God's Sword of Truth - The Word
IS TICKING AWAY
By The Holy Spirit's Disciple, Raymond Laginess
The Lord’s time clock is ticking, His time is accurate, and the fullness of time is measured by His time clock, not ours. God’s time and God’s ways are different from ours, and He knows the end from the beginning.
All things shall be complete in His plan of salvation, and all who are going to be saved, whose names are written in the Book of Life, will be in heaven one day, and those who are not saved will not be found in the book of life - “And Whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” – Rev. 20:15.
“But this I say, brethren, the time is short....for the fashion of this world passeth away.” – I Cor. 7:29, 31.
THERE IS A TIME FOR LIFE – but life is brief. Most people would say “we have to live, live, live, time is short” or “why don’t you just let me live the way I want to live, and have the friends I want to have”, now can’t you just hear some of the kids (even adults) in this world saying that?...while most of the parents are grieving over their children’s behavior right now. Why? I’ll tell you why - Because they no longer have control over their children’s lives, it’s been taken away – by the government, by the educational system – by the television – by drugs – by alcohol - by the games of the world – and by Mom having to leave the home to go to work to add to the family income. Is this where you are at in life right now?
A time for life? Yes, but not what most people think. “For in him we live, and move, and have our being;” – Acts 17:28 “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.” (James 4:14, 15). Do you know how many people stride through life as a god of self-esteem with an overestimation of their own abilities? I know many, and the Lord Jesus knows them all. What have you done with your life while on this earth? Think about it! Your life is but a vapor!
Have you heard of FAITH, well, it’s the greatest secret to the meaning of life – “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.” (Romans 1:17). The meaning of this life for a Christian is FAITH, and through faith we are led to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He is the only key to the meaning of life and the only key for us to enter into His kingdom for all eternity. How does one enter into His kingdom? We must be “born again”.
THERE IS A TIME TO BE "BORN AGAIN". What is “born again”? These words were used by Jesus as a spiritual explanation – “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3). Jesus Christ was not speaking of a physical birth, but of a spiritual birth. Our first birth, the physical birth, was through our parents, by which we have a dying physical body, and our second birth, the spiritual new birth, is through Jesus Christ by His Spirit. By our receiving Jesus Christ as our Saviour, we are born of God and His Spirit comes into our human spirit (heart) and regenerates it, giving us a new life, meaning “born again”. This is all in the plan of salvation, God’s plan. The Word says that the wages of sin is death, and while we were yet sinners, Jesus paid the price for us on the tree, He died for us…”Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” – Romans 5:9-10.
No one can earn their right to heaven because we are all totally incapable of earning our salvation by our own righteousness – God will not accept us by our own righteousness – for our righteousness is but “filthy rags” and we must forsake our own righteousness. “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. Romans 12:2,3.
Jesus said: “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” – Romans 3:3. Always remember, salvation is the free gift of God through Jesus Christ by His Holy Spirit. Jesus paid for your sin, my sin and all the sins of the world. By Christ paying the price for our sins He made a way for us to get to heaven. It’s His gift to us – “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” – Ephes. 22:2-3. “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” – II Peter 1:10-11. Remembering always: Persevere in your faith until death!
THERE IS A TIME FOR DEATH (SLEEP), and sooner or later you and I are going to die – we each have an appointed time to die and none shall escape it. “As in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order". I know that most people in the world do not appreciate it when death is mentioned – but guess what – death happens! It’s a fact, it happens to all of us!!! Sooner or later our heart will beat its last beat and we will be placed in the grave. Why? Because “…the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Rom. 6:23. My friends, each one of us will die, and all because of SIN. Adam and Eve were the first sinners on the block, and we moved in long after they did, but things surely didn’t change very much in the neighborhood, did it? – sin continued on, and, to this day it rages on like a river through a broken dam that destroys everything in its path. That’s what sin is like, yours and mine.
Now, how we each face death says something about how each one of us lives – “Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season” – Heb. 11:25. “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.” – I Thes. 4:13-14, for if you lived with Christ in you, you will die with thanks – “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” II Cor. 9:15, but if you have “forsaken the right way, and are gone astray”, living your life in the sin of the flesh having never repented, then you will die empty and lost for all eternity, as “…wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.” Will you die as an empty well or a cloud carried away in a violent storm? You will die this way if you continue to live in sin, for your death will be in despair “unto the resurrection of damnation”, but, if you die living Christ, you die in joy “unto the resurrection of life” (John 5:29).
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” Hebrews 9:27
THERE IS A TIME WHEN ALL MUST GIVE AN ACCOUNT. As so many say, “Here is where the rubber meets the road”. There is no place to run to or hide, there is no concealment, just exposure of sin, and each and every person must give an account. “Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.” I Peter 4:5 – “And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?” I Peter 4:18. All must answer the call to judgment, but Who will judge all? “For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: (John 5:22). "In the day when God shall judge the secrets of man by Jesus Christ according to my gospel” (Romans 2:16). Remember, all sin and secrets will be revealed and judged. Perhaps for many of you, your wife, husband, family members and fellow co-workers, may not know all your secrets, but guess what, they will be exposed in front of them when God shall judge, by Jesus Christ, your secrets. Doesn’t that make you feel “not so independent anymore”? One is no longer accountable to “self” anymore, right? We are only accountable to God before Jesus Christ to whom we must give an account of all things, whether it is good treasure or evil treasure.
The reality of judgment will soon be here – “A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” – Matt. 12:35-36. Those who belong to Christ will be made alive at His coming – the dead raised “incorruptible” and “immortal”. But, if you come before Christ of yourself (without Him as your advocate) you will receive the sentence of the “second death” and your time will be forever in the Lake of Fire.
THERE IS A TIME WHEN TIME ITSELF SHALL NO LONGER BE ON THIS EARTH. The alarm has sounded (end time signs have been given to a sin filled world). The clock will not be turned back. All EVIL will be paid for, all things that are in darkness, the lies, will be revealed – for all things shall be known. Truth will win – and all evil will be done away with. There is a heaven and a hell, they are real and if you miss Jesus and heaven, you have lost it all forever, therefore, your eternal destiny should concern you more than all the affairs of time, for time will be no longer.
It is not by our power but by His power that all things in time will be accomplished, yet seem so impossible to us, so far away, but it isn’t, believe me it truly isn’t. Whatever you have believed, what ever you did, whatever you thought, it had better be right, for there is no act of contrition, no religion to stand by you because you will stand as an open book of who and what you are today, so you had better face these realities and expect that as in death and judgment you will see your Savior Who bore your sins upon His own body. I pray your hope is not ashamed, for this is no drill, it’s for real. Soon, time will be no longer.
Just look around and take a look and see Satan’s work, even he knows his time is short and he’s angry for what he has lost forever. While on earth he has his evil governments which control your lives (the flesh), religion and Rome has controlled your spirit, your soul has died in a lost world, and you, and only you have neglected or rejected His offer of so great salvation (Hebrews 2:3) that you have missed your inheritance which Christ gave you by His death on a tree. People, you have paid a high price for nothing, an eternity in the Lake of Fire. Even the angels had to pay a high price for their sin – “…. God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell” 2 Pet.2:4.
After all that has been said above, do not think for one second that there is nothing after the grave, for if you do this would assure you of the fact that you have been totally deceived by Satan, and will face a “forever” eternity beyond the grave in an unquenchable fire, the same which has been prepared for Satan and his angels (Matt. 3:12). Do not be deceived by Satan, the evil liar and soul snatcher. That liar, Satan, continues to give people a false hope with their false religions, and will, very soon, give them the Antichrist whom he will enter into, along with his false prophet so that they might keep the lives of those on this earth on worldly fleshly things of no value. No one, not one, has taken one thing of this life to the next. If any of you remain in a fleshly-body-life in Satan’s world, your soul and spirit will pay the price in the Lake of Fire.
The world is soon going to experience the wrath of the Lord being poured out, as has not been seen since the flood of Noah, only this time it will be worse. Who will come out of it? “…the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” Rev. 20:4. Will you live and reign with Christ? Are you born again? Are you in the Book of life? Or, are you one of the lost souls to be tormented day and night forever? The Lake of Fire is a real place, is it your home? Satan is a real angel, are you his follower? ALL shall be tested as to whom they have served. Whom do you serve? Satan or Christ?
No one alive has seen the wrath of God on a sinful world, but there will be those who will soon see it and feel it if they do not know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Woe unto you who do NOT believe the WORD or follow it. Woe unto you evil governments – woe unto you evil religions with your built in form of self righteousness – woe unto you religious church followers and NOT doers of the Word who attend, sit and listen to your angels of light who speak great words but themselves do not do what they preach. Yes, money is their god and their faith, they live rich, have fine clothes, big cars, big homes and oh, yeah, big long titles pasted after their names. Yep, they are all phony and will pay for their sins. How sad that they have all been deceived. I would rather they inherit His great blessing, “but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.” (I Peter 3:12). The world will pay a price with such great loss of souls.
Each person must: check out, search, and study the Lord’s Word for His truth, as it is all written – “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” – II Tim. 2:15. It’s all there and can be found if you really want to know, and the Holy Spirit will teach it to you, just ask Him to show you and He will. There’s so very, very much at stake, ETERNITY, and forever is a long, long time where there is no turning back or starting over once your time is up and have been called to give an account. Your reason for having been put on this earth was to make a choice, your choice, and there’s only ONE shot at it.
I know at times I’ve been hard and even very accusing, especially involving religion of men. But, Satan uses them to teach a false gospel. I teach a good tough love gospel of the Lord and it is His truth as taught me by the Holy Spirit. I am but a voice crying out to you, warning, as a witness to what is coming (it’s all in His Word) and I’m fighting for the Lord’s souls which Satan is trying to steal – he’s not playing games, but, then again, neither am I, so please make a good choice for Jesus, He did it all for you. I love all souls, especially if they love Jesus, we are all family. Jesus wants all saved, not just blood families, but ALL THOSE who say – I need you Jesus, come into my heart, I repent of all my sin and want to live for you every day while I’m on this earth, and by the Grace of God given me I am YOURS by Jesus' shed blood for all sins. I thank you Jesus, and with no fear and my own free will choice, I WILL STAND BEFORE YOU ONE DAY AND SEE YOU FACE TO FACE, the one who died for me and whom I love, both now and forever more.
THIS GENERATION WILL SEE THE SECOND COMING and it’s very close, believe me, the Lord is not slack concerning His warnings, neither shall I be – there is not much time left and the clock is ticking away.
“And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer.” – Revelation 10:5-6.
Also see related article on this site called Time.
All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE WORD. All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references.