Good morning, Reader! As I read through today’s verse and seek answers for my heart during these troubling times, I find myself thankful that I will indeed be in God’s house very soon. The Rapture could happen at any moment, my friend! God is patient and doesn’t want anyone to die and go to Hell. (2 Peter 3:9) He is leaving the door to Heaven open as long as possible so the Church, the Bride, can be added to as much as possible. (Revelation 4:1) His mercy will even extend to those who live during the Tribulation. He will give them every opportunity to be saved but, unfortunately, those people will go through the most terrible times ever to come to this earth. Most Tribulation believers will die for their testimony for Christ! (Revelation 13:7)
Notice on today’s verse that David mentions that he will seek after: (1) to dwell in the Lord’s house; (2) to behold the Lord’s beauty; and (3) to ask questions in the Lord’s temple. In these last days, friend, we should be seeking these exact same things:
Dwell in the house of the Lord: One cannot go to the Lord’s house (Heaven) unless one is born again. (John 3:3, John 3:7, 1 Peter 1:23) Only the saved will have the privilege of going to Heaven. (John 14:2, 14:3) Are you 100% certain that you will be going to Heaven? If you are not, then you need to make sure before you die or before the Rapture; whichever comes first. You don’t know the day, hour or even minute you will close your eyes for the last time and take your last breath! (2 Corinthians 6:2) Don’t wait, Reader!
Behold the Lord’s beauty: We know that we born-again believers are saved from the wrath to come which gives us a special fellowship with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 1:10) We see Him in a new light since our salvation. We understand what the Lord went through in order for us to be forgiven of our sins. Oh what mercy! We behold Him in our hearts as wonderful and beautiful! We long for the day where we can see Him face to face! (Isaiah 33:17, Psalm 50:2) I can just imagine when God the Father tells His Son to go get His Bride!! I will hear His voice and the trumpet call of God (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)! He will gather us in the clouds forever to be with Him! Just as I look upon my husband face-to-face, I will look on the Lord Jesus Christ face-to-face! Praise You, Lord! \o/
Enquire in the Lord’s temple: I know I will have a lot of questions to ask once I get to Heaven. I will be able to ask Jesus to tell me about all the times He appeared in the Old Testament to guide Israel. I’ll be able to ask Him anything and He will answer! But for the time being, I can go to the Father in prayer and talk to Him as I do with my husband. I can spiritually look upon His face through the Scriptures! The entire Bible gives a “picture” of Jesus Christ throughout each book! How blessed we are that the Bible is physically in front of us. Some of us have a dozen Bibles in our homes. Others use their electronic Bibles but I’m old fashioned and love the feel of the pages in my Bible. I know that a certain verse is highlighted in yellow and located on the top right of a page in a certain book! I’ve become intimate with my Bible and long to open its pages every single day! Today, we live in a time where we can easily access Scripture! \o/ There is coming a day where this won’t be so. The spirit of antichrist is alive and well and religious liberties are being taken away, bit by bit! I can enquire in the Lord’s temple right now – in my Bible. I can do searches in my e-Sword and find answers almost immediately. We are truly a blessed generation. THIS generation WILL see the Rapture friend! THIS generation WILL go through the Tribulation! (Matthew 24:4-51) But there is coming a time when the freedom of opening our Bibles will be taken away! It’s coming!
Briebart reports that the Chinese government in the Henan Province is now requiring people to get approval to attend church! Of course these are “state approved” churches, but nonetheless! China has underground churches and believers risk their lives attending services. Oh how spoiled we are in America! It won’t be long before this happens here as well, Reader! We currently have God’s Word to encourage our hearts. But there are believers all over the world that are persecuted and killed for their beliefs. Christianity is currently the most persecuted “religion” in all the world.
God does not forsake His own. He provides comfort where needed. As a believer, today’s verse comforts me because it is a promise to me.
You may be one who is afraid to get saved because your family will think your nuts! The Lord promises us in Psalm 27:10 that He will “lift” you. He will encourage you and comfort your heart in those times. He strengthens His children and doesn’t leave them abandoned! (Psalm 27:14)
Encouraging your own heart involves effort on your part, Reader. You don’t automatically absorb God’s Word through osmosis as you pick it up. You cannot leave this task to other people as they will eventually let you down. If you depend on the pastor’s message on Sunday to be “enough,” you’re sorely mistaken! It’s like getting food for your body only once a week. You’ll become grossly malnourished! But God never lets you down. Singing praises to Him does something to my heart. My discouraged heart begins to change and I am focusing my thoughts on God and not on my circumstances. My eyes get off my problems and look up to the One who can provide comfort!
Are you discouraged when you listen to the daily news? Stop listening to that and start listening to God’s Word. Let Him speak to you and heal you! (Psalm 147:3) He understands what you are going through and He will encourage you when you do your part. (Psalm 147:5)
For those readers today, anything worth having in your life is worth working for. Do you have salvation? If you do, then once the Rapture happens, you will be in Heaven when the Tribulation happens.😃 In the meantime, dive into God’s Word and allow the Holy Spirit to encourage you. For those who have not committed their life to the Lord Jesus, do so before it’s eternally too late. He is the only One who can bring you comfort and encouragement in the upcoming days. There are no guarantees that you will get saved during the Tribulation. In fact, most people will have hardened hearts going into the Tribulation and they will not seek after God.
Don’t wait! Get comfort now and be encouraged now!
I’m not trying to be a negative Nancy but Scripture warns us of these end times. Therefore, it is up to you to pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and change your current habits about your relationship with the Lord. Get serious about your walk with Him and allow the Holy Spirit of God to lead and guide you. Don’t be willfully ignorant of the end times. (2 Peter 3:5) If you are not born-again, confess your sins and repent of them. The time is coming when it will be too late for you to repent. You will remember each opportunity you were given by God to be saved; you will remember each time you laughed it off and ignored it. Please Reader, repent and accept Christ into your life. (Act 16:31, Rom 10:9) 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!