He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Mark 16: 17-18
17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Revelations 21: 7-8
7He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
We are living in troublesome times. Nothing in our world is the same as it has been for generations. Not only has technology changed our lives, but everything we thought we knew about our country has changed right before our eyes. Today Philipe Calderon the president of Mexico stood before our Congress and insulted the state of Arizona as well as the entire United States by stating that HIS people were being treated unfairly by the people and law enforcement of Arizona. The democratic side of the house gave this man a standing ovation and applauded his words. He said that our laws were unfair to illegal immigrants in Arizona. Our president stood beside him on the steps of the White House and agreed with this foreign leader's assessment of the situation. Our president and our leaders have lost their way. They do not even believe we should follow our own laws and even allow foreign leaders to come in and insult us on the White House lawn. What is next?
My purpose for writing this is to make a serious point. We can no longer trust our leaders to guide us. Jesus said that if the blind leads the blind they will all fall in the ditch. This is where we are right now. Hillary Clinton said last week that our economy is in the ditch. What more do we need to know?
Our hope is in Jesus Christ. Glenn Beck said in a speech to Liberty University, "Turn to God and Live!" He was right. So again I ask you...Are you a believer? Do miracles and wonders follow you?
I am NOT telling you to run out and drink poison. NOR am I telling you to chase snakes! But, I ask you if people are healed when you pray? Do you pray for others? Or are you interested in your own life and no more? You may need to check your prayer thermometer to see how hot you are. This is not a time to be casual about your prayers. This is a moment to pray more and make your calling and election sure. The Lord might just break the clouds of glory while some of you are arguing about whether or not this or that is a Salvation issue. You were not called to see how much you could get away with...whatever that might be! Jesus said, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me!" That does not sound like it was going to be a pleasure trip.
Are you a BELIEVER? Pray because you truly overwhelmingly love the Lord. The rewards are truly AMAZING!