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We have all heard it,
“Rock-a-bye baby, on the treetop, when the wind blows, the cradle will rock. When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall, down will come baby, cradle and all.”
We, as Christians, need to get a real visual of that nursery rhyme. Looking at it in the right perspective, it can be a serious wake-up call!
The Apostle Paul said, “Let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread and drink of that cup, for he who eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you and many sleep; for if we judge ourselves, we will not be judged. When we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world” 1 Corinthians 11:28-32.
This can be applied to our walk with God in general, not just in taking communion, as Paul referenced here. Shouldn’t a minister of God apply this Word to every aspect of his life, especially in ministering to the saints of God, and not just when taking communion? It is good to “examine ourselves” daily (2 Corinthians 13:5).
Paul also preached to new converts about the inability to ingest the spiritual meat of the Word, having to continuously nurse them with milk, when they should have already been on a serious spiritual diet of meat.
“I, brethren, could not speak to you as spiritual, but as to carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk and not with meat, for hitherto you were not able to bear it, neither yet now are you able” 1 Corinthians 3:1-2.
The bottom line is this, folks. It is a few moments before the midnight hour prophetically, when God’s people should be on a spiritual vigil, but many are sleeping.
Speak of sleeping, I was literally almost asleep, when the Lord startled me with this message around midnight! I had to get up out of bed and go into my office to write it, because the Lord impressed upon me that this message is for someone out there.
Reality is, Christians are being slaughtered by the thousands in Syria – just for being Christians. They are being persecuted and killed in Africa, North Korea, China, Vietnam, the Middle East, and in other Muslim dominated countries throughout the world today. Yes, we may very well be comfortable here in America at this moment, but Christians are suffering and being slaughtered elsewhere in the world. Alert: Don’t get tooooo comfortable. There is much to pray about. Obama was arming Muslim terrorists in Syria, while they are running about villages killing Christians in the name of “Allah,” sawing a little girl to pieces with a frame saw, while she was still alive, and they have beheaded many Christians. Some are blessed enough to be shot in the head quickly!
In Africa, the fight is vile and vicious too. Boko Haram, Muslim militants, and other Muslim terrorists are bombing churches, burning them down and killing Christians. They jam the doors shut and burn Christians alive inside! In Africa, they have also run about villages and beheaded Christians. Right now, the United Kingdom is being overrun by Muslims. There are more than 80 Sharia courts in the UK. Many churches throughout the UK have been closed, sold and turned into mosques!
The sick truth about Christians in America is that far too many are sitting in megachurches, learning how to stay babes in Christ. They are being taught that they can never lose their salvation, no matter what they do, if they have ever said a “sinner’s prayer” at least once in their life. Hell? Jesus preached it frequently, but you won’t hear that word spoken in most churches today.
The Word of God says, “You believe that there is One God; you do well. The devils also believe and tremble” James 2:19.
“If the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and sinner appear” 1 Peter 4:18.
The Word of God tells us, “If after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning, for it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than after they have known it to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them; but it has happened unto them according to the true proverb, ‘the dog is returned to his own vomit again, and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire'” 2 Peter 2:20-22.
The Word of God says, “He who says, ‘I know Him,’ and keeps not His commandments, is a liar and the truth is not in him” 1 John 2:4.
Are you severing the Lord with all of your heart…?
Jesus said, “He who takes not his cross and followeth after Me, is not worthy of Me” Matthew 10:38.
…or might you possibly be hearing the “bough break” about now? Are you the baby just getting ready to fall, or are you eating the mature diet of a true Christian?
Paul wrote to Timothy, admonishing him that some have “a form of Godliness, but deny the power thereof; from such turn away” 2 Timothy 3:5. The “power” Paul is speaking of is the power in Christ to live Godly. “The grace of God which brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that denying unGodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously and Godly in this present world” Titus 2:11-12.
Paul spoke of perpetual babes in Christ, “Ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” 2 Timothy 3:7.
Some of the worst examples of “Christians” and “ministers” of the gospel I have ever seen are coming out of theological seminaries today. Some of them are the most “learned” secular humanist bunch I have ever encountered in the Christian community.
I am not putting down education. Learning is good, but if the prerequisite of knowing Christ on a very personal basis has not been met, those who seek a higher degree of education are in a heap of trouble. It is imperative to study at the feet of the Father and sup with Him through prayer and reading the Word first, then compare what the “scholars” have to say with what you have learned through the Holy Ghost. People are simply not meeting the critical prerequisite, before they head off to hand over their gullible, immature minds to someone else, who might fit the description of those detailed in 2 Timothy 3.
If you have any doubts about the prerequisite, then I am afraid you doubt the One who promised to reveal Himself to those who seek Him with all their heart, “You shall seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart” Jeremiah 29:13.
Why lean upon the weak arms of the flesh, if you are setting out on a path to learn the ways of God, when you can learn at the feet of the Lord God Himself? You will then be prepared to hear what man has to say, not giving heed to lying spirits, seducing spirits, doctrines of devils, apostasy and heresy!
We are living in the last days, friends, and many, many have fallen by the way, “Now the Spirit speaks expressly that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils” 1 Timothy 4:1.
Take heed, if you are starting out in the ministry, that your heart is pure before God and seek His guidance continuously. Satan stands at the left always ready to deceive. John Calvin is a good example of Satan’s ability to deceive and wreak havoc in the church. His father was an “ecclesiastical business manager,” or so it has been reported. John Calvin, who is first known to have propagated the doctrine of “eternal security,” was sent to Paris to prepare for theological studies at the age of 12. Where was Calvin’s heart at the age of 12? No one can judge, but he may have wanted to play ball at that age. In any event, Calvin’s doctrine is a theology from hell, so his many years of study and the acquisition of a law degree culminated to bring about much harm to the church in the end. The blood of many deceived souls is on his hands.
Paul wrote to the Hebrews, “Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God” Hebrews 3:12.
Seek the Lord with all of your heart, prayerfully and in the Word daily. He will never leave you, nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). God bless you.
Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining will also come to pass. Please don’t neglect your eternal soul. If you aren’t saved, I invite you to visit the How Can I Be Saved page of this website. God bless you.
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