"HOW TO LIVE KNOWING THE END IS NEAR"
1 Peter 4:7-11
April 12, 1992
1992 Mega-Metro Meeting for Pastors at Bellevue Baptist
Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Older men, especially Ed
Young and John Bisagno, who shared they believed that Jesus
was coming very soon.
BIBLE TEXT OPENING PHRASE:
"The end of all things is at hand," means that the time
is coming near for Jesus to come. It teaches the imminent
return of the Lord - meaning He could come at any moment.
When you really believe Jesus could come at any moment,
it will affect the way you live your life. Your lifestyle will
be affected greatly by the imminent return of the Lord.
With this in view, I want to preach on, "How To Live Knowing
The End Is Near." God gives us five actions we should take
immediately knowing Christ could come at any moment.
Therefore, let me give to your these five steps of action
you should take in your life knowirg the end is near.
I. BE PRAYERFUL. (v. 7)
He calls us to draw upon God in these last days for
strength and guidance. The only way we do this is to
spend time with God in prayer.
However, knowing human flesh, God tells us how to
pray, rather than just saying, "you should pray." He
tells us to pray with:
The words, "sound judgment", means with a clear
head, a balanced mind, with self-control and not
permitting any laziness.
The words, "sober spirit," means with a clear head.
Again, not going to God in prayer without your head
being clear from worldly mindedness and the worries
of this world. He calls us to be single-minded.
In other words, I am going to talk to God, therefore,
I am going to give it my full attention.
Do you pray with self-control and
singlemindedness? You cannot pray expecting
God's power to equip you in these last days in
a lazy manner and without being focused in your
Prayer is a high priority in persecution.
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