“Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.” (Revelation 3:3)
Have you ever warned someone of potential danger but they ignored you to accept a deviated warning from a widely known unwise person? Unfortunately, the deviated warning led the individual down a path of no return. It caused their demised while in an unrepentance state.
This situation reminded me of a recent conversation with my husband and triggered thoughts from his September 1, 2019 sermon ‘Running From The Wrong Storm.
The National Weather Service predicted hurricane season is between June 1 and runs until November 30. Hurricanes are well known for the destructive conditions and even have names that demand respect and undivided attention. In our human nature, we fear the loss of life and earthly possessions. Hence, we listen to instructions and follow recommendations of meteorologists.
Jude 1:14-15 states, “It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”
Would you take the only evacuation route to safety if the meteorologist told you about it? Or would you and I stand there and question him or her? Now! Why is it so difficult to heed to the instructions of GOD and follow His evacuation plan that will get us from earth to glory?
We must be ready because Jesus does not even know the day of His return as eloquently stated in Matthew 24:36 that only His Father knows. This is why it is imperative to not let up the arm on the guard gate that protects our mind. The arm down makes it harder for the devil and his demonic forces to enter and penetrate our mind in doing ungodly things.
If we want our citizenship in Heaven we must remain steadfast in the faith and not divorce GOD and return to the world like our Brother Demas?
The storm is less powerful than the Maker of the storm. — Tangie T. Woods
We joke about our four-year-old granddaughter being a hurricane because when she visits us she leaves toys on the floor in almost every room she goes in. Of course, she has to pick up her toys!
Biblical warning tells us to be wise and not to deviate from the gospel of Jesus. If we do, it will be too late to put down toys of the world for righteousness when He returns!