Summary: The Word of God will stand for Ever, For He is the author and finisher of our faith.

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I Have Seen the Flowers Fade

H.H.M. 01-26-02 Pastor Jim Parisi

I was studying this week and asking the Lord a question.

With all that is happening in the world today.. What is our part?

Mat 24:4- 7 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ’I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.

Where will all of those who have put their trust in the economy or our government or men.

Many will say do you know when He is coming

All I can say is no I don’t… no one knows.. only the father

But I am ready and who is willing to take a chance

A chance because we don’t know…. and will not except Him

Who has is guaranteed that he will not come today.

I say we should be prepared

What should we look to in the last days?

I know that man is a gullible being… how can I say that ?

Have you seen late night TV lately… especially on cable with all the infomercials?

Always putting his trust in those things that he can see or touch. Tangible items

But when all you can touch or see… fails you… then where are you going to look for your strength and security.

The Lord showed me that the world is like a meadow in the spring

Early in its development the earth was preparing for new life to spring forth

New life and hope for the next generations from the seeds that would be produced this is life’s cycles

The meadows bring forth new life and beauty

And how fragile the meadow with all is its needs ..

SUN…. WATER…. Winds of fresh oxygen A fragile environment

It’s like us the fragile condition we know as man

Each fall we watch the beauty that once was in the meadow when spring start to fade away to a dormant winter come to a close

All that was once new and beautiful has now become new material for mulch.

From the mulch…. we soon get a stench and no likeness of the former beauty.

What I realized is that all things here on this earth are for a season or so .. flowers monarch’s empires our cars

Fads remember DISCO things wear out or fade away

Even you and I

So if you can’t trust in man or the earth…. or any other natural things for longevity.

Where do we trust? What will stand the true test of time?

To Trust In the Lord the scriptures clear here….

Isa 40:8 “The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever." Nkjv

We can only keep standing on the truth of the Word; just to be sure we will survive the days ahead till the end days.

The whole earth will someday pass away… But His word,

The word of God will stand for He is the author and finisher of our faith

The urgency of this gospel is for a world that is dying.

A world who’s time is short and fading away swiftly

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is a life raft of hope… a vessel of peace…

On a sea of doom and destitution

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