Sunday, August 23, 2020
The Return...is soon
“The sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more.” Isaiah 65:19
Glorified saints no longer weep, for all outward causes of grief are gone. There are no broken friendships or disappointed hopes in heaven. Poverty, famine, peril, persecution, and slander are unknown there. No pain causes distress, and no thought of death or bereavement makes anyone sad. They no longer weep, for they are perfectly sanctified. No “sinful, unbelieving heart” (Hebrews 3:12) prompts anyone to leave the living God; they are all faultless before His throne, fully conformed to His image. Those who have stopped sinning forever are right to stop mourning! They no longer weep because all fear of change is past. They know that they are secure forever. Sin is shut out, and they are shut in. They live in a city that will never be invaded; they bask in a sun that will never set; they drink from a river that will never run dry; they pick fruit from a tree that will never wither. The earth may revolve in countless cycles, but eternity will not be exhausted—and while eternity endures, their immortality and happiness will coexist with it. They are forever with the Lord. They no longer weep because every desire is fulfilled. They cannot wish for anything that is not in their possession. Eyes and ears, hearts and hands, judgment, imagination, hope, desire, will—all the faculties are completely satisfied. And however imperfect our present idea of the things God has prepared for those who love Him, we know enough. We know, by the revelation of the Spirit, that the saints above are supremely blessed. The joy of Christ, which is an infinite fullness of delight, is in them. They bathe themselves in the bottomless, shoreless sea of infinite happiness. That same joyful rest remains for us. And it may not be far away. Before long, the weeping willow will be exchanged for the palm branch of victory. Sorrow’s dewdrops will be transformed into the pearls of everlasting bliss. “So encourage each other with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:18 NLT). - C.H. Spurgeon Morning and Evening
This is the second time this morning that the same message on the same subject has been brought to me to read. As I have told others, I don't believe in coincidences, I believe in Godincidences.
God's plans for man, be it me or all who are alive today, will not be thwarted. Doesn't matter what the eye sees or the ear hears, it's the Word of God that stands true every time.
Jesus is coming soon. I read that headline in a Prophecy Newsletter at www.ptnews.org . You ought to go there yourself to read it for yourself. Much as Paul was Timothy's Spiritual father, the man writing that newsletter is my Spiritual Dad.
Are you ready for what's to come? In spite of what a controlling media says to you, this world isn't getting better. We are going through what the Bible says is birth pangs. Surges of change that are reshaping the landscape of humanity to prepare for the return of Christ.
After He receives the true Church to Himself, the 7 years of Tribulations begins. Heralded by a peace treaty with Israel and her enemies. Brokered by a man who will eventually turn on them 3 and a half years into the 7 year treaty. Oh many called such a thing beyond fantasy. But remember they said the same about Israel becoming a nation again. How many decades had it been? The said thd same about Jerusalem being declared their capital. Yet now that has come to pass too. Prophecy is coming true, the media smoke screens cannot change the truth.
So where are you in your life with Christ? An alien? An outsider? While you can my dear reader come to Christ now before it's too late! It's not to say you won't have things to go through in life. You will, but you will no longer be alone in them. He will make straight the crooked paths of your life. I still struggle with sin every day. Until Jesus does come or calls me home, I am going to. But WITH Christ it's possible to fight back concerning sin. Without Christ it's impossible. Being 'good' and not sinning are not the same thing. There's going to be millions of people claiming to be good people at the Judgement at the end of the Tribulation. There's billions of 'good' people in Hell. To die without Christ means all of your good works mean nothing on that Day. Saying you aren't a bad person is you judging you by your standards. Not God's standard. How does your standard measure up to perfection? In Christ we are cleansed of sin and appear as spotless and pure before God. That's perfection. You cannot cleanse yourself of sin. It took Jesus dying on a cross, rising again 3 days later, to create the way for man to be saved. He offers that Salvation free of charge to all who ask. So ask!
Scripture says that all who call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. So call Him on it! Ask Him to save you! Time is coming to a close on the offer.
Once Christ comes, there indeed will be a great many people who will finally come to Christ, but they won't join Him immediately. Not like we who have come to Christ will be at that time. The world will be against all who come to Christ during that time. The reality is Satan will know for sure that his time is short when Christ returns. He will amp up his craving attacks on those who belong to God. Read Revelation, you will see what's coming.
My dear reader please be sure today that you know that you are saved.
Look up Romans road to Salvation online. Read it, believe it, live it.
Time is growing short.