Friday, March 18, 2011

Avoiding the Truth


And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don't panic.  Yes these things must take place, but the end won't follow immediately.  Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.  There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world.  But this is only the beginning of birth pains, with more to come.  (Matthew 24:6-8)


I have had many people comment of late on the state of the world and the disasters that seem to be coming upon it.  There is a noticeable increase in the intensity with the chaos unfolding in various parts of the world.  Often when I remark that this is all to be expected, or that it is no surprise, I get an odd look from the other person.
'Ah, global warming they say, nodding their head.
'I say 'Ah no, Jesus has said this will all happen.  He said it  2000 years ago when he walked on the earth.'
I sometimes lose them there.  However of late I have noticed that there is also a great level of anxiety, fear and concern.  Before you leave this blog now, shaking your head in disbelief, I ask you to go and read Matthew 24 in a bible yourself.  While you are at it, also read Revelation Chapter 6.  It will only take 10 minutes.  It may give you the answer you have been looking for.

God is not a man, he doesn't lie.  When he promises something it always happens.  You can go back through the Old Testament of the bible and read the hundreds of promises God made to Israel in that time.  Not one of them was unfulfilled.  There are hundreds of promises in the Old Testament about Jesus coming to Earth to save his people.  Every single one was fulfilled when he came and died on the cross.  And now in the New Testament Jesus has given us many new promises, some of which have already come to pass, and some which are still to come. 

Our future is written.  Jesus is coming back to save all who know him. God is love, but he is also just.  He has given us a way to escape death, to have life eternal and yet many do no choose life.   He will not contend with unbelief for ever.

You know he has been knocking on your heart.  How long will you wait?
'Oh I will give him my life tomorrow', near the end, when I am really sure, so then my family don't think I am nuts and my friends still want to hang around.'
I know the voices, I've been there.  When I gave my life to God at age 16, it was not easy in the beginning, but now I would not give it up for anything. I have his love inside of me, spilling out to touch those around me.  I have his peace that remains, even in the darkest of situations.  And I know he will never let me go.

I will not avoid telling the truth.  I will not be silent when God has shown me how his heart aches for those who are still lost.  This is not about 'doom and gloom' but love and life.  God wants me to tell you that he misses you, that the time is growing short, all of these things that are happening to the Earth are going to increase.  You don't need to be anxious if you know Jesus.  The people in Christchurch did not have another day to make their promise.  The people in Japan didn't have another day to give God their life.  You don't know the plan that God has mapped out for you, so let him lead you.  God has given me such a love for all of you who read this blog.  My heart breaks for those of you who do not yet know Jesus.  He waits for you.

If you would like to know more about knowing Jesus and giving your life to him please visit http://www.samsheart.com.au/ and click on the HOPE button on the sidebar.  Send me an email if you would like to know more or if you would like me to pray with you.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

PLease re-read the second last paragraph. The second sentence doesnt sound right?

Nicole Watson said...

Has been amended. Thank you anon :)

appleleaf said...

Nicole, I've been thinking of Matthew 24 too, on numerous occasions this year. 2011 is only a few months old but the natural disasters have been mind-blowing. My kids get nervous when they hear anything about possible signs of end times but along with the prophecy comes the instruction to not panic and fear not. Interesting times.
Love Paula

Nicole Watson said...

It has been a pretty intense start to the year. I watch my boys listen to the news events, and they worry for the people and we pray together. The fear and anxiety quickly ceases when we pray. Thanks for leaving your thoughts and encouragment Paula.
Love Nicole

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