One’s response to the light in this life is crucial, because at the throne of judgement there will be no opportunity to embrace truth that was formerly spurned (Revelation 20:11-15). Those who scorn the light of the gospel now will have all light removed from them in eternity.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Luke 8:18.
This illustrates the free offer of the gospel, which is extended to all indiscriminately. See also Revelation 22:17.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Matthew 22:9.
~Recognize spiritual bankruptcy and respond in saving faith~
– Wordless Wednesday –
See more about my vision for these images.
Picture this: A city shaped like a cube that covers the United States from the Atlantic coast to the middle of Kansas, and from Texas to the Canadian border-1,400 miles long, wide, and high. It covers about two million square miles of land; but because it’s a cube with room for about 600 “floors”, all total it has 1.2 billion square miles of living space. That’s the city the Bible calls the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:2).
Sometimes people wonder whether there will be room in heaven for all the millions of believers destined to go there. Based on the above dimensions, it would appear so! The New Jerusalem is not heaven-it’s a city in heaven that will serve as the “capital” of heaven. In it are the thrones of God and the Lamb, a river of the water of life, and the tree of life: food, water, and Jesus Christ-everything needed to live forever. The question is not whether there will be room in the New Jerusalem for everyone-there will be-but rather, will you be there? Jesus has invited you to join Him there.
Commentary from the Pathways Devotional by David Jeremiah, May 11.
The city is laid out as a square;
its length is as great as its breadth.
And he measured the city with the reed:
twelve thousand furlongs.
Its length, breadth, and height are equal.
Then war broke out in heaven:
Michael and his angels fought against the dragon.
The dragon and his angels also fought,
but he could not prevail, and there was no place for
them in heaven any longer.
So the great dragon was thrown out-the ancient serpent,
who is called the Devil and Satan, the one who
deceives the whole world.
He was thrown to earth, and his angels with him.
They’re here and they are real. The war is real.
If the Bible is true, then this (in this post) is all true. Not believing all or part doesn’t make it untrue, if it’s true. If it’s true, then not believing only makes one deceived.
Ask God for understanding, He will respond. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Luke 11:10
If you’ve never listened to the song, When the Saints, by Sara Groves, here is a link to listen/watch:
When the Saints by Sara Groves (persecuted church)
It’s been out several years, and I’ve listened so many times…..it still moves me.
That leads to the reason for this post, which is this,
Please know, there will be a day when Christ’s Saints go marching in, with Him. I hope to see you there, that day.
Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse! Its rider is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a fiery flame, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knows except Himself. He wore a robe stained with blood, and His name is called the Word of God. The armies that were in heaven followed Him on white horses, wearing pure white linen. From His mouth came a sharp sword, so that with it He might strike the nations. He will shepherd them with an iron scepter. He will also trample the winepress of the fierce anger of God, the Almighty. And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written:
KING OF KINGS
AND LORD OF LORDS
I thought I would share some related information while I’m at it.
If you’re interested, there is also a Christian non-profit organization called When the Saints. What are they about? Below is information copied from their website, found on their ‘About’ tab:
The Vision: We envision a Malawi that is free from sexual exploitation and ruled by the transforming love of Jesus. Through discipleship and encounters with truth, men are set free from the shame of oppression and empowered with healing and purity. Through discipleship, counseling, and career training, women are set free to heal and provide for themselves with dignity. We support Malawians to build a culture and economy that is fueled by freedom and truth.
We hope to unite the church behind this vision. Showing the love of Jesus is ultimately our fuel.
When the Saints dream is to see Africans minister to Africans and to utilize resources from within the country as much as possible. We do not wish to promote dependency as a result of a hand out, but rather seek to empower through sustainability.
We actively seek to partner with foreign and local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) as well as churches of any denomination to oversee on the ground services and operations, which fall within the mission of “When the Saints”.
- There are an estimated 27 million slaves in the world today and it is said that 70-80% are sex slaves –Exodus Cry
- Every 2 minutes a girl is trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Her average age is 13 –Unicef
- Currently 1% of all trafficking victims are rescued. –UN
Here is their website link:When the Saints.
Also, their Facebook page: When the Saints fb
They have built their own center in Malawi, and I noticed they don’t have a large following yet on Facebook, so I would like to try to get the word out as much as possible. I plan to fund raise for them with my photos very soon.
Have a great day today 🙂