Famine Coming

“‘The days are coming,’ declares the Sovereign LORD, ‘when I will send a famine through the land. Not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD. Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the LORD, but they will not find it.'” (Amos 8:11,12)

Those last few words of that verse are some of the saddest, I think, in the whole Bible.

This famine is already spreading. Preachers, if filled with the Holy Spirit, should be giving us the Word of God; not entertainment and fluff –baby food. But God’s pure Word is hard to find even from the pulpit these days. Has it been forgotten that there was something called “The Dark Ages” –and that history does often repeat itself?

At least I have God’s Word right on my shelf and I, being “a spiritual man” (1 Cor. 2:13,14), can (and do!) read it for myself, learning of –and getting to know– the only true wondrous God. (That’s not arrogance. We ALL should be able to truthfully say that.) Sadly, though, many Christians are refusing to read it. And by doing so, they automatically invite the spirit of delusion to lull them into error –even to the point of joining ranks with those who reject the absolute authority of the Scriptures.

Then where will they find God’s Word? Not from the worldly pulpits; and not from their uncircumcised hearts –due to their continued disobedience against Ps. 119:11 “Thy Word have I hid in my heart…” Nor will they even find it on their shelves –for they will either have considered their Bibles so unimportant that long ago theirs went in the trash, OR their unspiritual minds become so diluted and fogged up that there will be no way they can even chance to understand what it’s saying –even if they do still have it on their shelves!

Friends, if we say we are followers of Jesus and His words, then we are citizens of HIS Kingdom and we are to be WHOLE-HEARTEDLY serving in that Kingdom. Not running around in our own puny kingdoms, serving ourselves, the world, or the dark kingdom. A good musician practices a lot! A good doctor practices, reads up, and studies –a lot! A computer job demands top diligence in keeping abreast of the numerous viruses threatening the company; thus constant alertness and study is a must. Athletes don’t lounge around on their couches much when they are expected to help their team win that season. No. They practice and they strive and they sweat and they groan and they work –and then they do it again –and again –and… Well, how many hours a day DO they do this to become proficient? Hmmm… We all know it’s no 12 minutes a day…

So what’s with “Christians”? I don’t know. You tell me.



~ by smilesback on September 27, 2009.

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