“Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer”
–Romans 12:10,12

A good deal of modern life seems to involve waiting.

Waiting in line; waiting in a vehicle for one’s turn to move; waiting for “fast” food; waiting on the phone; waiting in those “speedy” drive-thru lanes; waiting for the Internet to quicken: waiting.

The world never tires of promising INSTANT GRATIFICATION: HAVE IT NOW!

The REALITY of those promises for FAST SERVICE! is somewhat different–particularly in the end times.

The increased waiting appears to now be a feature of modern living–and with increased waiting comes a need for increased patience (always in short supply).

And with a deficiency in patience comes overflowing tempers.

Recently, hot tempers were on display at a popular burger restaurant.  At least a dozen people filled the lobby, waiting for their food. Many were none too pleased as the minutes dragged on, letting the employees know that they were “fed up with the waiting” and that “they had better things to do than stand around” at the burger joint.

Once upon a time, a line of people waiting for a “fast food” establishment to deliver its chow was a sign of that establishment’s poor management.  In modern life, a line of people waiting in a lobby for grub is a sign that management is doing exactly as commanded.

This is borne out by the increasing number of lines seen at popular grab-and-go restaurants.

One of the issues appears to be the assignment of restaurant employees to urge customers to use their phones and the restaurant’s app to order.  When a small, usually-understaffed crew is short one person–or more–(assigned to promoting the new method of ordering), food preparations times skyrocket.

People wait and tempers flare.

As was stated: waiting appears to be a normal part of modern life.

And like so many other undesirable developments lately, it is suspected that time spent waiting will grow longer, not shorter.

Even as so many rush to offer their assurances that “this is only temporary.

This brought to mind–while waiting in line recently–the notion that the believer waits as well.

The believer waits for his day of redemption with eagerness–but also with patience.

“…even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.”
–Romans 8:23

There is much waiting to be done in the end times.  Modern life is a testament to this.

HOWEVER, there is waiting and then there is waiting (as in “waiting for redemption“).

Not all waiting elicits angry words and hot tempers.

“Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.”
–James 5:8

Has the reader noticed increased waiting in his everyday life?

Has the reader ever wondered why this is taking place?

It might be something to think about the next time the reader is forced to wait in line…

It is not YET too late: there is still 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?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation


“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.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 28, 2019.]




by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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