Hello and welcome to the end time world of Jesus Christ!
End time simply means the time since Jesus ascended into heaven with the promise He would come back, which is the Second Coming. He said that the times would be like birth pangs with certain events to look for as the time got close. Like any gestation, not much happens at first, and then as the time nears and the birth pangs begin, the frequency and intensity of the contractions makes it noticeable, then hurtful, then unbearable. Right now we are at the unbearable stage, as sin washes up against us, as everything we look at all day long in real life, on the computer tv and movies is polluted and decaying. It is unbearable because we can barely feed our families and millions of others really can’t feed their families. We hurt because we see the crumbling of our once glorious nation, we see the deterioration of economic, political, financial, and social systems all over the world. But like any good mother and father, we don’t STOP at focusing on the birth contractions, do we. At all times we look forward to what the birth brings, new life! Fresh, innocent, clean and new! The LORD is birthing the Millennium Kingdom, a time on earth for 1000 years when all will be refreshed, innocent, new.
Rev 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” 21:5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”
Birthing is painful, bloody, loud, and messy. But look what it brings! The revealed glory of the Lord! The fulfillment of the Kingdom for the Jews! Him on the throne! Now, that is something to look forward to. You know once the birth is over you do not remember each and every contraction, you don’t remember what you said to your husband or what your wife said to you. You don’t remember any of that the instant you lay eyes on your new little one. That is how it will be when the rapture comes. You know the pangs are necessary to the birth but they are over quickly and then you have the glorious new creation to be with.
Friends, no fooling, the time is close. Check your heart to be sure that you are sure you are saved. “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” (Matthew 7:21-23). If you have ever been on the receiving end of a spouse saying, “honey, we have to talk,” or been on the other side of the doctor’s desk when he says “I have some news…” you know how your heart drops. Well, magnify that dropping feeling infinity times if you are on the receiving end of Jesus saying “Depart from me…”. So check your heart and be sure that you are not just in intellectual agreement with Jesus but really and truly are a believer in the heart and a follower in fact.
If you are not a believer but are simply curious about end time events for whatever reason, now is the time to focus your curiosity on one eternal truth: you are a sinner. Where is your invitation to heaven? Heaven is God’s house, and you need to be invited there. And you HAVE been, Jesus died on the cross for you, your invitation is laying on your doorstep. Jesus has knocked on the door. All you need to do is open the door and pick up your invitation! “‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.” (Revelation 3:20.) Opening the door to Jesus means you acknowledge your sins, and ask Him who is worthy to forgive them. I really, really want to sit next to you at that dinner 🙂