Daily Devotional – 10/19/16 “Last Call!”

“Last call!” This is usually what you hear in a restaurant and/or club not long before the bar closes. This is to ensure you get all the ‘spirits’ you need before closing time. Now, when the Holy Spirit gave me this word, early this morning, I didn’t understand at first. Yet, as I laid there and allowed it to soak within me, this is what I got.

Most of the time, we take God’s grace for granted as if there isn’t going to come a time when the “last call” will be heard. We, as Saints, don’t think about the fact that the “last call” can be shouted at anytime. Meaning, we’ve only got a short amount of time to get the ‘spirit’ before the book close. We continually play church, hiding behind traditions that aren’t saving anybody. We play with the spirituality of the spirit when we will shout yet not sow. We play with God’s word when we put a stipulation on which sin is greater than the next or who can preach and where. Will we have time to get ourselves together before the last call? Will we, get some act right, before the last call sounds?

I’m only asking because at some point, the playing will cease whether it be by choice or force. This will be when the play shouting will be overtaken by the snatch of the Holy Spirit, shifting your entire life! When you’ll find yourself running around the church and unable to stop yourself and when your dancing will need no music. This will be when the word of God will blow your mind. Scriptures like Hebrews 6:1-3, “So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and placing our faith in God. You don’t need further instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment. And so, God willing, we will move forward to further understanding.” It’s time we move into a new realm of teaching and preaching because the enemy has moved to a new realm of destroying God’s people. It’s time we grow up spiritually in order to get what we need in the spirit! And it’s my hope it happens before the last call!


Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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