Choice and Recognition

Mark 15:11  But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have Pilate release Barabbas instead.  

In the days past and the days to come Christians are persecuted and evil is glorified and set free.  Just as in Mark 15:11 the people today are being blinded and led by evil leaders to believe that Christians are the ones doing wrong.  They are being fooled into letting evil reign in their governments, in their schools and even in their homes.  It has happened through out all of time and will continue to get worse and worse as we get closer and closer to His return.  Jesus was persecuted while a murder and someone of pure evil was set free.  Sadly that just seems to be the way things go.

This is why we as followers of Christ and the One True God must always keep watch and in the word.  The enemy WILL try to deceive us and claim that the Messiah has returned when He hasn’t.  We must stay strong in His word and keep out faith so we may know the truth and we may recognize Him when He really does return.

Mark 16:14 Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; He rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen Him after He had risen.  

Our world is going to hell.  God’s word tells us exactly what to look for.  So keep awake and prayed up so you will recognize the truth when He is in front of you that cloud with the trumpets sounding.

 

Lord, Please keep us awake and aware of all that is going on around us.  We live in a world where we are being deceived and forced into all this evil.  We see stories of mass shootings every day now it seems.  Or stories of complete despair and ugliness at every corner.  Help us to keep ours eyes on you and your glorious return.  AMEN

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sleeping

Mark 14:47  Returning the third time, He said to thm, “Are you sill sleeping and resting?  Enough!  The hour has come.  Look, the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners.”

We are human.

We are sinners.

We are lazy.

Just as his disciples did so do we fall asleep while waching for Him.  We are supposed to be standing for Him and what our Father made in this world, yet we have allowed a country that was started in His name go to crap.   We are supposed to be keeping a watch for His return yet we are walking around wondering why our lives are crap OR we are patting ourselves on our backs because all we have is because of us not Him.

We are supposed to be prepared to go with Him but we fall short.  We get so wrapped up in life that we can easily fall back into old habits and our Father and our Savior become second and put on a back burner.  We need to try harder and keep our eyes more open and focused on the Lord.

We need to figure out what kind of energy drink or pill we need to use in order to stay awake.  WAIT!!  That would be the word!  More of the word and less of the unhealthy yuck of this world is exactly what we need to stay awake and keep watch for the Lord.  Just remember though, DON’T GIVE UP!!  If you stumble pick yourself up, return to His feet asking forgiveness and work harder to stay awake.

 

Lord,  please forgive us for our sleeping, our luke warmness and how we have allowed things to go to crap in our world. Help us to survive the mess we made so that we can stay awake and prepared for your return.  AMEN