The Richardsons

“For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”  – Ecclesiastes 12:14

God is looking for a people who will live holy lives and stand in the gap.  He is looking for His righteous ones to live holy lives and intercede on behalf of this land.

Saints of God, God is calling us to be the lights in this world of darkness.  Yes, it is true that Jesus Christ is the perfect example but we are the only Bible that some read.  God is calling us to be lights of the world and salt of the earth.  No matter what we do, people will talk but we must be careful that the lives we live do not turn people away from Jesus Christ.  “Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.  For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.”  1 Peter 3:16-17

We are to love our neighbor as ourselves.  If we would not like someone to do something to us, we should not do it to them.  For what we sow, we reap.  It’s just a matter of time.

God knows and hears and sees all things.  God is not fooled and He keeps perfect records.  He knows our hearts.  Yes, God is a merciful God and it is not His will that any of us perish.  However, we should not trample on the mercies of God.  “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
2 Peter 3:9

Perilous times are ahead in this land.  This is neither the time nor the hour for us to be playing with our souls or taking our relationship with Jesus Christ lightly.  Now more than ever we need to examine our hearts.  Sometimes we are very good at seeing what is wrong with everyone else but it is time for us to take introspection and examine our hearts using the Word of God as our guide.  When we realize that we are not walking or talking right or we are walking in the flesh instead of walking in the Spirit we need to immediately repent and get right with God.  God wants you to escape the coming judgment.

The days of Ananias and Sapphira are here.  They lied and as a result they both dropped dead.  Sin, unrepented has consequences.  People sometimes see lying as just a simple sin but it caused Ananias and Sapphira their lives.  “Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.  And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.”  Acts 5:10-11  The word of God tells us that after they dropped dead fear came on the church.

God is a righteous judge.  His judgment is right and it is fair.  “For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.”  Galatians 6:8

Saints of God, let us individually and collectively, seek God diligently, asking Him to search us, to cleanse us, to create in us clean hearts.  Let us walk daily in the Spirit and lift up the name of Jesus in our walk and manner of conversation.  We know not the day or the hour when Jesus Christ will come or call.  Let us do all we can to live holy lives and do what God has called us to do.