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Wake Up and Strengthen the Things That Remain

February 16, 2020


Wake Up and Strengthen the Things That Remain

Sometimes we can feel  that we are doing quite well  in life.      We can feel reasonably successful  and see ourselves  as being quite good  in comparison  to some other people.      In spite of the fact  that we appear  to be nice  to other people,  God might see us  as being spiritually dead.      That is how God saw  the congregation in Sardis.      In Revelation 3:1-3,  this is written  to the people of Sardis,

I know your deeds,  that you have a name  that you are alive,  and you are dead.      Wake up,  and strengthen  the things that remain,  which were about to die;  for I have not found your deeds  completed  in the sight  of My God.      Remember therefore  what you have received  and heard;  and keep it,  and repent.

If therefore  you will not wake up,  I will come  like a thief,  and you will not know  at what hour  I will come upon you.

Our lives on earth  are so very short  in comparison  to eternity.      This is the one time  we are given  to face the truth about who we really are  and who God Almighty  really is  in relation to us.      We can’t afford  to botch it up.      We simply won’t get  another chance  to fess up  to the innate evil  within us.      Once we pass  out of this life,  it will be too late  to start trusting  in Christ Jesus  and accept His gift  of forgiveness.

We’ve only got  this short life time  to understand things rightly  and let God work  His truths  into our being — so that  we can live rightly  in the reality  of our life situation.      The question is:   are we in need  of a wake up call?      What would it take  to shake us awake,  so that we will  come to our senses  and  remember therefore  what you have received  and heard;  and keep it,  and repent?

If we don’t get a grip  on what this life  is all about,  and the truths  of our salvation  in Jesus Christ,  we will be facing  Judgment Day  naked  before God  and without excuse  for letting our lives  go to waste.      Those who keep on sleeping  through the seriousness  of their laxity,  may find  that their faith  is actually dead.

It’s important to  wake up”  and  remember  the salvation  we have received  through Christ Jesus.      We need  to go back  to God’s word  and allow Him  to strengthen  our remaining faith,  so that we will  once again  keep God’s word  in our hearts  and minds.      As we continually  let God work  in our hearts,  we will be able  to confidently stand  before our Lord,  knowing  that we have abided  in Christ  and let Christ  abide in us.      That spells  eternal life.

As we continually remember  all that we have  in Jesus Christ,  we rejoice  and say,  “Hallelujah!      Lord Jesus,  thank You  for prodding us awake,  so that we won’t let  our lives  go to waste.      Cause Your word  to grow in us  and strengthen us  to Your glory.”




A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


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for past devotional posts.


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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