1 Peter 3:15 ESV / But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,
Brothers, we have hope in our God. Jesus came and delivered that hope, that is inside those of us that know Him as our Lord and Savior. Be prepared to share that hope that is seen in us, but do it gently, and with respect. You may never know what affect that you have had on those who simply watch you go through this life, those who try every day to walk as Jesus walked.
2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
Here again we are told to preach or teach the word of God with complete patience. Be ready always to speak boldly the goodness of God, and rebuke those brothers who walk not Christ like.
Brothers, those of us who patiently wait on Jesus, and endure to the end will see Jesus, and know eternal life with Him. To be patient does not mean to set still, and do nothing. No, but rather to keep working, keep teaching all who would here, and endure what ever this evil world brings against you in your Christ like walk. By working and doing what God has given you to do in patience, then we will be saved from the second death.
Luke 21:36 But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Brothers, PLEASE STAY AWAKE, do not fall asleep. We pray always that we have strength to escape these things that are going to take place. Many bad things are coming to this world, and God is going to allow us His Children to see some of what will be. We will be removed from the worst of it. But, while we are still here on earth we are to go about harvesting the field that is before us. Teach, work, patiently wait, but stay awake, do not fall asleep, for there is much to do now before His Appearing.
2 Peter 3:3-4 Knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.”
Brothers we here this everyday, in this time in which we live. The scoffers are certainly here now. They say to a believer the words from the above verse. But, because Jesus waits on us to finish our work that he has given us to do, does not mean that he will not return at any moment. Stay awake.
Matthew 24:36 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
No brothers you will not know the day nor the hour of Jesus' appearing. But, we will definitely know the season and the signs. Watch and pray for the signs are here now, and it is the season.
1 John 5:19 We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
The world is evil, and is held by the lies and power of the evil one. But, we are of God, and the truth of His Word can free them from the evil one just as it did us my brother.
James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Walk in your righteous service to God. Pray in that righteousness that Jesus gave you, for there is indeed great power as it is working inside you.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and a sound mind.
We do not fear. For we have power, we have love, and from a sound mind we have self control. Walk in your righteousness that you have been given. In that righteousness you will have great power.
Galatians 6:7-8 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
The one who sows to the desires of his flesh will reap corruption of his own flesh. Brothers that person will no sickness and disease. We must profess all things to the Holy Spirit of
God who lives inside each of us. By this we will not reap corruption, but eternal life.
Galatians 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
Jesus has paid the price for our deliverance from this present evil age. It was God's will that we be delivered from this wicked world by Jesus' own blood that he gave to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Amen, Amen, and Amen my brothers.
Romans 15:17 In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to be proud of my work for God.
Be glad of and in your work in Jesus Christ for God the Father.
Romans 13:11 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.
God Bless you my brothers in Christ Jesus.
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