1/31/17 Passionate for Souls
“Have you noticed that few people are really concerned about being reconciled with Me anymore? Have you noticed that those who are supposedly wise in your world have done little research as to what happens to them after they close their eyes for the last time? Do you see the inroads that the enemy has made into the minds of fools?
"People are joyously rushing to the gates of hell. My concern is that few of you are attempting to stop them! People are flaunting their foolish doctrines and My preachers are raising money for their ministry institutions. They are dragging the Name of My Son in the mud and few are responding as His advocates.
"The enemy is insidious in his efforts to deceive and most of you feel you are doing enough. What if you, with a little more effort, could bring one more soul to see? Don’t you really care if that person perishes? Jesus did - enough to die for him! I care!”
Romans 1:28 NIV
Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.
Romans 7:21-23 NIV
21) So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me.
22) For in my inner being I delight in God’s law;
23) but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members.
The verses above convict me of how alive my flesh really is. Most of us really do think of ourselves more than we think of Him. It’s time for each of us to look around and discover, possibly for the very first time since we gave our lives to the Lord, what our priorities really are and do something about them. We need to make some changes.
God hasn’t lost His edge. He is still passionate for souls. Jesus hasn’t let up. His blood is still fresh.
What has happened to us? Where is the weeping for souls? Where is the passion for the work of God? How far behind our own needs and works have we placed the work of God?
Forgive my selfishness, Lord,