Amos 8:11“The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land–not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD.8:12Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the LORD, but they will not find it.
Friends, does it not seem like that time is now?
The Word of God is not really scarce, just that it’s been watered down, and twisted to soothe our every whim.
How often have you and I heard a sermon about having a pure heart, living right before God and man, being kind, helping the poor, looking out for other brethren, being truthful, standing for fairness, justice, and so on?
When was the last time I heard or speak anything about heaven and hell? Hmmm 🤔🤔🤔!
The Word of God is not only about what we can get from God in this life like prosperity – material possessions, wealth creation and gathering, getting married and staying married, being fruitful in our bodies, etcetera, but how we are supposed to live, to be a light that shines in darkness and darkness cannot comprehend it!
Now is the time to desire the sincere milk of the Word of God 1 Peter 2:2 so we can grow past give me this and that, to God make me a vessel of honour in your hands, use me to quench someones thirst, and change the trajectory of situations in my community, let me be your hands and feet to seek the lost and downtrodden, use me for your glory Lord, make me your battle axe with which to dismantle and crush every structure you have not built in the heart of your kingdom, make me a beckon of hope for the hopeless, a voice for the voiceless.
Use me Lord, use us for your glory we ask in Jesus mighty name. Amen
We have to step away from the transactional gospel a little to see beyond our horizon and ask, if am called home today, where exactly is home? I know no one likes talking of going home but the fact remains that we all will one day. That is One day we do not know about! Should we not prepare in advance and trust that Christ will welcome us as He promised?
Heaven or hell? Where will it be friends?
You have the opportunity to make amends today. Ask the Lord to help you. I am also asking for me and mine! We all need help and grace to stay true to the confession of our faith and walk therein in spirit and in truth, glorifying God.
Father we ask for grace to live right before you with eternity as our focus. Take our eyes off the transient and laser focus us on the immortal we ask in Jesus mighty name. Amen