One evening, Just as I was getting ready to go bed, God placed a message on my heart. And the Holy Spirit reminded me of a parable in His word to confirm the message. Whatever message God puts on your heart to share release it. Set someone free, don’t delay, its not about you.
Holy spirit whispered: our time on earth should be a preparation to enter heaven. He gave me this scripture;on the parable of the ten brides; Matthew 25:1-14. God is so amazing I haven’t read or seen that scripture in ages, but He reminded me of the story straightaway.
25 “Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids[a] who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 The five who were foolish didn’t take enough olive oil for their lamps, 4 but the other five were wise enough to take along extra oil. 5 When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
6 “At midnight they were roused by the shout, ‘Look, the bridegroom is coming! Come out and meet him!’ 7 “All the bridesmaids got up and prepared their lamps. 8 Then the five foolish ones asked the others, ‘Please give us some of your oil because our lamps are going out.’ 9 “But the others replied, ‘We don’t have enough for all of us. Go to a shop and buy some for yourselves.’ 10 “But while they were gone to buy oil, the bridegroom came. Then those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was locked. 11 Later, when the other five bridesmaids returned, they stood outside, calling, ‘Lord! Lord! Open the door for us!’ 12 “But he called back, ‘Believe me, I don’t know you!’ 13 “So you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of my return.)
I hear and have spoken to people who are christians and attend church. But they say they are not ready to lay down somethings in their life yet. They are not ready to stop some old way of living yet. They say its not the right time yet and they will stop living a certain way a year from now, a month from now , very soon. But what you are not realising is; it becomes harder and harder to get out of that sin, and after a while that sin becomes a norm to you. You don’t get convicted anymore. It becomes a habit.
You may think you are enjoying life in that sin. And that perhaps may be you should have one last bite of it. Before you know the last bite turns into the beginning of many bites.
Many bites of something thats poisoning you. It tasted sweet but its effects are devastating to your soul. It tasted sweet but its leading you to a bitter ending. It tasted sweet but its robbing you off your relationship with God and the purpose He’s created you.
God who created you knows whats best for your soul. He knows what will destroy you and what will grow you. You believe He created you , but don’t you see He wants the best for you? Man didn’t say its wrong, the lover of your soul did. The one who breathed life into you and has the power to take it away. So why do you listen to everyone else except him? Why neglect the one who wakes you up every morning to see another day? Why listen to anyone else except the one who gives you chance after chance after chance. Why listen to everyone else except the one who never gives up on you?
And you walk around living a lie. Our time on earth should be a preparation to enter Heaven. When you are going to a particular place or event, do not plan the route? Do you not get prepared to get to your destination? Do you not get ready, find out the best way to get to your destination? Avoiding as much traffic as possible and ensuring that you have the correct ticket for the journey? You do not start a journey which you know will be completed, and not get ready for your final destination. Our journey on earth has an ending, and when we get of our aim is to meet our heavenly father in heaven. The amazing thing is Jesus does not only want to meet us in heaven but wants to guide us through our journey on earth.He doesn’t want us to go round in circles and miss out on heaven. Jesus is the only way the truth and the Life and no one can get to the father except through Him. But believing in Him is not enough we must accept His ways and obey His word. How can we believe in something and not practice it?
you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of my return.