Crazy world! But the sane world is coming, and Jesus will rule and reign. So we study end time prophecy in order to obey the command of Him who said to be watchful, sober, and vigilant; to encourage each other with these words, and to turn our eyes from this world in preparation for the next. And let’s offer His world to as many as we can! Let’s encourage fellow saints who are fainting, embroiled in besetting sin, or who are only lukewarm. We all need encouragement, and it’s the one thing these days that is FREE.
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11).
But you, beloved, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, (Jude 1:20).
Have you been thinking all along that we were making a defense to you? We speak before God in Christ, and all of this, beloved, is to build you up. (2 Corinthians 12:19).
And soon enough, one of these days we will all really be physically going up, built up in Christ’s majestic plan, and we will see it in its conclusion. He is building His church upon Himself, the Rock.(Matthew 16:18).
“I will build my church.” The church is not a building. It’s a people, with or without a building. But the Bible pictures this people sometimes as tree that grows and sometimes as a building that is built. The point is that this people has a builder, and the builder is the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus builds the church.
Praise the Lamb!