Faith In the Things of This World: Misplaced

 

WORLD

A conversation was entered into a few days ago which demonstrated that there are things which slip the mind of the person who concentrates on surviving the pitfalls of the end times.

The person was VERY happy with themselves that they had recently purchased a gasoline-powered generator a week earlier and had gotten a good price.

It was THEN pointed out that a gasoline-powered generator (which produces electricity) is practically worthless IF the electric is down for any length of time.

“You know, don’t you, that most gas is pumped to the surface using electric pumps, right?”

AT FIRST, this brought a downcast look to the woman, as she thought she would have NO electric power and no gasoline power.

THEN, she brightened up.

“I don’t care.  Having it makes me feel better!”

The gasoline-powered generator went from a tool for her PHYSICAL salvation to a ‘GOOD LUCK CHARM.’

NOW, it was VERY tempting to lecture the woman on the uselessness of trying to prepare physically for what’s to come.

BUT, we did not.

It was also VERY tempting to lecture the woman on the items which slip the minds of those who try to prepare for calamities using the things of this world.

BUT, we didn’t do that either.

Finally, it was VERY tempting to point out that one CANNOT outsmart God–who designed the end times and their pitfalls.

BUT, again, we did NOT.

What we DID say was to remind the woman that gasoline would PROBABLY be as scarce as electric power.

But, the woman did not appear to mind.

After all, her gasoline-powered generator DID make her feel better that she had it.

HAS the reader concentrated on obtaining something of the world to ease his way during the last days?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 12, 2022.]

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–with Mondo Frazier

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