Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:14-16 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/heb.4.14-16.KJV
When I read the news on Google or Fox News website or even listen to the news on TV, it saddens me but it also gives me hope. Why would all of the bad news give me hope? Because it tells me that the appearance of our Savior, Jesus Christ, is not very far away! There are so many things happening around the world and in our country that follow the prophecies in the Bible until it would be crazy not to be looking for Him in the clouds.
The prophecies that are in God’s Word tell of all kinds of diseases and wars and uprisings and political problems that will be happening in the world around us just before He comes to take the church to Heaven. Life on Earth is going to be much worse when the church is taken away so I hope that many will seek to know Jesus soon and follow Him until that day comes. I don’t think it will be very far in the future. All of the “global warming” scenarios that we hear in the news will likely never happen or they will happen due to what will happen during the Tribulation.
The signs that Jesus spoke of to His disciples and other prophecies in Daniel and Ezekiel tell of this time. Of course, God didn’t give us a date or a year that this would be happening but with everything that is going on around us and the signs in the heavens like the lunar eclipse this month and the annular eclipse in June, I believe, we are closer to the end of the age now than we ever have been.
God cares for all of humanity but He knows who will follow Jesus and who will not. I pray for all who read these posts of mine. Please give your heart to Jesus. Seek Him out in Scripture and pray that your heart will be open to accepting Him as your Savior. Our time is quickly coming to a close and whenever the church is taken up, the next seven years will be far worse than it is today. Seek out a Bible-teaching church and pastor, one that doesn’t water down or adds “human wisdom” to God’s Word. Pray for wisdom and guidance while you are reading the Bible so God can show you the message that you need today.
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:10-12 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/1ti.6.10-12.KJV
Begin your day with prayer and thanksgiving for the blessings that you have. Whether it be much or little, be satisfied with what you have and pray that you do not covet the things of others. In the world today it’s hard not to want the things that those around you have. But consider this: store up treasure in Heaven where it cannot be stolen.
How can you store up treasure in Heaven? By giving your time to others or giving a portion of your income to the church or some worthy cause, this is how you gain treasure in Heaven. Be careful to give only to charities that do what they say and don’t give to some charity that you can’t research their true background.
Seek the Lord with your heart and read His Word to learn more about Him. When you feel the Holy Spirit touching your heart and you feel that conviction that you need Jesus as your Savior, give your heart to Him. God has a plan for your life so plan to give your heart to Him.
Jesus Christ came to save the world from their sinful nature that had been handed down through the ages from Adam. Will everyone be saved? No, because not everyone wants to be saved. There are many who will hear the message of salvation and reject it because they don’t want to be saved or they don’t think they need saving, like the Pharisees and the Priests of Jesus’ day.
God loves humanity and He did choose the Jewish nation in particular. Why? Because He is God! My point is that He has known since before He created the Earth that human beings would rebel against His rules and His wisdom. He has known that some will gladly accept His wisdom and His rules once they realize where they will spend eternity IF they don’t! That is why Jonathan Edwards sermon “Sinners in the hands of an angry God” caused a massive revival when he was preaching. The link that I have shared is from Yale University where Jonathan Edwards got his theological training. He preached this sermon in 1741 and It caused a revival to break out.
My point in showing this is this: God loves humanity, not just one class of people or one nation but God keeps us from falling into hell by His will and purpose, not by anything that we do. It is by His pleasure and love for us that we get the chance to come to know our Savior, Jesus Christ.
I know that this small message would not be a welcome one in many churches today but the fact is that God places each of us in a place to accomplish His purpose. When the Holy Spirit touches our heart during a sermon or a radio broadcast or even through talking to someone about salvation, it is at that point that we realize just how much we need Jesus as our Savior. The thread that keeps us from falling into hell is God’s purpose and pleasure and once we find that we truly need Him to show us the way to live by following Jesus’ example…we should do so with as much passion as we can until our life is over.
Each of Jesus’ disciples told people about their Savior from the day of Pentecost until the day they died. Each one of them took His message to as many as would receive it until all of them were martyred except for John. John is the only disciple of Jesus who died of old age at the end of the first century. Your purpose and mine are bound together with those disciples because we believe in Jesus Christ as the Savior for all of mankind. Your skin color doesn’t matter, Your culture doesn’t matter and neither does your nationality. The only thing that matters for this tiny space of time that we have on Earth is this: Who is your Savior?
Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven and belief in Him is the only way that your heart can be changed. Following Him from that point every day of your life is the only way to take His message to a dying world. Ensure your eternity and destination in it while you can because this life is the only time you have to make that decision. I pray that all who read this or hears this will make the decision to give your life to Jesus and ask Him to come into your heart so you can be saved. All of us have an eternity ahead of us when we die, but your decision about your salvation will determine where you spend eternity.