What had these people put-off until later that will never get done? How many of these people, who were cut down in a few seconds, left their houses earlier saying, “I love you mom, or was it? I hope I never see you again.” What had these victims of fanatical ideologies been buying at the time of their deaths? How many should-have, would-have, could-have thoughts taken place in the minds of the surviving friends and families who were being mentally tortured because of what might have been said the last time they had seen the victims alive?
There are weapons that have been formed against us. Isa. 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. It is true that these weapons will not prosper, but nonetheless, there are weapons aimed at us all the time and we need God’s wisdom to defuse them.
We have been commissioned to go into the world with God’s redemptive message and Jesus, Himself, says we are amongst wolves. Matt. 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Our time on this side of eternity is a precious commodity ticking away with no stop to it until our appointed time. Don’t leave your loved ones without them knowing your heartfelt love for them. Eph. 4:26 Let not the sun go down upon your wrath.
Let us tell our children, spouses, parents, relatives and friends how much we love and care for them. They need to hear it from our hearts, because it might be the last memory they have of us. We cannot put these thoughts and feelings off for another time. We might not have that chance.
The rap group, DC Talk, says it clearly in their song Time is. “Time is tinkin’ away, tic tic tickin’ away. Tic toc tikity toc, time is tickin away. Time is tickin, it keeps on tickin’, time is tickin away.” Say that six times in row and you will get the message.
So, I wrote a cheque for twenty-three dollars and twenty-three cents and put it in the church offering by faith for the healing I needed and the wisdom to stay healed. No! I was not buying a miracle: I was using the faith I had at the time. However, I do give testimony as some of my friends know this to be true, that I was healed that weekend. I am not saying this is a faith formula, but by faith, it worked for me. Heb. 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.