by Bonnie Rogers
William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, said, “The chief danger of the 20th century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and Heaven without Hell.” We continue to experience Booth’s fulfilled prediction today. Though we can’t know the exact day of the Lord’s return, Jesus did expect us to “discern the time” as the day approaches (Luke 12:56).
Nehemiah “sat…wept…mourned…fasted…and prayed before the God of heaven.” (Neh. 1:4) Have we no time to SIT before God? Are there no serious situations in our homes, churches, nation, and world that cause us to WEEP? Are solemn gatherings of MOURNING before the Lord a thing of the past? How has FASTING become so foreign to God’s people? Do we really PRAY??? (Notice that prayer came after humility was shown.) Serious living in these last days is no longer an option. Let’s prepare our hearts to seek the Lord (II Chron. 12:14) and fight the battle to which we’ve been called.