End Times

Occasionally, I hear people mentioning the end times.  They search scriptures, read books searching for signs.  It’s great to observe the signs, as a matter of fact, the bible instructs us to do so.  However, we shouldn’t become preoccupied with the end times to the point that we forget that the end of our life may occur first.

As Christians, we have to remember that we’re only passing through this life and that Earth, in no way, is our home.  Instead, we should focus on doing God’s work. 

My old Pastor used to always end his sermons saying, “It’s only what you do for Christ that will last.”  We are here to do Gods work, not to greedily chase riches.  What good is $1 billion to a dead man?  Even worst, what profit is for a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?

Non-Christians believe that Earth is our final estate and it is evident in their actions.  They lie, steal, kill, cheat, and blaspeme the name of our Lord, with no fear at all.  Many, don’t even believe in our God, but would rather worship man-made gods. 

It doesn’t really matter when the world is going to end if your death precedes the end of the world.  I hear a lot of people professing that they’re not afraid to die.  Some of these people may be telling the truth.  Let me ask you this, would you be eager to step into eternity knowing that you are not in good standings with God? 

If the robber held you up at gun point, would you think to yourself, “I have fought the fight, I have finished my course, now it’s time to rest” or would you enter a moment of uncertainty that causes you to freeze up?  I’m talking about a moment where you doubt your own salvation because you know that you’ve been serving the flesh-that you’ve been pushing Satan’s agenda instead of God’s. 

What if you were in a situation where an oppressor was beheading everyone who professed their faith in God?  Would you know deep down in your heart that your soul is going to a better place or would you succomb to their demands due to to uncertainty?

Brothers and Sisters, we are living in a time where we have to be more focused than ever.  We have to renew our minds daily,  be consistent in prayer, and earnestly try to keep God’s commandments.  We were all appointed a day of birth and day of death. 

Don’t find yourself at the end of the road only to realize that you’ve been traveling down the wrong road.  Make  a decision today to travel down “Broad Way” road, so that when this world or your life  is over, which ever one comes first, you’ll be prepared to meet our father.

Marques The Writer is a bestselling author and journalist with over 20 years of writing experience. The Spiritual World and How It Influences Your Everyday Life and Satan’s Lies: Exposed are currently available at: http://www.mcbooks.storenvy.com

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