Copyright © 2011-2018 | Esther Joy Fajoye
Look around you; listen to the news, there is no good news but bad news being broadcasted! There is unrest everywhere, wars and threats of more wars looms, as the earth labours to give birth to destruction in response to that that man has long sown, wickedness. This is only the beginning; the unrest will spread everywhere, even to the west where there is seemingly a degree of peace and quietness. Great signs delayed, no longer stayed, awakening the people to their trespasses for it is written in Ecclesiastes 8:11 “When the sentence for a crime is not quickly carried out, the hearts of the people are filled with schemes to do evil”. Those that have received Jesus as their Lord and saviour have nothing to fear except to take heed to this great advice and warning in Isaiah 26:20-21 which says “Come, my people, enter into your rooms and close your doors behind you; Hide for a little while until indignation runs its course. For behold, the LORD is about to come out from His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity and the earth will reveal her bloodshed and will no longer cover her slain”.
As you can see from the above verses it is high time those of us that call ourselves Christians stop fooling ourselves thinking we are fooling God by playing hide and seek and playing church! Moment of truth guys, if when the judgements start, you are found in the world you will be judged with them. Maybe you do not understand me, allow me to illustrate with a biblical example. I shall be basing my example upon the Israelites last day in Egypt, for a full account of this story read Exodus chapter 12. God said to the Israelites in verses 12-13 “I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments—I am the LORD. The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt”. Wow imagine, even the firstborn of all animals were judged by a righteous and holy God! We all know that Egypt typifies the world and also that the true Passover lamb has finally been sacrificed, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. You are safe from the destruction that will waste at noonday and from the pestilence that walks in darkness if you have applied the blood of Jesus to your heart and have believed on his name.
But it is just not enough these days to say I believe in Jesus and I go to church! You must do more than that! We must all seek God! We must get to know the Holy Spirit that dwells in us, it’s such a shame that so many of Gods children do not know him nor even hear his voice or even know his voice when they hear it[1Corinthians 15:34]. All because they refuse to pray! A prayer- less Christian is a powerless Christian! We would rather watch television and go partying and do everything the children of the world do but when it comes to studying the word of God or praying, we so fall asleep. In fact some have been known to use the bible as a means of falling asleep when sleep evades them, not discerning that it is God trying to tug at their hearts to seek Him in prayer. God loves all His children with a PASSIONATE LOVE that we can never understand but will never force Himself on us! NEVER EVER!
Brethren, let us learn to pray and to seek God. Learn to ask God for grace to serve and please him [Hebrews 12:28], judgements of God starts in his own house so take heed saints how you behave. I love Zephaniah 1:12, “I will search with lanterns in Jerusalem's darkest corners [BODY OF CHRIST] to punish those who sit complacent in their sins. They think the LORD will do nothing to them, either good or bad”. Another translation says "It will come about at that time that I will search Jerusalem [BODY OF CHRIST] with lamps, And I will punish the men who are stagnant in spirit, who say in their hearts, 'The LORD will not do good or evil”. I love the word stagnant in spirit! Those that refuse to grow up spiritually. Those that are content to do nothing with their salvation and just go church every Sunday but do not seek the Lord! Allow me to give you more scriptures in case you doubt my words. The following words are from Zephaniah chapter 1 verses 2, 3 and 6. And chapter 2 verse 3.
"I will sweep away everything from the face of the earth”, says the LORD. “I will put an end to humans and animals. I will put an end to the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea, and the sins that make people fall, together with the sinners. I will remove all people from the face of the earth”, declares the LORD. "And I will destroy those who used to worship me but now no longer do. They no longer ask for the LORD's guidance or seek my blessings. Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the LORD's anger."
I believe I have said enough! A word is enough for the wise. I rest my hand.
I Jaiyeola Ayodeji Olomo have written this by my own hands. God bless you.