Category: Are you ready?
A new creation!
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/2co.5.17.KJV
Joy comes in the morning
The end is near…
The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before that great and notable Day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts 2:20-21 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/act.2.20-21.KJV
For the promise is unto you, your children, and all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
Acts 2:39 KJV
The title is something that you see “crazy people” in movies and other media shouting about but it gets your attention. The end of the world is not exactly what I’m referring to. Mainly because God’s Word never says anything about the world ending. There is a time of Tribulation that lasts for seven years and then there is a one-thousand-year Kingdom in which Jesus rules the world but the end of the world is not spoken of until the Great White Throne’s judgment after the one-thousand years. Even then, the heavens and the Earth will be remade as they were in the beginning.
Why am I writing this? Because our world is going through many “birth pains” right now and all of the prophecies point to this time as being the “end of days” or the “end of the age”. What does that mean? Well, the whole world has been enjoying the patience of God during the past two millennia which many scholars call the “Church Age”. This time is referred to as such because the church was started after Pentecost and the church that the apostles began at that time has spread all over the world. In many ways, the church has fulfilled its mandate to take the gospel to the whole world but there are still many who have not heard or accepted Jesus as their Savior.
The world is becoming more like the world was just before the Flood of Noah’s day. Rejecting Jesus and following their own ideas and religions or even rejecting religion entirely has become more accepted today than at any time in the past few hundred years. We are living during this time that Jesus spoke of when the world would be in a state of confusion and pestilence and wars. This time has been prophesied for many hundreds of years, actually, it is thousands, but there are few that have taken notice of it. Jesus is coming back soon to take His Bride, the church, back with Him to His Father’s house. I pray that anyone who reads this will seek Him out to be your Savior because the time is coming that the world will be in much worse shape than it is in today. Read the Bible, particularly the gospel of John, Romans, and the book of Revelation.
These three books will give you the reason for the things that are happening in today’s world. Seek Jesus as your Savior and give your heart to Him while there is time. When that day comes when the church is taken up, the problems of today will look like wonderful times in comparison to the next seven years that will come. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Just before the Trumpet
Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the place,
Not a creature was praying, not one on their face.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care,
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.
The children were dressing to crawl into bed,
Not one ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap,
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.
When out of the East there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray,
I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!
The light of His face made me cover my head,
It was Jesus returning just like He had said.
And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.
In the Book of Life which He held in His hand,
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
When He said “It’s not here” my head hung in shame.
The people whose names had been written with love,
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those who were ready He rose without a sound,
While all the rest were left standing around.
I fell to my knees, but it was too late,
I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.
In the words of this poem the meaning is clear,
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There’s only one life and when comes the last call,
We’ll find that the Bible was true after all!
Do you believe the Bible?
The Bible is at least one-third prophecy and many people discount it as just an old book.
We are living in a time of prophecies being fulfilled before our eyes and yet many are not paying attention. Why? Because more than two-thirds of the world doesn’t believe the words in the Bible. Many of them know of the Word and the Bible but there are many who do not think that those words are the Truth.
Nearly all of the prophecies of the Bible have come true already and many more that pertain to this time in history are being fulfilled almost every day. God doesn’t want anyone to be cast into hell with the devil and his demons but so many refuse to follow Jesus today and will be cast away from Him. Knowing about prophecy and Scripture and Jesus is great but knowledge is not enough. You have to believe in Jesus for your salvation and repent of your sins and follow Him until the day He returns for the church, His Bride.
God is coming back in the Person of Jesus Christ as King! This will happen at the end of the seven years of Tribulation but it will happen. God always keeps His promises and Jesus said He would return to rule as King for one thousand years. If you don’t believe in Him as your Savior, you should. Your eternity depends on it. Jesus is coming back! I believe it will happen in just a few years.
I know, it sounds like I’ve lost my mind but if you read the Bible and the prophecies which point to the time we are living in today you can see that these prophecies are coming true…NOW! The signs of the end are all around us. It isn’t “global warming”, it is the judgment of God on the Earth and those who have ignored His call to be saved. The things happening now are not as bad as during the seven years of Tribulation.
Satan hates us! Why? Because we are made in the image of God. Something that angels cannot know. All of the wars, all of the diseases, everything that has been bad and wrong in our world has been engineered by Satan. God allowed it, but He did so for our souls to turn to Him for salvation. I pray that everyone who reads this will give their heart to Jesus as their Savior soon. We are not promised tomorrow, today is the day of salvation.
Creation declares the majesty of God
Do you believe in Him?
There are times that I notice people who say they believe in His power to save and His power to heal but it seems to be more of a “head knowledge” kind of belief rather than a deep, heartfelt conviction. The way I look at the Bible and God and Jesus and all of their abilities is based solely on what He has done in the past and what He will do now…if we will have the conviction to follow through. Remember, a conviction in this sense is a strong belief and is deeply held. It is not swayed by the opinions of others.
It was conviction that began the church after Jesus was resurrected and then taken up to prepare a place for His people. Ideas and a belief that is only knowledge of a fact or a memory is not the same. Peter and the other disciples would never have started the beginnings of a church or a movement without a true conviction that their Savior lives and in all of the promises that they heard from Him. A deeply held conviction cannot be shaken even when everything around you is not going according to your plan. God is still behind the scenes, moving the pieces so that “all things will work for your good“.
Prayer and reading His Word daily will strengthen your faith and your convictions about Him. Although many of us who claim to be walking with Him only do so when we are at church. We don’t practice our beliefs when we are at the doctor’s office or when we are traveling or at work. That is not the part of our life that we allow God to invade unless we need Him to. We need to remember that “God came and walked in the garden“, He wanted to be near and with His Creation, Adam. The only time we read this is after they have eaten of the fruit that they were not supposed to eat, but I believe that God walked with them to teach them every day. How else would they learn?
Belief and conviction are different sides of the same coin. One is just an intellectual knowledge where you have read about God’s miracles and you know that He has done this in the past. The other is based on that but it is deeper meaning that He is still doing those things today. God didn’t stop performing miracles in the first century, He is still doing it even now somewhere in the world. Take that into your heart and believe it with enough conviction that those problems that you are having or going through are being fixed by the Creator as you pray. Just believe it in faith.