I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior when I was ten years old. I can remember the moment and the awe I felt as God entered my heart and my life. But, I realize now.. thirteen years later.. that there is SO much more than just getting saved. We can actually grow. We can actually glorify God and see his power moving through the Earth. Suddenly, when we realize that the bigger picture is ABOUT GOD and not of ourselves.. then our problems and worries seem so petty and small. It's like staring at a grain of dirt and obsessing over it. When we step back and keep going, we'll see that the grain of dirt is a part of a mountain. Suddenly, that little grain is so insignificant and we realize that we have just wasted our lives worrying about that little dirt. That's how I feel.
I see people everywhere that don't grasp that just yet. Christians in society are still living in the world and they are missing all of this. So many of them say that the Bible is just figuratively written and outdated. The Bible is the actual, living word of God! God continues to speak to us to this very day and this book is a personal letter given to us from God himself! How amazing is that! And don't you think that God knew the exact moment when he would arrive and rapture his church? He would have known what needed to be said to last us to that day. It is not outdated. God is like a Hershey bar. He never changes. Our society, our cultures and traditions may change in this world, but God never ever does. In the Bible, it says that his word will last even after everything passes away ("Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away." Luke 21:33)
I can't believe how many "COEXIST" bumper stickers are out there. My goodness people! There is ONE true God and there is no other god next to him. If you studied religion, you would know that none of their gods even resemble GOD and who he is. My school teaches that Christians are closed minded fundamentalists. Yeah! The Bible says narrow is the way to heaven and wide is the gate to hell, ("Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Matthew 7:13-14)
I have actually sat through my classes and I have been blown away by how they teach about tolerance and understanding in all religions and ideals, but never fail to bash Christianity. Christians are excluded from this privelege, but I am always reminded of this verse, ("If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you." John 15:18) Jesus Christ has warned us in advance that we will be hated by the world and suffer for his sake because the world hated him first. But how great is the reward of the faithful!! For it is better to suffer for good and not of evil things.
Wake up! The Lord is coming very quickly! Everything is falling in place according to plan and hundreds of prophencies have already passed! Be ready!
"But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch." Mark 13:32-37