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Greg Laurie Daily Devotion - Feb. 16, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

In the Twinkling of an Eye

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet . . . we shall be changed.
—1 Corinthians 15:52

Jesus tells us that there is coming a day when He will return.  He will come quickly for all of His people and we will be taken to be with Him in heaven. 

If you are not a Christian, that means you will be left.  Remember Jesus said, “ ‘Two will be in the field: the one will be taken, and the other left’ ” (Luke 17:36). 

If you are a Christian you will go immediately into the presence of God. But if you are not a Christian, and by that I mean if you have not asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart and be your Savior and Lord, then you will be left.  Don’t let that happen to you.  It can happen so quickly.

I read that archaeologists uncovered extraordinary ruins in the town of Herculaneum, which is close to the ancient city of Pompeii.  In 79 a.d., the violent volcano Vesuvius erupted there so suddenly, so quickly, that the scientists found people literally frozen in time.  They uncovered Roman soldiers with swords in hand who had been killed instantly. 

Think about that.  These soldiers didn’t even know what was about to happen.  Then boom!  They just stopped—dead in their tracks.

That is how quick the Lord’s return could be.  Suddenly, Jesus will return.  Will you be like that one person in the field who was left behind?  Maybe you are on the verge of accepting Christ. 

It’s time to decide now.  This could be your last opportunity.

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