's thoughts for centuries. And for centuries men's thoughts have failed to find their King breaking the clouds. Failed to be changed in a moment. Failed to simply be taken away from a world that was not their home.
Christ spoke about mysteries and parables. He often mentioned coming as a thief in the night. He hid in the Old Testament. He hid himself as others burned as He talked. He hid beside Mary after He rose from the grave.
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Interesting scriptures to be aware of in these end times
That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one will be left
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
"Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed."
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
Christ is returning to receive His Bride unto Himself. His Bride, meaning His Church, is to be without blemish. And with so many claiming to be His, in a world shaken by lukewarm worship, it is difficult to say who He has eyes on with, who will be changed in a moment, who will be left, and of those left, who will be aware of a coming mark and eternal punishment.
Imagine a world of Christians simply vanishing. And then imagine the world left who have no conception of the eternal consequences, for them, their children, their loved ones.
It can not be determined who will be taken and who will be left.
Ask yourself these questions...
Am I saved because I do good things?
Am I saved but find myself dabbling in worldly things?
Am I not interested in the salvation of my household?
Do I have things in my heart which I haven't dealt with?
Am I aware of the possibility Christ could return at any moment?
Am I aware of prophesy for the end times?
Do I find myself looking into the stars and wondering about my true home?