Living this life Part 3
For those of you who have been gracious enough to read and follow this blog recently will remember I have written about the end times before. There are as I stated before varying thoughts as to the how and when covering certain aspects of the end times. If you are reading this today you are probably a believer. If you are not, please take know this-
1-God loves you (John 3:16)
2-Jesus died for your sins (Romans 6:10)
3-Accepting Jesus is easy (Romans 10:9-10)
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Now back to the subject at hand. There can be very bad days ahead and I may, we may, all go through such a time. The Merriman-Webster Dictionary says a doomsayer is "one given to forebodings and predictions of impending calamity". So a doomsdayer is a doomsayer. I am not a doomsdayer because I don't believe there is a doom I am facing. Bad times, rough situations, times we wouldn't wish on our worst enemy, sure. As I said I am not a doomsdayer and you are probably not, too. As believers, mine and your eternity is secure. As I said previously it began when we accepted Christ as Savior. There is nothing in Scripture that indicates that we, as a believer, are facing impending doom.
Doom is defined as inevitable destruction or ruin. For the one who does not know Christ then they are facing inevitable doom. The further idea of doom relates to judgment. There is a judgment coming one day. Revelation 20:11-15 describe a Great White Throne Judgement one day. It occurs at the end of Christ millennial reign on earth. Revelation 20:7-10 describe clearly how this plays out.
So as you read this today you may be asking yourself “OK Pastor, I understand what you are saying but why are you writing about these things?”. Well, I am glad you asked that question. Each day I read God’s Word and and I pray. I pay attention to what has and is happening in the world today. Let me be clear here in that I have always kept abreast of what is happening around me and in the world. I just don’t see how I can be an effective Christian if I am not aware of my surroundings.
When I was younger I was particularly pessimistic about life and all that went on around me. I was trying to understand what was a happening and why. I know the Bible tells us it rains on the just and unjust. You know what I mean. Good things happen to bad people and bad things happen to good people. I have always returned to Romand 8:28 for comfort in the situations of life-
...we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
That verse settled my heart and spirit. It gave me peace and comfort. One time I heard a dear preacher friend use it in a message. He was describing what Paul meant as he was telling of the loss of a granddaughter. I may want to know why but God knows when I need to know. In all the other times have faith in His provision.
It was interesting to me when I realized as I got older that I had become more optimistic. That is a good place for me and for you. Honestly, we have to admit that this life is at times overwhelming. But it is never overwhelming for Him.
We’ll look further into “Living this life” again in the next blog.
A thought to ponder,