Once the reader enters the last days–with all the chaos and confusion which surround that time period–the reader may no longer be thinking very clearly.
After all, there will be a LOT on his mind.
Therefore, a CHECKLIST of SEVEN important things the reader should be concentrating on has being provided.
As with ALL CHECKLISTS, if the reader does not keep this list handy, it will do him little good. Checklists are used to assist one’s memory. IF one does not have his checklist, then he might, no doubt, forget an item or two.
So, the cautious reader may want to print a copy or two to keep handy.
These SEVEN items are VERY important for the reader who wants to be as prepared as possible.
No doubt there are those who will RESIST the items on this checklist.
All we can say is “Boo hoo x1000.”
So, without further explanation, here is the checklist of SEVEN important items to remember for the last days.
ETPR LAST DAYS CHECKLIST
1- Fear God.
This item may seem to be superfluous, but MANY should begin TODAY to develop a healthy fear of God, the CREATOR OF ALL.
Even if one has been told that God is just a fairy tale.
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
“Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.”
2- Having feared God, DILIGENTLY seek Him out.
“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.”
“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”
3- Having a fear of God and diligently sought Him out, appeal to His mercy.
“It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”
4- Having obtained mercy from God, experience the spiritual re-birth (‘born again’) and become a member of the kingdom of heaven.
“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. “
Once having experienced the spiritual re-birth, the reader will then be a follower of Jesus Christ–and will reap the MANY benefits of that relationship.
5- Having become a follower of Jesus Christ, prepare for the persecution and tribulation that God’s Word clearly states is a CERTAINTY.
“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.”
“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.”
6- STUDY God’s Word.
Merely READING God’s Word does NOT carry the benefits of STUDY.
It is the ULTIMATE guide for living–particularly in the last days.
There is MUCH to learn and the time is short.
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
7- SUBMIT to God and OBEY the commands found in God’s Word.
This is probably the hardest part for believers–at least, some of the commands are harder than others.
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”
“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.”
“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”
NOW, there will be those who scoff at the items on this list.
That’s okay. They can buy more freeze-dried food and stock up on some bullets. We’ll see how that works out for them.
A few more observations:
1- The WISE reader will not wait until the last days are staring him in the face to do what is on this list.
2- The WISE reader will keep a copy of this list handy–so he won’t forget ANYTHING.
3- Some may say, “I already knew all of that!”
Now, DO IT!
[NOTE: The reader need not wait until the end to implement those items on this list. It is a checklist of things one should be doing EVERY day–beginning with the present day.]
HAS the reader ‘checked off’ any of the items on this list?
IS the reader COMPLETELY sure he has performed any items he has ‘checked off’?
It is not YET too late: 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: October 26, 2021.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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