Last year I passed the half-century
mark in my life and though I do not celebrate birthdays I did take time out to reflect and thank God for His grace, and mercies
that He has extended to me over the pass years. A man born into a sinful world, But God clearly proved His love for me
when I was without strength, the slave to sin, and a child of the devil. God before the foundation of the world planned in
due time to have Christ die not only for my sins but also for the sins of the world. That whosoever shall call upon the name
of the Lord shall be saved.
This temporal and fallen world
as we know it is soon to come to an end with its idolatry, pride, lying tongues, hands that shed innocent blood (especially
the abortion of innocence babies), wisdom that is foolish, earthly, sensual, and demonic. In addition to its abominable and
wicked ways that God hates (Psalms 9:17).
So what ought the children of God
(those who are born by His Spirit) be doing until the Lord of Lord the Righteous Judge returns to judge the wicked and set
up his everlasting kingdom?
The scriptures says we ought to
be living holy, daily dying to self, taking up our cross (suffering for Christ sake), being about our Father’s business
taking the good news of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to the world making disciples unto Him.
Preaching the whole counsel of God including the dangers of hells fire and repentance towards God, and faith towards our Lord
Jesus Christ, doing good unto all men especially those of the household of faith “first”, and enduring hardship,
trials and tribulation as a good solider.
In essence when we “GO”
about fulfilling the great commission preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ the unrepentant sinners will be troubled in their
spirits for the sins they have committed and sins they are committing against God. For the word of God is quick, and powerful,
and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. This is in great contrast to the sugar coated all–inclusive
“other” gospel that is being preached in many of the wide gate broad road mega churches and mega churches want-a
bees that leaves practicing sinners feeling comfortable in their sins with smiling faces.
It ought not be a strange
thing said about us who follow Christ “here comes those who turned the neighborhood, the city, and world
upside down”. Those who expose sins through the preaching of the word of God, expose false prophets, false teachers,
and false doctrines, those who preach Jesus is the only way to eternal life, those who deny themselves for the gospel sake,
those who believe that God is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore, those who believe the scriptures are the inerrant
word of God, those who contend for the faith that was once given to the Saints, and those who are doers of the word and
not hearers only.
Tomorrow is promised but it is
not promised to you and me. If you are reading this article and are not truly saved you are just one heartbeat away from eternal
damnation (John 3:36). I urge you to repent and believe the gospel of Jesus Christ before it is too late. For those of us
who are saved through the precious blood of the lamb of God, let us continue to die to self daily, be steadfast, unmovable,
always abounding in the work of the Lord, counting everything but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ
Jesus our Lord, and finish the race that He (GOD) has set before us in order that we may obtain that incorruptible crown (eternal
1 Peter 1:24
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth
29:15 For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and
there is none abiding.
Bondservant of the Lord Jesus Christ,
William Taylor Sr.