The 6,000 Year Old Race
By Joe Keim
March 1, 2017
This morning, the Lord has been speaking to my heart.
Joe, all those who have been born of the Spirit are in a race, a race that began 6,000 years ago in the Garden of Eden.
In this race, your top goal is to pass the Message of Faith on to the next generation. Do not get distracted by the world and all of its temporary possessions. Do not get distracted by the runners next to you. Keep your eyes on the goal!
As I thought about this very important task at hand, I couldn't help but think of those before me - Abel, Noah, Moses, Ruth, Joseph, Paul, Lydia, and so many others who passed the Message of Faith on until it got to you and me.
In order to pass the Message of Faith on, many of our forefathers hid in dungeons, were beheaded, sawn in two, drowned, or burned at the stake. They refused to get out of the race or drop the Message of Faith. Their goal was to pass it on so it would get to you ...to me.
This challenges me to do the same. This causes me to challenge you. We must not lose focus. We cannot give up. It is the most important thing we do in life.
The apostle Paul wrote: let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
May we all be able to say, with Paul, at the end of our race: I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7).
— by Joe Keim
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