The Biblical Christian Network: “What Should Christians Do” (2 of 50)

Posted: March 31, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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What Should Christians Do?

(Originally from Rapture Ready we expanded it with others included)

(2 of 50)

Despite the fact that over 85 percent of Americans define themselves as Christians, very few of them could answer the simply question, What Should Christians Be Doing? Most people can only come up with very general advice that could be applied to any faith. Because there is an appalling lack of good information on the web about this crucial subject, 13 saints have banned together to each offer a page that would help fill this void. (from Rapture Ready now expanded to incude 50 responses)

Number Two

 

“What Should Christians Be Doing?”

By Elisabeth K.

 

 


 

We watch with baited breath as the world compliantly, cooperatively, nay gleefully, jumps into the hand-basket that is taking it to hell, waiting-waiting-waiting for the Rapture. Maybe I’m not the only one literally looking skywards some days, hoping to catch a glimpse of Jesus on the horizon. I even had a dream about it not long ago. I was in a beautiful grassy field with thousands of other people, and we were all running up a hill with our arms stretched out—we were all calling for Jesus to come down out of the sky and take us home.

It’s a wonderful thing to anticipate. I literally get a little thrill in my soul when it really hits me that we could all be in heaven soon and our earthly fight will be over. But it isn’t like waiting on Christmas—we can’t just sit here making a list of all the great things we’re going to do and the questions we’re going to ask when we get to heaven. We need to seriously consider what we each can be doing while we wait, and it won’t be the same for everyone, but there should be something. Personally, I worry about how much treasure I’m storing up in heaven—not because I expect to find a giant pile of Angel Gold so I can go shopping or anything. I don’t want to get up there and have only a tiny pile of glitter to show my Father simply because I spent so much of my life wasting time by waiting with my hands in my lap.

> Now, I’m a very contrary person. Sometimes this can benefit me—most times it does not. But I find that in certain situations, it is just what I need. It keeps me from believing lies—it keeps me from accepting any old story that comes down the pike—it keeps me on my toes. Mega-churches, however well-meaning and/or possibly effective they may be in getting the good news out, annoy me. I have never felt welcome, at home, or even close to God while attending one. Maybe it’s my fault. But because of this contrariness and my aversion to enormous, impersonal churches, I have reached an important conclusion which, while it may not apply to everyone, is certainly applicable to me and those like me.

It’s all about the one-on-one. In this world of enormousness subtlety is a lost art. Everything is the Most Outrageous-Biggest-Extreme-Deadliest-Fastest-Nakedest thing that ever came down the pike, have you noticed? Talking to people one-on-one and actually relating to them on a personal level is unheard of. We’re a society of reaching-the-masses to the point where the individual is no longer important. We are trite, we speak by rote, and we don’t connect with one another anymore.

I used to think that in order to be effective for God and useful to Him in the world, I had to be capable of making a sweeping global change in some area of service. But we can’t all be Mother Theresa or Billy Graham. Some of us are just regular shmoes who go to work every day and just hope to make it home in one piece. Most of us are just regular shmoes. We regular shmoes are just as “important” in God’s Plans as world-famous religious pioneers, otherwise why would God have made so many of us?

Every day in my job as a legal assistant at a one-man law firm I come across tragedy, pain, need, hurt, and confusion. And every day, almost without fail, opportunities present themselves to me that I know God is sending. The chance to pray for a young man on his third drug charge—to pray with a woman who has been married for almost 30 years and whose husband has suddenly filed for divorce—to counsel a young soldier who has been duped into marriage by someone he barely knows and who is using him for military benefits and ruining his credit—to offer advice to an older lady who is being taken advantage of by someone. My boss and I are uniquely positioned to help people every single day we come to work. I fear I have missed many of these opportunities for fear of the reaction I might receive—but God is giving me a boldness I’ve never had before in my life. I am convinced He is using me in these last days before the Rapture to try to plant a seed of hope and curiosity about Him in the hearts of those I meet.

I think that is what it has all come down to. You don’t have to shout from a mountain-top to be heard. You don’t have to put up bill-boards and run full-page ads in the newspaper to make a point. You can just sit down with some of the other regular shmoes you meet each day and tell them about how God is working in your life. What better occupation in which to be engaging when He comes to call you home?

In addition to this daily Ministry for Strangers, I am preparing my own home and family for Christ’s return. My husband is Jewish, and only barely that—he likes Channukah and going to weddings, but that’s about it. He tells me that he and God have “an understanding”. I tell him I’m worried about him, and oh, by the way, did you know this or that new thing I just read on the RaptureReady site? He thinks I’m obsessed and probably a little nuts for believing in “the whole Jesus thing”. He smiles, not condescendingly, really—patiently, I guess, when I remind him that when the time comes and I disappear he is NOT to take the mark of the beast, just give in and be one of the 144,000 witnesses and accept Christ right away. He thinks he knows better. But if the Rapture happens before I die, and he is there to witness it all the things I’ve told him will come back and, hopefully, he’ll finally believe—I pray daily that the Rapture will happen while he and I are in the same room so there can be no doubt.

All this may not seem like much, but I can at least plant the seeds. So can we all—with a friend, an acquaintance, a relative who is not a believer. Who knows who you might be preparing for the Kingdom just by telling them you prayed for them? And my motto has become, “When there’s a delay—it’s time to pray.” Talk about passing the time in traffic! There’s always an endless list of people who need prayer, including me.

I’ll never make a huge impact on the world. But I hope that when I finally get to meet my Father and look Him in the eye I won’t be completely ashamed of my efforts. I want Him to place His hand on my head and smile and tell me I did alright—that I didn’t disappoint Him as I fear that I do. And then I want Him to smile on my husband as he comes marching proudly through the pearly gates and I get to tell him, one last time, “I told you so.”

 

 

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Every person is unique; every person different; if you would be published on the Biblical Prophecy Today Network read this post then write a article like the one above. Be real; use your name; your article as it is will be published in a follow up series “What Christians Said They Would Do (1 of 100) biblicalprophecytoday@gmai

 

l.com Look on Thursday’s posts or on the Home site and see your posting to the Body of Christ Internationally. -MjS) 

 

 

 

 

“After Word”

 In the world of Eschatology there is a lot of money to be made selling books, doing seminars, giving speech engagements and generally sensationalizing anything that “sounds like” or “looks like” prophecy.

 That is not why we are here or what I do.

We would see Jesus

 And that is What Prophecy is all about.

Merchandizing and Marketing are the two largest leverages used in promotion of prophecy today.
They are effective, they work, and they also distort.

 We are about the Message.

 We try to remove the M&M’s from the sites posting so you get less candy and more meaning.

We are ALL about the Message.

 It is not that we are ooposed to any Christian trying to make a buc, we simply choose to remove the dollars and sense so anyone and everyone can freely study and freely recieve the best, the most relevant and the currrent materials available on the internet to anyone who wants to know Fact from Fiction about End Times.

That can only be accomplished by personal study.
We aren’t going to tell you what to beleive
That is the role of the Holy Spirit
but we are going to give you 
tools to study.

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