“Idlers may indulge a fond conceit of their abilities, because they are untried; but the earnest worker soon learns his own weakness. If you seek humility, try hard work; if you would know your nothingness, attempt some great thing for Jesus.” (Charles Spurgeon)
They gave themselves to the reading of the word and to prayer. The result?
Thousands were saved in Christ. The power of God moved among the people with unprecedented strength. A Legacy was built for billions.
We have one life to live. What will be said of us when we are ushered into his holy kingdom?
“One good deed is more worth than a thousand brilliant theories. Let us not wait for large opportunities, or for a different kind of work, but do just the things we ‘find to do’ day by day. We have no other time in which to live. The past is gone; the future has not arrived; we never shall have any time but time present. Then do not wait until your experience has ripened into maturity before you attempt to serve God. Endeavour now to bring forth fruit.” (Charles Spurgeon)
Dare not just dream. Become. The thief does not steal your life. He steals your seconds.
Every stitch. Every form of embroidering. Every shape that ever was. Knitting beyond your wildest dreams.
A net is made; of finest silk, strongest metal, threads of burning sulfur. Woven together with every shape, every texture, and every possible mixture of elements. Produced with purpose, to capture all that is.
Faithful servants take their place, singular in purpose, perfectly prepared in faithfulness, with endless strength to the task. With piercing eyes of readiness, they look and wait for His command.
“Through space and time,
From galaxies to dust,
Sweep your net!
Gather My souls.
Not a single one left behind.”
From edge to edge.
From beyond to the near.
Sifting out all
That they hold dear.
Bring them to the place prepared.
The living and the dead.
Darkness is no more.
To the “Valley of Decision they bore.
Some to live,
But most to die.
From the “Place of Testing,
He will purify!
What was, what is, what ever will be.
The Son will rise
To His rightful place.
Erasing His enemy,
Prepare! Prepare! Prepare!
O’ Man, be aware.
The Net is about to sweep!
You cannot be a rich man simply because you know rich men exist. You cannot be a hero simply because you know there are men who are heroes.
It is hideously foolish to boast of something we are not. And simply because our ancestors and friends were something, it does not make us so.
You cannot be something while what you own is nothing. The tally never lies. Those who can’t count can be fooled. But there is One who counts perfectly.
You cannot be a blazing Christian unless your soul is blazing with the things of the Lord God Almighty. At best you can only be a decent citizen of this world.
The judgment of God never sleeps. He knows those who are his. He knows what kind of people they are, for he has made them so. He knows what they endure. He knows those who struggle for his Holy sake.
We can say anything we want about ourselves. Truth either bears witness for us or stands as a mighty wall against us.
Prime time to make a proper assessment.
Every time I read the Bible, I come to those certain places that give me reason to pause. Sometimes I overlook the difficulty and read on anyway. But the older I get the less capable but I am of overlooking the difficulty without taking a moment to prepare myself for what comes next.
The difficulty is this:
God delivers Life to man in a certain place and time. It is always well received, as it should be. But not long after, evil summons its strength to come and eradicate the work of God.
It is lovely to read the joy God has sent to earth. It has become almost unbearable to witness the response of evil Man. Evidently this continual sequence of events is necessary in this godless world. Perhaps, so is my response.
Does anyone else feel this way?
Appropriate social conditioning:
By order of he who rules the air:
“You will adore everything that belongs to the nature of destruction. You will sing songs about lewdness. You will wonder about God but never seek the answers. (if you happen to fall on a reasonable answer turn it in for examination and go your way) Let it be enough that you adore religion.
You will listen to the father of lies, never questioning why. For he is the only truth you will know. Death, oblivion, uselessness, jokes about what is Holy, and violence, these will be the trappings of your religion. Enjoy your life, until we are unified in the place that is marked out for us.
Society, constructed by a simple instrument; preformed for a single purpose; wrapped around the souls of the masses. Debase humanity. Elevate depravity.
And how the world marvels at the work of its own hands. Oh, how they adore the classroom.
The world will love its own.
Amazingly, how many see such things and don’t even question why.
How are these things any different than the Roman Colosseum?
How are they different than the Assyrian parade of captives, led through the streets with rings in their noses attached to one another by a string? Lives, destroyed and sold for the price of a flea. The hope of family shattered with every painful step. How the people cheered and applauded the “victor”.
So: the slaves – paid well and even honored to be educated hypocrites.
What shall be said about the populace? The taste of blood on their lips, they teach their children the same. All the while they praise themselves for retaining innocence in the babes (retaining with a series of fables and lies). Waiting with bated breath for maturity, so that they can enjoy depravity together as a family.
Filthy, filthy, filthy souls!
What day is it, that we do not even need to be in attendance at the Colosseum to witness blood?
The public is despicably entertained by the suffering of others. 😢
But, “The People of The Christ”?