Every once in a while, a person will encounter a question which is UNIQUE.
The question–which was NOT particularly noteworthy and was rather run-of-the-mill–stood out because it was the FIRST TIME such a question had been asked–at least that this writer was aware.
“You talk a lot about the end times. Are you going to be celebrating when they finally get here?”
At first, the question provoked a response which CLARIFIED the question.
“You must mean THE LAST DAYS.”
And then, the question itself was addressed.
“Celebrating? Nah, I don’t think so. What’s to celebrate?”
“You think Jesus is coming back. Aren’t you going to celebrate that?”
“Well, the Bible says that there will be times when the occasion is celebrated. But that is AFTER the last days…when Jesus is actually back on earth and in control of things.”
“And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.”
“So you WON’T be marking that time as something special?”
“Well, no–at least I don’t think so. I think that all believers will be sorry that so many others–who may have been “nice” or “helpful” or “friendly”–end up in the lake of fire. That’s kinda sobering.”
“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
“After all of the grief you’ve suffered, there wouldn’t be the least urge to say “I told you so”? “
“You either believe God’s Word to be TRUE–or not.”
And that pretty much ended that conversation which had begun with a question which was quite UNIQUE.
HAS the reader ever wondered about whether he will mark the last days in some way?
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: June 6, 2022.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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