People, you are warned.
Prophets have spoken. Books have spoken. God has spoken. Priorities have been broken. Warning has come.
Haggai 2:7 NIV
The Lord will fill His house with such visible glory that all nations will know the truth that they have been mocking or dismissing from the foundation of the earth. The earth will come to their knees at the feet of Jesus and the final word will come to pass.
The Lord has allowed for the nations to be shook up for centuries. When will it be enough before they are turned to dust? When will the nations be in such disarraying sin that the Lord will finally return? When will that last person have the opportunity to know Him so that Jesus can come in His second advent and declare complete and utter victory?
One day God’s mighty fist will come down and His glory will ripple across all lands and waters. Until then, we wait and we pray, we serve and we watch.
We must not be like the masses in wasting time and focused on feel good opportunities and popularity amongst our peers. Our priorities are called to look different than the secular man. Truth should be displayed on our hearts so that the world around us can see past their idolatry and laziness.
We should share the Lord so that those who live clouded lives can see a light in the darkening tunnel of materialism and false ideologies. Christians are to call out sin and not fall into the trap of believing in the Lord for convenience or out of desperation.
There should be positive faith changes and zero excuses. God knows our hearts and where our limits truly lie, but He also provides a way when we need to move. Do not let your doubts or people’s opinions hold you back from standing for the Lord. Don’t let someone discourage you from fighting the good fight. Never let yourself make an excuse to be a wall flower against the sandy foundation of fallen nations.
It is time to refocus if you must and rebuild what has fallen around you. We no longer can use watery rationalizations to keep us stationary. Do not let the sun set on opportunities to stand strong. Live as if the sun always rises with new hope and strong will of faith.
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Dear Lord, help us not to cry out: “Lord, Lord,” as if You are a magic genie. Help us to make those changes that we need to set the world on fire for You. Help us not to stand in fear, but keep us steady in faith as we propel our faith forward to those in desperate need of Your truth. Help us to tear down strongholds of excuses so that there is nothing in the way of our true foundation that is in You. Thank You for loving us through our birthing pains and in guiding us in Your loving ways. All glory be to You, Lord.
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A strong graphic for a strong post. Thanks, Maryann.