The Day And The Hour…

26 06 2009

“You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.” -Luke 12:40

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The whole world was shocked on the untimely deaths of these two popular people, the ‘king of pop’ and another actress, a former ‘Charlie’s Angels’ mainstay who died today due to cardiac arrest and cancer respectively. Their deaths gave each one of us a stern warning, that life is short and death is sure! While many will say that men are not created equal, in the eyes of Death, we are all equal. Death has no favorites. We can’t bribe him or influence him. Each one of us has his own specific ‘day and hour’ wherein we will meet the Son of Man face to face and give accounts of everything we did here on earth, whether good or bad.

Each morning remember that you may not live until evening; and in the evening, do not presume to promise yourself another day. be ready at all times, and so live that death may never find you unprepared. Many die suddenly and unexpectedly; for at an hour that we do not know the Son of Man will come. When your last hour strikes, you will begin to think very differently of your past life, and grieve deeply that you have been so careless and remiss.

Happy and wise is he who endeavors to be during his life as he wishes to be found at his death. While you enjoy health, you can do much good; but when sickness comes, little can be done.

Do not rely on friends and neighbors and do not delay the salvation of your soul to some future date, for men will forget you sooner than you think. It is better to make timely provision and to acquire merit in this life , than to depend on the help on others. And if you have no care for your own soul, who will have care for you in time to come? The present time is the most precious, now is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation.

A young actor then, was interviewed and he impressed many by saying that he invested his money in acquiring multiple life insurances, pension plans and he already bought a piece of land for his burial in a prominent cemetery. In the sight of the world, he is wise. And Until now, that actor is still alive but unfortunately, he is not living righteously. He mocks many Christians and in one time, he made a joke which was blasphemous in the sight of God. I don’t think his preparations will be of great value when the Son of Man comes to judge him.

It is sad that you do not employ your time better, when you may win eternal life hereafter. The time will come when you will long for one day or one hour in which to amend; and who knows whether it will be granted?

God be Praised!

The Lighter Side: Famous Movie One Liner…

1. Jerry Maguire , (1996), “Show me the money”, Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise)

2. Con Air, (1997), “There’s only two men I trust. One of ‘em’s me, the other one’s not you”, Cameron Poe (Nicolas Cage)

3. Gladiator, (2000), “At my signal, unleash hell”, Maximus (Russell Crowe)

4. A Streetcar Named Desire , (1951), “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers”, Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh)

5. Psycho , (1960), “We all go a little mad sometimes”, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins)

6 “I’m the king of the world!” Leonardo DiCaprio in “Titanic”

7. “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me, aren’t you?” Dustin Hoffman in “The Graduate”

Exposing The Works Of Darkness:

“Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the last days some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of the devils.”- 1 Timothy 4:1

One of the busiest bookstores is Metaphysical center in San Francisco, selling about $12,000 a month. It offered courses in palmistry, reincarnation, astral projection, numerology, and others. Another bookstore sells ritual robes, amulets, incense, crystal balls, etc. The film Exorcist gained $70 million in a year and the book by that title has 10,000,000 in print. Big colleges and universities offer credit courses on the occult.

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26 06 2009
The Day And The Hour…

[…] Original post by runnerforchrist […]

27 06 2009
absolutegrace

Thanks for the timely post. We all, in various ways, try to run from the mystery of death–through denial, busy-ness, work, purpose, etc. So much has happened in my life lately that is making me face this reality head-on. You’d think that being over 50 would be enough! ha! On the contrary, I want to put my head in the sand, and believe it will never happen to me.

Thanks be to God, who has set us free!

Just a few things that have happened lately: my brother-in-law fell from 25 feet to a concrete floor–and lived! My sister-in-law, who is younger than I, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon cancer. A young friend of the family died at 20. etc…. Couple these, with the joys of expecting our first two grandchildren, and I now have a super “Red Bull” dose of motivation from the Lord to make Every Day count!

Some things you might like to read wrt your post: (1) “Don’t Waste Your Life”, by Dr. John Piper, and (2) a blog by Rachel, a young woman who has cancer-found under my blogroll, “Death is Not Dying.”

I’m inspired by your life, your running, and your blog! Blessings, Linda

28 06 2009
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29 06 2009
runnerforchrist

Hi Linda, your faith is so strong inspite of many trials along your way. don’t worry, I’ll visit those sites. God bless you and your family.

Keep the flame burning… til He comes.

Ronnie

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