“Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.”
While pondering the notion of WAITING FOR END TIMES EVENTS, the secondary question arose: “Is it harder for believers or UNbelievers to wait for such events?”
To sum up, this secondary question proved a bit more perplexing than the topic which spawned it.
At first glance, the answer would appear to be that it harder for UNbelievers to wait for end times events–and this is CLEARLY one of those cases in which one’s initial feelings prove to be true.
The primary reason UNbelievers experience difficulty waiting is that they are, in essence, waiting for events to happen in which they do not believe. In other words, UNbelievers are waiting for events they believe are only stories and are not real.
Because believer KNOW that God’s Word is TRUTH, they KNOW end times events will unfold EXACTLY as portrayed in God’s Word.
ANOTHER reason UNbelievers experience difficulty waiting is that they are deceived about the world around them.
“And the great dragon…that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world”
And so, UNbelievers genuinely believe the lies which make up the various stories of the world–which HATES God’s Word–and therefore, does NOT believe the source to be TRUE.
One other reason, UNbelievers have such difficulty waiting: they do NOT believe they are waiting for anything SPECIFIC to happen. When one believes that life is little more than a series of disjointed, chaotic events, the waiting for the next shoe to drop can seem like a long wait.
SO, the answer to this question all boils down to another question: “Does one have an expectation of those events for which one waits?”
IF there is NO reasonable expectation of a future event happening, then that event is a NON-EVENT.
UNbelievers wait for, what they believe to be, NON-EVENTS.
And ‘waiting for NON-EVENTS’ might prove to be the hardest waiting of all.
One remembers, YEARS AGO, being told: “Whatever your biggest fear, THAT is what you will believe will happen.”
This is a little like the circumstance which UNbelievers find themselves in during the end times.
Many UNbelievers will be so deceived, they will COMPLETELY ignore what takes place around them (which would EASILY validate those thing written in God’s Word).
BUT, there are other UNbelievers who will SEE and HEAR and EXPERIENCE those things which they know are from God’s Word–and which will afflict them as their “worst fears coming true.”
MOST PROBABLY the coldest feeling to experience is that feeling of “Oh no! It really is all true!” which washes over UNbelievers as they watch events unfold during the last days.
MEANWHILE, they wait…
DOES the reader have a sense of expectancy about end times events?
OR, does the reader believe that the Bible is only a ‘bunch of stories’?
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?
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
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.”
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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 11, 2022.]
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