With all the things going on the world and this country, I think it is important we see what God’s word says about the last days. But, in this series, I want to focus more on Jesus’ return and how we should be preparing for it. There is so much out there on the signs of the end times and how today’s events point to it. There are a lot of theories and it takes a lot of time to weed through them and discern what may be true. Most of it is someone’s opinions that may make sense, but, do we really know? In this series I will go into a little of that (less on today’s daily events and more on what God’s word says), but you can read Revelation about the seals, trumpets and bowls, Matthew 24, Daniel (especially chapters 9 and 12), Joel, Zechariah, Ezekiel about the signs of things to come as we draw nearer to the end times and the Day of the Lord. This is a time that can be both scary and exciting and I believe it is getting close. I am not sure exactly what direction to go, but I pray the Lord will lead me in this and it will be clear to you and it will be a blessing.
What is the Day of the Lord? What can we expect? What should we be doing? What should we look for? As we study God’s word we can answer these questions and learn together.
1 Corinthians 15:50-57
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed — in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“O Death, where is your sting?
O Hades, where is your victory?”
The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
In the Day of the Lord, Jesus will return to take His people and proclaim His final victory. The victory occurred on the cross, when Jesus paid for our sins and nailed them to the cross. Through His blood, we can declare victory over sin and inherit eternal life in God’s kingdom. Those who are in Christ will have no reason to fear in the last days. No matter what we suffer, it will not compare to what awaits us.
2 Peter 3:10-13
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”
Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
I pray that before this time comes, many will change their heart and accept the grace that God offers, to believe in Jesus Christ and be saved. I pray that you know Him. I pray that all my friends and family would follow Christ so that one day we will all be together with Him. Let us have the boldness to tell others about Jesus that they may not fear this day, but have joy in Christ.