Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Dividing Line is Coming

As I sit here this morning I think of the mandate God has given us to reach the world.  The Great Commission.  But as I think about it I am reminded that Jesus said the world would hate us because it hated Him.  And that those who love darkness always try to get away from the light.  Because the light exposes their actions.  That light is the Word of God.  Psalm 119:105 says, "Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path."

That light is also the person of Jesus.  John recounts in the first chapter of the Gospel of John, " In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

This world is vehemently opposed to the truth.  We want to be "gods" ourselves.  Determining for ourselves what is right and wrong.  But that is NOT reality, we can not be our own god.  The end will be eternal death (eternal separation from God along with eternal punishment.)  There IS a war happening.  And you WILL be found on one side or the other!

The middle ground is shrinking.  WHO DO YOU BELONG TO?  I think of the movie Elf, where Will Ferrell sings, "I'm in love and I don't care who knows it!"  The true "Church", the ones in love with Jesus are NOT ashamed of the truth.  They are NOT ashamed to be counted among the followers of Jesus.  You can not ride the middle forever.

Satan and God are unified in the fact that neither of them will accept anything but full obedience.....they will mark those who belong to them.  It will happen...there will be NO 50 shades of grey on this one.  Which one will you choose?  The world, or Jesus...The Way, The Truth and The Life.  You will make a choice.  You are making a choice.  Indecision is a decision.  I appeal to you, give Him (Jesus) everything today...

Man's system that is coming will be one of the tools God and Satan use to identify their own.  The world is converging into a single entity and rule.  This is not a new concept.  It's in the Bible.  They (the world) will "mark" you with their system in the right hand or forehead according to Revelation 13 and you will not be able to buy or sell unless you have it.  If you take it you have sealed your fate.

The timeline might be vague but friends the time to decide is TODAY.  God has NOT been vague in His word.  Who are you serving?

1 comment:

A.J. Heinrich said...

L.A. Marzulli has an interesting take on the mark of the beast and why there is no redemption for those who take it. Check it out...