Sunday, 22 May 2011
I don't know much about Harold Camping. I believe from seeing something of him on the news and hearing him speak that he is a dear brother and a godly man, even a true servant of the Lord Jesus Christ.
As I woke up this morning I realized I had been kind of deriding him in my mind for making this stark, burning-all-bridges-behind prediction. But more importantly, I realized...
Maybe I was the reason it may not happen.
As believers, it SHOULD be that we desire that Day to come sooner than later. Instead, I find myself entangled in the things of the world and stupefied, dull to the things of God.
The Bible does make it clear that the Lord's coming has SOMETHING to do with our being prepared (i.e., Revelation 19:7, compare with Ephesians 5:25-26). Would the Lord have sent the flood if Noah had not yet completed the ark? There was a responsibility on Noah, just as there is a responsibility on us to set our mind on the things above, where Christ is (Colossians 3:2...and the rest of that chapter!) I won't go into great detail, because I think if you are a believer, you know that there is something we are required to participate in as regards to the "working out" of our salvation, even if it is only the exercise of our faith. We are supposed to be going forward on the road to maturity in Christ, rather than sliding back into the things of the world. So, when we heard about the prediction concerning today's date, was there any hopefulness, any longing that it may truly be so?
Anyway, if the Lord doesn't come today at 6 pm, blame me. It may be that I was the reason.
Sorry Lord. Sorry for my sloth and unfaithfulness.
Wake me up that I might pursue after You.MARANATHA. The Lord comes."Even so, come Lord Jesus!"
Did you want Jesus to come back yesterday? Were you disappointed that He didn't return and that we weren't raptured?