SPIRITUAL AND MENTAL PREPARATION FOR THE END TIMES:
In part 3 of the series we said that we needed to...
1. PRAY! PRAY! PRAY!
2. TAKE ACTION SPIRITUALLY:
3. SEARCH OUR HEARTS:
The next thing to do is...
4. WORK TO SAVE OTHERS:
Proverbs 11:30 ESV The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise.
Luke 5:8-10 ESV But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord." (9) For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, (10) and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men."
The time for excuses needs to end. We have everything to gain by witnessing to the lost. The lost have everything to lose if we don't tell them about Christ. We have to get over ourselves with feelings of inadequacy. Many of us have been in church listening to the Word for years. If we say that we don't know enough to witness, then I would ask what have we been listening to in church and what has the Pastor been preaching?
5. GUARD YOUR SOUL:
There is so much false teachings and mindsets within the church and in the world. If the Christian is not guarded he/she will inadvertently assimilate mindsets that go against the Word of God and the Spirit of God.
1 Timothy 6:20-21 ESV O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called "knowledge," (21) for by professing it some have swerved from the faith. Grace be with you.
2 Timothy 1:12-14 ESV which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me. (13) Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. (14) By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.
2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
Isaiah 33:14-16 ESV The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling has seized the godless: "Who among us can dwell with the consuming fire? Who among us can dwell with everlasting burnings?" (15) He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands, lest they hold a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed and shuts his eyes from looking on evil, (16) he will dwell on the heights; his place of defense will be the fortresses of rocks; his bread will be given him; his water will be sure.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSIM USA.