Isn’t it frustrating trying to talk to some people about the lateness of the hour and the impending danger our nation faces? Do you ever find yourself at a loss for words with those folks? I sure do. I’ve had the opportunity to talk to so many people that are open to hear about the Lord, and even others that, in spite of their lack of internet connection, seem to be exactly on the same page with how close we are to the rise of world government and Jesus’ return. No matter how edifying it is to feel like you’re reaching people, the minute you run into a sleepy headed “Christian” you feel like you’re running in quicksand.
I had one of those quicksand conversations last night at my daughter’s softball practice with one of the other dads that I’ve known for about three years. He attends the local Baptist church out here in the rural community where we live, but you wouldn’t know it unless you asked him. I’ve tried to have some serious conversations with him in the past and give him the warning message, but he’s always reacted with fear and disbelief. So what made last night’s encounter any different? I think it is becoming more frustrating to attempt to have any meaningful conversations with these folks that I have to socialize with that are supposed to be believers in Christ but don’t appear to walk in His light. I would say it’s like talking to a child, but that wouldn’t even be correct because a child would naturally become fearful and ask questions to find out what you are talking about. People like this guy don’t WANT to hear it. It’s willful ignorance. The “negative” things that I was trying to discuss with him obviously didn’t fit with his plans for the future. This guy never stops talking about the plans he has for building patios, adding onto his 40’x60′ shop, or just buying “stuff”.
As I stood there completely frustrated with this guy’s blindness, I remembered that very few will truly know about Jesus and be looking for the signs of his return. Jesus explained to his disciples on more than one occasion why he spoke to the people in parables. So keep this in mind my friends, if you know what time it is and you find yourself disappointed with the blindness around you. God bless each of you out there that are longing and looking for our Lord’s return.
10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
Matthew 13:10-17 (KJV)