Thursday, March 13, 2014

Do You Have Fire Insurance?

I remember playing the game of life and in order to make sure the money you were collecting through various spaces on the board and those "Pay Day" spaces stayed in your hands and not back to the banker, there were types of insurance you could purchase whenever you landed on a designated space or opted to buy it whenever you had enough money. You had the option of Life Insurance, Auto Insurance and Fire Insurance. If you opted to keep your money and take a chance that you wouldn't land on a space that would require you to pay a fine unless you had the right insurance required, you were taking a huge risk. I always opted to buy them all, just to be on the safe side.

However I find in life, many people are doing just that. Taking a huge risk in their lives as well as the lives of the children they raise.

And no for the record I am not talking about real fire insurance here, but it is definitely not a bad idea either.

I don't know how many of you are watching the news lately and shaking your head at the random things happening all over the world. Russia invading the Ukraine while we sit back and do nothing to help, as if they are just taunting us to do something about it. Various issues are being passed in the government without any regard to how the people feel about it and morally compromising our country in the process, from insurance that pays for abortions, to same sex marriages being considered as thought this is right. Where is seems that more wrong things are now being considered as right and anyone that questions those things are often judged as intolerant and ignorant.

It even seems that some Christians are taking an apathetic and complacent approach to these things. I mean what can one person do right?

If we look back at history, we can see how one person's actions have changed things so much that we find ourselves where we are at in this country today. Our constitution is being questioned, our rights are being challenged, and morally our country is going bankrupt right along with the economy.

People all around us have a changed attitude about things. Their attitude says "I don't care!" I mean if it doesn't concern us personally why should we care.

But I caution you, the believers are being lulled to sleep by the world.

We live our lives believing we can simply hit the snooze button and pick up back up when we feel like it. Kinda like when you hit the snooze button on your alarm clock for just another 15 minutes of sleep. We fail to realize it really doesn't make us feel any better when we actually have to get up.

Then again some believers live their lives under a false alarm. When you hear about something prophetic happening, you immediately spring into action and start acting like a believer again. Kind of like a pot that is ready to boil over we react to it to turn down the heat before it spills over and makes a mess. But Jesus turns down the burner on the events and things don't continue to escalate and we think we have more time before we need to get our heads in the game.

But time is running out! It's time to wake up!

Romans 13:11 ~ "And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is neared now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature." (NIV)

It is time for believers to wake up from their spiritual slumber. We need to know that Jesus is coming is nearer than it was yesterday. The eleventh hour is upon us! Jesus, himself, promised that when it comes it will be when we least expect it. But he did warn us what to look for and what signs would proceed His coming for the church, or rapture.

Matthew 24:4-9 ~ "Jesus answered: Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains."

Look around you and see if these things aren't happening around us. We have places all around us struggling for power and dominance, ethnic cleansing, wars all over the globe, asteroids hitting Russia, and men's hearts are being troubled by what is happening all around them.

We, as believers, can not be complacent any longer. We need to wake up and realize people all around us are going to hell if they fail to accept Jesus as their Savior. We, as believers, are being called into battle to wage war and join God's army!

We need to be wary of those that go AWOL, Absent With Out the Lord. Some will run away in retreat and some will fall away. Others will simply jump in the nearest fox holes and hide beneath their shields of faith hoping no one will find them.

But we need to gain ground not just stand our ground. We need to gain souls for the Lord. We need to be more like David, fighting Goliath against our enemy and the darkness of the world. We need to have that boldness for Christ because if you have ever noticed that when you introduce light into the darkness it can't be put out. You can't have too much darkness that the light isn't visible any longer.

So what will you do with the time you have right now?

If you are a believer in Christ? I challenge you to wake up and spend time making God proud of your efforts instead of merely showing up in heaven through His grace escaping the fires of hell with your fire insurance! We need to make sure our time spent here is something we can use to bring glory to God's name! But let us not forget the way Jesus did it, through love, grace and forgiveness! Let us all be more like Him in the process to winning souls for God.

If you aren't a believer consider the sinner's prayer on my side bar and gain your fire insurance today! Trust me, you don't want to live one more day, thinking you'll still have tomorrow to decide. No one knows when that last day will come. If you want to talk about it, please consider emailing me at I'd love to talk to you about giving your life to Christ and becoming a fellow believer in Jesus Christ. I'd love to pray for you and help you enter into the gates of heaven and be assured 100% that you will be in heaven someday!

1 comment:

Sharon said...

There is no saving grace other than that offered by our Savior, Jesus Christ. I am grateful for His salvation, and I take seriously the Great Commission to pass on His gospel to a weary and broken world.

May He give us the ability to represent Him well.