Place of delight and joy (Thought for November 2019)

November 4, 2019

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November sees us into the shorter days of autumn (shorter in terms of the daylight hours, that is) and a time to turn the central heating on and break out the hats, scarves and gloves that have been hidden away all summer. For some, with the prospect of Christmas around the corner, it is a
time of mounting excitement while others may be lamenting that the end of the summer has arrived too soon. There is a certain inevitability about the seasons and although a lot of attention recently had been around so called climate change of course our climate is changing all the
Praise God for the seasons  he has designed to support life on our planet and, although well intentioned, the current wave of protests will not in themselves alter the course that God has set for the earth – only he knows the remaining days which he has granted. I am not in any way suggesting
we do not act responsibly in the way we live and consume our natural resources but I am suggesting that there is a much bigger danger facing mankind and that is the danger that in our final days there will be many found facing a day of judgement which leads to a lost eternity. The
Bible tells us that Jesus had been appointed as judge of all mankind and only those who believe in him, who trust in him and follow him through repentance and faith can be sure of an eternal future in the new heaven and new earth which is coming, Isaiah 65:17-18 17

See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.

But be glad and rejoice for ever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight
and its people a joy.

A place of delight and joy. Surely it is time for a rebellion – not one to save our planet, but one to save our people. We need a new urgency in our land, an urgency to banish apathy, drive out self interest, and conquer the lie of false religions so that many more souls may yet be saved through the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Apostle Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 9:22b ‘I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some’
Is there someone close to you who you can help come to Jesus ?



November 2019

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