“I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.”
One of the burdens laid upon believers during the last days is the WAITING.
Waiting for events the believer KNOWS will happen as they are written in God’s Word.
Waiting for the apparently slow-moving pieces to fall into place into the end times puzzle assembled by GOD (but believed to be planned by those who imagine they control the world).
Waiting for God’s Word to be fulfilled, including the judgments and all else.
The waiting is a burden shouldered by the believer, as the mostly non-believing world does not believe God’s Word, therefore, it generally waits for nothing–except the world’s latest creature comfort.
HOWEVER, this waiting does NOT provoke complaint from the believer for several reasons: the believer understands that the WAITING is a NECESSARY part of his end times duties to a merciful God.
1- WAITING is a necessary part of tribulation.
And without tribulation, heaven would not receive its newest residents.
“Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.”
2- The believer WAITS because he KNOWS that the Word of God is TRUE.
IF the believer did not KNOW this to be, he would be an UNbeliever–with all that that entails.
3- The believer understands that WAITING is a commandment from God.
Not a written commandment, but WAITING is understood to be part of watching–as well as all else the believer is commanded by God Word to be doing in the last days.
Nevertheless, despite what the world claims: the end times are not a good time–as if there was EVER a good time–to be disregarding the Word of God.
“For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.”
“And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
“If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.”
And so, the believer WAITS.
But the follower of Jesus Christ is not idle as he WAITS.
The follower of Jesus Christ is following the commandments of God, preparing himself for what he KNOWS will come, and (his most important duty) WATCHING.
For what does the believer watch?
IS the reader patiently waiting and watching?
WHY or WHY NOT?
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?
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: July 26, 2021.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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