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A Time Like This!

A-time-like-this-Pastor-Joel-WellsA few years ago I received Isaiah 28:24-29, and prior to that I had received countless that I could not make sense of. I knew it was particular to me, my situation and issues of life, but I did not understand the depth thereof. I sought for understanding and laid it aside when none was forthcoming. And now I am been prompted to take a look at this closely!

Isaiah 28:24-29

Listen and hear my voice;
    pay attention and hear what I say.
24 When a farmer plows for planting, does he plow continually?
    Does he keep on breaking up and working the soil?
25 When he has leveled the surface,
    does he not sow caraway and scatter cumin?
Does he not plant wheat in its place,
    barley in its plot,
    and spelt in its field?
26 His God instructs him
    and teaches him the right way.

27 Caraway is not threshed with a sledge,
    nor is the wheel of a cart rolled over cumin;
caraway is beaten out with a rod,
    and cumin with a stick.
28 Grain must be ground to make bread;
    so one does not go on threshing it forever.
The wheels of a threshing cart may be rolled over it,
    but one does not use horses to grind grain.
29 All this also comes from the Lord Almighty,
    whose plan is wonderful,
    whose wisdom is magnificent.

 

The Church, your family, your world needs you at a time like this!!

When the Lord woke me up this morning with a thought so strong in my heart, I was glad, yet disturbed. What will come of this I thought? What and how am I going to accomplish this? Then I read my devotion in the Open Heavens by Pastor E. A. Adeboye and I was like Lord, why are you doing this to me? The Lord is saying, and I believe to all, He is at work in us to will and to act in order for His good works to be fulfilled in us – Philippians 2:13.

He has bestowed on us His Holy Spirit to work diverse works. 1 Corinthians 12:There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.

The Lord is saying to you and I that He has been working within us, preparing, and equipping us for tasks He want us to do – Ephesians 2:10. Enough of our doing the same thing over and over, wasting time in disobedience. Now is the time to step out, step forward, to do what needs to be done.

Isaiah 1:19 If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land; 20 but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.” For the mouth of the Lord has spoken. Enough of resisting the Lord friends, you cannot win or change His mind. Open your mouth He said and He will fill it up. Open your mouth and the words are right there! Psalms 81:10 I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. 

It is not that we don’t know where that need is in our life, family, organization, Church, our community, and the world. We do know, but refuse to take action waiting we say for the appropriate time and place when we should be working out our faith. We also have been prepared; for life’s situations have been preparing us for such a time like this. In Verse 24 When a farmer plows for planting, does he plow continually? Does he keep on breaking up and working the soil? This is the time to sow! Now is the time to speak, let your voice ring out loud and clear. The appointed time to reveal the heart of the matter! 

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Are You Saved! By Grace or Works?

SalvationLuke 4:18 &19

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners, and recovery of sight for the blind,to set the oppressed free,19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor”

As my Lord declared these words over two thousand years ago, so do I declare today. The spirit of the living God has and is indeed risen on me. I bring you good tidings of repentance, salvation and hope of eternal life in Jesus Christ.

You see friends, I have been saved and preserved for a time like this. The world as we know it is full of wickedness and our Lord being merciful has saved you and I and preserved us to do his work on earth. We were saved for a purpose, to bring the good tidings of salvation and thereby depopulate the kingdom of darkness Matthew 28:18. This world is full of darkness and the love of many saints have indeed waxed cold. We have become self seeking and lost sight of the purpose for which we have been saved, called, chosen and commission. Neither cold nor warm.

We are to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything the Lord Jesus had commanded us. He did not just send us but also gave us power to trample upon every works of wickedness, not only that but assured us of His companionship for eternity.

Is every member of our families saved? How about our community, city, state and so on. Do we care enough to stand in the gap for them? Our husbands, wives, children, parent, uncles, aunts, friends, acquaintances, colleagues and so on. We have been charged to make disciples of all nations and starting from where we are I believe is a good idea. Charity begins at home. Is all in our congregation, Churches born again? Have we even bothered to inquire of the Lord and stand in the gap for spiritual awakening in our Churches. It is time we stop playing Church and pray the kingdom of God on earth.

Jesus is with us folks and has empowered us to do that which is of his great pleasure. For everyone reading this blog, would you take a moment to examine your ways. Do you have a relationship with the Lord Jesus? Are you crucified with Christ? Are you seeking first the kingdom of God on earth? Are you eternity bound?

It does not really matter if you believe in eternity or not! Friends, eternity is real and only those that have been washed in the blood of the lamb and are living for Christ will be there. We are saved by grace not by works less any one should boast. You cannot do anything to earn eternity. Human righteousness is like filthy rags before the Most High God. The only way is through faith in the birth and death of Jesus Christ John 14:6. He came and died to reconcile humanity with God. Can you picture it? Every single one of us beings were born in sin and therefor alienated from our maker John 3:16. Jesus Christ came and died in our place to redeem us and reconcile us back to God. There is no other way by which we can be saved except by the appropriation of the precious blood of Jesus Christ.

Therefore, let us come to God through the blood of Jesus Christ. Let us humbly ask for forgiveness and forsake all sins that easily besets us and live in sync with heaven. Let us today confess the Lordship of Jesus over our life and seek His kingdom on earth.

Jesus loves you so much this I know. It does not matter where you have been, what you have done. Are you ready this moment to be true to yourself? Then come to the Everlasting Father through Jesus Christ his son. He is waiting to receive you into the kingdom of His dear son.

Embrace life and live. Accept Jesus today as your Lord and Savior. Read John 1:12, John 8:11, John 1:29 John 6:37