What Next?

What will happen next? Death? We could exit this life in the next moment. The Rapture? What if it were today? Persecution? A real possibility. Could we handle it? Not likely unless we are strong Spiritually, well in advance, and certainly not in our own strength. Radical Islamic takeover? Thinking people know that fanatical Islamists are making great strides toward this goal. Would God allow this to be His hand of judgment on countries that have turned their backs on Him? Any, or even all, of these things are genuine possibilities in our lifetime. How many, and especially how many Christians, really deep-down believe these things might actually happen soon and to themselves in particular? How many give it serious thought? If we don’t give it serious thought, why not? Four reasons come to mind: 1. Plain unbelief. 2. Too busy. 3. Only playing at Christianity. 4. Caught up in worldliness. Some of these events could happen today, others soon (in hours, days, weeks, months or only a few years). Whatever comes next, are you, am I, ready? Jesus warned of the dangers of not being prepared. He said in Matthew 24:37-39: “But as the days of Noe (Noah) were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” While this relates to the return of Christ (which also could happen), the importance of readiness applies to whatever happens next! Only if we are prepared and relying on Him will we be able to share the commitment found in Mrs. E. E. Williams hymn: “Jesus, I’ll Go Through with Thee.” May we say, whatever comes next: “Tho’ the earth may rock and tremble, tho’ the sun may hide its face, tho’ my foes be strong and ruthless, still I dare to trust Thy grace. Tho’ the cross my path o’er shadow, Thou didst bear it once for me; and whate’er the pain or peril, Jesus, I’ll go thro’ with Thee.” Selah! Being a genuine Christian is serious business; let’s conduct our business wisely!   Ron

Questions? E-Mail me at knowingtheway1@gmail.com 

One thought on “What Next?

  1. I can only pray that when either Christ returns, or I am called home beforehand, that I have been the vessel of His love and mercy that He created me to be, and that I have used my time on earth wisely, by helping others to know, love and serve Him, also.

    Thank you for introducing me to your blog, Pastor Ron. God bless you and Jan, and much love to you both.

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