Friday, November 2, 2012

The Time To Seek The Lord Is Now!

Too long have Americans brushed the truths and principles of Scripture aside. Most have treated the Lord in the same way they treat a life insurance policy--He is only thought about when necessary. The Late Keith Green was known to be hard-lined when it came to the lyrics of his music aimed at his generation. In one of his songs he wrote the line "If you cannot come to me everyday then don't bother coming at all." * Harsh? Yes, to some. But to others the line induced them to take a closer look at their personal relationship to God. If the Lord were to speak to us all today His message would be the same as was brought to Israel of old around 2700 years ago. He would say"

To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare to Him? The workman molds an image, The goldsmith overspreads it with gold, And the silversmith casts silver chains. Whoever is too impoverished for such a contribution Chooses a tree that will not rot; He seeks for himself a skillful workman To prepare a carved image that will not totter. Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in. He brings the princes to nothing; He makes the judges of the earth useless. Scarcely shall they be planted, Scarcely shall they be sown, Scarcely shall their stock take root in the earth, When He will also blow on them, And they will wither, And the whirlwind will take them away like stubble. "To whom then will you liken Me, Or to whom shall I be equal?" says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, And see who has created these things, Who brings out their host by number; He calls them all by name, By the greatness of His might And the strength of His power; Not one is missing. Why do you say, O Jacob, And speak, O Israel: "My way is hidden from the LORD, And my just claim is passed over by my God"? Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
(Isa 40:18-31)


So what is God trying to tell us? He is saying "Wake Up! I am still the Creator of all things. You have sought refuge in everything but Me. Please understand that all things can be taken away with a simple short breath from My mouth but My love for you keeps Me from doing so. Can't you see that the things you have built, the things you have trusted in cannot save you in the day of calamity? Oh that you would trust in Me to be your shelter from the storm. Please turn your hearts toward Me and wait upon My goodness for My mercy is plentiful to those who will believe that I hold the keys to life. It is a simple principle that my favor will rest upon the nation, the family and the individual who will place their faith in Me."

I am not a prophet nor do I claim to be, but America has turned it's back upon God. No longer are our churches full on Sunday mornings, and the Lord's day is kept in contempt. The pop culture which includes the secular media shapes the morality and ethic in the world. And its message is drowning and destroying the lives of billions around the world and in our precious nation. I know this because every day I deal with the broken families--the cast offs of a pop culture morality gone sour. America and its families need to repent of their indifference to God and cast away their idols because they will not bring health and peace. As we all know they totter and they fall because they have no strength to deliver. The have no power to save.

We do not need to go dumpster diving in order to find sustenance. We need to seek the Lord while it is still day.

God Bless!


*To Obey Is Better Than Sacrifice,

2 comments:

soundingthealarm said...

Mike,

Thanks for sharing this timely message that I know is from the heart beat of our Father. His Spirit yearns "jealously" for our UNDIVIDED attention, because "Father knows best"

May many be inspired to seek His face through this exhortation

in Christ

Tim

Michael Henderson said...

Thank you my faithful brother! I am disheartened over seeing all those people in NY Metro hurting, angry and suffering because they have refused to whole-heartedly trust the Lord. Yes, there are some who do but you can be assured they are not the ones diving into dumpsters or pulling guns in gas lines. We have a precious heavenly Father who desires us to seek Him and have fellowship with the saints that we may have a network to rely upon when these things occur. But all too often that relationship is never established and they seek their own will. In times of Peace and Plenty they find it easy to look to their idols for material needs but when the idols fall the pain that is felt is crushing. People need to know they can and should trust in Jesus during the easy times that when the hard times come they have a shelter and a strong-tower to hide beneath. I would rather sit in poverty in the shade of His palms than glory in the ever-dimming wealth of the nations--A wealth that is soon passing away. God Bless!