Saturday, March 28, 2020
Scriptures Must Be Fulfilled
“But the Scriptures must be fulfilled.” Then they all forsook Him and fled. Mark 14:49b–50
There are times when, in the darkest moments of your life, the only comfort left for you is a word from God. Jesus faced the cruel injustice of a hostile world, but perhaps His deepest pain came when His closest friends deserted and betrayed Him. What could possibly sustain Him at such a dark moment? Jesus found His comfort in the Scriptures (Matt. 26:20–25, 31). The Scriptures kept everything in perspective for the Savior, holding Him steadfast in the knowledge that everything He was experiencing was according to His Father's plan. Jesus could proceed with confidence because the Scriptures assured Him that the Father was in control. The Word of God will guide you in the same way. There will be times when events around you will confuse you. Those in whom you’ve placed your trust will fail you. Others will abandon you. You will be misunderstood and criticized. In these times of distress, when your devotion and obedience are put to the greatest test, you must let Scripture guide and comfort you. Never let the faithlessness of others determine what you do. Turn to the Scriptures and allow them to reorient you to God and His activity. Even as a young boy, Jesus was already well acquainted with the Scriptures. He was never surprised by events; He lived with confidence because the Scriptures had prepared Him for everything that He would face. If you will immerse yourself daily in the Word of God, you will not be caught off guard when crises come. Your focus will already be on God, and He will safely guide you through your difficult moments. - Blackaby Experiencing God Day by Day
Oh in this very hour of human existence, of human history, we wonder what is going on. Why? What brought on this massive destruction of culture and way of life?
My dear reader, it is as this verse says.
Scripture must be fulfilled.
We are among those generations that thought and were taught that we are limitless. That the stars were our oyster and the sky was the limit. God says hold on there. It's My will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Not yours.
Long ago He ordained what we are living right now. There's a world of possibilities but there is only one path for the human race. It is the preordained Plan and Purpose of God for man.
Most don't like these mandatory changes dictated by our Government. The stay at home order. Stay in place order. Let me tell you, this isn't even the tip of the iceberg for what's coming. How will you feel, should you be left behind when Christ returns, to be forced to worship a man or die because you will not be allowed to buy or sell anything without his sign of approval? How will you feel when food and supplies really are rationed. When hundred pound hail begins striking the Earth. When water is turned into blood.
That's not science fiction. That's Scripture that must be fulfilled.
Read the book of Revelation. Those things HAVE to happen. They WILL happen.
Scripture must be fulfilled.
Jesus says that you do not have to be here during that time. You have the choice in the here and now to come to Christ and be saved. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, the true Church will be gone. All who are alive in Christ will leave right after those who have already died in Christ. Then, my dear reader, if you haven't placed your faith and trust in Jesus Christ, you WILL be here, will be forced to go through much of what you read.
Right now, it's painful. Not being able to freely go where you want when you want.
What do you think it will feel like when a world leader demands things of you and the alternative is to be put to death?
That's the reality of what's coming.
Reality isn't sinking in for many right now over this virus. Reality has a harsh way of flattening people when it's ignored.
Where are you with Jesus? Is He your Savior or your Judge? If you are not saved by Jesus, you face Him as Judge. I can tell you right now that the verdict against those who are not saved is GUILTY.
Take time today to search for Romans Road to Salvation. Think about where you are in Christ. Now is the time to cry out to God and be saved. You do not want to be left behind.
Know today whether or not Jesus is your Savior or your Judge.