With the unusual events of this past week and an impromptu family reunion in central Taiwan, I find myself on a different topic than what I wanted to talk about.
However, it is so much more important than the destruction of our civilization that it’s like the difference between night and day. And, I find that our churches have destroyed themselves because they do not do the one thing that would keep them safe:
We serve God and follow God, because we love Him. But, we keep ourselves pure and holy because we fear Him.
One of my many faults is my lack of patience with fools and foolishness. There just isn’t enough time to fix a fool, and I don’t have the energy for it. The only thing that I can do is point out the fools, so that the wise don’t get tarnished by their message. And yes, fools have a message, and they want you to buy it.
The only defense against a fool is wisdom. Some think that knowledge is the key, but it’s not. Knowledge is just an input to wisdom.
And, without wisdom, you have no hope for survival as our system dies.
After last week’s article, Hurricane Irma blundered through Florida and Georgia. Then, Typhoon Talim set its sights on my apartment building. However, Talim veered off to the North and didn’t do much more than rain on us, here in Taipei. But, Irma left a gigantic swath of destruction in her wake.
Half of Florida might be without power for weeks. People have been displaced. Lives and jobs disrupted and even ruined. And the loss of lives…
That was a terrible hurricane, and Florida hasn’t had one of those in a long time. But, I have an interesting observation, from all the typhoons that my wife and I have been through…
…did you notice how quiet and normal everything was, the day before?
As the drums of war beat more loudly, some of us are closer to Eternity than others. The Last Days were always going to be like that, so none of this should be a surprise. The only thing that really worries me is where you will be, when your time to step into the next life comes.
I don’t really like talking about this, but only someone who did not care about you, would refrain from speaking on this subject. And yes, I really do care.
So, let me ask you one of the most important questions anyone will ever ask in these Last Days:
For five days, from Monday through Friday, our church – Calvary International Baptist Church – had their first (in a long time) ‘Vacation Bible School’. It was an exhausting ordeal, a tremendous honor and a great blessing.
I was an opportunity to demonstrate the love of God to some of the most adorable little munchkins that you ever saw.
Please, if your church does not have a program of outreach to the children in the neighborhoods around your church, now is the time. I was saved at the age of six, and it was a real commitment on my part.
And yes, God really does love the little children.
( and, thank you to LTC and Mrs. Lam for this great privilege! )
How we got to where we are is utterly fascinating. What an intricate series of events and historical movements that led us to this horrific moment in time.
For thousands of years, we’ve been puzzling over how the prophecies of the Last Days would be fulfilled. Well, we no longer need to puzzle over it. We now have most of the pieces and a better understanding of the picture.
The only question is whether we can fit those pieces together properly. It’s a big challenge, and I’ve been trying to do this for years. The good thing is that I’m better at this than before.
Poor Jeremiah was a righteous man who did his very best to warn the people of God, to repent and escape the wrath that God was going to pour out upon Judah. Some listened and saved themselves, but most did not. And, Jeremiah had to watch the rebels among God’s people destroy themselves and everyone around them.
For those who are giving warning to the Body of Christ, to repent and escape the wrath of God, you are walking in the footsteps of Jeremiah. Some of our brothers and sisters will repent and escape. Most will not.