Tuesday, October 14

How will we compare?

This is from my church's website and it inspired me today to be a little bit more faithful...

In America we are possessors of religious freedom, unparalleled in all of church history. Yet the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is rarely ever heard publicly, in the market place, where Jesus has commanded us to go. It has been confined behind the closed doors of buildings we call our places of worship. Here we dress in our fine clothes, sing the old hymns, pray, and hear the scriptures taught. But is our God pleased with our worship, or does our aroma before Him reek of hypocrisy? While Christians have sailed through bloody seas, beginning with the Apostles and the early Saints under the Roman Emperors, down through history into the inquisitions, and up until this present time under Islamic and Communist tyranny, shall we be carried away to heaven on flowery beds of ease? Those who have gone before us should bring our hearts to shame and repentance, causing us to confess our cowardly, selfish, and prideful ways. Their faithfulness at the cost of their fortunes, imprisonment, and extreme torture, should move our hearts with great zeal to witness His word to the lost. How will we compare when we stand next to these faithful saints in glory? Jesus has warned us, from everyone who has been given much , much will be required, Luke 12:48.



3 comments:

Frasypoo said...

I fall short so badly!
Our sunday school teacher was talking about the people burned at the stake in Henry the 8th stime and it really got me thinking

Sharon Brumfield said...

I fall waaaaaay short!
I have been thinking about this too. I am so consumed with perfecting the vessel (me) that I forget the in your face witnessing. In love of course...or should I say because of love.

Alisun said...

Very good to hear I need to be more sharing of his love.

RECALLED!


The Maker of all human beings is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart. This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect has been technically termed "Subsequential Internal Non-Morality," or more commonly known as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed.

Some other symptoms include:
1. Loss of direction

2. Foul vocal emissions

3. Amnesia of origin

4. Lack of peace and joy

5. Selfish or violent behavior

6. Depression or confusion in the mental Component

7. Fearfulness

8. Idolatry

9. Rebellion

The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this SIN defect. The Repair Technician, Jesus, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee required.

The number to call for repair in all areas is:
P-R-A-Y-E-R.

Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure. Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Jesus, into the heart component.

No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with:
1. Love
2. Joy
3. Peace
4. Patience
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Faithfulness
8. Gentleness
9. Self control


Please see the operating manual, the B.I.B.L.E. (Believers' Instructions Before Leaving Earth) for further details on the use of these fixes.

WARNING: Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction voids any manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list and will result in the human unit being permanently impounded.

DANGER: The human being units not responding to this recall action will have to be scrapped in the furnace. The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter Heaven so as to prevent contamination of that facility.

Thank you for your attention!
GOD

Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important recall notice, and you may contact the Father any time by "kneemail".