If the thought and warnings of Jesus coming back again disturbs you or makes you upset then a heart check may be in order. Fearful of the unknown and a bit of anxiety about it is understandable but, God has prepared for those of us who love him, things we can not even imagine to enjoy with him for eternity. We won’t just be sitting on clouds playing harps. The most enjoyable things we do here on this Earth are nothing compared to what God has waiting for us!
Do not fear. We should be joyful to see that the time is near for his return. The only ones who would not be are those who do not love his return and who are not saved. The only sorrow we should be feeling is sorrow that there are those who have so hardened their hearts to accept Jesus that they will be left behind when evil and God’s enemies are being dealt judgment in the coming 7 year Tribulation. Other than that, we should be rejoicing. It is bittersweet but it is our blessed hope.
Remember, we are one body with many parts. Each of us is called to do a different job and some various jobs. Some are called to teach, some to build up and edify, some are called to be prayer warriors and so on. We are ALL called to watch for his return but some of us are called to not only watch but, to warn so that those who would be saved before the last minute will be. So be cautious when you feel like you want to condemn a brother or sister in Christ because it is not an area you are called to. Or worse yet, be cautious if you are not a believer but in name only and feel like you need to condemn. Wake up. Jesus is coming and SOON. If you haven’t already….Accept him today! Don’t keep putting it off!
1 John 2:15-17
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
then if anyone who hears the sound of the trumpet does not take warning, and the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet and did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But if he had taken warning, he would have saved his life. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.
keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. And have mercy on those who doubt; save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.
You may not be called to be a watchmen like Ezekiel for Israel but, you can try and warn and most especially plant the seeds. Perhaps those seeds will survive the horrific events of the 7 year Tribulation and come alive. Planting the seeds and praying for those that they were planted into is all we can do. They must choose to latch on to Jesus for themselves. Plant, pray and leave it in the Lord’s hands.
The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, speak to your people and say to them, If I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from among them, and make him their watchman, and if he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows the trumpet and warns the people, then if anyone who hears the sound of the trumpet does not take warning, and the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet and did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But if he had taken warning, he would have saved his life. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand. ~ Ezekiel 33:1-6
TODAY is the BEST day for your salvation! You are FAST running out of tomorrows to call on Jesus to save you BEFORE the end FULLY begins!!!