I was scared. Wasn’t the world supposed to get better as time moved forward? And what about my life? Both were worse. A concerned friend gave me a book about Bible prophecy. I thought that was strange, but, I read it, and some of the Bible as well. I learned that the Bible described the present and the future. It even told about me!
The world and I had the same problem: We had turned our back on God’s way and chosen our own way instead.
"All we, like sheep, have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way, and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all." (Isaiah 53:6 KJV)
With blazing clarity, I knew that I had blown it. I hadn’t kept God’s Word. I’d chosen my own way over His. Not only that, but my rebellion against God carried an eternal death penalty.
God made the only way out. His Name is Jesus. He paid the death penalty that my rebellion deserved. Wow! He wasn’t guilty, I was!
Well, I did it! I surrendered my life to Jesus. I believed He died in my place and I accepted that. I told Him that He could have my life and that I’d follow Him for the rest of it. He accepted me that night too.
Whatever the problem, He is the answer. Oh, how He loves us!
Bring Them In
A twinge of sadness invades the joy that I am experiencing in the Lord’s presence today as I think of my grown children. Once again, I bring each of them to God and ask that He save their souls. Oh, how I want them to know our amazing Lord Jesus! Each of them labors, still trying to live life their own way without God. I know that He is calling them because He hears my cry. My prayers have great influence with God and as I fast and pray for them, I know that the Holy Spirit is wooing them to Jesus.
It is so easy for us to waver in faith as we continue to believe for our lost loved ones, but we must remember that Jesus loves them more than we ever could. Let’s pray that their spiritual eyes would be opened to the glorious love that our God is. This battle must be fought on our knees, not in their faces. We mustn’t strive but be gentle and patient as we love them and let God do His work. It is He that will remove the veil from their eyes so that they may recover themselves from the devil’s snare and join God’s great harvest of souls.
It’s a dark and evil world out there. While the darkness grows, God is showing Himself strong as His glory rises upon His people. It’s a showdown between good and evil. Pockets of revival are rising up everywhere as God sovereignly calls people to Himself. Muslims are coming to Jesus because they have seen Him in a dream or a vision. I feel evil around me, but I also feel His protection like a force field that shields me from danger. A large company of angels surround me. I am reminded that angels are ministering spirits to those of us who belong to Jesus.
As people continue to call good evil and evil good, we are the truth in their confusion and the light in their darkness. May we remove everything from our own lives that is contrary to God’s Word so that our prayers will not be hindered. We sow the Word somebody waters it with truth and God brings in the harvest of souls. Soon, the Lord Jesus will return with His army all on white horses and He will destroy all evil and establish His righteousness here on earth. I want to be, along with my family and friends, a part of that great harvest of souls, don’t you? In the meantime, we have to stand in faith, believing that our children and loved ones will answer God’s call.