It’s a mess out there!

Don’t be fooled into thinking that many are on their way to heaven. Jesus said that “few there be that find it” and I can see what he meant.

Based on the percentage of what I see and hear out there, few are on their way. What can I base this on?

Well, I can base it on Jesus and their receptivity to him. He is the one that I share out on the streets. Many snub their nose up at the mention of His name. Many laugh and make fun at Him. Most don’t take it serious. Occasionally, one will smile and make some kind of positive jester.

And of course, the demons rise up every so often. The very mention of the name Jesus brings out the demons. The mention of God usually doesn’t stir up much. But Jesus, that’s a different story.

One brother that I met this week was not convinced that we could know for sure what was God’s plan and purpose for us personally while here on the earth. He believed that we could only go on “I think I know”, but not with certainly. This kind of mentality is why we don’t see things happening as we should out there. The Kingdom of God would be happening on the earth if each believer would seek Him and find out what they were created to do on the earth. But, most are doing their will on the earth, not The Fathers.

And there is something that has never ceased to amaze me. And that is when Jesus is being preached, along comes sister or brother so and so, and they want to stop the preaching and add their two bits to it or correct you. Whatever happened to common courtesy? Or how about letting the message go forth and standing back and praying? You think? (praise God there are those who do, behind the scenes).

Of late, I am running across more and more people that have once walked with Christ, and now have taken up with some far out teaching or religion. His Spirit helps me to remind them that they have knowledge of Christ and will be held responsible for that knowledge.

However, we press on and count it a great privilege to be able to share Jesus out in the open. The good thing is that there will be no excuse on the day when they stand before God alone. They will have had lots of opportunities to hear about Christ. This is His mercy, giving them opportunity time and time again to turn.

If Jesus is truly Lord of your life, then you will be taking every opportunity to share him. If you are obeying His commandment to “love your neighbor as you love yourself” than you will not be stuck on having your own salvation, but will reach out in love to help your neighbor obtain salvation through Jesus. Neighbor means anyone close to you.

One thing I know for sure, and that is that time is short. The harvest is ripe. The labourers are few based on the amount of unsaved people out there. Staying in the church building won’t get the job done. In fact, I don’t see where trying to get them to come to church is the answer. What did Jesus do? He went out.

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2 Responses to “It’s a mess out there!”

  1. Joe Says:

    Richard, you have touched on so many important issues here. I think the common courtesy you referred to is clearly a one-way street for those who are opposed to the Gospel. Many of the Hollywood folks preach about tolerance during their awards shows, yet rarely extend the same courtesy to professing Christians. The far-out teaching you refer to seems to be the preferred way of life for the celebrity crowd and daytime talk show hosts. Perhaps that teaching allows them to continue to live in darkness, while the light of the Gospel does not ?

    Keep preaching brother…I always enjoy your perspective. Blessings to you !

  2. Richard Says:

    Joe,
    Thanks for stopping by!
    You can relate with what I am talking about. All one has to do is bring up Christ in the public arena. Then we will get a little taste of what Christ went through. A lot of time it is the “religious”. Just like what Christ had to battle with.
    May God bless you as you go out!

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