THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
On June 4, 2001, 12-year-old Little League pitcher Robert Knight pitched the game of his life.
All 18 batters he faced in the six-inning game struck out!
Robert Knight threw a PERFECT game!!
Robert's dad had taken his other son to a different ball game.
Robert's mom was playing a softball game of her own.
When she did arrive to pick up Robert, the coach told her:
"This was NOT the ball game you wanted to miss!"
Don't you hate to MISS something important?
((Source: ESPN, June 6, 2001))
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
In Matthew 24, Jesus said there would come a time of "sorrows."
Christians would be hated, persecuted, and killed.
False prophets would be prominant and deceive many.
"because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold" (Matt. 24:12).
In the New Testament, "iniquity" is translated from the Greek word "anomia:"
meaning, "one without law," or "lawlessness."
Fast-forward to TODAY!
Christians are called ignorant, emotional, uneducated, and many other names.
We read and hear of many who are killed because they will not deny Jesus.
False prophets abound on the public circuit.
Public leaders are found guilty of corruption often.
And, fewer than 40% of the membership of most churches attend on Sunday!
To me, it seems "iniquity abounds" and, "the love of many" has grown cold!
To me, it seems Christ could come at any moment!
Let us not be TOO BUSY with the world to heed the WORD!
Jesus also said, "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved." (Matt 24:13)
Constancy in servitude to our Master is the character of the Christian!
May the power of His Holy Spirit INDWELLING help us to ENDURE!