Seek the Lord While He May Be Found!
Why is there such an urgency in what we are preaching today! Why are we pleading?
There is a sense that God is passing this way and we don't want to miss this time of opportunity. Think with me of Blind Bartimaeus outside of Jericho
47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
48 Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" (NKJ)
Can you imagine the earnestness and urgency with which Noah preached to his generation and they would not listen. The call of the Holy Spirit today is one of urgency to wake us up from our complacency! There are family and friends that are on a fast track to Hell!
We need the power of Jesus today to help us declare the message efficiently and effectively! We need to warn men and women as urgently as we can. Even some in the church!
I am amazed that there are people that sit in our congregation week after week with ever having made a definite decision for Jesus Christ in their won life.
That seems inconceivable to me with all the direct preaching that has been going on. But it just goes to show you that only those that want to hear will hear!
6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
You Have to respond while God is here!
There is a time for everything!
1 To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; etc. . .. . ...(NKJ)
Jesus taught a lame man about time when he showed up at the pool of Bethesda!
2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches.
3 In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water.
4 For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.
5 Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years.
6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, "Do you want to be made well?"
7 The sick man answered Him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me."
8 Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your bed and walk."
9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked."(NKJ)
Elisha understood that there was a time to receive ...
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