Vital Words to the Body of Christ
  
Teaching the Everlasting Gospel of God's Kingdom
Revelation 14:6-7

George and Jeannie Kirkpatrick, Authors



Issue 20088

                                      How Much Warning Is Too Much Warning                          

The question that may be asked is, "How much warning is too much warning, where people no longer pay any attention to the warnings that are given?" This ministry has been warning people for over thirty years about the things coming on the earth, and especially to the United States. The times we have spoken of all these years are here!

We have all heard the saying, "As GM goes, so goes America!" Well, General Motors is broke, and so is America. The dollar value has fallen to an all time low. There have been layoffs in every major industry. Thousands of white collar workers at GM will soon be laid off. Thousands of pilots are losing there jobs. Bank executive jobs are threatened. All of these big industries are cutting their overhead, trying to adjust to their increased cost of production. The jobs that are being lost are high income jobs, which are going to be hard, if not impossible, to replace.

The cost of living for the average American has gone out of sight with the high cost of fuel for their cars, and for heating their homes. The cost of food is soaring out of control. The question many are asking is, "What are we going to do?" We need to begin to stand on the promises of God. Paul wrote one such promise to the church at Philippi:

"But my God shall supply all your need, according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19

We need to ask ourselves, "After all the warnings, do we really believe the Word of God, or have the Scriptures only become platitudes?" We know God supplied food and water to the children of Israel in the wilderness. Their shoes and clothing did not wear out for forty years. God prepared a place for His obedient in the days of Noah. Through Joseph, God saved a nation and His people in the time of famine. But if we believe - - - if we truly believe - - - we need to begin to act on our faith to get us through the tough times ahead.

We hear people say, "Jesus told us to occupy till He comes, Luke 19:13." He certainly did not mean to simply take up space or sit in an easy chair watching television till He knocks on the door and says come and inherit the Kingdom I have prepared for you. While we are occupying we need to be striving to know our God, to know His calling, and the job He has for each of us to accomplish in our lives. We need to be crying out as the Apostle Paul:

"That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death;" Philippians 3:10

Paul's cry was to know God, not just know about Him - - - but to know Him on an intimate basis. We need to know the power of His resurrection, this power to restore life back to that which has lost its life. The church system of today has lost its power because it has lost the life-giving Spirit. These have become what Paul wrote to Timothy:

"Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." II Timothy 3:5

The church system today practices their form religion, but have denied the existence of the power of the Spirit in their presence. Paul not only desired to know Him and the power of His resurrection, He also desired to be in fellowship with His suffering. But alas, any mention of suffering in the modern church will empty the pews. Suffering, repentance, and holiness are taboo subjects. These fall into the same category as tribulation and judgment.

Paul continued his heart's cry to what he wanted in his life:

"Being made conformable to His death."

The word conformable means "to conform to His death, or to be willing to die for what he believes." How different Paul's attitude was to what we see in the lukewarm church today. The only thing that will take us through the days ahead is our faith in His Word, His power, and His promises.

As always in Christ George and Jeannie Kirkpatrick   and the Harvest Team at New Foundations Ministries


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