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Random Thoughts, Part 2

By Watchman | June 26, 2010

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.” (Isaiah 5:20)

“He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.” (2 Samuel 23:3)

     This will be my last post for a few months.  If you hear “TAPS’ playing in the background, that is the sound of my internet being disconnected.  While I have a tendency to mistrust modern technology, (yes, I know that sounds ridiculous, but remember that I grew up in the era of telephone party lines with rotary phones and black-and-white TV) I have felt blessed to have the opportunity to write for anyone who cares to read them the articles God has laid it on my heart to write.  Though I hope to be back online soon, I have a few more words for those who are undecided about their faith which I feel are important enough to print before I go offline.

   We have undoubtedly entered the time Isaiah was speaking about when he called woe upon those “that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light and light for darkness.”  The line between good and evil has become so blurred in our present day that even many of the churches that call themselves by the name of God cannot distinguish between the two.  Real Evil has been replaced in the minds of most by the “little e” evils of racism, poverty and not playing nicely together.  Don’t get me wrong: it is a sin for those following Christ to be racists or to allow those in need to go unrelieved if we have the means to help.  But these, which we now consider to be the greatest of ills, really are only symptomatic of the true evil:  we have chosen not to love the Lord our God with all of our hearts, minds, souls and strength; and we do not love our neighbors as ourselves.  We have convinced ourselves that our salvation and that of the world depends not on our receiving the finished work of Christ on the cross for our redemption, but on the pulling down of the barriers that have always existed between Godly behavior and the enemy’s lies.  In many places and in many hearts God has been abolished because He has imposed on all His children such stringent standards of right and wrong; specific behaviors to be encouraged and exhibited, others to be condemned and avoided.  In most free nations of the west, an attempt was always made to elect those who would reflect the values of a righteous God in their representations of our best interests.  Not all of those elected did reflect those values, of course, since we are dealing with fallen man, but it was generally acknowledged that no nation can achieve the blessings of God without trying to follow the will of God.  Here in the United States we have now elected an administration that prefers to adhere to the Marxist principles of government, to honor those living in ungodly lifestyles and to attempt to force those who know that it is sinful to remain silent in their knowledge, to keep the God of our creation and salvation away from the public eye yet to show respect and honor to false gods and those who worship them, to lead us into the New World Order–the global government that will take away our sovereignty and lead to the creation of the final government of the antichrist–and finally, to turn us away from our support of Israel, the land on which He has set His name.  Our leaders no longer rule in the fear of the Lord or according to His principles.  Unless we can completely reverse this trend that is quite too far along, the rendition of “TAPS” that will playing that time will be for the death of this nation’s greatness.

     Our righteous God is a God of love, yes, but He is also a God of judgment and justice.  He will never allow the principles of hell to invade His place in heaven.  The rapture is coming, as I said in my last post, but so is judgment.  Make your decision now, if you have not already done so.  Some are probably thinking that if all this is true then the decision for Christ can be made during the seven-year tribulation period.  That is, of course, true.  But, my dear brothers and sisters, if you fail to accept the gift of grace and mercy He is extending to you now, can you be certain you will be strong enough to accept them when doing so may mean your swift and ugly death?  When it will undoubtedly mean rooting through trash for food and struggling to find shelter since believers will never accept the “mark of the beast”? 

“And he (the false prophet who will support the antichrist) will cause all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: that no man might buy or sell, except he that has the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Revelation 13: 16, 17)

     God loves you.  Should you put off your decision to invite Jesus into your heart and your life, He will still love you and will still keep knocking at the door of your heart unless you commit the final apostasy of accepting the mark of the beast.  But why wait till then?  Repent of your sins, ask for His forgiveness and begin your new life–your new self–immediately.  Rest in the loving embrace of the Father now; assured that no matter what comes to pass, He loves you and you will spend eternity loving, worshipping and working for Him.  God loves you and wants you to love Him too.  If you don’t do so now, when will you?  Be ready, be joyful:  Become truly His child. 

Maranatha!  (Our Lord, Come!)


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2 Responses to “Random Thoughts, Part 2”

  1. Shirley Says:
    June 26th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    It is my prayer you will be back on-line soon, sharing what God has given to you, as his “watchman”. This message is right on target. I will be watching for you. Please hurry back.

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