Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Tuesday, April 26, 2011
We are living in interesting times right now and our focus must be Jesus now, more than ever before. We hear and see the destruction all around us, the Tsunami in Japan, the Hurricanes, Cyclones and floods that come with it. The earth quakes and the season changes that seem to be taking place more frequently than we have ever seen before. The "End timers" are out there preaching and prophesying doom and gloom and many are saying the Lord is punishing these nations. All the voices saying so many different things that one cannot help but wonder if these are in fact true prophecies. One thing is for sure, we need to be spending more time in the presence of the Lord and pray and ask for real spiritual discernment to operate in our lives.
There are some walking around telling people that the world is going to come to an end on the 21st of May 2011 and there are countless who follow these and other end time warnings. My position on all this is very clear, "We follow Jesus only and are guided by the Holy Spirit as we follow His leading". We do not allow ourselves to be tossed to and fro by every doctrine and or teaching out there and we spend time in the presence of Jesus allowing Him to guide our hearts as we continue to worship Him only. Friend the things happening around us are all part of God's eternal plan and Jesus told us to be ready and to watch and pray. Those who seek Him, will not need to be afraid or will not need to do anything outside of what He has instructed and therefore, I plead with you, listen to His voice, to follow hard after Him and to allow the power of the Holy Spirit to flow through your life, and to continue to worship the King of kings and the mighty, everlasting Lord of lords.
John 15:2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.