See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire. – Hebrews 12:25-29 ESV
Are you friends with a world who mocks our AWESOME GOD? Emmys host Michael Che says, “the only white people who thank Jesus at award shows are Republicans, ‘ex-crackheads’.” The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. (2 Peter 3:9) Do you know our God, and do you know how much THE WORLD hates OUR GOD? Is this the world that you are working to fit in with? Or are you different, a foreigner in a strange world? See 1 Peter 2: 11-12. Hear the Word of the Lord: “If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first. The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you. Do you remember what I told you? ‘A slave is not greater than the master.’ Since they persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to me, they would listen to you. They will do all this to you because of me, for they have rejected the one who sent me. (John 15:18-21)
Leader, Jesus might have come the first time as a LAMB, to give HIS LIFE for those who are HIS. BUT- HE IS coming back soon as the LION OF JUDAH and every KNEE will bow, and every tongue will confess that JESUS IS LORD! We must remember, “Thus saith the LORD”: It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Hebrews 10:31) Let’s go OLD SCHOOL: “The LORD says, ‘Am I not storing up these things, sealing them away in my treasury? I will take revenge; I will pay them back. In due time their feet will slip. Their day of disaster will arrive, and their destiny will overtake them.’ (Dt 32:34,35) We are on a rescue mission, for this world- KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO!
Conduit, we must MAGNIFY THE LORD and HIS GLORY! Our God is an awesome God He reigns from heaven above- with wisdom, power and love, our God is an AWESOME GOD! The Apostles knew of HIS POWER for He told them: “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell”. (Matt 10:28) Luke remembered the encounter much more emphatically: “I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! (Luke 12:4-5) We must be like the Psalmist and live IN AWE and REVERENCE of our GOD and HE be our portion, HE BE our REWARD! For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. Amen!