Empty and Swept Clean -Vacant- Souls

The Fullness in Christ or the Emptiness of a Vacant Soul

Have you ever come across a vacant lot, a space of land between say, two other buildings that was meant perhaps for another house that was never built? Or have you ever seen pictures of lots of land where a house is still standing but obviously in disrepair because it has been abandoned or not maintained? Tall uncut grass and weeds litters its surroundings. Broken windows and weather-ridden wood decries it’s current inward and outward state. Today’s message is just this – has your soul lost its hope in the Lord and now it’s nothing but a land where something of value once held its place and now nothing but abandonment describes its existence?

The Situation-

From nations and kingdoms in wars and turmoil, from an increasingly violent nature, to a dysfunctional society, this planet is becoming a very treacherous and dangerous place to live. Violence, hate, and lawlessness are defining our cities, towns, states, and nations. Extreme weather is becoming the norm with volcanoes igniting all over the globe to earthquakes increasing in size and scope like never before in human history. Folks, all these things are called out in Bible Prophecy and have, are, and will happen with ever increasing fervor.  The truth of the matter is that things will not get better. Oh, for short bursts of time they may seen they are back to normal, but the reality is they will worsen. I am not trying to be a fearmonger, nay-sayer, or a preacher of gloom and doom. I am only echoing the truth of the Word of God. Have you ever read and/or been taught the truth of the Book of Revelation? If so, you know that this world is destined for the judgments of Almighty God, and friends, this will not be a pleasant time. So what do we do?

“Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.” -Matt 12:44 (KJV)

If you find yourself today drifting on a raft of despair, or if you have lost your first love in Christ, or if you are just idling along finding your [temporary] joy and strength based on your friends, family, or stuff then you are heading for great discouragement. In fact, you are on a wide path that will lead to destruction – Matt 7:13-14. This I call living with a “vacant soul”. A soul that is not filled with Christ, has no purpose, has no hope, has no direction, and wanders trusting only in the temporal visual things and people of this life. It is now time to change.

Our Only Hope-

“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” -Psa 63:1 (ESV)

This world is destined for ultimate destruction – 2 Peter 3:10. So our absolutely only hope in this decaying world is to seek Christ and His free gift of salvation. He came in humility, preaching and teaching the Kingdom of God. He came to heal and have compassion on the sick, the lame and to those who had or lost all hope. He came as the only begotten Son of the Living God offering us living water to quench our spiritual thirst so it would never thirst again. His love for us is beyond our understanding, but suffice it to say that He loves us dearly and does not want even one to perish – 2 Peter 3:9. He loves you and me and only wants us to obey, follow and live a holy life unto Him. He asks for our 100 percent surrender and dedication in trust and faith. He wants to fill our souls with hope, love and the promise of living in His house for eternity.

So will you take Him up on His offer, or continue your decline into despair and hopelessness. It’s time to wake up and understand that this life is but a vapor – James 4:14 and once we die our physical body decays in the ground while our soul lives forever. Now is the time to shake off any attachment that makes you cling to this world and then reattach through your confession of your sins and in true repentance to the one and only one that can save you – the Lord Jesus Christ. Will you do this or will you remain lost and destined for an eternal separation from God? Are the “things” of this life more important than considering where your soul (the essence of your mind, heart and emotions) will spend eternity?

The Bottom Line-

You have but only two choices. Heaven or hell – Matt 25:46. Heaven with Christ based on you accepting, professing and living for Him, or Hell – the easy and wide path – leading to eternal torment and damnation – Matt 7:13-14. For what you are doing right now – the choices and decisions you make – will shape your eternity. You may be as stubborn as a mule, totally resistant to change – a person who rebels at the truth in Christ and has lived in your own ways and wisdom. Friend, this reasoning will lead you into eternal torment in the depths of hell’s continuous flames. No parties with like-minded hell-bound friends, no virgins, no paradise promises – just plain eternal consuming and endless non-destructive flames – Mark 9:43, 48. Time to think on this very seriously! For it’s too late once you exit this life to reconsider where you will go in the next.

It’s now time to get right with God filling up your souls with the wisdom and knowledge of Jesus Christ – our Lord and Savior. Fill up your souls with the living water in the hope of Christ- John 4:11. Now is the time – do not put it off. We have no guarantees of this present life, not even the next minute. Many people throughout the world are dying unexpectedly via crazed radical religious suicide bombers, others through demented and lost souls that have no value for human life for they have refused or rejected the light of Christ. We all must live every day as our last and so be prepared in the hope we have in Christ to enter His rest – Heb 4:1.

Your soul will be filled with either Jesus or evil for these are the only two forces in the universe today -Psalm 1. That being said, today, then is the day to get right with Jesus Christ and obtain your free gift of salvation and a reservation for eternity with Him. Do not leave your soul empty and swept clean. So…what say you?


Stay the course, run the race, be strong in the Lord and in the Power of His might,

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14- For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” -Matt 7:13-14 (ESV)



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Today’s Salvation’s Door Will Be Shut One Day – Which Side of It Will You Be Found On?

Will You Face an Open or Closed Door?

“And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain— 2- for He says, “At a favorable time I listened to you, And on a day of salvation I helped you.” Behold, now is “a favorable time,” behold, now is “a day of salvation”—:” -2 Cor 6:1-2 (NASB, emphasis added)

Early one cold dark morning this past week I was watching a pet sitting outside a front door of a residence nearby. It was starring at the front door and crying seemingly wanting to enter its master’s house.  This scene continued for some time and there was no response from the presumed owner nor did the dark, dimly lit door open and let the pet in. All was silent and you could feel the sadness of the animal that thought it had a home but now was left to fend for itself in an ugly, violent and unfriendly world. 

Friends, Jesus gives us several parables of this type of abandonment in the New Testament. We hear of the ten virgins in Matt 25 – 5 wise and 5 foolish. When the Bridegroom came the wise, prepared ones, were allowed to go in. The 5 foolish were not prepared and by the time they finally got it right, the door of the wedding feast was closed in their faces not to enter, no way.

Another can be found in Luke 13:-28. Please read this. Strive to enter through the narrow door the Lord says for one day the Master of the House will arise and shut the door. The ones left outside will begin to stand at the closed door and knock and say Lord please open the door. (Mind you, these are Christians saying this for they have called Him Lord). However, the reply will come forth saying, “I don’t know where you come from, depart from me all you workers of evil“. This is sobering reading it now even before this time occurs and if you are not stirred in your heart and soul over these words, then I recommend strongly you reevaluate your faith in Christ ASAP!

One day the door to salvation in Jesus Christ will be shut and those that failed to believe in Him, disregarded the truth for a lie will be shunned and the door will be closed in their faces. They will be left to fend for themselves like the poor pet I described above. Only this time they will be trying to survive the perils of the Seven year Tribulation. A time of intense, miserable and life and death struggles.  The Lord said that this time would be worse than any the world has ever seen from the foundations of the world.

“For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.” -Matt 24:21 (NASB)

Folks, it’ll be bad, real bad.

So the question is where are you at today with the Lord? Are you with Him or against Him? Your lifestyle and belief system called faith will dictate which side of the door you will end up on. For according to God’s word there are ONLY evil people and righteous people. There are only the saved and the unsaved. You are either with the Lord or against Him. No fence sitters will be allowed in, in fact, the Lord will vomit you out of His mouth. Again very sobering words to be rethought each and every day.

Are you saved today? I mean really saved!! Bought by the Blood of the Lord shed for you at the Cross? Is your life a direct reflection of the Lord in thought, word and deed? Do you live a holy and righteous life? Do you pray confessing and repenting of your sin daily? Are both of your hands on the plow never wanting to look back at the world (Luke 9:62)? (And do you remember Lot’s wife?).

It’s time to reflect on these things and make some perhaps u-turns in your life, I know I need the same thing. It’s time to get all right with God and let your faith glorify the Son daily. DOn’t be left looking at the slammed shut door you could have so easily entered.

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22- Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23- Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’:” -Matt 7:21-23 (NIV)

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman





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Are You Looking Up? Is Your Redemption Drawing Near?

Are You Awake, Alert and Watching?

“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” -Luke 21:28 (KJV)

There are so many signs and events happening right now as forecast by the Bible for the very last days, before the Lord returns for His Bride – the real Christians – that they are hard to miss. In fact, one could say that if you claim to be a Christian and you miss seeing what the Bible clearly states as signs before His arrival, then are you really ready to meet the Lord?

For example, in Matt 24, the Lord says that when you see the fig tree blossom, then He is right at the door. The fig tree is Israel and it blossomed in 1948 when it became an official (world recognized) nation.

“Now learn the parable from the fig tree: as soon as its branch has become tender and sprouts its leaves, you know that summer is near; 33- so you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door.” – Matt 24:32-33 (NASB)

Did you read it – “He is near, right at the door.”

Another can be found in Luke 21… Take a moment to read this chapter… Then focus in on verse 28-

“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” -Luke 21:28 (KJV)

The bottom line in our faith for the days in which we live is – are we expecting His return? Are we anxiously awaiting it? Are we excited about being with Jesus for eternity? Do we talk about it to our families and friends? Are we looking up?

Friends, please if you are too connected into the world and its “stuff”, and can’t see what’s going on, then can I suggest that it’s time to get alone with Jesus and get right with Him yes, even if you’ve drifted in your faith. Put Him as the first thing you think about when you get up and the last thing you think about before you fall asleep at night. Please consider these things as the enemy of our souls is after us, and to get us distracted 24×7, well, then he’s got you, trapped in his web of deceit, deception, lies and corruption.

Consider all these things and know the Lord.

“Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:” -Heb 12:25-26 (KJV)

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman




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