sermon: We Still Need a Sense of Urgency
Trump's Win Does Not Give Us More Time
Given 03-Dec-16; Sermon #1353B; 38 minutes
Kim Myers, lamenting the aftermath of the Presidential election, in which two candidates with extremely high negatives (evidently the best America had to offer) conducted (with the help of a dishonest media) one of the dirtiest campaigns in the history of America. Nevertheless, God Almighty is sovereign over the political affairs of this earth, appointing to office and removing from office as He sees fit. God's selecting a particular candidate does not necessarily mean He has given America a reprieve from the results of her sins or that God has given His called-out ones more time to get their act together. God's people must not abandon the sense of urgency which typified saints living before them. Satan knows that when people think they have all kinds of time, they lose all sense of urgency, becoming derelict in their spiritual chores (prayer, meditation, and Bible Study), lax in overcoming. Jesus forewarned His people that He would come unexpectedly as a thief. World conditions can change in the blink of an eye. God has always given the people of His churches urgent warnings, as seen in the examples of Sardis, Ephesus, Pergamos, and Philadelphia. As First Fruits, we must stay focused on God's overall plan, remembering that no one knows the time of Christ's return. If we stay vigilant, we aren't going to be caught off guard. The metaphor of a thief appears only in New Testament prophecies, suggesting that this message is intended for people living at the end of the age. The hand of God has been active in history, as during the attack on Pearl Harbor, occurring as it did when all three American aircraft carriers were safely out at sea. Likewise, the hand of God extended up north later during the Battle of Midway, where America attacks, as improperly coordinated as they were, still led to the destruction of three Japanese aircraft carriers, with almost their full comple
Abortion Bankruptcy viewed as character deficit Being subject to governing authorities Benghazi fiasco Corporal punishment Country lacks morals Death and intrigue follows the Clintons wherever they go Damages at Pearl Harbor Daniel 5:5 Death Debts Deficit has not changed Divorce and remarriage Divorce as the breaking of a covenant Don't let anything come between you and your crown Enterprise Ephesus First lady as a model I Thessalonians 5:3 Germans living right before Hitler came to power Going through the motions at church Guard your crown Hillary Clinton's unprotected E-mails Hornets Impossibility of setting dates Japanese failed to blow up fuel bunkers at Pearl Harbor Living at the end times Love Luke 12: 16-20,29-40 Mark 13:37 Matthew 24:32; 25:1-10 Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin Parable of the Wise Foolish virgins Pearl Harbor Preparation day Protests and rioting Proverbs 8:15-16 Remembering from where we have fallen Repentance Revelation 2:5 , 16 3:3, 11 ; 16:15 Romans 13: 1 Satan counsels us that there is no hurry Saving second tithe II Peter 3:10-11 Unexpected as a thief Unexpected as labor pains 'Voting on God's side' Voting Yorktown sinking
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