Multitudes, Multitudes in the Valley of Decision
By Ben Girod
October 31, 2013
I believe we have entered a crucial time of decisions. The decisions being made today are setting the stage for our eternal rewards-or the lack of them. The final harvest is upon us. We see this depicted in the church of Laodicea as this article will show.
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. Joel 3:14-15
In these end times, God is drawing all men to make a distinct decision in their personal lives-choosing to surrender all for Him over living a mediocre life. When we choose total commitment, we enter into a covenant relationship with Him, and the brightness of His Kingdom will be revealed in our hearts. Otherwise we unknowingly sink in subtle deception; we may continue to worship God, but we lose our spiritual vision.
We are living in the Laodicean church age (see Rev. 3:14-22).
No sane Christian wants to be identified with the church of Laodicea. Nevertheless, whether we like it or not, we are all categorically part of this church age. The Laodicean church is clearly the epitome of the great "falling away." Most Christians think in terms of being set apart from this degenerate church, when in reality, we cannot escape being a part of it. From this point of view, we see an altogether different landscape. The decayed condition of this church causes one to take an honest inventory of his life, prompting many to come to the valley of decision.
There is a way out.
Amazingly, God does not give up on this church He advises buying from Him gold refined by fire (Rev. 3:18). How do we pay for this gold? There is only one way: with our lives. There is no other way to pay for this precious, refined metal which is a sanctified life. Included in this package will be the white raiment that will shield our personal and historical shame and disgrace, and an eye salve that gives a vision for the final harvest.
God says to the Laodicean Church:
"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Rev. 3:20).
God will call out of this church a remnant that has been proved, tried, tested, and sanctified. They will overcome insurmountable obstacles and reap the final harvest. They are seasoned soldiers who will take down enemy strongholds. Many of these ancient strongholds have kept the church in a state of paralysis for generations. Because of their perseverance in their darkest hours, the remnant will see the redemption of many by the power of the Blood
They will receive power to take back from the enemy what had belonged to Christ. Many movements have come and gone, having neither the stability nor the authority for such deliverance. God is waiting on the last, which will become first.
This army carries no banner. It is unheralded, unnamed, and largely unknown.
Out of the church of Laodicea come those who will storm the heavens on behalf of the nations. Redemption is their desperate cry. Nothing will stop them achieving this goal. In the end, their reward will be tremendous:
"To him that overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on my throne, even as I overcame, and am set down with my Father in His throne." v. 21.
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