Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Is the End Near?

If you’re like me, you’ve watched current events and wondered if this is it. Is the second coming of Christ on the horizon? Will we soon see crystal blue skies unzipping as Jesus charges forward on his white horse? Whatever your thoughts on the matter, we shouldn’t panic or worry like the rest of the world. Believers should anticipate Christ’s return with confident hope.

In fact Romans 8:21-25 tells us,

“Creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. 22 For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering.

Since God stands outside of time, we must realize His timetable isn’t like ours. While we wait, we are to “wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children,[a] including the new bodies he has promised us. We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope[b] for it. But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.)

Another favorite passage on the topic is:

“And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26 people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
~Luke 21:25-28

I am looking forward to it, how about you? Are you ready?



  1. AMEN sis creation is truly waiting for the day and so are the children of God. We can't become worried when we hear such things God's word tells us that it will happen, what we must do is continue reaching as many people for the Kingdom of God as we possibly can. Great post..and thanks for your comment today

  2. I totally agree!! We can't live in fear (even though I have to confess this is a BIG struggle for me-mainly because my church teaches a 'pre-wrath' raputre, meaning, they believe we'll be here for the Antichrist and will most likely be killed for our faith) of what may happen. We can't get caught up in making predictions about when or what will happen. I agree with Desiray that we should focus on Kingdom work and Him alone!

  3. Raise your heads because your redemption is drawing near. I can't wait! I'm living with my eyes looking up.

  4. If we live our lives focused on God's Word, and in glorifying Him with an open heart, we truly have nothing to fear, and everything to look forward to.

    Have a Blessed Day!

  5. These verses in Isaiah 8 came to mind as I read your post...

    "11 The Lord has given me a strong warning not to think like everyone else does. He said,12 “Don’t call everything a conspiracy, like they do,and don’t live in dread of what frightens them.13 Make the Lord of Heaven’s Armies holy in your life. He is the one you should fear. He is the one who should make you tremble."

    We aren't to fear what the world says to fear... it's real easy to get caught up in the media craze, but as Phil said if we stay focused on God's word we will keep His perspective! Great post :)

  6. I just echo what Lisa and Heidi have already said. "I am looking forward to it, how about you? Are you ready?" Amen!

  7. I'm ready! Puts my dirty house into perspective...what REALLY matters? Loving the Lord with all our hearts and training our children up in the way they should go....
    Thanks Kelli!