Before The End!

There are many people attempting to identify the “end” of life as we know it.  That shouldn’t surprise us.  People have been predicting the end for hundreds of years and we’re still here.

In the gospel of Mark, we are told that many things will happen before the end actually occurs. Some of those things mentioned, have happened and are happening, but we haven’t reached the end, yet.

Mark 13:5 -13 is my focus for today. Jesus was warning the disciples about what “people” would do:

1) Many will come in my name, saying, “I am he” and deceive many (the end is not yet)

2) We will hear wars and rumors of war ( the end is not yet)

3) Nations will rise against nations, kingdoms against kingdoms, earthquakes and famine throughout the land (the end is not yet)

4) Followers of Jesus standing trial for their beliefs (the end is not yet)

5) The Gospel must first be preached to all nations (are we there yet?)

6) Brother will betray brother, fathers will betray children, and children will rebel against parents causing them early deaths (the end is not yet)

7) All who  profess a belief in Jesus and call upon His name, will be hated (the end is not yet).

We, who believe and are willing to confess and profess the Gospel of Jesus Christ have nothing to worry about; we just need to persevere, remain steadfast, immovable in our faith and we shall be saved–from the turmoil the end brings!  Hallelujah!

A lot of things will happen before the end occurs. But we can look forward to the end with joy in Jesus Christ, knowing we have a destination and destiny to receive the crowns for our faithfulness and as long as we continue along the path He has set us upon, we have nothing to fear! Jesus is Lord and we are saved!

 

 

Why Proclaim His Name?

As a devout believer in Jesus Christ and all that entails, I’ve often been ridiculed because of my relationship with Him (who many have mistaken as me being “religious).  I am not religious; I am in a committed relationship with my Father, and  I am a joint-heir  with Jesus Christ.  There is a distinct difference.  But I digress.

Question asked of me:  What happens when you get to the end of your life and you find out there is no God?

My Response:  I’d rather live my life according to God’s Word and get to the end and find out He doesn’t exist, than to live my life as if He doesn’t exist, and then get to the end and find out, He does!  My time would not be wasted!

How many people would argue this position?  The same number of people who would attempt to refute His existence–nothing changes.

But here is the bright side–He is the same (His intent and purposes remain), yesterday, today and forever.  Glory to God!

(Watch those refuters who attempt to use the Bible “selectively” to argue their position.  If they don’t believe, why use a tool meant for Believers?)

Believing in God is a choice!  I respect the choice of those who do not believe and they should also respect the choice of those who do believe!  It really is just that simple.  At the end of time, we shall all know the truth and even now–it is the truth that sets us free!  Love to love you!