Good morning! It seems that each new day brings more and more troubling news across the globe! I follow an earthquake app on my cellphone and I’ve never seen so many earthquakes over 5.0 in one day in all my days of salvation! Jesus said in Matthew 24:6-8 that these things would happen in the end times but that these are just the beginning of sorrows (birth pains). Well we sure are feeling them now, aren’t we?
Does this trouble you? Are you fearing for what’s to come next? As Christians, we should actually be encouraged! How can I say that?
The Lord our God does not forsake His own. As born-again children of the Most High, we will not see the Tribulation. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) Take comfort in knowing that the same God who protected Noah and his family from the earth’s destruction during the flood will protect you as well.
However, God will unleash His wrath on those who refused to listen to His warnings from the Bible and from preachers/evangelists all over the world.
Every person has an opportunity to hear God’s Word, even if that person doesn’t go to church. The internet is filled with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and can easily be found if one has the desire to do so. YouTube has thousands of messages showing the plan of salvation. There are also plenty of videos on the end times, as well as the Rapture! But as the end nears, men’s hearts are not only colder but God is not even a thought in their minds.
Jesus said that the end times would be just as in the days of Noah. (Matthew 24:36-37) It was during Noah’s days that God regretted having created man. Men in Noah’s days were so wicked that even his every thought was continually evil! Can you imagine how bad that is? Not one good thing was in men’s minds at that time. It is getting that way today. Once the Rapture happens and the Holy Spirit’s influence is removed, the devil’s influence will take over and mankind will progress as in Noah’s days.
You may think that God doesn’t pay attention to you, but He surely does. He sees every action; He hears every word; and He knows every thought!
As born-again believers, we must desire to seek the face of Jesus, and live our lives as though He is coming at any moment! This motivates us to keep our garments spotless so we are ready to meet Him without regrets!
As believers, we have so much at our fingertips to pull from for encouragement. We can read our Bibles, search out songs to encourage our hearts, and bow before the Lord of lords and Kings of kings in prayer! We can have intimate fellowship with the Creator of the universe!! But to the person who is not born-again, he has only himself to turn to and there’s no comfort in one’s own heart. The unbeliever doesn’t have the comfort that the believer does; they may be able to access the resources but that comfort just isn’t there. Friend, 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!