October 21, 2005Dear Brethren,
Luke 21:25-28, "And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."
As I was in Romania, trying to deal with the catastrophe that blanketed most of the nation, seeing where we could help, and what we could do to ease some of the suffering, news of what was happening in other parts of the world began trickle in, and with each new event one thing became more evident and pronounced. With all that has transpired throughout the world in the past few months, the true measure of man's impotence in the face of a wrathful God should be obvious to everyone.
We are living the times of which Christ Himself forewarned us, times of war, and rumors of war, times of natural disasters and great upheaval. Though the world hopes, in vain, that this is just a fluke, a random set of events which though close to each other in frequency have no further relevance, the children of God, those enlightened, and sanctified should see it as a wake up call, an impetus to draw closer to our Father, to pray more, to fast more, to seek out the deeper things of God, for the time is near.
Time itself has become a precious resource, for as the darkness nears, our duty as faithful servants remains the same, to redeem the time, to speak the name of Christ unapologetically, and reach out to as many as God brings in our path in the hope that they would know the truth, and cement a lasting relationship with the heavenly Father.
The hard days are not behind us for they have just begun, and we will continue to see calamities of unprecedented ferocity not only in this country but also throughout the world. It had been foretold, and God does not lie, His word remains true, throughout the ages.
Though antiquated by modern standards, the message of the hour is the selfsame message that was trumpeted by the forefathers of our faith, those mighty and fearless men of God, who even with their dying breaths cried out and pled with the people of their time, 'repent.' Repentance is no less relevant or necessary today, than it was in the days when Christ walked the earth. It is the one thing that causes God to hold back His wrath, the one hope this world has in persuading God to terry for yet another season.
Though the new doctrines of men may be enticing for the flesh, though it may be tempting to seek an easier path, there is but one path, one truth, and all that man's soul hungers for can only be found at the foot of the cross.
If God in His sovereign goodness has chosen to spare us from what has been, and what is yet to come, the least we should be compelled to do, is kneel before him unceasingly, thankful for His mercy, and remember in our prayers those who have been tried.
As I begin a new tour please remember me in your prayers, but most importantly pray that the hearts of men would be open to the message of Christ.
As always my prayers are with you, and my gratitude toward God for all you do on behalf of this work is beyond words.
Revelation 3:19-21, "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him an dine with him and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My father on His throne."
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.