Taken from my book: “Gods reasons For Creating A Human Family.” So, let’s talk about what is called “The Great Tribulation” an age where lawlessness abounds, love turned cold, but those willing to endure will be saved. He also said that before the end, the Gospel of Christ would be preached throughout the world, (Matt 24:12-14). In the Old Testament, Daniel warned of a time the Saints of God would be worn down, but would again stand triumphant. New Testament Apostle Paul referred to both persecutions and the Lords love to deliver His people in victory, (2 Tim 3:10-13). Jesus said the world hated him so it would also hate those he chose as His family. So, if you are living life in fear, sin or defeat, the world may be winning you from God. Yes, today the world does look like it’s falling apart, but remembers Gods’ Word: “I am God, and there is none like Me, so if we follow Him we win!” (John 18:36).
The bottom line is that the last day Church will be very evangelistic, filled with Holy Spirit power and turning the world right side up again by great exploits. Even though we are entering the greatest time in Church history, sadly, many Christians are living in spiritual weakness with little hope, faith or joy. The truth is that the body of Christ should be praising God for our being born into a time as this, last days of most difficult worldly conflicts in modern time, yet the greatest time in history for Christians. During the final days will be the greatest harvest of souls in Church history. In spite of what we hear on the news and what people are talking about. Jesus is already now aggressively recruiting His last day army! Why, because salvation of any human is extremely important to Him because He gave His life for everyone. So, expect growth of His body of believers to be more important than the status of pew sitting.
Also remember, Jesus told Peter He would build His Church, but never said there was a stopping point to building. In fact Jesus today is still building His church body toward increasing His Believers to the level He designed. Just think where you would be without hope, faith or joy with no one to help you. When people lose hope they become weak, even stop trying to move forward. Sometime we all feel like Elijah did when he was discouraged telling God he had enough and to let him die. God never responds the way Elijah thought. Gods’ response is: “What are you doing here?” God sent an angel to feed Elijah and told him to get up, eat and that he’s not finished. Sometimes He has to work on us also. We need to be helped back into our mission and get going again. James 4:10 also has a good answer: “Humble yourselves in the presence of Lord, and He will exalt you”, [make your life significant]. Also, God will not only lift us up, but forgive us and encourage us, He never accepts our giving up, because nothing is impossible for God.
As Christians’ living in last of last days, we see massive failures around world. Like God said to Joshua: “Arise, all of you and go into the land”, their future became their present. Today, in like manner, body of Christ, (Church), is about to see future become present and Lord saying: Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing In name of Father and Son and Holy Spirit, teaching to observe all things I commanded; I am with you always, even to the end of age”, (Matthew 28:19-10).
FINAL WORD: The world’s human plan has never won and will never win. Jesus’ eternal plan wins and His Church wins with it – so be sure that you make right choices: WORLDS PLAN LOSES — GOD’S PLAN WINS! – MAKE SURE YOU’RE IN RIGHT PLAN, CHOOSE JESUS!
Robert David Shipman (firstname.lastname@example.org)