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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Salt and Light

Matthew 5:13-16

13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

This is my prayer today that somehow, someway I can be a bright light that is not hidden and a salt that still have flavor and worth. So many of today's professing Christians are afraid to tell their closest loved ones about Jesus. If my loved one was about to be hit by a bus I would do all in my power to save them, even if they thought i was nuts. Why then do I get afraid to tell people about Jesus and eternity when that is far more important? Let your light shine not be afraid.

Are these signs?

Today I read about the Tsunami in the south Pacific from an 8.0 earthquake. In the year 2000 we had world wide 22256 earthquakes recorded and 23534 in 2001. In 2006 we had 29568 followed with 29685 in 2007. And finally last year being the highest on record with 31777 earthquakes recorded world wide. That is a 29.9% increase over the past decade in earthquake frequency. In 1980 there were 119 earthquakes of magnitude 6.0 or greater worldwide, while in 2008, 180 earthquakes of magnitude 6.0 or greater were recorded. That is a 33.8% increase in 6.0 or greater earthquakes since 1980.

Is this something to be alarmed about? I don't know if this is a sign or not but I do know what Jesus said in Matthew Chapter 24:7-8. "...For nation will rise against nation , and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows."

For famines all we to do is look to the 5.5 billion people in the developing world of Africa, Asia and South America, and look at the millions that die each year of starvation from famine.

The same goes for Pestilence. HIV/AIDS affects about 33 million people in the world and 22 million of those are in Africa. 25 million have died just from AIDS since 1981. And yet this doesn't even count Bird Flu, Swine Flu, Ebola, or any number of other infectious diseases in the world today.

Wars and Rumors of Wars. This is an easy one. Can anyone look at the middle east over the past 30 years and NOT see wars. Has anyone gone a week without hearing about the possibility of War with Iran? Have we not seen Iran threaten Israels existence? Have we not seen Russia warn Israel not to attack Iran or face dire consequences? Isn't Russia and Iran the two main allies in the Gog and Magog prophecies?

Every time I see a news story about great disaster or great war I think about the last days and how close they could be. Our time is running out. Take this day, this hour, this min to repent and accept God's free gift of eternal life. There is nothing more pressing, nothing more urgent than your relationship with Jesus Christ. Eternity is too important to wait.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My burden

Today, like many days, I have a burden I feel I need to share with the world. Its a simple message really, and not even a new message. The voice crying in the wilderness, John the Baptist, said "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!" Matthew 3:2 This is a simple yet profound message. In that day John was telling people about the coming of Christ the Messiah. Today, I sit here and proclaim to you that Jesus Christ is coming again and it will be soon. We never know how much time we have left in this world. Today is the day to repent believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ for he is faithful to forgive our sins and save us to eternal life. Don't wait....please I beg all who read this....don't wait.