Summary: More than ever we need to pay attention to: Our walk with God, Our prayer life, Our heart, Our attitude, and The way we think. Why? Because it’s two minute warning time. Jesus is coming soon.
The two minute warning is something that takes place at the end of certain sporting events. Its an alarm or buzzer that goes off, or a pause in the game to let the participants know that there is only two minutes left in this game.
It tells the opponents one of two things: 1. I’ve either got to score some points to win this game or 2. I’ve got to hold the lead for just two more minutes. It is most times the crucial point of the game. Lots of games are won or lost inside of that two minute mark.
® When the two minute warning sounds things are critical.
® When the two minute warning sounds it is important the way you play the game.
® You can’t afford to be lax during this time.
® You can’t afford to be casual at two minute warning time.
® There is two much at stake.
® There is two much to be won or lost.
When the two minute warning sounds you must be at your best.
I could give you many examples of teams or people who either let down and lost or teams or people who dug in and held on strong and won.
But let me give you an example that happened just recently. About a week ago there was a boxing match between Oscar De La Hoya and Felix Trinidad. Through the majority of the fight Oscar De La Hoya was winning by a wide margin. He was out boxing his opponent. He was out punching his opponent. He was winning the fight.
But during the last four rounds he decided that he was far enough ahead that he could let up just a little bit. He had the stamina to finish strong but he decided that he could coast to victory. The outcome of the fight was Felix Trinidad beat Oscar De La Hoya because he finished the fight strong.
® During crunch time he came on strong.
® During two minute warning time he gave it his best and won the fight.
In my soul today I feel that it is two minute warning time.
ÿ It’s time that we either give it our best shot or give up altogether.
ÿ It’s time that we live for God with all of our strength or live for the devil.
ÿ It’s time that we draw near to God or draw near to the world.
ÿ It’s time that we live a holy life or just go ahead and look like the world
ÿ It’s time that we live according to the word of God or live according to the morals of this age.
ÿ It’s time that we get ourselves in church, and get ourselves at Bible study, and get ourselves at prayer meeting or just stay at home.
∑ This is not a time for the child of God to get casual.
∑ This is not a time for the child of God to get laxidasical.
∑ This is not a time for the child of God to go easy.
But it’s two minute warning time. It’s two minute warning time. Jesus is coming soon.
More than ever we need to pay attention to:
∑ Our walk with God
∑ Our prayer life
∑ Our heart
∑ Our attitude
∑ The way we think
Why? Because it’s two minute warning time. Jesus is coming soon.
7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?
8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
Jesus said all these things must happen but don’t be afraid but rather be encouraged because it’s just my two minute warning.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.