The Winking Point

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                There comes a point in every Believer’s life where they reach the winking point with God; where the stumbling baby must become the mature son or daughter. A time when the pacifier is no longer acceptable and the milk is no longer needful, but meat is on the plate and now we must eat it. Yes, now we must partake of the body of the Lamb and take up our own cross and follow him. It now becometh us to fulfill all righteousness in our walking out our own salvation with fear and trembling, trusting in Him to both will and do of His good pleasure in our mortal bodies. (Phil. 2:12-13)

                Even when I thought I was grown, out in the world no longer under the roof and security of my mother’s abode I recognized the shift in responsibility. While mother and father was there it was not their responsibility to pay my bills or kiss my boo boos. I was expected to imitate the example they set for me in the world. How much more responsibility do we have to follow the one who never failed, who never missed it, yet like us he came in the form of flesh and had to learn obedience through suffering. We are indeed without excuse. Technology is at its highest, and humanity has reached the pinnacle point of its greatest achievements, yet its most vile depravity and surely the remaining bones of histories failures in going against the Creator stands as a visible reminder of what happens when sinful man falls into the hands of an angry God. But instead we find ourselves surrounded by scoffers, those who see the events of our day and say that things are as they have always been and therefore they continue to remain in their sin believing that the Lord continues to delay his coming.

                Still I say, every person finds themselves at the winking point with God. The place where you can’t escape the sands of time or bat your eye lashes at the consequences your choices have cost you. This point for every individual may come at different times but nonetheless it comes. Let’s remember Yah is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness, but He is longsuffering to us-ward because it is His desire that none perish but all come to repentance. (2 Pet 3:9) He is giving every opportunity for us to turn around. Consider the hundreds of years he gave those who lived during the time of Noah to repent because when the judgment is final the stakes are high and where the punishment is lasting it is important to provide ample opportunity for repentance. Even with the hundreds of years given during the time of Noah, only eight people were able to escape the flood.           Scripture tells us that the time we are in is like it was in the days of Noah. (Lk 17:26) Like every parent who has counted to three, or submitted the warning to a wayward child, at some point the sword must be wielded to bring about peace and at that point all eyes will be open and all enemies will be hushed. I encourage you, don’t allow His judgment to hit you before His eye blinks. Turn to Yah while it is still today, for tomorrow is not promised.

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