6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, 7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
Revelation 14:6-7 KJV
Behold! Those great and fearful days will come,
The tribulation of those left behind,
Without the Holy Ghost to then become
Convicted of the Truth as so defined.
The Gospel will be spread to everyone
In every tongue that dwells upon the earth,
Salvation by the blood of Christ the Son,
As God so loved the world to bring rebirth.
The choice must then be made to choose the Lord,
To worship Him that made the universe,
Or so remain among the heathen horde
And so be judged with death and even worse.
Fear God! The angel cried across the land,
Choose now behind which banner you shall stand!
REMEMBER: Come to the cross now without delay!
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Matthew 13:44 KJV
Those blinded by the god of this world fail
To find the gospel set within their reach.
When you show them this treasure might the scale
At last with Spirit’s nudge fall from the breach.
And then to see the light shine from their eyes
As they begin to feel their soul set free,
And, O, the Holy Ghost within them rise
As they come to the cross and like Him dies!
Then nothing in the world could buy them back
For they have given Jesus all they’ve got.
The Savior paid the price; though sins were black,
He made them white as snow, both sought and bought.
There is a man and woman stumbling ’round,
Just waiting for the gospel to be found.
REMEMBER: Commit to telling at least one person today about this greatest of all treasures, the gospel.
Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.
Luke 8:18 KJV
This is a warning to you lukewarm soul
Who merely ponders Jesus on a whim:
You say you are a Christian, play the role.
You think you’ll skate on in; your chance is grim.
If you will truly give your life to Christ
And use with grace the gifts He gives to you,
The salt you are will then be double spiced;
The love you have, much more will you accrue.
If you believe that you have got it made,
Your show of knowledge now will disappear.
What little faith you claim will soon be swayed;
Your mediocre worship won’t cohere.
Be careful how you hear: from heart or head.
The one will find the Lord, the other’s dead.
REMEMBER: You cannot fake your way into the kingdom of heaven. If you don’t think you’re saved, you’re likely not. Go to the cross right now. You’ll gain a lot.
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8 KJV
Your brothers and your sisters found in Christ,
No matter race or place or sect or creed,
Deserve a higher love more than sufficed,
For you are one in spirit guaranteed.
Forgive immediate their sins invoked,
Let nothing get between your heart and theirs,
Don’t rake up things that God has long revoked,
Don’t gossip of their personal affairs.
We know that Christ alone can cover sins;
His blood and righteousness makes pure as snow,
And where your patience ends His just begins;
Let tolerance and love among you grow.
Love one another as the Lord loves you;
Let go transgressions – don’t let them accrue.
REMEMBER: Have a forgiving love especially to your brothers and sisters in Christ.
But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
2 Peter 3:18 KJV
If you would be like Jesus know Him well
Through study of the scriptures every day,
And feel His spirit with you as you dwell
Upon the word of God and as you pray.
But words are merely symbols on a page
Until they come alive within the heart.
God’s gifts of grace release them from their cage:
With faith and hope and love does grace impart.
The knowledge of our Lord and Savior grows
As all these gifts of grace mature and thrive.
You come to be more like Christ and it shows;
The things you say and do proves He’s alive.
In knowledge and in grace your soul implores,
To Jesus be the glory evermore!
REMEMBER: Commit yourself to studying the scriptures daily if you desire to know Christ.
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
Colossians 3:12 KJV
Now, having taken off the old man’s guise,
Put on the mind of Christ who died for you,
Whom now you are elect of God likewise,
Both holy and beloved and tried and true.
With deep compassion free from all deceit
To sympathize with those who are distressed,
Let kindness, grace and love be so complete
You weep with them who weep, sincere expressed.
Have humbleness of mind in thought and deed,
Be gentle with all men and always meek;
Submissive to the Spirit so proceed,
And dwell in patience; suffer long the weak.
Christ took the weight of sin from off your soul.
Now be just like the One who made you whole.
REMEMBER: Christ lives in you now. Let Him live through you.
And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.
Mark 4:24 KJV
Attend to all the teachings of the Lord,
For they’re designed to bring you home to God.
Be diligent that what you learn is stored,
Then share them with all men near and abroad.
The more that you distribute of the Word,
A greater portion of the Word’s revealed.
Attune your heart to living what you’ve heard;
You’ll find the harvest brings a greater yield.
The Holy Spirit leads you to the truth,
Then tells you what it means if you just hear.
You do not have to be a brilliant sleuth;
Just listen with your heart and all is clear.
The more you give the more you shall be given.
This economic lesson’s Jesus-driven.
REMEMBER: The more you love unconditionally, substantially more love will return to you.
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
Proverbs 15:13 KJV
A joyful heart will make a joyful face,
The countenance is etched where there’s a smile,
And such a glow invites a warm embrace.
To be midst such a soul makes life worthwhile.
But too much sorrow draws such diff’rent lines
Creating there a mask that’s thin and drawn,
And soon the body shows unhealthy signs
To shorten life with nothing to hang on.
Reflect upon the love God has for you,
And know that by His grace you’ve been set free.
The comfort of the Savior sees you through
The darkest night the soul will ever see.
Love makes the homely beautiful and bright.
With gratitude you’ll shine both day and night.
REMEMBER: The face reflects the spirit that dwells within.
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
Isaiah 9:2 KJV
Isaiah heard the Lord and prophesied
That Christ would come and dwell in Galilee,
But in a larger sense is magnified
To show when Jesus dwells in you and me.
Before He is our Savior all is dark
And we march in despair to ashy death.
When we go to the cross the Spirit’s spark
Enlightens and begins eternal breath.
The light of Christ ignites within our soul
The moment we accept Him as our Lord,
And all our brokenness is then made whole,
In victory His love is our reward.
We once who walked in darkness shine His light,
For Jesus lives within us warm and bright.
REMEMBER: Jesus is the Light of the world. Whoever follows Him shall not live in darkness, but will have the light of life. (John 8:12)