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Good morning, dear Reader! My husband is now in rehab and I no longer have to drive one to two hours away to see him! Praise the Lord for His mercy on the love of my life! As I sit here this morning, I think of what this year may bring. Could this be the year of Christ’s return for us where He will take us up to Heaven to be with Him? Oh I surely hope so! The signs of the times reveal that He is right at the door, ready to give us that shout to join Him!

Rev 3:8,10  I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name (10)  Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Rev 4:1  After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

1 Thess 4:15-17  For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.  (16)  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  (17)  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Amen and amen! Exciting times are coming for the believer. We have been praying for this day for a long time! But how do we pray? The Lord taught us in the Lord’s prayer the pattern we should use:

Luk 11:2-4  And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.  (3)  Give us day by day our daily bread.  (4)  And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Many of us know this prayer by heart, but do we know what we are praying? Do we merely repeat the words over and over again without giving it much thought? Jesus told us not to repeat prayers over and over and said these were vain repetitions like those of the heathen (Mark 6:7). I won’t go into this now but in another future post. The part I’m speaking of is “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done.”

What did the Lord Jesus mean when He taught us to pray for His kingdom? Jesus is speaking of Christ’s kingdom here on earth after the Great Tribulation. After the tribulation there will be 1,000 years of peace with Jesus Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords, reigning and ruling over the entire earth from Jerusalem. Life will return to be as it was in the Garden of Eden.

Isa 11:6-9  The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.  (7)  And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.  (8)  And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den.  (9)  They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

Isa 65:25  The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.

Christ’s kingdom will be that of beautiful peace! This is what we are to pray for, friend! We are to be looking forward to that day, but in the meantime, we are to pray for God’s will to be done in order for that kingdom to come! God gave us everything we need in the Scriptures where we can find out all of the signs of the end times. (I wrote a series on this and you can find it here.) There is much written on this topic but surely you can see for yourself by watching the news or social media; you can see just how evil this world has become.

Unbelievers mock God but there will be a time where He will judge the world of their sin. This judgment is coming and you can count on it. All things work towards the establishing of Jesus Christ’s kingdom on earth.

2 Chron 36:16  But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.

Gal 6:7  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Are you ready for the Rapture of the saints to be forever with the Lord Jesus? Have you been saved so that you can be kept from that hour of temptation to come upon the entire earth. It will be a horrific time for those who are left behind; most will die because of they did not take the mark of the beast. It will be a time that has never been seen by anyone in the past. Albert Camus once said:

I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is.

Ouch! Do you want to be one of those people who currently doesn’t care about God (or even believe in God) or His coming kingdom? There will come a time when it will be too late. You will spend eternity burning in Hell and the Lake of Fire. You will remember each opportunity you were given by God to be saved and you laughed it off and ignored it. I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!