Scripture Memorization for August – Revival Verses
Listen to this morning’s Scripture song – Ephesians 4:32
Watch Growth Points Video by Pastor Paul Chappell – “Ministry Joy Killers - Part Two“
Read the “1022 Evening and Morning“ devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
The Beginning Of Sorrows
“And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you: For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.” (Mark 13:5-8)
Jim Jones, Charles Manson, Marshall Applewhite, and Warren Jeffs, are just some of the modern day men who claimed to be Jesus Christ.
The Gulf War, The Bombings of Afghanistan and Sudan, War on Terror, World War lll….
1994, USA earthquake – 2004, Indian Ocean earthquake – 2005 & 2007, Sumatra earthquake – 2010, Haiti & Chile earthquake – 2011, Tohodu earthquake – 2012, Italy earthquake.
1996, North Korea, about 600,000 people died of starvation – 1998 to 2004, Second Congo War, 3.8 million million people died, mostly form starvation and disease – 2011 to 2012, Somalia and Sahel, brought on by drought – 2013, Somewhere in the World.
Talk about troubles, on the Widipedia web site, there are about 100 minors listed who’ve committed murder. Many people, young and old, have committed suicide since 1996. Thousands are addicted to drugs sex and alcohol. Divorce, same sex marriage, throwing God out and allowing other gods in.
Can you see that we are in the closer then ever to the return of Christ?
After Sunday evening church service, I was looking through all our vhs’s and dvd’s for something to watch. I spotted an old vhs in the corner, of a 1969 -1971, movie called A Thief In The Night. It’s part one in a series about the rapture and what could happen afterward. (You can see these movies on www.youtube.com in full length). No matter how many times I see these movies, it really stirs my heart with concern for the lost.
Fellow ladies, servants of God, I would like to challenge you, along with myself. Pray and ask God to help you spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. Put some Gospel tracks in our purses and pass them out. Leave them in restrooms. Put them in the envelope when paying your bills. Leave them with a tip. Pray for opportunities to invite people to church. Be creative. Teach our children to do the same. If the Lord tarries, they will be the next generation to carry on the work of the Lord.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?” (Romans 10:14)
“And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?” (Luke 2:47-49)
We too must be about our Father’s business. Will you join me this week and share Jesus with someone? Someday, through death or the rapture, we will no longer be able to obey Jesus’ last words as He was ascending into Heaven:
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)
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