From The Pastor’s Desk — Sunday, September 17, 2017
Col. 3:2 “set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth”
This scripture encourages us as the people of God to seek after and set our desires on heavenly things. We should yearn for the heavenly and not concentrate on the earthly. Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer, a 20th century theologian, asked a profound question to the people of his day. He asked, “How hen shall we live?” I would have to say to this generation that we should live with eternity in our view, forsaking anything or anyone that seeks to turn our hearts from the Creator of us all. The coming of the Lord should ever be on our minds and in our hearts. In knowing this we are to comfort one another with these words.
I believe I have been commissioned to spread this message of the coming of the Lord throughout the land. I believe I must sound the trumpet. We live in a world of turmoil where we find sadness and destruction in every corner of the world—much of which is brought about by man’s failure to listen to the words of the true prophets of God. How different would the lives have been of those who lived in all dispensations if they had listened to the prophets? In Jehoshaphat’s day, God gave very important counsel that we today would do well to obey. Indeed, just as the people of Judah, our lives may depend upon it—even our eternal lives: “Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper” 2 Chr. 20:20
We have much work to do Praise Temple, and the only way to accomplish it is together. Our voices must be clear and pure with heaven in our view and hearts. Let us not be overly concerned about personal accomplishments and selfish desire, but let us live in view of eternity.
Suffragan Bishop Vernon Spinks, Pastor