“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD [is] near in the valley of decision.” ~ Joel 3:14 As I wrapped up my reading through of the Old Testament (in chronological order) Joel 3:14 seemed to leap off the pages at me. This is prophesying the point in the end where God has made His decision, judgement is coming and it will be swift. Satan and the antichrist will finally be defeated. I started to think about God’s judgement. The path to heaven is narrow and the path to hell is wide. (“13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:14) Good works aren’t going to get you through that gate and being a good person doesn’t pave your way in. The path is straight and narrow, the weight of that is sobering. A lot of people what to get in the gate, but they don’t want to change their ways. You can’t be half in, you need to be all in for God.
2 Timothy 3:5-7 has been weighing heavy on my heart for weeks, “5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” There are a lot of people that “have a form of godliness.” Help us Lord. He isn’t looking for a form, He’s looking for a heart all in. Now is the time to exam your heart. Seek Him in the areas that need change. Fall at His feet and ask Him to guide you on His path. Ask for ears that hear and eyes that see and discern this time. Purify yourself before Him and renew your mind daily! Judgement is coming. Now is the time to prepare your heart. Now is the time to claim God’s power and share His light. Judgement is coming. Please exam your heart, I am certainly examine mine. Lord give us a heart for you greater than the things of this world. His judgement is coming. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal