July 5, 2007
You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
Yesterday we talked about how the great story of Noah and the ark illustrates the truth that Christ is our ark of salvation and deliverance in whom we find safety and security.
Today I want us to look outside of the ark, so to speak, and see that just like Noah was delivered from the flood that beat upon the ark (which was God’s judgment and wrath against an evil world), so will we be delivered from His wrath that will be poured out against sin in the last days.
Just as God spared Noah and his family in the ark, God will spare believers from the wrath of the end times. The Bible tells us that Christ will come like a thief in the night (1 Thessalonians 5:2). It also tells us that there will be no condemnation for those who are in Christ!
The Bible also reminds us that believers will be caught up and rescued from the judgment that is to come. Christ wants us to know that there is absolutely nothing in this world or below it that will stop Him from coming for His people.
But until that time comes, we are to live steadfastly and prepare for it by establishing our hearts firm in the Lord and His promises. Nobody but God the Father knows the exact hour when Christ will return, but we can be sure of the results!
I hope you will live today as if you know the end of the story…because you do!
THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST WILL BE SAFE IN HIM WHEN HE RETURNS TO JUDGE THIS WORLD.