We are indeed in the “end of days” and the end is indeed close at hand. There is no doubt about that … if … you are a born-again believer and you spend time in God’s Holy Word, the Bible.
As I have stated before the Word of God is for the believer and then the believer explains to the lost what the Word of God means. The lost come to Jesus Christ and then the Word of God is explained by the Holy Spirit, and suddenly they see the depths of God’s Word is endless. This my friends, is definitely a miracle on its own and everyone should be in awe of this.
As with everything in God’s Word, it is always one way or the other; there is no “grey area.” There are NO mistakes of any kind, there is NO fence-sitting, it is black and white and that is putting it simply. The problem is, far too many want to see a miracle before they believe, Unfortunately … it does not work like that.
The unbeliever has so many questions, they have already made up their minds and yet what they follow is worthless. Most want nothing more than riches to abound in their lives, never understanding that wealth here on earth is worthless as well, life here is too short! The Word of God is the single greatest authority on this matter, that we are here to choose to follow Jesus Christ.
How odd is it … the world is seeking peace on every front! The Word of God tells us that peace will never come until Jesus Christ comes.
We find in 2 Peter 3:3-4 “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”
Do they not understand, that IF there is a beginning, there is definitely an END? And then they never understand that today is the beginning of the end, the “end of days!” They look around themselves and they never see the problems, as the saved brethren see it. Decay and destruction is everywhere and there is NO end to it, not until the Lord returns.
Those who are born-again understand that there is an end to everything around, simply because we believe the Holy Word of God, as inerrant truth. What do the lost have to look forward to? Not a single thing. In some ways, they believe that after death as a human, everything simply stops, that is the end. How odd is it, that is exactly what they get when they die. When will the lost, listen to the Bible and realize that the Lord is giving them another option?
I am sure that most will know the saying, “Procrastination is the bane of all mankind!” And truth be told, that is exactly what is going to happen in the near future. For one reason, the lost are having too much fun, chasing after the worthless stuff every day! The “prosperity gospel, the “feel good gospel,” and that is just for some. They want to use the Lord God as an ATM machine, or they simply love the feelings they have as they walk into a church; it’s so solemn and all that.
They never once feel the Lord God pulling at their Spirits, asking them to read HIS Holy Word and believe what they read. They never feel the Holy Spirit taking them to task concerning their own sins. They never understand, that IF there is no confession of sin, there is NO redemption, No salvation! Try asking them about humility before a Just God?
Do they know there is a day of accountability They will be held responsible for their actions. They don’t know, because they never open their Bibles and read! The Bible says this in 2 Timothy 3:1-7:
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
What so many miss is this: YOU are here to decide to live for Jesus Christ … or NOT! That is the reason for this life and there is no other, simply because the Lord God said so! For the majority, they have too many other things to attend to, than to read the Holy Word of God.
Than to concern themselves with the evidence of the Bible and to wonder where they fit in all of this. Your Work will never matter, your wealth will never matter, your fun will never matter, your Life is to decide for Jesus Christ or not! Again it is one way or the other, it is for heaven or not … and you won’t like what you get if you don’t choose heaven.
If you are wondering which way to go, what will last and what we…if the questions seem to have no answers…the Bible is your only guide! We must consider that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to the Father and heaven … anything less will send you to hell and eventually the lake of fire!
Remember this: John 14 6:1-4 “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.”
The passage of Scripture that follows is the absolute truth; John 14 6:5-7:
“Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.”
Again, I am going to state … NO Jesus Christ … NO heaven! It is that simple, it is the absolute truth!
To begin with, no one knows the day of their death and no one knows the day of the Rapture.” If you think for one moment, that you will see 80 years of life, then you don’t know the Word of God. You know the story of the rich man and his barns?”
Luke 12:16-20: “And he spake a parable unto them, saying, ‘The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully’: And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?’And he said, ‘This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.’
And I will say to my soul, ‘Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, ‘Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?’”
One thing is for sure, we never know when our soul will be required, that is only for God to know. Suffice to say, “I am ready…no matter if I die…or I go in the Rapture. I belong to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ … and it is HE who gives me understanding through HIS wisdom and Discernment.
2 Timothy 1:12 “For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
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