Monday, November 2, 2009
TIME IS SHORT!
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” Psalm 90:12
It’s so amazing how many people live their lives as though life begins and ends in this present world. This world is coming to an end – this isn’t out for debate. The Lord Jesus clearly gives us the signs by which we shall know the end of the age in Matthew 24 and we see this in many portions of the Scriptures prophetically highlighted. “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,” (2 Peter 3:11). The best way to live as Saints of the kingdom of God is by living on earth with eternity in view. This consciousness would help us a great deal. We must always have eternity in view to be able to do things of eternal value. You would agree with me that so often we get carried a way by the cares of this world that we forget what really matters with the Father-God. This ought not to be.
Time is precious, time is opportunity, time is value, time is asset, time is treasure, time is everything! When we leave this earthly world we simply leave the realm of time into the realm of eternity and it is what we do with our time in the world of time that determines our placement in the world of eternity. This is very important and it should get your attention like never before. In the business world, they tell us that time is money, the fire service men would also tell you that delay is dangerous, so would the medical world re-emphasize! Time is God’s gift of value to man. God doesn’t operate in the realm of time and so He sees things differently from men. 2 Peter 3:8 tells us “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” To the sinner, time is hope for salvation and once he misses it, he sinks into the realm of eternal death (2 Peter 3:4, 9). To the Saints, time is opportunity to store up eternal treasures as we spend and are spent in the extension of the Kingdom of God on earth.
The Lord Jesus says in Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” This is the heart beat of the Father-God! We must act for Him in the rescue of lost humanity. Do something about the Gospel of Jesus everyday you live on earth. This is your only opportunity to make history – to let the whole world know that Jesus is alive and well! We must act fast or we lose! Get going now – it's all for Jesus!