More and more it seems this world is not our home. Yet those we love here are worth the effort of not giving up on them, even if they fit in this world quite nicely.
The LORD's command to 'love not the
world' is getting easier and easier to comply with. I can't wait to just
fly away and meet the LORD in the air. But I want those I love coming
along with me.
Jesus was not
accepted in His home town, as He said a prophet gets no honor at home.
He had to leave there to be about His Father's business. Abraham also
was called out of Ur, his home town. When Jesus called His disciples, He
sent them out.
We need to stop being so comfortable. If the LORD
is telling you to leave the place of your birth -- don't delay. The
Harvest is just about over, and gleaners are needed to go out and scoop
up the leftovers.
Jesus said, “He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me, scatters."
Pray that the LORD would send other voices of His to your loved ones --
after they have stopped listening to you. And you may be called upon to
be the voice of Truth to the loved ones of other believers who are
praying God would send them someone they will listen to.
The time is sooooo short -- We must follow our Master and be about His business.
“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd
as serpents and innocent as doves. But beware of men, for they will hand
you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues; and you
will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a
testimony to them and to the Gentiles. But when they hand you over, do
not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in
that hour what you are to say. For it is not you who speak, but it is
the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. 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. You will be hated by all
because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who
will be saved." - Matt 10:16-22
“If you were of the world, the
world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I
chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you." - John