Thursday, September 01, 2005

It is Time to Wake Up

I Cor 15:34
Awake to righteousness; and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.

It has been a a few days since I have posted. I have been pondering over what has happen in our nation. I don't know all who read this post but I hope many do. The disaster that happened in the gulf coast may be the judgement of God on this country. I want to deal with three groups of people in this post today. Everyone that reads it will fall in to one of these groups of people today. America needs Revival we know this, our churches need revival we know this, but how many will agree and say they need revival. When you asked people how they are doing oh everything is fine in my life and most people are living outside the will of God.

I. THe Sinner
To those that are lost that may read this post it is time to wake up. The scripture tells us that life is but a vapor. We don't know if we have tomorrow. THe sad thing is many people intend to get saved and many think they have plenty of time, but as we see with the disaster breathing one minute death the next. Too many people in the church are playing with the Lord. They can fool the pastor, they can fool the church, and they can fool their family but they can not fool the Lord. If there is one thing that the disaster in our country should do it should make the sinner realize they need to get right with God.

II. The Backslider
Then in the church we have those that are saved but they live their life outside the will of God. THe Christian should want to stay in the will Of God. However many Christians are out of the will of God thus they are backslid. I believe it would amaze of us of how many of our church people are actually backslid. IF we are not closer to the Lord than any point in our life we are backslid. I know we fail the Lord but Our love for him should be so much greater than for anything in this world. For those that are saved in that disaster the only place those that have lost everything can do is turn to the Lord. It is time to to Wake up Church it is time for us to get close to our Lord again. We have been so blessed of God that we have taken it for granted.

III. Christian Right with God.
IF those that are saved and living right I believe it is time for us to also wake up. We need to stay right with God. We need to get as close to our Lord as possible. We don't know what may come with this disaster but we know as long as we are living right that the Lord will see us through. He will meet our needs and he will take care of us. But the reason I think it is time for us to wake up that is to those that are lost. We need to reach the lost. We must make this an important issue in our life. Jesus is coming soon and we need to do our best to get as many people the Gospel to give them that chance of trusting Christ. If they think the disaster in the Gulf was bad wait until they go through the tribulation. The charge to us as Christians from God is to give people the Hope of the Gospel.

In closing we don't know what this disaster really means to us. We don't know the future of our great country. We do know we serve a great God. We know he can take care of us. As Christians we need to pray more than ever that God for show mercy and longsuffering on this wicked country again. May the Lord bless you till next time

1 comment:

Sis. Julie said...

Good post Bro. Tim. I know that my girls and I read your posts. In fact, we check it daily to see if you have anything new. God has really been giving you some good ones lately. This one is no exception. I pray we all take heed of where we are at with the Lord and do all we can to get right and/or stay right with Him.