REALITY AT THE DOORSTEP?
For over two thousand years men of faith have proclaimed His second coming while attempting to piece together the signs. Almost without exception each generation thought they would be a witness to His glorious appearing, and most definitely that was as God had planned it. Some were deceived and sold everything and climbed hills and mountains in anticipation, only to be disappointed and shown to be fools. But when earthly prosperity came upon much of the world the hunger and thirst to see Him soon began to dissipate.
The eyes that once searched the skies were now imprisoned by the things of this world. The cares of this world are now the building blocks of life. Year after year His coming is pushed to the side in order to make way for all kinds of temporal messages given as lullabies to a generation that sleeps while walking. Can a blind man read signs? Then how can a church, sleeping and blind, see what is nearer than when we first believed? With eyes that do not see and ears that do not hear the church is consumed with itself even while gently using His name.
But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
But in the face of such words we continue to play. The word “watch” carries with it the night watches. It signifies someone who is attentive to the point of losing sleep. Sober and spiritually vigilant, those who watch have eyes fixated upon that which is unseen now but which soon will be seen. And the exhortation to pray is much deeper than the token offerings given before meals or the paltry sentences spoken on Sunday morning’s redundant gatherings. This is a warning.
On that great and terrible day no one will care who wins on American Idol, or which football team is the champion, or even how much money you do or do not have. It will all be useless and of no concern. Like a man in panic as he sees his house in flames and is stripped of all concerns but one: How can I get my family out? On that day the entire world numbering in the billions will have no interest in the temporal. Billions will seek that which is eternal. Billions will panic. Billions will cry out. Billions will be trapped in their own sins.
The Creator, Christ Jesus, is returning. And just as He said He brings with Him a swift reward for a few and swift judgment for many.
If this is true than what else really matters? If this coming scenario is accurate then who will stand in His presence but those who knelt in His presence beforehand? What words can move your soul? What warnings might stir your interest? You have heard all this before, and surely you have seen clowns saying the same kind of words and even setting dates. And indeed you have. But what if those fools are agents of deception used by the evil one to suggest to you that the entire prophetic scenario should only be believed by fools like him? What if men like that are creative ruses used to activate men’s intellects and thereby insure their ultimate deception? What if truth is being used to deceive because it comes from the mouth of fools or self righteous men?
Do you believe that the world can go on much longer? Even atheists believe there is a coming world wide crisis. But they do not see it within the framework of prophetic fulfillment. People have forgotten that Jesus promised He would return. The eastern sky crackles with anticipation.
There are no words that can accurately paint the coming revelation in which the King of all Kings takes His rightful throne. Some will bask in His glory while most will suffer under its weight. The temporal is rapidly approach its benediction. This is not some prophetic curiosity that can be tossed around over ice cream. When this has come to pass, that which once seemed like imagery will shake the world, and everything that served as safety and reality will be gone. Sensationalism? Fear mongering? Melodramatic? Oh there may an element of those things, however, there is much more than an element of truth. Christ is the beginning and the end, and besides Him there is no life, only certain death.
The Father calls out to every open heart, “Who do you say that my Son is?”
Be very careful, your answer will determine your eternity.