Great peace have those who love Your law, And nothing causes them to stumble.
Psalm 119 : 165
Love seems to be evanescent, more and more each day it seems to be just simply disappearing. Just take a listen to the news, just look around you.
Matthew 24 : 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of man will grow cold.
But the good news is, a lot can still be done with a flicker love.
1: People will be deceived.
2: Earthquakes, famines wars.
3: People will be persecuted and put to death.
4: Many Christians will be hated.
5: Many Christians will turn away from the faith and they will hate and betray each other.
6: There will be increase wickedness.
7: The love of many will grow cold…..in other word love will be replaced by hate.
8: Some will remain faithful to God till the end.
Just wondering how much further we have to go before we are at the very end of time….would love to hear the thoughts of others.
Matthew 24:4-12 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many.6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. Mark 12:30
So it seems as though God has placed on my heart this message, and that is to relay that when all minds are focused on Him (God) there will be no place to harbour negative feelings. There will be no place for feeling the likes of depression. There will be peace, and there will be an abiding hope, that one day we will live in eternity with Him.
When we give God our full attention, it is only then that we will be led in the right direction.
Although we may not be fully rooted or grounded in our faith, God will patiently wait for us to make appropriate changes in our live, as a mother would wait and watch over her little child.
God is waiting for us to come to Him, to confess our sins, and to accept the forgiveness and the healing that He has to offer.
Once we come before God and ask for forgiveness, He will claim us as His sons and daughters. We will now come to realize that He is always beside us, and not far away as we thought. If we allow Him, He will be our Guide as we take our journey onward.
Psalm 103: 1 – 4
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me;
Bless His holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not His benefits;
3 Who forgives all our iniquities,
Who heals all our diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies.
At the right time the leaves are changing colour, and the little Gold Finches, and the House Finches have already started changing colours also. In the spring time the Hand of God will restore the trees with leaves again; the birds will once again migrate and change colours. God has bestowed the freedom of choice on all human beings, and time and again, instead of allowing Him to make the necessary changes in our lives, we keep fighting and resisting Him. Perhaps one day we will accept the crown that He is waiting to give us.
Jesus Tells Us How To Live
In order to reflect Christ in our lives, this is the way we are supposed to live.
May God grant me the strength to live the way He wants me too, for it can only be accomplish through His strength.
My prayer for all Christian is that we will “Live” the Word as well as we “Say” the Word.