Psalm 16:5

The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

God's Warth is Coming... Are You Ready?

You had better listen to the words of Jesus, “Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord, shall enter, but he that does the will of my father in heaven.” If ye by the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the flesh, ye shall live. If you live after the flesh, you’ll die! The cross does not give us a minor shift or two with regard to a few of our ethical and religious values. The cross radically disrupts the very center and citadel of your life from self to Christ. And if the cross has not done that, YOU’RE NOT A CHRISTIAN! My Friend face it, young rogue, you’re not a Christian until the cross has radically disrupted the very center and citadel of your life! And brought you from a life of commitment to serve self…What are the focal points of the reign of your self? If you’ve gone to the cross in union with Christ, it’s been shattered!"
- Al Martin

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Life You Live Today Is the Beginning of Eternity

Master forgive, 
and inspire us anew.
Banish our worldliness, 
help us to ever live with eternity's values in view.

We'll hardly get our feet out of time into eternity and gaze on eternity, that we bow our heads in shame and humiliation and say: "My God, look at all the riches in Jesus Christ, and I come to the Judgment Seat almost a pauper." - A. W. Tozer

I believe that the church of Jesus Christ needs a new revelation of the majesty of God! We're all going to stand one day - can you imagine it? - at the judgment seat of Christ to give an account for the deeds done in the body. This is what - this is the King of kings and He's the Judge of judges and its the tribunal of tribunals and there's no court of appeal after it. The verdict is final... When you see Jesus, you will be almost paralyzed with fear unless you have a glorified body and a glorified mind... The most shattering thought I have ever had is my personal accountability to God one day...When I see the church in the New Testament, they didn't have stately buildings, they didn't have paid evangelists, they didn't have a lot of money, they didn't have organization, they couldn't get on TV and beg, but I'll tell you what they did  - they turned the world upside down! And I am embarrassed to be a part of the church of Jesus Christ today because I believe it is an embarrassment to a holy God. Most of our joy is clapping our hands and having a good time, and then afterwords we're talking all the dribble of the world. Oh to be lost in Him! To be consumed in Him! [Do] you get so near to the heart of God, that you share His grief over a world and over a backslidden church that we have today?... The only thing that will tie me in victory continually through the blood of  Christ is my personal devotion to Him, the Son of God. ... Do you know why the world is poor and sick outside? Because we really don't know how to pray, That's why. ... If we cannot live as a different breed of people on this earth, we have no right to live here. And if we get back to a people who are really baptized with obedience, submissive to the total will of God, not concerned about human opinion, not asking for more to spend prodigally on ourselves, ... as James says, - we shall not be ashamed of His appearing. - Leonard Ravenhill

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