Monday, August 8, 2016

It seems pretty simple. Look around and then up. That's where believers are soon headed, and they might not have ta physically die pre-take-off and landing.

Look up, look around, reach out in love for people. Take some friends up. Why be there without em?

“Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. Revelation 22:20 Bible

Be ready, get more ready, stay ready--let God work in and through you. Let Him prepare you in His grace and word for what's up ahead. 

Choose to believe (in the Christ of the Bible) instead of in puttin' it off or to un-believe that He loves you.. that He can use you and get more people ready. If it's not about worshiping Him, winning people to Him, or helping Christians do those things to glorify Him.. if it's not about feeding, properly leading and protecting others.. then I'm just not interested in it. You can tell our time here is short.  

Balanced growing Christians work hard here, but also look forward ..eagerly for what’s called the Rapture of the Church. When we're done and outta here–excited about the Lord’s appearing. It's gunna happen in a flash, in one brief moment.

Do you? Do ya look forward to seeing His face?

"We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must be clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality." ~ Paul, 1 Corinthians 15:51b-53

Be ready, stay ready--let Christ prepare you for what's just around the corner.  No time for passivity, puttin' it off and unbelief. Man, I desire, yearn for.. yes, really long for His return–nothing will beat that down here! But why do I want Him to come for believers? 
Is it because I will be in His loving presence, away from all sickness, disease and even death? Is it because I am tired of living in a difficult world that is so often opposed to what’s true and good for people? Or is it because when you’ve loved Him so much of your life here, when He has shared your tears and your laughter, when He has comforted you and been more real to you than anybody else who is also real here, you just want to be close with your first-love–Jesus Christ forever? 
Jesus tells us that He is soon to return and will bring with Him a reward for each believer who faithfully waits for Him. That’s the Good News of the Cross and of His shed blood there on that hill called Calvary. Listen, He rose from the dead, there were so many eyewitnesses there and God can right now save anyone who turns to trust Jesus… and He can make them ready for all this snatched up outta here stuff. Have you asked God for forgiveness through Jesus. What else matters more at this point–we’ve all sinned and fallen short of His righteous standards. 

The Christian life ain’t meant to be lived all isolated, religious or alone, but in company with others who are growing–I mean with Family and real friends. 

Real Christians ain't ever totally alone cuz Jesus is with them. They never have to be lonely, or spiritually stagnate, or be bored outta their gourd. We are called to walk close with Him, not to that. 

We are also told that those who have “washed their robes” have the right to partake of the tree of life. 
All real Christians..many aren’t but say they are.. will come before the Judgment Seat of Christ (not a place to hear if they are in or out of heaven), and all unregenerate people who put it off.. this choosing Christ will come before the Great White Throne Judgment Seat the place where deeds, motives, words are revealed and will find out they are permanently and sadly out, and off to HE double hockey-sticks. 

Does this mean that they are meriting a place in heaven through being religious or doing good works? Nope. Most certainly not. It’s a free of cost faith thing. The New Testament clearly declares: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast” (Eph. 2:8–9).
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