It’s Time

For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him. (Philippians 1:29 NIV)

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The above verse is not so popular with Christians in this country, unless you count giving something up for Lent as suffering. We tend to be “comfortable” in our Christian walk, but to hear us talk, well that’s another story. If we should take a look at what real suffering is, we will pale by comparison.

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As Revelation unfolds, religious freedom will be disappearing. There is coming a day in America when professing to be a Christian will come with persecution and death. It already exists in other countries. There is coming a day when all the church programs and the Sunday morning “get together” will be obsolete by law. Believers will still gather together, but they will be meeting in secret for fear of their life. Is the only time you will want to read your Bible when someone says you can’t?

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It’s time to step out of those comfortable pews and return to the dusty paths of the Gospel road. It’s time to be accountable for those who have yet to “see the Light.” It’s time to take to our knees that we might reach heaven. It’s time for Intercession.

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And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. Romans 13:11 NIV
…now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

2 Corinthians 6:2

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3 thoughts on “It’s Time

  1. You can see even now a progression in America away from Christianity – Christians already are ridiculed widely, and the mention of God, let alone Jesus, disfavored in popular culture. I hope this trend stops, but I am afraid it won’t.

    Nancy
    http://www.workingmomadventures.com

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  2. Such a time is coming indeed … may we be found faithful and obedient in the midst.

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  3. So true – thanks for the reminder. The “suffering and carrying our crosses daily” never really broke through to my heart until I started to read the lives of the saints. Truly inspirational stories and love, sacrifice and suffering.

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