A recent topic for thought occurred when while thinking of the various aspects of the last days before the return of Jesus Christ.
“I wonder what one worries about during the last days?”
After just a small amount of thinking, it was decided that this question–like so many others involving those involving that time period–has TWO answers: one, IF one is a believer in God’s Word; and a second IF one is NOT.
The answer is VERY simple and straightforward IF one is a believer.
The believer has his reasons for taking this approach.
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?”
God LOVES His followers.
The believer, because he has the Holy Spirit of God residing in him–AND because of his previous experiences with the subject matter– KNOWS that God really does care for him.
“He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.”
The believer KNOWS the REAL power of prayer–real prayer with the Holy Spirit of God helping that prayer to be heard by God, who will answer his requests because He answers ALL He hears–unlike those who pretend to be children of God.
“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”
“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”
SO, even as the world around him appears to be falling apart, the BELIEVER should NOT worry about much during the last days.
Of course, the BELIEVER is human and cannot miss the odd happenings of the last days which are NOT normal.
So, the BELIEVER is tested in this way.
IF one is an UNBELIEVER, then one has NO assurances by the most powerful entity in the cosmos.
NOT for protection and safety.
NOT for provision and deliverance from want.
NOT for ANYTHING.
Mostly, all the UNBELIEVER has to comfort him are his associations with other workers of iniquity AND his previous preparations (which he will find are woefully INADEQUATE).
SURE, those preparations looked good BEFORE any of God’s judgments began to fall.
BUT, once the time before the return of Jesus Christ REALLY gets underway, the UNBELIEVER will discover just how much he NEEDS a God he does NOT believe in.
SO, during the last days, there are TWO very different people with TWO very different ideas of what they should be concerned about.
TO which group does the reader belong?
WHY or WHY NOT?
It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
—1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 23, 2023.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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