Friday, March 17, 2017

"The Urgency" - 03/12/17 - Joshua 5-8

"The death toll that day came to twelve thousand men and women—everyone in Ai." (Josh 8:25)

It's important during our walk with God we don't get more about hating the sin than with loving all people.
 12,000 men and women were killed. All of these people were created by God. Made in His image.   Loved by God.  Desired by God to be with Him.

Sometimes when I read the many accounts in Scripture of all the people who were killed, Pharaoh and his army, etc, I remember:

Our Lord's heart would have been breaking.

He doesn't want to pick and choose certain people to save.
 He wants us all.

Because He is Holy though, when a person decides to cling to sin and not to Him, they will suffer the consequences of their choice - eternal death.  And even still.  Because of His great Love.  He gives us the opportunity to cling to Him through the gift of our Savior.  Right up until our last breath.

I pray all in Him will not become self-righteous knowing we are ones who will be with Him eternally. I pray for His family to look upon the lost with a sense of urgency in introducing them to Christ. 12,000 is just a drop in the bucket for all the lost souls who have died since the earth was formed. Every moment someone, somewhere,  has died without being in Him.

What exactly are we doing to be a part of the movement to prevent this?

Today there are so many causes people are passionate about. The world seems to be more about the rights of animals, environment than those of people. But as a Christian, how are we as a "soul rights" activist. Are we active or placid?  Do we take the opportunity in The Divine Appointments to sow seeds or harvest for Him? Are all of our steps marching in the movement to bring more souls into Him?

I pray each and every day all that breaks His heart is breaking those of His family and we take action.

"Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of The Father and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”(Matthew 28:18-20)



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