(1 March 2011)
I just finished reading your message today on the subject of the
seriousness of the Rapture. I praise you for admitting your sins in
public and I know few would do what you did, bravo! I totally
agree with your premise and conclusion, that we are special people
chosen at the beginning to be here now as the time to accept Jesus as
Saviour draws to a close.
I am sorry that some cannot bring themselves to accept Jesus for
salvation, I truly am and it hurts to even thing about it. That
decision is the most important one we will ever have to make and to
fail to do so will have profound consequences for the future of our
spirit, soul and body.
We who have accepted Jesus for salvation should stop playing around
with sin as though it were merely a form of entertainment, as the world
teaches by so many examples. It is not. As you stated, Nicole, we have
a moral obligation after salvation is accepted from Jesus to be true to
him as our bridegroom to come. But, unfortunately, many like you fall
back into sinning and cannot seem to stop.
We can stop with the power of the Holy Spirit. First, remember we would
not have been able to accept Jesus' offer of salvation through his shed
blood on Calvary without the power of the Holy Spirit working in us as
the deepest levels of our body, soul and spirit. That power made it
possible for us to humbly accept help from outside ourselves for
salvation, giving up the delusion that we could be sinless on our own.
We cannot do it alone. How many times do you, me and so many others
have to slip again into sin to prove it? We need help. We need help
desperately. Without His help we indeed would be lost. Let us instead
of falling again and again into sin, followed by repentance and sorrow,
let us instead resolve to show our appreciation for our inestimable
gift of salvation by calling on Him for help when faced with temptation.
In this day of digital photography and instant communications of all
sorts, it is more difficult than ever to remain true to our calling. It
is more difficult to remain serious and dedicated to someone who is
invisible and unknown to the most of mankind. We need to call out for
help like a man drowning in the shadow of the sinking Titanic, that
glorious symbol of all the world can offer. We have already taken the
hand of one in a lifeboat and been hauled into that boat--now let us
not keep falling out into the freezing water and pleading to be hauled
up again and again!
Fellow believers, look about you. You are surrounded here and in other
Christian assemblies of the saints with the survivors of world's
destruction to come, and like with the Titanic analogy, we must decide
seriously and once and for all where we want to live our future. Do we
want to dwell in the Millennium with Jesus ruling and reigning with
him. Or is it our choice to remain outside the gates of the Kingdom and
observe what could have been ours if we had tried harder?
After death or resurrection from death, it will be too late to come to
the realization that these are important times that we are privileged
to live in and we must, we must act morally and faithfully to make it
to the upcoming finish line to this race we call life.
I don't know what else I can say. I plead and cry out from the bottom
of my heart to all who are not serious enough about the commitment to
Christ to awaken from the dream the world spins. Awaken now before it
is too late!
Thank you Nicole for your immensely important and thought-provoking and
inspiring message. May God bless and keep you safe and sound in these