Outside on the church’s platform, the 20somethings were chilling out on the picnic tables deep in discussion with stacked boxes of Little Caesars. The hot topic of the evening was the end times. We’ve been hearing about things that are going to happen in the world & the major events planned by man. We’ve been hearing the church sounding the alarm. We’ve all been feeling a difference in the atomosphere. Today, I just want to encourage you to keep your head up to Christ! The unsual world events do catch our attention but there are great things for the believer in Jesus to look forward to!
His Holy Spirit
In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. Acts 2:17
Good news everywhere
And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14
We will meet Him
Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:17
And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh. Revelation 19:19-21
He makes all things new
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. The first heaven and the first earth had disappeared. Now there was no sea. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. It was prepared like a bride dressed for her husband. I heard a loud voice from the throne. It said, “Now God’s home is with people. He will live with them. They will be his people. God himself will be with them and will be their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, sadness, crying, or pain. All the old ways are gone.”The one who was sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this, because these words are true and can be trusted.” Revelation 21:1-5
I encourage you to read the book of Revelation & the entire chapter for all of these. I also encourage you to not fear & to not give up praying for your friends & family. Set your eyes on the One who has saved you as He foresaw your future.