It Could Be Today :: By Dennis Huebshman

If some of the messages that are posted for me sound like they’re repetitive, it’s because they are. If I could speak out in a way that every person on earth would hear, I’d do it in a heartbeat. I believe we are so close to the harpazo, Rapture, or the taking up of all believers to meet our Jesus in the air, that it could be any moment now. Having studied the word of God as to what this earth will go through, I want to reach every soul possible to give them the opportunity to miss the tribulation/wrath. A simple statement from long ago says, “Know Jesus, Know God – No Jesus, No God. (any emphasis mine)

For just a brief moment of His agony, our Savior experienced what it would be like to be separated from the Father forever. This was the moment He dreaded the most of the entire crucifixion, when God would have to look away as His Son took on every sin this world would ever commit. That would’ve been the moment when Jesus exclaimed, “My God! My God! Why have You forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:46). By making this statement, Jesus fulfilled Psalm 22:1 word for word. Up to that very moment, the Son had never been separated from the Father, even during all the time He was in human form.

Being a perfect and righteous God, He can tolerate no sin whatsoever. For Jesus to be the only sacrifice that would ever appease the Father, His blood would have had to be totally pure and holy and sinless, right up to that moment when He would be our “scapegoat.” (Leviticus 16:8-10). Through His “human” years on this earth, Jesus did not sin even once. He is the only “human” who ever would be able to accomplish this for the entire existence of this earth from the creation to the end of the Millennial Reign.

There are people who believe they have never sinned, but Romans 3:23-25 and Romans 6:23 set this straight. Romans 3:23-25; “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by His blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness because, in His forbearance, He had passed over former sins.”

This is emphasized in Psalm 103:12 that states our sins are removed “as far as east is from west.” Only the perfect, sinless blood of Jesus could accomplish this.

Going to Romans 6:23, we see just how the Father feels about sin, and just how important the sacrifice of our Savior really was. “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Please note here that without Jesus, every single sin that anyone would ever commit throughout their entire lifetime on this earth will be put upon them at the Revelation 20:11-15 White Throne Judgment. “Propitiation” in the Bible is defined as “the act of gaining or regaining the favor or goodwill of someone or something; the act of appeasement as in a sacrifice; specifically, an atoning sacrifice” (Miriam-Webster). Jesus allowed Himself to be the appeasement to the Father for all our sins. He was not forced to do this but did so willingly (John 10:18). Also, He gave Himself as the pure and acceptable sacrifice, not only for God’s chosen Jewish people but for everyone in the world for all time (John 10:16).

With this thought in mind, some may be led to believe that the Jews are given a “free pass” into Heaven. While there are definite covenants between God and the Jews, they still have to receive and accept Jesus as their Messiah to have eternal life with Him. John 14:6 explains this quite well; “Jesus said to him, I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through Me.”

Three places in the Bible specifically state that all who call on the name of the Lord will be saved. See Joel 2:32; Acts 2:21 and Romans 10:13. God does not repeat anything just to take up space in His “Love Letter” to us. If something is repeated, He especially would like for us to take note of this. By the way, just calling Jesus’ name is not the saving factor. One must form a true relationship through confession of sins, and having the faith and belief that only the Blood of Jesus could wash away our sins. We must sincerely ask Him to come into our hearts and be our Savior forever.

People have been looking forward to the return of our Lord and Savior ever since He left this earth after His resurrection. Paul even makes mention in several epistles that we must be ready at all times. He believed Jesus could even return in his lifetime. The biggest issue before May 14, 1948, was that Israel was not a nation again until then. Jesus said with the blooming of the fig tree – the rebirth of Israel – to look up, for His redemption was drawing nigh (Luke 21:28). He stated the generation that saw this would not pass before His return. Only thing is, we weren’t told exactly how long that generation would be. So far, it’s been 73 years and could end at any moment now.

In 1912, Lelia Naylor Morris (1862-1929) wrote a song, “What If It Were Today?” This is even more pressing today as all prophecy that had to be completed has been, and all the signs of the end of this age are totally here for the first time ever. The changes taking place in this world are accelerating; evil is more and more prevalent; the turning away from anything pertaining to Jesus is increasing; and we are just about at the point where God will remove the righteous as He did for Lot and his family, to keep us from the coming wrath.

What If It Were Today?

1.) Jesus is coming to earth again; what if it were today? Coming in power and love to reign; what if it were today? Coming to claim His chosen bride, all the redeemed and purified, over this whole earth scattered wide; what if it were today?

Ref.) Glory, Glory! Joy to my heart ’twill bring. Glory, Glory! when we shall crown Him King. Glory, Glory! Haste to prepare the way. Glory, Glory! Jesus will come someday.

2.) Satan’s dominion will then be o’er; O that it were today! Sorrow and sighing shall be nor more; O that it were today! Then shall the dead in Christ arise, caught up to meet Him in the skies, when shall these glories meet our eyes; what if it were today? (ref)

3.) Faithful and true would He find us here, if He should come today? Watching in gladness and not in fear, if He should come today? Signs of His coming multiply; morning light breaks in eastern sky; watch for the time is drawing nigh; What If It Were Today? (ref)

Several times in the past, I have encouraged anyone who has not received and accepted Jesus to consider doing so; and today would not be too early. Know that unless you have Jesus, you do not have the Father. This is made plain in such verses as John 3:18 and 1 John 5:12, just for examples. Romans 10:9-13 gives the simple pathway to ensure your eternal life with Jesus and to keep you from the wrath. You may delay asking Jesus to save you, but at what cost?

We are promised in Romans 8:1 that “There is therefore, now no condemnation, for those who are in Christ Jesus.” A chilling thought is the reverse of this, in that all are condemned who are not in Christ Jesus. There is no other way, no matter what any false prophet will tell you.

Do not rely on any organized evangelical church to give you the word, without reading it for yourself. I used to just take the word of the preachers that what they said was the truth. That is, until I read through the Bible for myself about 35 years ago. I am so thankful that the Lord did not require my soul before then. I know what judgment I would have been facing. Fortunately, mine will now be at the Judgment Seat of Christ as given in 2 Corinthians 5:10. I will be shown everything I did, good or bad, and receive or lose rewards based on that. However, my eternity will be with Jesus, the one who paid for my pardon and set me free from the Lake of Fire.

I would love for you to be at that Judgment as well. My prayer is that even if someone doesn’t like me, they will not be condemned to hell. In Heaven, there will be no conflict between members of the flock of the Savior, as we will be following the two greatest commandments Jesus gave us; “Loving God – Loving each other”! Please call out today, right now. This world is rapidly entering a phase that all believers do not want to be a part of. The only way to avoid the 7-year tribulation is to have already called out to Jesus to save you and to prepare a home for you with Him in Heaven. He will gladly do so but will not force anyone to call on Him.

Anyone who ends up in hell will have chosen it for themselves. Please choose wisely!

Come, Lord Jesus – even if it is Today!