Thought for the Day #355
FREE FROM OPPRESSION
†Matt 13:41-43 (New American Standard Bible)
†41 "The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, 42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire; in that place there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 "Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.
The world has become so full of ungodliness and sin that good people everywhere are harassed and attacked by its evil deeds.† They receive miscarriage of justice, suffering and persecution. They endure all kinds of ungodly deeds attacking those who serve the Lord and value of clean, moral life.
People are being burdened with loads they cannot carry, heartache they cannot bare and forces of darkness that are overwhelming.
Rejoice!† All of the signs of our Lordís soon return are coming together. The day is coming, when he will purge all evil from the land.† Every ungodly deed will be punished and judged.† Those who are antichrist, evil in all their activity, will be separated from us, gathered together, and cast away into the awful fires of Godís judgment.
The Holy Spirit will give us guidance and wisdom to deal with the dark forces about us.† Our heavenly Father will increase our strength and renew us in spirit that we might endure the difficult times that we face.
We are reminded that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Surely, His grace is sufficient for us. And we shall rule and reign with him in great victory.
The evil about us may seem to be unbearable, but the enemyís time is short.† Our Redeemer lives. He is soon to return as Lord of Lords and King of Kingís.
We shall rule and reign with him, in perfect righteousness and purity for all the ages to come.† Rejoice and be glad.† The day of great separation is coming quickly.
Almighty God, my heart grieves within me over all of the injustice and evil that I see everywhere.† It seems that there are none righteous, who really love you and desire to serve you with all of their heart.† My heart is grieved.† Thank you, Lord, for your promise to purify and cleanse our land. Renew my Spirit, I pray.† Increase my faith and help me to walk uprightly in all my ways that your Name might be glorified.† I pray in Jesusí name.† Amen