Jesus is coming back soon. This is not a Christian cliché, but a Biblical truth. Jesus told his disciples, “In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:2-3). And in Matthew 25:13 He said, “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” Although we do not know the day or the hour when the Lord will make his triumphant return, we can tell from the signs of the times that it will be in the very near future.
Jesus’ return is going to be a great time for Believers. We know from scriptures that those who have died in the Lord will return with him, and those of us who are still alive will be caught up in the twinkling of an eye (which is known as the rapture) to spend eternity with Him in heaven (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17). However, the future isn’t as bright for the unsaved. They will spend eternity in hell.
Many people don’t believe in heaven or hell, but the Bible gives us vivid descriptions of both places. Additionally, heaven is mentioned 500 times in the Bible, and hell is mentioned even more than that. Do you know where you will spend eternity? The decisions we make in life now will determine where we will spend eternity after we die. By accepting Jesus and obeying God’s Word, we can secure our future in heaven and avoid the eternal torment of hell.
It is time for us to get our spiritual houses in order. Taffi and I desire that you experience the fullness of life until the return of the Lord. Now, more than ever, we must trust God and make His Word our absolute final authority. Therefore, we encourage you to spend time reading and meditating on the Scriptures like never before. Feed your faith and starve any doubt that may be present in your life. In addition, study and appropriate the blood of Jesus and use it as a weapon against the enemy.
This issue of CHANGE magazine will encourage you to be strong and to commit to fulfilling the will of God for your life. In my article “The Blood of Jesus is Our Stronghold,” you will learn the importance of staying under the covering of His precious blood. In Taffi’s article “Igniting Your Zeal and Power,” you will be encouraged to be radical as you serve God and others. You will also be strengthened and encouraged by the other articles in this issue. We pray you are looking forward to the glorious return of the Lord. He’s coming soon. Are you ready?
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Taffi and I love you and pray for you daily. Remember, Jesus is Lord, and "in all your getting, get understanding."
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