Is Jesus Christ Your “Blessed Hope”
“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” -Titus 2:13 (KJV)
Are you excited about the times we are living in? Albeit, there is chaos, confusion, dangerous and perilous times all about us. Wickedness and lawlessness are rising but Biblical truth is nevertheless unchanging in spite of all of these difficult days. Did you know that approx one third of the Bible is about prophecy? We live in an exciting era because I fully believe we will see the rapture of the church very soon. Did you ever consider that you were put here for a reason and purpose? You were born to experience the last days and to testify of your faith in Christ to others. What a glorious but yes frightening time to be alive and the Lord put you and I here for such a time as this. What are you doing for the Lord right now?
We live in a very hostile, volatile and uncertain world today. Political corruption, deceit and deception, geopolitical maneuvering, crime, wickedness, hate, a tearing down of the sanctity of marriage between only a man and a woman, sexual immorality gone crazy, wars and rumors of war, Christian persecution, extreme weather, hurricanes, volcanoes erupting it seems all over, earthquakes on the rise and on and on it goes. This is termed by many as ‘gloom and doom‘ and it’s frowned on to mention or teach in our family circles, at work, and yes, even in a growing majority of our Christian churches. The Bible has prophesied many woes in the days ahead, in the days prior to our Lord’s Second Coming – prior to Him coming in the clouds – Rev 19:11-16, in all His glory and then finally with His feet touching the Mt of Olives in Jerusalem – Zech 14:4. As we read and hear in the mainstream and alternative news many harsh, terrible, chaotic and confusing times are here and seem to be increasing without restraint. We must be prepared and ready, sharing the Gospel with as many as will listen.
We can rest assured that as we see these times increasing in severity and frequency with what seems like no hope, just remember that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is coming again in the clouds for those that believe in Him to save us from this world full of sin and the punishment of hell – eternal separation from Him. He is coming again for His saints – those who have confessed Him as their Lord and Savior. Those who are watching and waiting for Him with anticipation – Heb 9:28. Those that have kept themselves free from the stain of the [recurring] sin that infects this world. Our Lord is coming for His Bride – the born again saved men and women of His church. He is coming to catch them away (rapture) to spend eternity with Him in His home – heaven. This is our hope that will see us though the very difficult days ahead. It’s a life-giving hope but it does require something from us … and that is faith and trust that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savor and will be there always with you despite what you are going through.
“Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” -2 Peter 3:11-12
Heaven – a glorious place one cannot even imagine (2 Cor 12:2) or comprehend. A place so absolutely wonderful that no words could possibly describe it. It’s God’s home! A place where there is no sickness, no pain, no sorrow, no tears, no wars or injustice only peace, the peace of Almighty God with His love that transcends human understanding. Isn’t this worth waiting for and running the race for the prize at the end as the Apostle Paul has described it -1 Cor 9:24? Isn’t it worth living a holy, obedient and pleasing life to our Creator YAHWEH God?
As the times get worse, please remember to wait on our Blessed Hope who will appear just as He said He would. Are you saved today? Are you sure that when your foot steps into eternity it will be in heaven and not hell? Please I urge you with utmost encouragement and urgency to call on the name of the Lord today, believe on Him, confess your sins, proclaim that God raised Jesus from the dead (Rom 10:9-10) and then repent from the impure lifestyle you have been living and live for Him. You will be reborn as a brand new spiritual person.
-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman
GIVE ALMIGHTY GOD ALL GLORY HONOR AND PRAISE!