Thursday, 23 May 2013

The Time Is Now !!

The Time Is Now !!

After seeing the butchery of that soldier in Woolwich, South London on the news I realised that the enemy is at work. I could not sleep last night. I prayed “Lord what shall we do? Lord have mercy”. People who don't know the love of the Lord will do evil things (1 John 4:8 – The one who does not love does not know God because God is love). Our sons and daughters are being stolen and we need to reclaim them (Nehemiah 1:14 – After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “don’t be afraid of them, remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes”.) They have not had an encounter or heard the word (Romans 10:14 – How then can they call on the One they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the One of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?”). Christians, we are the hope of this world (1 Timothy 4:10 – That is why we labour because we have put our hope in the Living God who is the Saviour of all people and especially of those who believe). We must share the Word and push back the enemy of evil through love – The Christian life is a life of warfare.  (1 Timothy 1:18 - We are called to be good soldiers of the Lord Jesus Christ and to war a good warfare.) (Luke 23:34 - Lord have mercy on the evil doers they know not what they do). Lord help us to come together and intercede for those who need to know you. (Isaiah 6:8 – Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? And I said, “Here am I...Send me!”).

The time is now for us to put on the armour of God and be strong (Ephesians 6:10-11 – Finally be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.  Put on the full armour of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes”.)  It is time to magnify His name (Psalm 34:3 – Glorify the Lord with me.  Let us exalt His name together.)

When he explained that everyone knows about God because nature proclaims God’s existence and power (Romans 1:19-20);  This does not cancel the need for missions because the message of God’s salvation found in His Word, the Bible, must still be told to the ends of the earth.  While nature points to the existence of God, the Bible tells us about God’s plan of salvation.  God’s people MUST explain to others how they can have a relationship with God.  Although most people believe in a Creator because of the evidence of nature around them, they need to know about His love, mercy and grace.
What are you doing to take God’s message to the world?
(PSALM 19)

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