A Gentle Whisper -- Listening for the Voice of God Johnny Almond  

The King’s Warning


Keep alert and pray.  Otherwise temptation will overpower you.

  For though the spirit is willing enough, the body is weak.

                          Matthew 26:41 NLT

Stay awake!

     Do not let the Devil catch you napping—sleepwalking is dangerous.

     Hell’s traps can easily ensnare you when you are only half awake.

     While Jesus sweat blood in Gethsemane, his disciples snored.

      Do better than them—keep watch with Me through the hours of this day. 

Pay attention!

     Do not emulate Judas, seeking a time to betray Me—look for ways to serve.  

     Carelessness causes moral tragedy and distracts from life’s noblest use.

     Watch your p’s and q’s; otherwise, you could misspell purity and quality.   

     Do not waste the days I give you—life is not a dress rehearsal.

Be careful!

     Satan is not a teddy bear, but a roaring lion shredding unsuspecting victims.

     You do not play volleyball in a minefield; do not be fast and loose morally.  

     If you throw caution to the wind, you will live to regret it.

     Be vigilant as you journey through life, or you could trip and get hurt. 

Stay busy!

     Never go to sleep on the job, or you’ll be embarrassed at the end of the day.

   Avoid pretense—never turn My will into a charade to impress others.

    Jesus went around doing good—copy his example; do not just go around.

    Idleness is the devil’s workshop—Christlikeness demands an active life.

Watch out for the tempter!

     Self-sufficiency self-destructs; cocksureness sets you up for a great fall.    

      Basking in your fantastic ego, you’re never more vulnerable for temptation. 

     Racing helter-skelter in hectivity?  The evil one can catch you off-guard. 

     Hungry? Anxious? Lonely? Tired? HALT! 


     Your noble intentions may be strong, but your resistance is weak.

     Disciple, will you desert your Master?  Soldier, will you cut and run?

     Subject, will you disown your King?  Friend, will you turn traitor?

     Nothing is bitterer than denying Me—you would weep your heart out.

Let My warning flash through your mind, and you will not have to cry.

© Pastor Johnny R. Almond                              Gentle Whispers from Eternity