Wake-Up-Call

Has God given you a wake-up call?

Revelation 3:20 “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” (NIV)

People that travel on business and staying overnight at a hotel, will often use a “wake-up call” service that many hotels provide. When checking in, a person can request that a “wake-up call” be made to the person’s room at a specific time.

This wake-up call is made to ensure that the person the call is being made to, wakes up in time to start getting ready and make it to their scheduled appointment on time. When the hotel makes the call, the hotel has done their part to wake the person up.

If the person that the call is being made to does not answer the phone and get out of the bed when they receive the call, it is possible that they will either be late or miss their scheduled appointment.

2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”(NIV)

I want to ask the question, is it possible that God has given a wake-up call to His people, but some have not responded?

Could it be that those of us that have been so busy with enjoying the pleasures in this world, have not heard the wake-up call that God has been making to us?

Focusing or getting caught up in the pleasures of this world such as money, security, or material items that we possess, can be very dangerous and distracting. They can easily get our attention away from God.

1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (NIV)

As born-again believers, we are in this world but not of the world. We have to remain focused on whose we are, and a tentative to hearing God’s voice that has called us into His wonderful light.

John 5:24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.”(NIV)

Daily reading of the bible and meditating in the word of God, will help with hearing what God is saying.

Romans 10:9-10 “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”

I encourage you, the next time you hear your phone ringing, don’t screen the call or let it go to voice mail, answer the phone professing your faith…it just might be a wake-up call from God.

Continuing is His service…Rev

A Little Nibble

A minor problem can quickly become a major problem if it is not dealt with in a timely manner. The writer Solomon uses the metaphor of “little foxes” as an example of the small kinds of problems that can escalate to larger problems.

NIBBLE – NIBBLE

Song of Solomon 2:15 “Catch us the foxes, The little foxes that spoil the vines, For our vines have tender grapes.” NKJV

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The Bible

Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth

The answer or solution to any problem that a person encounters in life can be found in the Bible. It is the road map that guides people out of a world of darkness, hopelessness or despair.

Psalm 119:105  Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (KJV)

A ship at sea that has been caught in a storm, will be tossed to and fro with the blowing of the wind, if the ship has no rudder or anchor. So the same can be with a believer in the journey of life if they are not grounded, or have no sense of direction.

The Bible will keep a believer anchored when they encounter a storm and will serve as a rudder to help with navigating through deep, and dangerous areas when trials or troubles come their way.

Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (KJV)

We should read the Bible:

  • daily
  • study it regularly
  • share it freely
  • quoted it when needed

The Bible will:

  • Satisfy your hunger
  • Quench any thirst that you have

When a person reads the Bible, then applies that scripture in their lives, defeat turns into victory.

James 1:22-24 “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.” (NKJV)

A Pastor that has went home to be with the Lord often opened Bible study asking everyone to stand, lift their Bibles up, and repeat after him saying;

This is my Bible

“I am what it says I am

“I can do what it says I can do

I can be what it says I can be”

“I am the head and not the tail

“I am in the front and not the back”

“I am healed and not sick”

“I am to lend and not borrow”

“I am on top and not the bottom”

Thanks be to God who always causes me to conquer”

“Heavenly Father, thank you for the Holy Bible that gives your people “Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.” As we read and study your word, I pray that it will give your people strength, courage, wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Let the words that are written in the Bible take root in our hearts, minds, soul and spirit, and then grow bearing much fruit for your Kingdom. In Jesus name…Amen!

Continuing in His service…Rev

The Authority of Jesus

Luke 10:19 “Behold I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

Because Jesus has given us the authority, we can live a victorious life and be more than conquerors.

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