I have been watching and listening to what is going on around me, and to be honest I wish I knew what is going on with people. Many have somehow gotten away from God and the Bible. They run their lives just as though God never existed. I know some who are actually leading others to destruction and they are doing it on purpose. I know that God can touch them at any moment, but if they are bent on destruction then let it be on themselves and not all of those around them. People need to get their priorities right and do the things that they at one time committed to. They got saved and their life changed, then one day they hear that God will always forgive you and something inside them goes haywire and they forget about church because it is appealing to them to go party and hang out with those who can care less about them down the path of destruction.
I can see some things in their lives that are not good. They need to be careful what they say and what they do because there is a thing called the unpardonable sin, and it is a very fine line when God is not the head of their life. I guess I don’t understand how they can turn their backs on the one who touched them and more than likely rescued them from a fate that was deadly because of something someone said or did. I know how this goes because I originally did the same thing. I got saved in 1978. Right off the bat God began to send my wife and I out to minister in the churches. I am not really sure why he did that, but he did and many years later I did too. It was one day at church when a man came to me and told me that because my wife and I sang from soundtracks, that music was from the pit of hell. What he had to say to me broke my spirit and at that point I thought I can get the same abuse from the world and I walked away. I didn’t want to hear about church, I didn’t want to hear about God. I told my wife I didn’t care if she went to church or even tithed, but don’t ask me to. For many years I did what I knew, I drank, and I continued with drugs until one fateful day on March 5, 1992 when I heard a voice that actually freaked me out. I was in depression and could care less about anything around me including my wife and children. My wife put on some Christian music and a song came on called Stand and it hit me deep in my spirit and that was when God lifted me up and began to tell me about my life and what it could be like. I had reached the very bottom of the barrel and literally had no where else to turn, but God.
Why are people moving away from God? Maybe they hit the same wall I did. Whatever the reason I pray that they will one day come back. There have been those who found out too late because they passed away in their sin. There have been others who have stepped over that line and have openly admitted they don’t care about God or the Bible. Whatever the Bible says, they have done just the opposite. Yet, they can still be rescued from the hands of the evil one.
I know for my own life, when God rescued me, I knew that I knew I would never go back to the way I was. He has sent many trials my way I am sure to test me in this, but hopefully I passed the test. He healed my body and not only that but my mind as well. Drugs and a few other things have distorted my memory, but I know this, I owe God everything. Having a lack of memory is probably a good thing because God filled it up with things of him and it will never go away. I was telling a friend a long time ago how I can’t remember anything from before and that it was like I had totally lost my memory. He told me that he was sensing from God, that my mind was like a chalk board and God had totally erased it and was filling it with his word and his ways. I got excited and since then I have taken those words and have continued to learn from God. As I have gotten older, some things I don’t remember so well but I still speak about God. I have had a stroke and also a pretty major concussion (for me anyway), and through all of that I have lost some memory, but if you think about it, that makes room for other things, right?
I am not sure what is going on with friends who have chosen to walk away, but I do know this, God is right there waiting to catch them when they reach that bottom of the barrel part of life. He will lift them up and set their feet on the right path once again and hopefully they will see what was done just for them. God loves all of us the same. We struggle, and he comforts us and gets us through. We hurt, and he steps in to heal the pain. What he asks of us is just to love him and to live by the words he set for us in the Bible. We read the Bible and we will see major changes in our lives. We pray, and those changes will be forever part of our lives.
God loves you and will always love you. If you don’t know Jesus, now is the time and today is the day. God made is simple, all you must do is to ask for forgiveness and accept Jesus into your life. Once you do that, you will be changed I guarantee it. Don’t falter in your decision because soon and very soon it will be too late and there won’t be a second chance. Your chance is right now, don’t blow it.
There was a time when I would blog on a regular basis, but somehow got away from it because of other things I began doing. I didn’t have the time to write about what God was speaking to me, the only thing I could do was put my focus on our travels or thinking of ways we could advance our ministry. Then God began to speak to me about the importance of writing what he was saying. What God was speaking was not just for me but for everyone. He said that the writings are meant to encourage people and that I should no hold them in. So, here we go!
One thing I have been hearing lately in my prayer time is about what is coming. I am talking about the things God is saying about all of us getting ready for his return. One of the big questions has been, “Are you ready?” Are you? One of the things God has shown to me has been that there are people sitting in our churches today who because they even go to church, they think that they are saved but have never asked Jesus for forgiveness and accepted him as their Lord and Savior. The Bible makes it perfectly clear that unless we have that relationship with Jesus Christ, we will never enter the Kingdom of God. John 14:6 gives us the answer to that very statement. Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Translation, if you don’t know Jesus on a one on one relationship then you will never see the Kingdom of God.
It always amazes me when I hear people say, “Of course I am a Christian, I go to church every Sunday”. I then ask them but, have you ever asked Jesus for forgiveness and accepted him as your Lord and Savior? For most of the people I get that comment from, they said no because they thought all they had to do is go to church. Folks, God has made it so easy for us to know that we know that we are saved and has made even easier to accept Jesus. Don’t get caught up with the world with wrong thinking. Read the Word of God and it will not only help you on your path, but it will change your life forever. Church is great but, Jesus is the only way! Ministers tell stories from the pulpit and they speak on things that are church related but put your thoughts on Jesus alone in your quiet place or that place where you can speak to Jesus directly just as you would a friend.
If you are not sure if you are saved or not or if you have walked away for what ever reason, it is so easy. Right where you are right now, say, Jesus forgive me. Come into my life and take control. I surrender to you. Come be my Lord and Savior and help me Lord to see and understand. I love you Jesus. In the Name of Jesus, Amen! If you prayed that prayer and meant it with all your heart, then you are for sure saved and your name has been written down in the Lambs Book of Life. Move away from the things of this world and allow Jesus to work in your life and you will see for yourself. It may not happen right away but as God touches your life things begin to change. I know what I say because I had to go through the same thing just like every Christian must do. God Loves you and so do I. Welcome to the family.
An Evangelist called to preach the gospel all over the world. To lay hands on the sick and to prophecy to everyone. Reaching out to the world that all may be saved.