JESUS IS COMING SOON! If you are watching the news and reading The Word, you know that now more than ever, we need to look UP “for our redemption draws near!” (Luke 21:28) As I was thinking about Christ’s return for us, His bride, I was reminded that it is vital to stay focused on the things that are important to the Lord. It is so easy for us to be completely consumed with the affairs of this life. But with an eternal perspective in mind, Christi and I have been asking the Lord to show us, “What’s important? What’s not important?” Our goal is to live every day in light of eternity.
In Genesis 1:26 God said, “Let US make man in OUR image…” God is a 3 part being: The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Trinity. I Thessalonians 5:23 confirms that we are a 3 part being also: We are a spirit. We live in a body. We have a soul (mind, will and emotions). Although our bodies will die, our spirit lives forever. But our eternal address is up to us! THERE IS A HEAVEN. THERE IS A HELL. Genesis 1:2 says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Because God IS LOVE, Heaven is wonderful because it’s filled with all the things that Love creates. Ignoring Jesus sends you to a place where there is no love and there is nothing but hate. Hell was not created for us. It was created for Satan when he rebelled against God and a third of the angels with him.
It is so important for us to understand that Heaven or Hell is our CHOICE, not God’s! Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” But God demonstrated His Love for us “in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8). The Father did this because He “so LOVED the world that He GAVE His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). So we simply need to CHOOSE to believe in JESUS!
There is coming a moment in time when The Lord will rescue the church from the severe tribulation on the earth. I Corinthians 15:51-57 explains what you may have heard referred to as the rapture: “Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed...Death is swallowed up in victory…thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Praise God when we choose Jesus, we receive TOTAL VICTORY, even over death!
We have the victory because King Jesus conquered death, hell and the grave. IN HIM we have AUTHORITY OVER THE ENEMY! This means we don’t have to take any stuff off the devil! In Luke 10:17-20 Jesus explained, “Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and NOTHING shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” Please notice that after Jesus said we have total authority over the devil, He explained what was of true value was that our names are written in the Book of Life! Once again, He reminded us of the importance of ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE!
If you haven’t already chosen Jesus, you can do so now! Say this, “Father, I repent and ask you to forgive me for all my sins. I believe that you raised Jesus from the dead. I choose Jesus as my LORD and Savior. Thank you for saving me! I know now that for all eternity, I will live with you in heaven.” Praise God! If you have never prayed that prayer before, the angels are rejoicing right now in heaven! They’re having a party for you! We’d love to hear from you. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to check out all the FREE resources available at www.mylon.org.
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