Matthew 4:17; From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Greetings and Salutations brethren. The Lord has placed a message upon my heart that speaks to us as His followers to "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand". It is time for us to seek the face of the Lord, and turn away from our sin which so easily besets us. In this day and age, there are many false teachers who are teaching that as long as it feels good, then do it. There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the ends thereof are death. It is imperative that we search our own hearts, and see if we are indeed living lives worthy of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Our righteousness is as filthy rags, and none are justified before the father by works alone. Many have gone out to deceive even the elect in Christ, and they are wolves in sheep's clothing. They are messengers of Satan sent out to kill, steal, and destroy. We must be aware of this fact, and trust that the Lord will keep us no matter what comes our way. However, in the times in which we live, we are called to be a light in the midst of the darkness. We are called to be salt and light in a world that is waxing worse as each day passes by.
How are we as followers of the Lord Jesus to be effective witnesses to a lost and dying world if our salt has lost it's savor? We are to walk in the Spirit, and not in the flesh. The only way that we can do this is to pray without ceasing, and live by faith. For the just shall live by faith, and the prayers of a righteous man availeth much. Be encouraged my brethren, for soon we will be with our Lord and the cares of this life will be just a memory. For to live is Christ and to die is gain. The Lord is calling us to be good soldiers, and to fight the good fight of faith. No matter how the enemy comes against us, we are more than conquerers in Christ Jesus. Take no thought for tomorrow, for today is the day that the Lord has made, and He will provide.
My precious brethren, repent of your sin, and walk worthy of that great name by which you are called. Do not walk after the lusts of the flesh, adding sorrow upon sorrow to yourselves. Seek the Lord fervently. Read God's holy word, and meditate upon it. Do not allow the enemy to cloud your mind with the cares of this world. it is time that we put the Lord first above all else in our lives, for the time is fast approaching when no flesh would be saved were it not for the Lord shortening those days.
Brethren, seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all of these things shall be added unto you. Trust in the Lord, for He which has begun a perfect work in you if faithful to complete it. Work out your salvation with fear and trembling before the Lord, and ready yourselves for that which is coming upon all mankind. Amen.