GET READY, GET READY, GET READY
"Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel." Amos 4:14
Suppose that today Christ should appear in the clouds of heaven, who would be ready to meet Him? Suppose we should be translated into the kingdom of heaven just as we are. Would we be prepared to unite with the saints of God, to live in harmony with the royal family, the children of the heavenly King? What preparation have you made for the judgment? Have you peace with God? Are you laboring together with God? Are you seeking to help those around you, those in your home, those in your neighborhood, those with whom you come in contact that are not keeping the commandments of God? Are we getting ready to meet the King?
If it were possible for us to be admitted into heave as we are, how many of us would be able to look upon God? How many of us are without spot or wrinkle or any such thing? How many of us are worthy to receive the crown of life? Position does not make the man. It is Christ formed within that makes a man worthy of receiving the crown of life, that fadeth not away.
I was pointed to the remnant on the earth. The angel said to them, “Will ye shun the seven last plagues? If so, ye must die that ye may live. Get ready, get ready, get ready. Ye must have a greater preparation than ye now have…Sacrifice all to God. Lay all upon His altar—Self, property, and all, a living sacrifice. It will take all to enter glory.” Maranatha 98
One of our Elders from church asked me if I would like to go knocking on doors with him and his family in their neighborhood. As we met people at their doors or outside working in their yards, we told them we were their neighbors and were out sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. We tried to have a basic conversation with them and visit for a few minutes so they would not feel threatened or intimidated. I was very surprised to find that several people we talked to said that they “do” believe in God, but did not go to church. I was kind of amazed because the people in our neighborhood are Christians, and in fact, John and I have received so many invitations to their Sunday churches, that we could take our ministry in another direction just ministering to their needs. And there is a lot of work for us to do for them.
The last door we knocked on was opened by a lady named Pam, and when she saw us (3 adults and two beautiful little girls) the first thing she said is “I’m not a Jehovah Witness or a Mormon, I’m a Baptist”. We chuckled and said that’s okay, neither are we. But in speaking to her it was very interesting to note that she told us that “they are trying to pass a law to force everyone to go to church on Sunday!” The very thing we were eventually leading up to.
There are Pam’s no doubt in your neighborhood who are listening to the news and watching the events as they unfold in the world and are wondering what it all means other than Christ is coming. But how are you and I preparing ourselves for the crisis? How are
you preparing for the judgment? We have to prepare before we can help to prepare others. Have you peace with God? Can you teach your neighbors how to have peace with God? Are you a laborer together with God? Are you seeking to help those around you, in your home, in your neighborhood, those you come in contact with, those who know not the commandments of God? Are you really getting ready to meet the King? Am I?
“We have no time to lose. The end is near. The passage from place to place to spread the truth will soon be hedged with dangers on the right hand and on the left. Everything will be placed to obstruct the way of the Lord’s messengers, so that they will not be able to do that which it is possible for them to do now. We must look our work fairly in the face and advance as fast as possible in the aggressive warfare. From the light given me of God I know that the powers of darkness are working with intense energy from beneath, and with stealthy tread Satan is advancing to take those who are now asleep, as a wolf taking his prey. We have warnings now which we may give, a work now which we may do; but soon it will be more difficult than we can imagine. God help us to keep in the channel of light, to work with our eyes fastened on Jesus our Leader, and patiently, perseveringly press on to gain the victory.” Maranatha 29
Heaven is a place of busy activity. “Our Savior is not in a position of silence and inactivity. He is surrounded with heavenly intelligences, cherubim, and seraphim, ten thousand times ten thousand of angels. All these heavenly beings have one object above all others, in which they are intensely interested—His church in a world of corruption. All these armies are in the service of the Prince of heaven, exalting the Lamb of God who taketh away the sins of the world. They are working for Christ under His commission, to save to the uttermost all who look to Him and believe in Him. These heavenly intelligences are speeding on their mission…They are united in a holy alliance, in a grand and sublime unity of purpose, to show forth the power and compassion and love and glory of the crucified and risen Savior.
In their service, these armies of heaven illustrate what the church of God should be. Christ is working in their behalf in the heavenly courts, sending out His messengers to all parts of the globe, to the assistance of every suffering one who looks to Him for relief, for spiritual life and knowledge.
The bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness, shining through His church, will gather into His fold every lost, straying sheep, who will come unto Him and find refuge in Him.” 7BC 968
May the Lord help us to consider these things, and to go out and give the invitation and the warning of things to come. Please pray for us as we continue to pray for you.
Temple Restored Ministry
PO Box 297
Cloverdale, IN 46120
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
We are a Bible based, Christ centered ministry. Our mission is to proclaim the Everlasting Gospel of Jesus Christ and to assist Him in restoring the Soul, Body and Church Temple. We believe the best way is to follow Christ example of combining the Gospel Message and Healing (Matt. 4:23) and True Education (John 14:26).
TRM is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code. All donation are tax-deductible.
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