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Don't Stand In Regret In The End

"O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?" Galatians 3:1 Who has bewitched you? While the context here is speaking of those trying to be justified by works of the law, we also might ask many others "who has bewitched you?" You started out well. You received the Lord with all of your heart. But as time went on, the influences of the world, the culture, your job, tv and movies and being with unsaved people - have taken a toll on your faith. Your fire has become a smoldering wick. "Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place —unless you repent." Revelation 2:4-5 Let us examine our faith. Are we still walking in the devotion to the Lord that we did at the first? Or has our faith become dull? Have we been desensitized by the things of the world which consume our attention? "And do this, knowing the time, THAT NOW IT IS HIGH TIME TO AWAKE OUT OF SLEEP, for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand." Romans 13:11 Time is so short. Of all the signs Jesus gave signalling the times of the end, every single one of them is on the scene right now. Not one is missing. Are there wars, rumors of war, earthquakes, famine, and diseases? Some have scoffed saying all those signs have been on the earth since the beginning. True. Every generation has had a major calamity - be it a great war, a great earthquake, or any of the signs mentioned. So what did Jesus mean by naming those particular things? This: that the last generation would see them all together. Not one or another of them, all of them. And that they would progressively get stronger, as birth pains in a woman in labor. So truly, truly it's obvious that we are that last generation. Furthermore, Scriptures throughout the Bible point to the generation that would see the Jews being regathered back to the land of their fathers after being dispersed for 2,000 years. At the present, there are more than 7 million Jews living in the land of Israel, one of the greatest miracles of all time. Think of it - two thousand years ago Jerusalem was destroyed and they were banished from the land of Israel, exiled to every country on the earth; and there they remained, scattered across the globe, for two millenia. Yet in this generation they have been brought back to the very place they left two thousand years ago, speaking the same language they spoke when they left, a language lost to them while scattered. How can these things be? A hundred years ago the very thought of this seemed so preposterous that Bible teachers said those prophecies must be symbolic. But no, God's Word was fulfilled just as he gave it and now Israel, which had become desolate and deserted, is as modern and developed a country as the United States – all within one generation. It is obvious that we don't have much time left before the great Tribulation begins. God signaled us with four blood-moon lunar eclipses falling ON (and only on) Biblical feast days. How much clearer could he make it? He signaled us with the Revelation 12 sign in the constellations - again - on, and only on, - Biblical feast days. Friends, these are sign posts - just like the signs you see when you're travelling on a highway. As you near your destination you'll see signs telling you you're near. The great 7-year Tribulation is near! What a sad thing it must be to stand before the Lord at the end and realize what you COULD HAVE done. You will see the gifts and talents he gave you and you will be asked what you did with them. If your whole heart centered around football, you will stand in deep regret. If your whole heart centered around your career you will stand in deep regret. If your whole heart centered around making a name for yourself, you will stand in regret. Please wake up. Don't use the rest of your short time here - focused on yourself. Seek the Lord and find out from him what your gifts and talents and callings are, and spend the rest of your time using it all in his service. If you do that, you won't stand in regret. No, you'll hear the words, "Well done, my good and faithful servant." (Matthew 25:21)


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