Article 16

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At the moment of writing, the question, `Too late for Salvation?` can still be reasonably asked. But I and others know that this period of `grace` that we upon this earth are at the present time experiencing, has a definate end. The scriptures indicate of a time, perhaps not that far away now, when men will earnestly seek out God, but will not be able to find Him. Let`s then for our first reading go to  Isaiah 55: 6-7. `Seek you the Lord while He may yet be found, call you upon Him while He is yet near. Let the wicked foresake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.`  And now if we turn to the book of Amos, it foretells of a time perhaps not too distant now because I suspect that all things pertaining to the fulfillment of this scripture are already in place and are just waiting for the God- ordained moment to begin. Amos 8: 11-12. `Behold, the days come, says the Lord, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, and they shall run back and forth to seek the word of the Lord, and they shall not find it.` Doom for the whole world`s Satanically inspired and   driven Babylonian system of rulership and commerce is prophesied, hundreds of millions upon hundreds of millions will die. I cannot say exactly when it will be too late for the Lord to be found, but I know that He can still be found at this very moment and we who know this to be true have a work to do in trying to warn the people of this world just what exactly is in store for them all if they do not earnestly change their ways, right now!  Let`s read  Isaiah 58: 1. `Cry aloud, do not hold back, lift up your voice like a trumpet and point out to My people their transgression and the house of Jacob their sins.`  Even we who already believe in and try to obey the Lord`s commandments, have to work very hard spiritually in order to (if we are still alive and in the flesh) have a chance of being spared either having to undergo the horrific events to come or at the very least of having to witness them.  Zephaniah 2: 3. `Seek you the Lord, all you meek of the earth, who have carried out His judgment, seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be that you will be spared in the day of the Lord`s anger.`  These dramatic events are for a time yet to come, but even when they were first prophesied, thousands of years ago, they were considered to be close to happening, so how much closer should we suppose them to be in this day and age?  Now is not the time to be, or to become, complacent!  I should suppose that all who are reading this article know just how suddenly things can change in this world. Remember how everything was seemingly going along so smoothly for most people who had employment when apparently out of nowhere, global recession struck, bringing with it all of the extra misery for the already worse off of trying to eke out even further their already overstretched budgets whilst dealing with mushrooming price increases, fuel poverty and the inevitable rises in taxation. Change can also occur at any time to our very life span, one day we can be in the best of health whilst the next we can be diagnosed with a life changing or even fatal illness given only weeks or even days to survive. Some people do not even have the `luxury` of being told of their impending demise, they may be killed in a road traffic accident or by some other violent means,  if this happens and they have not already repented of the sins that they have committed during their lifetime, then obviously it is too late for them to repent. The risk for us as individuals is the continuing `putting off until tomorrow` that we have all been guilty of doing and continue to be guilty of doing from time to time. But of course the real danger is when we start to do this `putting off ` with