Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Are We The Terminal Generation?

I love studying about Bible prophesy and the topic of End Times.  There is a wealth of information out there about it.  It fascinates me to hear the pros and cons.  Some people are absolutely certain in their belief that we will be the generation that witnesses the return of Jesus Christ.  Yet others hardly give it a second thought.  I am not sure which I believe; I am probably somewhere in the middle.  But no matter how convincing people may sound on either side of the argument, the truth is nobody really knows for certain.  But there is one truth about it that can not be ignored.  Whether we are the terminal generation or not, we might as well be.  Either we will see Jesus coming back for us, or we will see us returning back to Him.  The important thing is to be ready.

In a game of baseball, football, or basketball, a team always knows how much time it has left to come from behind.  But the subject of Jesus' return is not a game.  We don't know how much time we have left on the scoreboard.  Whether it is the first two minutes of the game or the final 2-minute warning, we must be winning at all times.  And the way we win is by accepting Christ now, not 10 minutes from now.  The Bible promises us that we can be saved in an instant, but does not guarantee us another second to decide.  We must be sure, positive, and certain now, just in case there is no later.  We truly may be in sudden-death overtime. 

Jeremiah 6:16 says, "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the Good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls."

Father, thank-you for saving us through Your perfect Son Jesus Christ.  Give each of us the courage to accept Him.  In Jesus name, Amen.        

1 comment:

  1. Amen! I believe too many people think they have plenty of time and they think that there are too many rules for being a Christian and they still want to "have their fun" before they give their lives to Christ. The sad thing is, too many of them wait too long. To me, there's nothing better than knowing that my eternity is safe in the arms of Jesus. After all, eternity is a whole lot longer than the number of years I'll spend on this earth. If only, people could realize that sense of time.