Moments with Jesus
Time is Running Out
The time for my people and the people of the world is running out. This is not because my patience is running out, but because the entreaties of my Holy Spirit are being turned away, the hearts of men are resistant against me, and their hearts are as wood and stone. I desire that everyone would be saved, for I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that all would come to repentance. [Eze. 18:23, 32; 33:11.] But the hearts of men are set in them to do evil, even from birth and childhood. [Ps. 58:3-5; Jer. 17:1, 2.]
I have extended the time of man's probation to be six thousand years, and now the time has come for the plan of salvation to be completed with the remnant who choose to accept my work of cleansing and blotting out of their sins in the Most Holy Place. Those who do not participate in this work of cleansing and blotting out will be cast into outer darkness [Matt. 8:11, 12], just as those who did not participate in this work on the day of atonement in the earthly Sanctuary services were expelled from the camp at the end of the day. [Lev. 23:26-32.] There is no more salvation for those who put off their preparation until the call goes forth, Behold the Bridegroom comes! [Matt. 25:1-13; Dan. 12:10; 2 T. 190, 191.] This is because those who did not prepare are willingly ignorant of the holiness required, [Heb. 12:14, 15] and are satisfied to continue in a state of sinning and repenting, sinning and repenting, until I come. They do not want to put forth the effort that it takes to come into harmony and agreement with me on every point and every issue in their lives, including their thoughts and feelings.
What this really means is that they want to be saved, but they don't want to know me personally in every area of their lives. They want to retain their comfortable pet sins. They are satisfied with the status quo to which they have become accustomed. The effort that it takes to go through the cleansing process with me is distasteful to them. Therefore, I must sadly say, leave them alone, for they are joined to their idols. [Hos. 4: 17.] This present condition of most people is why I will soon pronounce that the work of salvation is complete and my true people are prepared for the time of trouble. [Rev. 22:11, 12.]
This is why it has been impossible to predict the exact time of the close of probation and of my coming, for these things are predicated upon what I see in the hearts of men. But I can tell you that the time has come when I will delay my coming no longer. The world is now ripe for the harvest. The time has come to preach the second angel's message in combination with the fourth angel as it swells to a loud cry. The time has come to understand the mystery of the seven thunders of Revelation 10. [7 BC 971.] These are events which are warnings of the close of probation and of my coming. Now is the time for my people to arise and shine with the last warning message to the world. [Isa 60:1-3.]
Would you like to be among that number? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to know my voice and understand how to cooperate with me in the last warning message to the world? I love you and I have an important work for each of you to do. Come, my beloved ones, join with me in the finishing of the work in the earth, and then you will be able to join with me in the celebration supper of the wedding of the Lamb and His bride, who has made herself ready and has stood valiantly by my side in the final triumph over the devil and those who follow him. [Rev. 19:6-9.]
Now go to the activities of your day, but keep your mind and heart open to the guidance of my Spirit every moment of the day, for only then will you be able to have victory over the enemy. He is like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour [1 Pet. 5:8], and trying to overthrow you when you least expect it. But I will be faithful to you and counsel, guide, and protect you as long as you are committed to me and allow me to be the center of your life. Never fear that I will forsake you, even if you make mistakes. Rest in my arms, rest in my care, and look to me always, and you will be mine when I make up my jewels [Mal. 3:16-18], cleansed and polished and ready to be presented as a gift - the fruit of my labors - to my Father, with rejoicing and celebration in the day I bring you home. Lovingly, Jesus.