When I think back on my early days as a follower of Christ, I can’t help but remember how prophecy seemed like such a distant thing. I had a hard time understanding how things could unfold the way the Word of God said they would. I knew they would one day because I believed every word in the Bible, but I really had a hard time imagining how the world could change so much to the point people would be willing to follow a horrendously wicked global leader. The antichrist.
Today I don’t have any trouble believing this world of ours is headed in that exact direction and with the willingness of so many people to follow corrupt leaders in the past few years, I can now see just how easy it will be for the antichrist to deceive the entire world into thinking he is the “man for the people.”
As we careen towards the end of the world as we know it, it is so critical that we don’t waste another day doing things that really don’t matter when it comes to eternity. If you are a follower of Jesus use this day to honor Him. Use this day to tell others about Him. Use this day to spend time talking and walking with Him.
No man knows the day or the hour when our beautiful Savior and King will appear to take the church home. Be ready. Don’t be caught engulfed in the world and all it’s entanglements.
1 Thessalonians 5:5-11
For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night. So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded. Night is the time when people sleep and drinkers get drunk. But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation.
For God chose to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us. Christ died for us so that, whether we are dead or alive when he returns, we can live with him forever. So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.