Faith and prayer may one day be too late

Close-Up Of Man Praying

There is an open invitation given by myself and many others telling whoever will listen that they can look to God for help. Strength comes from God by faith and prayer.

Go to the Lord for help;
    and worship him continually – Pslam 105:4  GNT

I do that because I know seeking God is not a practice that comes up empty – when I seek Him, I find Him and He does not reject me.

I have not spoken in secret
    or kept my purpose hidden.
I did not require the people of Israel
    to look for me in a desolate waste.
I am the Lord, and I speak the truth;
    I make known what is right. – Isaiah 45:19  GNT

However, there is a scene in Revelation that would suggest there will be a day when this opportunity will no longer exist.

The temple was filled with smoke from the glory and power of God, and no one could go into the temple until the seven plagues brought by the seven angels had come to an end. – Revelation 15:8  GNT

By faith and by prayer we enter the presence of God, but here it has become impossible – no one could go into the temple. There is a time coming when it will be too late to pray.

“Thomas Goodwin, a seventeenth-century Puritan pastor, wrote that one day he saw a father and son walking along the street. Suddenly the father swept the son up into his arms and hugged him and kissed him and told the boy he loved him—and then after a minute he put the boy back down. Was the little boy more a son in the father’s arms than he was down on the street? Objectively and legally, there was no difference, but subjectively and experientially, there was all the difference in the world. In his father’s arms, the boy was experiencing his sonship.” – Timothy Keller


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