Are you going to let the lost out run you? – Tim Conway

25 01 2010

If you really believe that this is all true. If this is indeed. You know, when it says over Revelation 14 (v. 13). It says that when we are entering into our rest; our deeds follow us. I tell you this, through all eternity, the things you do in this life and the service of Christ are going to follow you there. And yet, you are giving yourself to the trivialities and the vanities of this life. Amazing!

You know what? Your professing child of God. You say you believe in eternal rewards. You say there is treasure to be had in heaven but then you compare yourself to a lost man and he is out-running you. He is investing all his stuff in this life because he believes that it is going to bring him pleasure. You say, you believe the greatest treasure is at His right hand in the world to come and yet, by your life, you are not proving it and he is outrunning you and his objective [is] what he wants to accomplish than what you are running in. We speak one way brethren, we live another way and we ought to hang our heads that this world should be out-runners.

Jesus Christ said, “I would that you would show yourself in or out, hot or cold. And it you are going to be lukewarm, if you are going to serve Me with a half heart. It sickens Me. I’ll vomit you out of My mouth.” He is not speaking to some turks over there in Esmer bowing down there to their Allah. No! He is speaking to a church just like I am speaking to you now. Not to the lost hordes down there! He is speaking to the Church and He is saying, “If you are going to serve Me with a half heart, divided heart. I hate it, It sickens Me!” Go one way or the other but get off the middle. And if you are not ready, listen and I say this as far as membership to this church. If you are not willing to commit to be hot and to be commit to go all the way, I am not saying God may not move you, God may not take you to another place, that may happen. But when you come, you need to be committed to serve the Living Christ with some heat, with some fervency, with some passion, with some commitment. If you want to play games, there’s a lot of other places that you can go play games. But, we want to do it according to the Word do we not? And it says do it with fervency. It say, don’t be slothful in this.

Zeal matters, passion matters, over, over, over, over, over, over again in the Bible we find, intensity matters, zeal matters, whole heartiness matters, don’t settle for anything less. Too many lazy Christians or at least ‘professing’ lazy Christians. Make no mistake about it, the LORD Christ is calling you to put away your idleness, put away your slothfulness, all your laziness, all your half heartiness. Serve Him as a slave with a boiling spirit. That’s what we are called to do.

BRETHREN, DON’T BE SLOTHFUL. DON’T BE IDLE. There are too much sloth, and sluggishness, and slowness in Christians today.

I am serving the One who died for me. I am serving the One who gave Himself for me. I am serving Him who gave Himself up a fragment offering to His Father on my behalf. Now, let that sink in!

Beloved, we don’t just want to serve Christ, we want to love Christ. We’re not like those pagans. Oh, I’ve got pictures in my mind. Hindus in their yard, in their little doll house looking altars bowing really fast. It is almost you are looking at it and that thing can’t be real. We are not like them. We don’t serve our Christ like the pagans all full of fear, all full of terror. Brethren, If Christ would have to stand here right now, you know, He would speak with authority and yet, with compassion. If He had spoken that way, and He said “Look at My wounds, I’ve done this for you. What have you done for Me?” IS THAT NOT WORTH YOUR FERVENCY?

Are you going to let the lost out run you? by Tim Conway


The Reality of Judgment – Paul Washer

9 10 2009

The book of Revelation 20:11:

Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Before creation can be brought in with newness and holiness and righteousness there must be a judgment and in that judgment after it falls many, most people will be swept away into hell for one sole purpose, to make way for what God plans on doing in his Son Jesus Christ.

In order for the new heaven and the new earth to come about, creation must be purged of the great enemy the devil. And after he has put down the devil, then he turns to another enemy, man.

We must rid creation of the vile, despicable being who has contaminated it so.” And the words of God speaking this way causes you to tremble and then all of the sudden you hear your name. He is talking about you.

The fact of the matter is Judgment is Coming. The fact of the matter is all that we can see will be melted as with fire.

Is it a reality in your life? Are you continuing to grow in your hatred of sin and your love for righteousness? Has God done such a work in your life that the God you hated and you ignored, you now esteem, cherish and seek?

That the very reason why you were created. No, the only reason that you were created was to esteem God. To know Him, in such a way, that you would esteem Him above all things, forsake all things and seek Him and desire to know Him. So the end is not in seeking salvation. The end is not in seeking self-preservation. The end is, “I WANT HIM – GOD.”

In Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

We live in a day where we think that in order to be relevant to our culture, we must be like our culture. We live in a day where we think in order the Gospel to be relevant, we must somehow adapted it to the culture and nothing on the face of the earth or in the bowls of Hell could be further from the truth.

The worst thing that can ever happen to a preacher, the worst thing that can ever happen to a  church, the worst thing that can ever happen is to become civilized and respectable.

We live in such a trite age, where we all march in vanity fair. Where everyone wants to wear bright colors and ignore the fact that everyone is marching off a cliff into eternal destruction. Society as we know them – the West is crumbling before us and we still choose to be trite and [privilege] and happy.

The fact of the matter is man is twisted and broken.

The Reality of Judgment by Paul Washer