5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”
It’s the new year. 2019 will be full of blessings, hardships, joys, and challenges alike, but God’s got you this year!
10 days into 2019, it may seem like you’re dipping your feet into the waters of new things. You’ve probably written down resolutions and goals and have an idea of who you want to be this year, but don’t know how to dive in and start making this year the best one yet.
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Do you believe, without a shadow of a doubt, that Jesus is coming back soon?
I know I do.
“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
– Matthew 24:26
My friend recently told me of a theology theory: When Israel signs a treaty, that’s a sign that God is coming back. Satan will try to deceive us by pretending to be a miracle worker but really causing havoc among the world. Then, God will come back, and take us to Heaven. We will fight against Satan, and we will win. Good will triumph over evil.
For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
I’m not completely sure of this theory. It might be a false one, or a just a misunderstanding.
“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
– Revelation 22:12-13
But I am completely sure of one thing.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
– John 14:3
Jesus is coming back.
And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates.
Prepare your hearts for His return. Spread His love across the universe. Learn kindness, compassion, honesty. Live by the Ten Commandments. But the most important of these is spreading His Love.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Prepare your hearts.
Spread His Word.
Obey His commands.
He’s coming soon.