These words are consuming my thoughts.
Things are speeding up. And these words...
In the recesses of my brain at the oddest times, they speak of things to come.
Of changing political seasons...
These words say that time is moving.
Speeding towards fulfillment.
And in the midst of the echo, my heart is breaking.
For so many people.
...for a friend that is now a declared atheist.
...for a family member that does not believe there is any life after death.
...for people that hate Christianity because the only Christians in their life disappointed them greatly.
...for the oppression I see in the Middle East.
...for the rejection of truth in our own country.
Tonight, I want to share some words that are on my mind.
Words that muddy my thinking and long to get my attention and yours.
"And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book." Revelation 22:6
"And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of the testimony of Jesus and because the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years." Revelation 20:4
"For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist. Watch yourselves that you might not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward. Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son." 2 John 1:7-9
"If we say we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darknes, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin." 1 John 1:6&7
"And the Lord will strike Egypt, striking but healing; so they will return to the Lord, and He will respond to them and will heal them. 'In that day Israel will be the third party with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth, whom the Lord of hosts has blessed saying, "Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel My Inheritance." Isaiah 19:22, 24&25
"It is He who changes the times and the season; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men, and knowledge to men of understanding. It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him." Daniel 2:21&22