My reading for today was this…
From Charles Spurgeon’s
Sensitive to Warning
Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the Lord, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the Lord. (2 Kings 22:19)
Many despise warning and perish. Happy is he who trembles at the Word of God. Josiah did so, and he was spared the sight of the evil which the Lord determined to send upon Judah because of her great sins. Have you this tenderness? Do you practice this self-humiliation? Then you also shall be spared in the evil day. God sets a mark upon the men that sigh and cry because of the sin of the times. The destroying angel is commanded to keep his sword in its sheath till the elect of God are sheltered: these are best known by their godly fear and their trembling at the Word of the Lord. Are the times threatening? Does infidelity advance with great strides, and do you dread national chastisement upon this polluted nation? Well you may. Yet rest in this promise: “Thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace: and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which l will bring upon this place.” Better still, the Lord Himself may come, and then the days of our mourning shall be ended.
Considering my last few posts, I thought today’s reading was poignant to say the least.
Then I go over to one of my favourite websites ‘Moriel’, and their latest article pretty much parallels my daily reading…
In the first article on this website titled, “Is the Rapture Really Taking As Many As You Think?”, I used the event of the Rapture (without going into the eschatology behind it) as a vehicle to suggest that with all the false movements currently wreaking havoc within the Church, with so many followers of false teachers and false prophets, and with the general tolerance of sin within the Christian community, that not everyone who claims the label “Christian” or even “Evangelical” is currently meeting the minimum biblical requirements to participate in that event.
I followed this up with the article, “Who Will Be Left Behind?” which explained from Scripture that those who will be left behind the second go-round will be the same ones “left behind” at Christ’s First coming, people who claim an association with God but refuse to accept Christ on His terms, who further refuse to deal with willful sin and false doctrine in their life, and are ultimately proven false by their lack of spiritual fruit. But now I can fully divulge my ultimate destination in tackling this subject: who is responsible? [source]
To find out who is responsible — and you may be just a little surprised — go to the link provided in the above quote. It’s certainly a wake up call!
For further reading see:
- Using End Times Prophecy (this article explains why we must use end time prophecy to spread the Gospel of the Kingdom)
- The Gospel of the Kingdom (this is 1 part of 11 articles that explain what the Gospel of the Kingdom really is)