I know it's been several weeks since my last writing, my apologies.
Lately, I have been feeling off and wasn't really sure what it was. I rebuked the devil and made my confessions and nothing seemed to fit. What was it? Was I doing something wrong? I went straight to the top and asked God. He showed me in no uncertain terms what it was.
We have not been preaching enough on the soon coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ, Anointed One. I have repented of this and now change what I am doing.
Jesus is coming back one day soon. No, I don't know when or where, but I know He is coming. Not by a feeling or some spooky spiritual tingling up my back. His Word says He is coming back. He told the disciples that he would and He told John in Revelation 1:8, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty." Revelation 22:20, "He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly." Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
The time for us to sit around and pout about our lives is over. It is time to grow up.
How do we do that? Very simply repent for our sins, self-centeredness, lack of forgiveness towards others, not showing the love that God commanded us to show and act upon, ask the Lord to forgive us, and put our faith into action.
On a personal note I have had to take the time to repent, change how I think and change my actions, over a few sins lately. I have learned that this flesh likes to be in control and therein lies the battle. We have to tear down strongholds and line up our thinking with God's Word. II Corinthians 10:4-5, "(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;"
Now stop looking at the world and wringing your hands, saying how terrible it is. Don't blame companies for not acting right, and boycott this one and say bad things about that one. If you see that someone is out of line with God's Word, put it in perspective. Why are we surprised when sinners, worldly thinkers that are not of the Kingdom of God, do sinful things. PRAY for them!!!
Ask God to forgive you. And He is faithful to forgive.
Repent, that is change how you think and change what you do.
Put your faith into action, invite someone to church this weekend.
Show the love of God to everyone you meet.
Pray for those around you that don't know Jesus as Lord.
You are a child of God and He loves you, no matter what.
Yours in Christ always,
Occasionally Pastors Eric and Laura will write as the Lord leads them. There may be prophetic words or insights and revelation that have come to them. They share these with the intention that someone would be blessed and encouraged or admonished, something we all need once in a while.