The four horsemen are coming. [See Revelation 6:1-8 for their descriptions) That is as certain as the sun came up this morning. The end of things as we know them will play out. The end of the beginning will be exactly as GOD has revealed in His Word. And so for some the attitude is well the end is set, let it play out, there is nothing for me to do or that I can do about it. I am here to challenge that.
Did not YESHUA say, Occupy till I come? Luke 19:13 Occupy means; well, don’t take my word for it.
oc·cu·py (ŏk′yə-pī′). To fill up (time or space). 2. To dwell or reside in 3. To hold or fill 4. To seize possession of and maintain control 5. To engage or employ the attention or concentration of Source: Occupy – definition of occupy by The Free Dictionary
Does that sound like sit around and do nothing and wait for the end? Nope. Not to me either. But that still leaves us with a set end. A set way that this old world system is going to play out. And leading up to that set end the peoples of this world devolve into deeper and more abundant depravity. We see it happening now.
12 Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.
See also Romans 1:28, Titus 1:16
But GOD has a pause button and thanks to a Radio Minister of the Word I have been thinking about that pause button for a few days. I believe it is Scripturally sound that GOD has a pause button and we can implore Him to engage that pause button on our watch.
14 then, if my people, who bear my name, will humble themselves, pray, seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land.
Revelation 2:4 But I have this against you: you have lost the love you had at first. 5 Therefore, remember where you were before you fell, turn from this sin, and do what you used to do before. Otherwise, I will come to you and remove your menorah from its place — if you don’t turn from your sin! [source]
Notice if repentance comes, His Hand is stayed.
Revelation 2:16 Therefore repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, your sinful behavior—seek God’s will]; or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war and fight against them with the sword of My mouth [in judgment]. [source]
Again. Repentance. Stays His Judgment.
Revelation 3: 3 So remember and take to heart the lessons you have received and heard. Keep and obey them, and repent [change your sinful way of thinking, and demonstrate your repentance with new behavior that proves a conscious decision to turn away from sin]. So then, if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you. [source]
Again. wake up or . . .
See GOD has a pause button!
Destruction does not have to come on OUR WATCH! And perhaps it won’t, perhaps my generation will all die out before the Horsemen arrive. But what of our children, our grandchildren even our great-grandchildren – is that what we want for them? Wouldn’t revival, an awakening to the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and you and me be much better? Wouldn’t our welcome home be much better if we occupied til then? 2 Timothy 4:8
Think about it. Pray about it. Will you?
Until Next Time ~ ~ ~ Kathie