Don’t you love great endings? Even when you have sat through a nail biting, edge of your seat, heart pounding suspenseful thriller. You know the ones, where you find yourself saying “NO..DON’T DO IT! DON’T GO IN THERE!” They always go anyway and you knew they would. I don’t watch much these days because they are full of garbage but, I still remember the feelings that a good movie stirs up inside of you. It is all about the ending. Have you watched a movie that was on track with all the emotions and then the end either leaves you just hanging out to dry without intension of a sequel OR it just ends in such a way that you find yourself throughly depressed. You end up feeling like you just totally wasted all of that time not to mention emotion that you invested in it. (Spoiler alert….you did waste time and emotion…moving on.)
Now, think about the one that ends in a way that just blows your mind! You would happily go through the stressful scenes again in order to achieve the high from the terrific stand up and cheer ending!
Ladies and gentlemen that is where we are approaching. I don’t know how much time we have left but we are closer to the end every single day. If you have read the book then you know how it ends. In one way it differs from the movies we watch because this time we get to choose what ending we want. Choose life!
Even so come Lord Jesus come!
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
Powerful! This gave me a renewed passion to pray for those I love so dearly that are lost. God works in amazing ways!
And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee. And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.
When he was called to be a prophet, Ezekiel has a vision of the “likeness of the glory of the Lord”. This completely drains his strength and he falls facedown. Then the Lord speaks to Him this verse, and as it is being spoken, Ezekiel is provided the strength to stand and hear the word of the Lord. In Christ we are granted the Holy Spirit, and rest assured that there is real power and strength that comes with His residence within us. He is able to strengthen, to counsel, to teach and to convict us. With the Spirit of God living in us, we are able to be ambassadors for Christ, messengers of the gospel, bearers of the living water that is found only in Jesus.
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
Even so come…Lord Jesus come!
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Today we have a story of a judge who is “unjust”. The end of this parable finds the corrupt judge granting justice to a widow who simply would not stop bothering him. She does not find justice in her situation because the judge’s heart turns around, but because of her persistence. The question on the table is: Do you believe that God will give you justice? This passage promises that God gives justice to “his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night”, and that he will do it quickly. Are you willing to believe that today and live in a way that reflects that you trust God completely with justice? When we are hurt or wronged, and wish to seek retribution – we either take matters into our own hands, or we release matters into God’s. Let Him take the lead on justice, and allow Him to work forgiveness in your heart.
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
I’m reading Jonah 2:9 https://ref.ly/Jon2.9 via @Logos
What is The Christian Vote – Results!
Soon the season of gift giving and receiving begins! Some love the shopping and some not so much. I am in the not so much catagory.
As most of us get older I think we tend not to really need a lot. Need love of our family and friends more than things. So giving is so much more than receiving.
Even for children I think they receive something and are super happy and then within a week they have forgotten all about it and moved on.
Have you received the gift of eternal salvation from the Lord Jesus Christ? Just as Christmas comes once a year, we also live in a time when we still have the ability to accept the free gift of salvation. No it is not only available at Christmas BUT, it will not be available forever. When you are shopping you look for the sales. You want to get a good deal. When you see the sale on the hottest ticket item of the year then you hurry in so you do not miss the opportunity! If you haven’t received the gift of salvation yet I urge you to look at it closely for a moment.
Several things might happen. You might die tonight or tomorrow. The age of grace might end. The church age ends and tribulation begins. Either way the free gift is no longer available. The Christmas sale is over, so to speak.
Don’t take the chance! Hurry into the arms of our Saviour Jesus Christ! Accept His gift and ask Him to show you and teach you all that you don’t know. Don’t think you need to know everything about the word of God first. Don’t listen to the lies. Our God is the greatest teacher of all. He won’t leave you nor forsake you. He is love. He us everything. But, the window will not be open forever. Just as a sale ends, so does the age of grace.
And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Accept the Gift of Salvation Before It’s No Longer Available