Alan Clark (1 Sep 2010)
"DOVES, WE MUST NEVER FORGET OUR RESPONSIBILITY!"
I'm blessed by the insight and
Bible knowledge from those who contribute to the Five Doves site. I
truly believe we are in the last of the "Last Days." Do you realize how
few Spirit-filled Christians have been moved by the Holy Spirit to see
and interpret the signs of the times?
2 Timothy 4:6 For I
am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my
departure is at hand. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished
the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Finally, there is laid up for me the
crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give
to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved
His appearing (rapture).
I think you will all agree with me when
I say that I'm overwhelmed at the thought that we as the Children of
God through our faith in His Son will be in His Presence soon. Because
we have been given this knowledge and assurance we have also been given
a grave responsibility.
Luke 12:47 And that servant who knew his
master's will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will,
shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he who did not know,
yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few.
For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and
to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.
all know what the Bible says about the times of trouble which will
befall this world during the judgment of the earth as told in
Revelation and throughout the Bible. Jesus is our best resource on the
eternal state of any non-believer. We must never forget the torment
that awaits the lost.
Matt 13:49 So it will be at the end
of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among
the just, 50 and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will
be wailing and gnashing of teeth."
I believe that as I stand
before our Savior the times that I missed reaching out in compassion to
the lost will be some of the worst wood, hay and straw. It will show my
1 Cor 3:12 Now if anyone builds on this
foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13
each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because
it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of
what sort it is. 14 If anyone's work which he has built on it endures,
he will receive a reward.
Now I'll get to my point. I MUST
always remember not to obsess with the end times at the point of
neglecting the lost. Which includes the time I can spend in prayer for
I'm sad to say I fall far short of being the man God wants
me to be. I must bear fruit for the Kingdom and not serve myself. I
must manage my time for God's glory. Never neglecting my brother who is
going to Hell.