The Long Wait.
So we keep waiting. Hoping. Praying.
Waiting- for the day He finally arrives
Praying- that we would be found by Him
Hoping- that we would be found in Him on that day
But maybe that’s where the problem lies.
Not saying we shouldn’t be hoping and praying, but we shouldn’t do so idly.
Acts 1:11 “Men of Galilee,” they said. “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”
We keep waiting. Idly waiting.
Whiling away time with mundane things.
The Bible says the end will come and not, the world will come to an end.
We can’t keep waiting for the world to end. We have to push towards it.
The end will only come after we’ve done all we’ve been asked to do.
Luke 12:43 “That servant will be blessed if his master finds him doing this job when he comes”
The Crippling Fear
No one will like to miss the rapture. No one.
Because of this, a lot of us have decided to cage ourselves.
We set boundaries for ourselves where God has declared free and safe.
Unknowingly, we’re hindering our own progress.
We sometimes choose to stay away from certain people just because they are “sinners.”
But what are you? You’re only a sinner who was saved by Grace.
Psalm 1:1 says “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”
But that verse has been taken out of context. A lot of us think it means we should avoid “bad people”
Do not take advice from the ungodly, do not do what sinners would do, do not be in the position of scorners.
Christ wants us to go into ALL the world and preach the Gospel unto ALL men.
1 Corinthians 9:20-23Amplified Bible (AMP)
20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might win Jews [for Christ]; to men under the Law, [I became] as one[a]under the Law, though not being under the Law myself, so that I might win those who are under the Law. 21 To those who are without (outside) the Law, [I became] as one without the Law, though [I am] not without the law of God, but under the law of Christ, so that I might win those who are without law. 22 To the [b]weak I became [as the] weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means [in any and every way] save some [by leading them to faith in Jesus Christ]. 23 And I do all this for the sake of the gospel, so that I may share in its blessings along with you.
How can we do that if we stay away from them?
Know your enemy. Read his journal.
Another thing is being careful not to sin, we miss out on what God has for us. Don’t be.
Let Jesus live through you. Listen to the Holy Spirit.
These fears cripple us and make us miss our way in life.
No one says you shouldn’t get a job but roam around earth begging terrorists to repent.
God might want you to work with unbelievers just so you can show them the life of Christ.
Never say no without consulting God first.
The Paralysing Silence
Why we don’t hear from God?
Well, the truth is, we aren’t listening.
Most of the time, we don’t like what He is saying so we just tune out.
But that’s a big problem. It could cost you your life. Life here on earth, and eternal life.
We think we can filter God’s voice but no, that can’t be done.
That’s why we sit and wait and expect and never get what we want; because we never let God do His thing- through us
“While watching is the evidence of faith, working is the evidence of faith in action. Watching for the Lord’s return will help us prepare our own lives, but working will assure that we will take others with us.“
Prepare for forever.
You're going to live forever. Whether you want to or not. Where will you be living?