This Would Be

A question was posed in my hearing last week and this week I am still pondering it. 

The question?

If you knew you had just 8 more months to live what would you do with those 8 months? 

As far as I know, I may have more than 8 months; and then again I might have LESS than 8 months.  None of us are privy to the moment of our escape from this earth. 

What would I do?
I think one thing would be most important to me. 
It wouldn’t be traveling to places that I really would like to see.
It wouldn’t be writing that book I always wished was in me.
I think I would like to clean some things out of the attic and closets so my Babies would not be left with those tasks but that would not be the pressing matter. 

This would be.
To somehow speak to each one of my children, the first and second generations of my children (all of them; by birth and by marriage); generation three. at this writing, has not yet reached what is termed, the age of accountability. 
What would I want to say?

Are you ready?
Are you sure?
Are you sure you have exchanged your sins for JESUS’ Righteousness? 
Are you sure that you are walking in The Truth?  Are you sure you are living as Father commands? 
Are you sure you can stand before GOD, give an account to Him and be not ashamed? 

If you are not sure, do you want to be? 
Will you at least commit to reading Your Bible?
One Book at a time, one chapter a day? 

How happy I was to meet some of your children and find them living according to the truth, just as the Father commanded.  source 

Of all the things I want in this life, I want ALL my Babies to make it to Heaven.  I do not want one of them to perish. Come to think of it I want no one to perish. 

I want ALL to come to salvation. 
I want ALL to come to trust the LORD JESUS and be delivered from the kingdom of darkness to The Kingdom of GOD.
I want no one to be lost.  Not one. 

So whether I have 8 months, 8 years, or much longer my mission is the same:

Are you ready? 

 

Moreover, dear friends, do not ignore this: with the Lord, one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some people think of slowness; on the contrary, he is patient with you; for it is not his purpose that anyone should be destroyed, but that everyone should turn from his sins. 10 However, the Day of the Lord will come “like a thief.” On that Day the heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will melt and disintegrate, and the earth and everything in it will be burned up.  source

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Love, Kathie 

Presently

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1 Peter 2

Just this to ponder:

11 Dear friends, I urge you as aliens and temporary residents not to give in to the desires of your old nature, which keep warring against you;
12 but to live such good lives among the pagans that even though they now speak against you as evil-doers, they will, as a result of seeing your good actions, give glory to God on the Day of his coming.  source

to ponder for the sake of living in our present distress. 

I am anticipating beginning as early as Friday that I may be away from our screen here for several days — if I find enough quiet moments strung together to write, I will. 
Please know that I will be praying for you and soon I shall return LORD willing.
Yes, the sabbatical is for pleasant, happy reasons —  

 

I Need to Pray with You

Father GOD, thank You that You shall yet send The LORD of GLORY to this earth again; that He will live and reign here as He deserves, and thank You for every son and daughter that will see that glorious day. 
Holy Spirit, I have read that it is Your will and Your mission to convict and convince humans of sin, of righteousness and judgment to come, I pray, I pled for You to do this for the many people loved by not only myself but all who come here to read and pray. I do not pretend to know Your timing; I do not pretend to know the future timing of those things You have told us shall be, I wait for You to do as You have promised and warned that You would. I am aware that people are perishing daily. Even so, I know that is not Your will for You have said it is not Your will that any should perish. So thank You for Your mercy, thank You for Your gifts of conviction and repentance; thank You for seeking out the Lost, thank You for rescuing every willing soul from pits of sin. I pray, Father, to see a harvest of souls. I pray to see people rescued and delivered from the kingdom of darkness into Your glorious Light.  Amen and amen based solely on the Merits of JESUS the MESSIAH. 

John 16:8 
2 Peter 3:9
2 Corinthians 4:4

This is the GOD to whom we pray:

How could we not?
How could we not seek Him?
What could be more than HE?

Nine Words

Malachi 4

I am taking 9 words from Malachi 4 as my focus for this piece.
Actually, in my Complete Jewish Bible, there is no chapter 4 but there is a Chapter 3 continuing beyond verse 18, and it is in these beyond verses that these 9 words reside. 

Allow me to give you a link to the CJB and a link to NASB, KJV, and NLT.

So what are the words?

“on the day when I take action,” says Adonai-Tzva’ot.”

These words encourage me. These words give me patience. 
These words crucify my flesh that wants to rise up in fear and anger. 
Why?

Because these words tell me GOD is going to take action. If we read the whole of the Text we see upon whom He is going to take action. 
That is and I quote from verse 1 (or 19 depending on your translation): “all the proud and evildoers”.

Let us be honest. 

Right now today we don’t see His actions against the proud and the evildoers, particularly for several years now. 
We see them doing their evil with no punishment, little if any visible restraint — but that will not always be. 

So take heart, my brothers and sisters. Take heart. 
Fret not because of evildoers. (Psalm 37)

Let us focus not on the evil but on our Father who does all things well, perfectly well, and perfectly on time. 

And remember too that just because we do not see His Hand does not mean He is not working. 
I mean JESUS told us He was preparing a dwelling place for us — we have not seen it yet but we believe, we KNOW He does not lie and He is surely preparing just as He said. (John 14:3)

So.
In the time we have left on this earth, let us live in love and trust; let us repent and forsake fear and anger; which will open us to sharing the Gospel of JESUS with anyone in our path who is willing to hear. 

Our Father wants NO ONE to perish. (2 Peter 3:9)
That must be our desire as well. 

P.S.  The nine words — “on the day when I take action,” says Adonai-Tzva’ot.”

It’s a set date, y’all.
Did you notice that?