Are you ready?

Are you Ready?

Jesus is coming again||||||| He came the first time to pay for our sins and offer us the gift of eternity with Him if we will but accept it. Jesus second coming to this earth will be to put an end to sin and it’s affects once and for all.

Are you ready?????? And when will He return?

Acts 1:7,8 “And He said to them, ‘It is not for you to know the times or seasons the Father has put in His own authority, but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; And you shall be witnesses to
Me in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’

As born again believers, our marching orders are!

Mat 16:24 “If anyone will come after Me, let them DENY themselves, TAKE
UP their cross and FOLLOW ME.”

Mat 28:19,20 “Go you therefore and make disciples in every nation,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy
Spirit, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded
you, and lo I am with you always, even until the end of the world.”

ARE YOU REALLY READY FOR HIS RETURN??????????????

If you are not sure you have been born again can I suggest you read the
third chapter of the gospel of John and the following verses, Romans
3:23, 6:23, 5:8, Titus 3:5, Ephesians 2:8,9 and Acts 16:31, Romans
10:13.

You do not want Jesus returning without knowing where you will
spend eternity. At that point of time it will be to late to change your mind.

And remember the church you attend or the family you are a part of or the
life you live does not assure you of being ‘born again’.

Have a great day and challenge yourself, your family, your neighbors, your

your coworkers, whoever God has put you next to with the above question.
You will never be sorrow for presenting or giving your life to the King
of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus!!!!!!!

Are you content…..?

Being content!

Are you content? No, I mean actually content??????????

I Tim 6:6-10a “For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can
carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we
shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into
temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts
which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of
money is the root of all kinds of evil…”

Contentment starts with right priorities!!!!!!!

Mat 6:33 “But seek you first the Kingdom of God and it’s righteousness…”

Convicting isn’t it? How do I know? I speak from continuing experiences!!!!!!
Today is a great day to start a change of priorities.

Luke 9:23 “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.”

Who are you serving?

We will all serve someone today. It will be either ourselves or hopefully the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus. Service to the King requires two presentations of your life to the Savior!!

First Presentation; You must be…

John 3:3 “Jesus answered and said to him, truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God.”

The first presenting of self places you in the Kingdom of God and His worldwide Church.
We are all sinners and in need of the perfect sacrifice that can take away our sins. And that sacrifice can never be a church, family or our own merits. It can only be the sacrifice of the One who walked this earth sinless and unconditionally died for undeserving people. That’s us. The second Presentation comes after being ” born again ” and is not required to be born again;

After being ‘born again’ our Savior desires that we serve Him. That is presentation number two. It has nothing to do with being ‘born again’ but has everything to do with what our Savior has for us as His family. Do you remember the moment you gave your life to serving Jesus? If you can’t remember then you probably have not. What a great day to do so…

Romans 12:1 “I beseech you therefore brethren by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, who is your reasonable service…”

How are your priorities this morning?

Are you focused on doing the will of God or doing your own will?????? Pleasing our inner desires is natural to all of us and dangerous. It can keep us from our Lord. And yes, born again believers are not immune to serving the wrong master of self or the world and it’s leader, satan.
Some of the service you will be asked to do make no fleshly sense so remember…..

Isaiah 55:8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.”

Mat 16:24 “And Jesus said unto them, ‘If anyone will come after Me, let them deny themselves, take up their cross and follow Me.'”

So, let’s do some real eternally significant service today………….