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There is an old hymn that has been running over and over in my mind today it goes "on Christ the solid rock I stand all other ground is sinking sand" boy how we need that message with all that is happening in the world today. Financial experts are predicting the collapse of the dollar. This would have a devastating effect on Americans standard of living. And yet people are going about their business as usual. I can't help think of how the Bible says as was in the day of Noah so shall it be in the days of the coming of the son of man. In the days of Noah people were marrying and giving in marriage thinking tomorrow will be the same as today or even better. Laughing and scoffing at Noah for building an ark and warning of coming judgement. I see the same scenario playing out today,even among Gods people.
Isaiah 56:9All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, yea, all ye beasts in the forest.
10His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
11Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
12Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.
But God is preparing him a remnant. A Noah,a Joseph, a Samuel,God is bringing them together and strategically placing them to shine the light of Christ when the darkness comes. In the worlds darkest hour the Glory of the lord will be seen on his remnant people. They will be a true testimony of Christ because they loved not their lives unto the death. They have died to this world. and built their house on the solid rock of Jesus Christ on which they stand. all other ground is sinking sand.
America is sinking sand, financial security is sinking sand,living a good moral life by mans standards is sinking sand. The tide is coming my friend. Only those who are on the solid rock will stand. All other ground is sinking sand.
I recently read a book by Anna Rountree. Anna was taken up into heaven and on this one occasion she meets a little girl named Crystal Clear. Crystal asks Anna if she would come build sand castles with her. Keep in mind that Anna and her husband where good Christians doing a lot for God. they founded the ministry Prayer for the nations. here is an excerpt from the book.
“Haven’t you always wanted to build a sand castle?” she asked. ‘
I chuckled, “Well, not really, Crystal Clear.”
“Yes, you have,” she continued. “Think about it. You’ve wanted to build on earth, and all of that is sand.’ When the tide comes in, it goes away. Even the tools for building remain longer than a sandcastle, for the tools are from God. But if you use them to build on sand instead of in eternity, what do you have? A waste of time,” she shrugged. “You have wanted a sandcastle. It’s silly really, isn’t it?”
“I suppose so,” I said quietly. I did not want to admit it, but she was right. I had wanted a home and financial security and to accomplish something—for God, of course—but I had tunnel vision for the life on earth. I had Christianized the gospel of the world and bought into my own packaging. It was a bitter thing to hear that the focus of my life had been fleshly and worthless to God, and that I had not gotten away with it.’
“Do you want to play?” she continued cheerily.
I felt a little sick. I thought I would change the subject. “Why such a large sand area?” I asked.
“Many want to build on sand, so we let them. It gets it out of their systems, you know. Maybe if you build on the sand right now, you would feel, ‘I’ve done that.”
“It seems a silly thing to do,” I said stonily.
“Well, yes, it does. However, building on the earth is really the same: silly toys that are long forgotten here, toys that do not even gather dust in the attic but disintegrate and are totally forgotten here—a waste of God’s precious time,” she said much too breezily.
I had the taste of a copper penny in my mouth.’ “Is it all right if we do not play today?” I asked.
“Oh, all right,” she said. “Do you want to join the tour?”
“I don’t know,” I said dazed. I felt as though I had been hit by a truck. “I like your name, Crystal Clear,” I said acidly. “It’s apt.”
It is not a question of if, only when. The tide is coming! you read this article so you have herd the trumpet blast. The tide is coming. In one day life as we know it could change. In one day the bible says Babylon fell. Babylon is mans system. we read in Isaiah 56 how Israel shepherds looked to their own ways. This is happening in the church today. We have replaced the holy spirit with mans ways. The order God set up on the day of Pentecost has been perverted. God has his remnant Samuel's set in place. By the power of the holy spirit a new order will be put in place, With Jesus as our king and lord of all.
I ask you this question, is Christ the solid rock on which you stand? If you cannot say yes beyond a shadow of a doubt, Then I would ask him to show you of any area of your life that comes before him. Then ask him to help you in that area to give it over completely to him. It is not something we can do in our own ability. We need the power of the holy spirit that was paid for by the blood of Christ. They overcame by the blood of the lamb and by the testimony of Jesus Christ. And they loved not there lives even unto the death (Revelation 12:11).