What a day we live in

Posted: August 29, 2014 in christian living, ecclesia, Jesus, Witnessing

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If the righteous scarcely be saved what will come of the ungodly?  If the true believer (elect) barely escapes this thing intact what will happen to the apostate?  A  very real blindness and drunken stupor has and does overtake christendom as we speak, do not be careless dear believer as it may then overtake you too.

Do not get distracted with the cares of the world, fleeting riches, temporal pleasures.  Thank God if you have times of comfort, rest, peace, or abundance but do NOT let these things be a snare that distract you and take your eyes off of Jesus.  Stay close, stay humble, stay in the word, stay thankful, stay in the prayer closet.  Stay sober, stay awake and alert.  If you fall into sin or go off course turn back immediately by the grace of God. Be alert and on guard of your own soul and that of your brethren.  We can, must, and will overcome by the grace of God.

Preaching to myself as much as anyone else here.

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  1. It really is sad, though nonetheless necessary as you know Jim. God continues to winnow the wheat from the chaff and soon each of us will stand to give an account- maybe here on earth before we stand before the Lord Himself in glory.

    What saddens me more is what appears to be a continual disconnect from the few who know these things, because of trivial issues or past adverse circumstances. We say we love each other, having nothing against one another and yet hardly ever talk or have any real fellowship one with another. I’m certainly aware of the pains of the past and the potential for more conflicts in the future, though that only strengthens my resolve, it doesn’t discourage me from wanting to press forward one with another.

    I really could care less about the failing “church” and what that may likely cost us as a remnant holding to the truth. I’ve taken my stand, will continue to take it and likely pay the price for doing so.

    I may let you down a hundred times Jim, but I’ve always found Him to be faithful in restoring and establishing me in the places and with the people He knows I can encourage in service.

    Many more will fall by the wayside. By God’s grace we shall stand in His truth and for His glory.

    Thanks for the encouragement and maybe more the admonishment brother. So true, so necessary.

    • fleebabylon says:

      “What saddens me more is what appears to be a continual disconnect from the few who know these things, because of trivial issues or past adverse circumstances. We say we love each other, having nothing against one another and yet hardly ever talk or have any real fellowship one with another”

      To be fair, there are a lot of saints that I love in the Lord that I hardly talk to lately. I think the Biblical model is to foster relationships with the saints in our local first. For me, I do enjoy staying in touch with a few good brethren online, email, phone too of course. I think the thing with on-line fellowships though is it is often disconnected and lacking reality that can only happen in person.

      What I mean is there are some brothers and sisters I talk to online, in blogs, email, etc who I can pray for and encourage and be encouraged by but can not have the same relationship with as those near by. [Edit wording] Also, maintaining relationships with believers who are sometimes weak or have a pet doctrine or even believe something wrong takes a ton of work and effort. I think many saints in the wilderness are not wiling to put in that effort. That is why they become so divisive so easily.

      Some thoughts -Jim

  2. Alan Ray says:

    One of the strongest and most popular delusions in the denominations today is “Christian” Zionism, also called dispensationalism. Few recognize this heresy as ‘another gospel’, but that it most certainly is. Many are deceived by at least portions of it, if not by the whole 9 yards of this whole cloth. It offers certain salvation to the handful of Jews who will just happen to be alive when Jesus comes again, who are thought to surely “mourn for him as one mourns for an only son”, so that “all Israel shall be saved”.

    What an utterly racist doctrine, which sinks upon the sandy denial of WHO Abraham’s true seed is (Christ and all who belong to him BY FAITH), and which supposes God IS a respecter of persons after all.

    The flesh profits NOTHING, only the Spirit [given to those who obey Jesus] makes anyone alive. Ye must be born again of the spirit, not of flesh, or by the will of man, but of God. The foolish accusation of “anti-Semitism” is often leveled against those who point this fact out, but it is actually great hatred against both Jews and gentiles to not expose this heresy’s false hope.

  3. voicewilderness1 says:

    Reblogged this on Voice in the Wilderness.

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