Now Is The Time

https://www.pexels.com/photo/black-and-white-sport-fight-boxer-3797/Mark 16:16  He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.

Dearly Beloved:  May God’s grace, blessings, love, peace, wisdom, mercy, and most importantly, salvation be ever upon you.  For all of you out there who have not made the most important decision you will ever make – NOW IS THE TIME!!!  It is time to choose JESUS.  You can’t afford to keep stalling and being indecisive.

Let me tell you a story.  When I was a kid, I loved boxing.  I watched it faithfully with my dad.  I always wanted to make my dad proud and I knew how much he loved boxing; so, at the age of twelve, I went to a gym and started training to be a fighter.  I was devoted.  I trained hard.  My trainer started taking me to fights.  He, himself, was a pro fighter at the time.  I trained and sparred for four years until I started to see an ugly truth: boxing is rigged, for the most part.  I am not knocking the greats.  They were indeed truly greats, but what I came to see is that if you yourself were not especially talented, you were little more than a prop for those who are.  You see, in boxing, mediocre fighters are pitted against talent-less fighters in order to boost their ratings and make them look like contenders.  And, when they are ranked high enough, they are then put in the ring with a monster who they stand no chance against.  Bets are placed, insiders who set up the fights make money hand over fist and most of the fans are none the wiser.

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.  In my opinion, our political system works much the same as boxing.  I truly believe that this election was meant to go to Hillary Clinton all along.  She never could have beaten a fighter with true talent, so they fed her a bum.  The president was picked long before the race ever started and all of my Christian brothers and sisters who backed “The Donald” were duped into betting on a bum in a fixed fight.  I tried to warn them, but they were blinded by the devil.  You know, in boxing, it is very common for a fighter to take a dive.  Remember Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston, the so-called “Phantom Punch”?  Does anyone else find it interesting that a video of Donald Trump saying disgustingly evil things about women just happens to appear two days before the final presidential debate?

NOW IS THE TIME!!!  It is time to repent and accept JESUS.  It is time to remove your blindfold and open your eyes.  What are you waiting for, judgment day?  It will be too late by then.  Are you waiting until you’re on your death bed?  That is an awfully big gamble you are taking.  God has given me a message to tell you: NOW IS THE TIME!  Not later; not tomorrow; not another minute from now, but right now!!!  Have I lied to you?  Has the Bible lied?  Can you be certain that JESUS CHRIST is not the Lord and Savior of all mankind???  Are you willing to take a chance on eternal damnation and separation from God???  If our system in America and in many other countries is a lie and is rigged, then what does that tell you?  I’ll tell you what it should tell you.  It should tell you that this world is a lie.  And, who is the father of all lies?  Satan, that’s who!  Jesus said of the devil in John 8:44 that “When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”  Who does God say has “control” of the world?  Satan, that’s who.  And, what will become of the unbelievers who follow Satan?  Read your Bible. If you don’t have one, you better get one.
Read Revelation 21:6-8:
And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
This isn’t a game, folks.  This is as real as it gets.  NOW IS THE TIME!  This is literally life and death.  I don’t like preaching fire and brimstone because most people who do are dismissed as end-time lunatics.  Let me be clear; I am not saying that these are the end times, nor am I claiming to know when the world will end.  Neither am I claiming to be a prophet.  What I am is a watcher.  I study scripture, I pray and I watch for the truth and the coming of the Lord.  Anyone claiming to have knowledge of when the Lord will return is a liar and a false prophet.  I follow scripture and it tells us to watch!
Mark 13:34-37  It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.  Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning — lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping.  And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”
Test me, folks.  Go over every post that I have ever written.  Everything I write is backed by scripture.  To my loyal readers who are still on the fence, what have I been telling you?  Did I tell you in the “God Loves America” post that Donald Trump is evil?  Have I not been telling you that America’s political and justice systems are rigged and evil?  What did I tell you about “The Donald”?  I quoted scripture and said that you shall know him by his fruit.  I told you that he did not represent Christian values or ideals and that he would lead Christians who chose to follow him astray.  Did I lie?  Look at this world.  The wars and strife, the liars and false prophets, Brexit.  All of that is a sign of the times.  This world, all people everywhere, need Jesus.  He is the only one who can heal us.  As a Christian who is in possession of the truth and salvation of Jesus, it hurts to know that so many people are not choosing salvation.  This nation and world needs a revival.  Even church goers have fallen so far off course that they are willing to follow phonies like Trump or Hillary.

I feel as though I am standing outside of a locked door, looking in through a window, and watching people who I love commit suicide and I am powerless to help them.  No matter how much or how loud I scream, they won’t listen.  That is what it is like for a Christian to present the truth to an unbeliever who refuses to hear it.  I want so badly for everybody, all the people I love, to listen.  But, so many of you won’t.  Hear me, please.  NOW IS THE TIME!!!  I know you are hurting.  I know you are burdened.  I know you are lost, depressed and sad.  I know you are broken.  I know what it is like to use substances to try to keep your demons away and kill the pain that you feel.  I know what it is like to feel unwanted and unloved.  I know about rejection, persecution and abuse.  I know about injustice and the disparity of it.  I know fear, shame and loathing.  I know suffering.  I have been to all those place in life.  You feel worthless, don’t you?  “Life, what’s the point?”  That’s what you’re thinking, right?  Your only purpose in living is to die, right?  WRONG!!!  You are so wrong int hat way of living and thinking.  You have value, you have meaning and you have purpose.  All you have to do is accept the ultimate truth which is JESUS CHRIST.  He can heal all your ailments.  How do I know?  Because He healed mine.  I used to feel and live just like many of you do right now.  Until the Lord came into my life and changed me forever, I had to submit, admit and accept.  Submit to Jesus, admit your sins and accept His love and forgiveness.  Some of you are in tears as you are reading this.  I can feel it.  That is the Lord calling you.  Those are good tears.  They mean you are ready.  Stop fighting the truth and get on your knees right now.  NOW IS THE TIME!!!
Repeat the following prayer; say it with conviction; mean it with all you heart; let go of your pain and begin to heal:
“Dear Jesus, I know that because of my sin I need Your forgiveness.  I believe that You died on the cross for my sins.  I believe You rose again so I could live with You.  I want to stop living for myself and start living for You.  I want Your peace in my life. I want forgiveness for my sins.  Please come into my heart and change my life.  I want to live with You forever.  I want You to be my Lord and Savior.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.”
Some of you have said that prayer and meant it.  I know; I can feel it.  The Holy Spirit is telling me to write this for you.  It’s time.  If you have accepted the Lord, we want to hear from you.  Let us help you and guide you.  That is what we are here for.  We love you!  GOD LOVES YOU!  All you need to do is open your heart and the healing can begin.  If you are a Christian and have fallen astray, repent and recommit to Jesus.
NOW IS THE TIME!!!

Mark 13
Jesus Predicts the Destruction of the Temple
1 Then as He went out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, “Teacher, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!”
2 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone shall be left upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”
The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age
3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked Him privately, 4 “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign when all these things will be fulfilled?”
5 And Jesus, answering them, began to say: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 6 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and will deceive many. 7 But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen, but the end is not yet. 8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows.
9 “But watch out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten in the synagogues. You will be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them. 10 And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations. 11 But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. 12 Now brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. 13 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
The Great Tribulation
14 “So when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not” (let the reader understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 15 Let him who is on the housetop not go down into the house, nor enter to take anything out of his house. 16 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 17 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 18 And pray that your flight may not be in winter. 19 For in those days there will be tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the creation which God created until this time, nor ever shall be. 20 And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days.
21 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘Look, He is there!’ do not believe it. 22 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 23 But take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand.
The Coming of the Son of Man
24 “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; 25 the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.
The Parable of the Fig Tree
28 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 29 So you also, when you see these things happening, know that it is near—at the doors! 30 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
No One Knows the Day or Hour
32 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. 34 It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. 35 Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning— 36 lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. 37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”

May God bless and keep you!  May you make the best choice you will ever make!  May you accept Jesus and be healed!  Amen!
Love In Christ,
Randall
(A man who love you and prays for your salvation daily)

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