Walking Each Day with the God You Can Trust
In one of Christ's final messages, He tells us that the time period ahead of us called the end of days, is going to be so "hope-less"—that people actually will drop dead from heart failure as they see what is coming.
He then goes on to say that His children are to be different. Jesus wants you and me to be filled with hope.
Open with me to Jesus describing the End of Days in Luke 21; this is Christ's thumbnail or short version of the 22 chapters of the final book of the Bible called the book of the Revelation. There are fearful times coming to this planet. Listen to Jesus speak:
Luke 21:25-27 "And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26 men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. 27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."
Jesus says that we are headed toward the end of days when people "expire". The word translated ‘failing' (NKJV) is aposucho which means that a person's ‘breath pops out' or ‘expires' because of complete fear. We often see that in earthquakes, fires, and hurricanes that many deaths come among the elderly with heart attacks.
But the end of days will see the ultimate panic attack coming; and many healthy humans will just expire for fear. Jesus only briefly described those days in the Gospels; the final word is the last book of the Bible.
The Book of Revelation is God's final word to mankind; it is also the most powerful book of the Bible. Nearly twenty years ago I began writing a book about living hope based on Biblical prophecy because I believed that the last book of the Bible is the most hope filled, hope inspiring, hope anchoring book in all of God's Word.
Each of us who are believers, saved, and members of Christ's family, needs Living Hope for the End of Days. We need to learn how to walk each day—with the God we can know personally and trust completely.
Life is hard, the world is sometimes bleak, and I often need help to go on against the flow of the world and seek God. May I give you the single most encouraging aspect of my spiritual life? Each day I get so recharged and renewed by God's Word that I can go out and face another day. How?
By spending time with the God who has left me a daily reminder of Who He is and what He is doing—that I can see and test and have my faith renewed!
This authenticating, verifying, faith building record God has left for us I call the Signature of God in the Book we call the Bible, God's Word—the Holy Scriptures.
Have you studied the signature of God lately? That is what I have poured into this year of 365 daily devotional studies taking all who will come through every word of the book of Revelation and outward to every other book in the Bible, all to lead you into what God offers—Living Hope for the End of Days: Walking Each Day with THE GOD You Can Know and Trust.
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