Monday, April 07, 2008

People Get Ready

People get ready...Jesus is coming!

Lord Im ready now
Im waiting for Your triumphant return
Youre coming so soon
This world has nothing for me
I find my peace and joy solely in You
Only in You
I want the world to see that
Youre alive and living well in me
Let me be a part of the harvest
For the days are few
He's coming soon

People get ready Jesus is comin
Soon well be going home
People get ready Jesus is coming
To take from the world His own

There will be a day
When we will be divided right and left
For those who know Him
And those who do not know
Those who know Him well
Will meet Him in the air
Hallelujah
God is with us
Those who do not know
They will hear "Depart, I knew you not"
For my friends you see
There will be a day when well be counted
So know Him well, know Him well

People get ready Jesus is comin
Soon well be going home
People get ready Jesus is coming
To take from the world His own
People get ready Jesus is comin
Soon well be going home
People get readyJesus is coming
To take from the world His own


Crystal Lewis Version -

17 comments:

Joseph A. said...

Judging from your last few posts, it seems like you're greatly anticipating Christ's return more and more as the days go by. ;)

Jeff Greathouse said...

I am not much into it.

Doorman-Priest said...

Can't come soon enough.

WayneDawg said...

Joseph - I am greatly anticipating!

Jeff - The song or Christ's return?

DP - Amen!

Jeff Greathouse said...

WayneDawg:

Both. I am not fan of the music: the artist, the genre or the lyrical content.

On the return of Christ, I think that we as Christians miss too much of the life that God wants us to experience when we focus on the after-life.

Joseph A. said...

God made us so we could glorify Him and have fellowship with Him (1 John 1:1-3). The focus on this life is mutually important with our focus on the after-life.

I don't really know the harm there could be in a person thoroughly concentrating on their afterlife, looking at it from an authentic Christian perspective, that is.

Roland said...

Completely off topic. On Brian Culvers blog you noted how women follow Oprah.
Could not the same idea he posted apply to every person, Brian included?

On topic.
The song is okay.
Its not my fave, but its not bad.
I like Joseph's viewpoint of focusing on this life. Knowing what is coming helps keep me going here and now, but I do it in the hope (yes, unrealistic) that everyone can be there.
:)

Jeff Greathouse said...

Joseph:

I would say that the harm comes because you are going against the Bible.

That may seem a little harsh and it is not intended to be that way.

WayneDawg said...

Jeff -

Typically I’m not a fan of contemporary Christian music either, but the words were what drew me to the song. ‘People get ready…” doesn’t employ the usual lovey-dubby type lyrics that most CC songs seem to use today.

Jeff, please elaborate on how looking forward to being with my heavenly Father is going against the Bible.

WayneDawg said...

John 15:18-20

“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.

Jeff – Because I am not of this world, I am heavenly minded. Let me try to convey my thoughts here……

Since God saved me almost 14 years ago I have been looking forward to one day going ‘home’. That thought kind of reminds me of the lyrics from ‘Rocky Mountain High’ by John Denver which goes…”…going home to a place he’s never been before.”

Now my looking forward to going ‘home’ does not mean that I do not enjoy my life here right now. On the contrary, I love and adore my wife, watching my boys grow up, close friends I have, sharing the Gospel of Christ to the lost, leading/teaching others to share their faith, fishing, smoking a quality cigar, etc.

There is a long list of things I like to do and places I like to be….but, in saying all that, nothing I just mentioned is ever going to compare to the day I stand before my Lord and Savior and dwell in His glory forever. I am so looking forward to that day!!

Is that not a good thing to meditate on? As Paul says in Phil 4:8.......

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”

I believe that the more heavenly a mindset one has the better his witness will be while here on Earth.

Joseph A. said...

Well said, "Dawg." :P

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WayneDawg said...

Roland -

Here is what Brian posted above the Oprah video...

"Still don't think it is dangerous in following a person as opposed to following God? There is only one way to heaven and that is through the Son, Jesus Christ. It takes a faith and trust in Him alone for salvation. It takes repentance and obedience to His Word as a sign of our love for Him. Who are you following?"



I'm not sure I understand your question as it relates to that quote from Brian.

Do you mean it's dangerous to follow anyone? If that's what you meant, then yes, it is dangerous to follow anyone.

As Brian pointed out, there is only one person we should follow; God. And the only way to God is through His Son Jesus Christ.

Jeff Greathouse said...

Wayne:

When I look at scripture and specifically the words of Jesus (the one I follow), I see him wanting his followers to concentrate on the here and now more than what is on the other side.

WayneDawg said...

Jeff -

Thanks for your reply.

I don't disagree with what you are saying, but I see a balance of being in the world and doing as Christ commanded us to do and longing for a day when I will be out of this body of sin (Rom 7:16-18) and present with the Lord (Jude 1:23-25).

Paul had the same type of longings. Look at this from 2 Cor 5:1-8:

For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.


"For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven..."

That is it in a nutshell right there.

I live my life for the Lord and do His will while I'm here all for His glory!! But, at the same time I groan earnestly desiring to be with Him forever!!!

Jeff Greathouse said...

I will gracious bow out and not nit-pick.

I Am Out

Coram Deo said...

Maranatha Lord Jesus!

Even so, come...