Trying to reach people and loved ones for Christ is fast becoming the most discouraging thing in life for me. This is really hard to admit, but it now brings me far more pain than joy. The difficulty is finding people, friends or family that are interested in God and His Word. Few if any seem to understand the Bible or have any Biblical knowledge at all. Most are apathetic towards Gods Word. They just don’t seem to care. Their entire pre-occupation is with themselves and the circumstances of life that they are enmeshed in, and the preservation of the things of this life.
They have no thought of an afterlife and no interest discussing or pondering it…let alone searching for TRUTH. Now for the first time in years I can not only hear the hoof beats of the four horseman of the Apocalypse, but if you listen carefully you can hear the Angel Gabriel practice his trumpet blast that will summon all believers home.
Both sounds, if you have ears to hear can be heard in the background of what today represents the noise of civilization. God never leaves HIMSELF without a witness…but He never shouts…He always whispers. Seeing another pre-written page of the future come to pass almost daily should be exhilarating, yet it’s become bitter / sweet to me. Pastors preach on the Love of Jesus, but Ignore HIS Coming Wrath. They have no discernment or wisdom to teach about the Book of Revelation and the 2nd Coming of Jesus. Most are leading their sheep on the wide road to judgment.
This world we live in seems lush and beautiful. The reality is really quite different. This world is a desert filled with burning sands and howling winds. Sands that if left to the course of the winds would bury all civilizations beneath its ever-moving waves.
No matter how disappointed I am, no matter how hard it is now to find joy in witnessing; I know the reason I live another day is only to do HIS will. His will is that I share the Gospel with everyone He brings to me. So I will continue to be an Oasis in this desert world I live in. I will continue to hold out a cup of His cool water to those who begin to realize how thirsty they really are for the water of eternal life.
The loudest sound in the desert is the wind. I know that the wind carries His voice. Just as John the Baptist was chosen to be a voice in the wilderness, so too have you and I been called to be HIS voice within the wilderness that surrounds each of us. So I will continue to draw people to HIM and let HIM do the work that I cannot.
And yes, I will pray for those I love for as long as I have breath in my lungs…that as long as they have breath in their lungs, someday in the future they too will call on the name of Jesus and be SAVED. Saved from what you say? Saved from yourself first. Then secondly and more importantly…saved from the eternal, forever WRATH of Almighty GOD…. Who IS HOLY, HOLY, HOLY. There are NO unbelievers in Hell…only here on Earth!
Matthew 10:27-28…FEAR GOD ALONE…What I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the housetops. Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.