Saturday, December 8, 2012

On the Doorsteps of Laodicea

With the passing of many of the old Church Fathers in 2012 are we as the Church Unversial on the doorsteps of the apostate church described in Revelation 3?

Laodicea was described by Christ as being lukewarm, and thus useless to used by Him, even though it would seem to have its act together as far as the world and superficial Christians could see.

They said of themselves, we are rich, increased in goods and had need of nothing. He, whose eyesight is far better than ours said, they were miserable, poor, blind and naked. When the Church and the believer looks good to or in the world, our condition before God is far worse.

As God calls some and allows others to graduate to glory this writer submits that we are on the edge of a Christian, a Church, and a Christianity that will seem spiritual, be well off financially, be lacking evangelization, will be powerfully  influence by the world system, and lastly be judged along with the Antichrist and his False Prophet.

The admonishment of the old Apostle still rings true...come out from her and be separate! Amen.

Monday, December 3, 2012

A New Year?

If the predictions of the Mayan culture are correct, we have less than 20 days before the end of the world. While I do not agree or believe in that prediction, we are nevertheless totally not ready for the end of the world, nor ready for the beginning of a New Year.

As a Christian, husband, father and minister I have admittedly been "miss in action" for the closing months of 2012. Confess is good for the soul, goes an old saying, so I confess I have fallen short, way short of being all of who I am and "Whose" I am. I let things, people and circumstances rule and super-rule over me most of 2012 and have come to this the closing month of the year reflecting. What does 2013 hold for me, only time will tell but am I ready even for it?

I begin this my first blog under this account in this time of reflection and repentance. I can and must do better. With the help of the Lord and staying faithful to His Word my "new year" can be different, better and more prosperous than 2012 and all the years previous. Out with the old, in with the new! This begins today, days before 1/1/2013 in and with me.