"Twas The Night Before Jesus Came"

'Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house Not a creature was praying, not one in the house. Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care In hopes that Jesus would not come there. The children were dressing to crawl into bed. Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap. When out of the East there arose such a clatter. I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash! When what to my wondering eyes should appear But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here. With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY! The light of His face made me cover my head It was Jesus! returning just like He had said. And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth, I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself. In the Book of Life which He held in His hand Was written the name of every saved man. He spoke not a word as He searched for my name; When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame. The people whose names had been written with love He gathered to take to His Father above. With those who were ready He rose without a sound. While all the rest were left standing around. I fell to my knees, but it was too late; I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate. I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight; Oh, if only I had been ready tonight. In the words of this poem the meaning is clear; The coming of Jesus is drawing near. There's only one life and when comes the last call We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

written by Unknown Author

Thursday, June 3, 2010

God's Special Invitation To You

Jeremiah 29:13-"And you shall seek me and find me,

when you shall search for me with all your heart."

James 4:8-"Draw nigh to GOD,

and He will draw nigh to you."

Do you hear GOD's awesome invitation to you? GOD is longing to pour His holy presence and power on your life. He is longing to cleanse and set you free from the bondage of sin. He longs to sanctify and transform you into the full image of CHRIST {Romans 8:29; 1 Thessalonians 5:23}. If you prayerfully {and honestly} work through the Scriptures in these posts, GOD will begin that miraculous work in your life. His Word will accomplish its purpose! GOD will teach you how to embrace daily cleansing as a way of life and the very heart of your relationship with Him.

However, do not approach this process just to "get blessed." Do it becausae GOD is holy and He deserves your full surrender. Do it because you love JESUS and want to please Him. Do it not from a selfish motive, but with genuine desire to worship GOD in holiness. According to 1 John 3:3, all saved persons have a deep desire to purify themselves. Indeed, we cannot please GOD without a lifestyle of deep holiness. "Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the LORD" {Hebrews 12:14}.

These posts focus on bringing you into full cleansing and right relationship with GOD. It is also designed to keep you cleansed and growing in true discipleship. Yet, cleansing is only part of a dynamic love relationship with JESUS. GOD also intends His children to experience a vibrant, biblically-balanced prayer life!

In the Conclusion of this resource, I will show how any believer can enter into a dynamic prayer life and relationship with GOD. No believer should put up with a mediocre prayer life! Never forget that older children and teenagers can also experience the glorious reality of prayer! We should not sell our youth short.

You will soon discover this cleansing journey is more in-depth and comprehensive than some you may have used, It is specifically designed to bring you into a thorough search of all key areas of your life. Incomplete confession leads to incomplete cleansing. If you allow GOD to do a deep daily work, you will experience life-changing discipleship!

Dear friend, GOD is now waiting to meet you at the point of His cleansing Word. He is ready to fully forgive and fill you with Himself. In these posts, the Scriptures are carefully arranged to examine every category of your life. As you purposely draw near to GOD, be assured He will draw near to you {James 4:8}. But before you even start, before my next post, pause and ask GOD to speak clearly to your heart. Enter now into GOD's presence and be changed forever!