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Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

October 28, 2020 THE END IS NEAR!

The end of times is near! That is what we occasionally here from those who want to predict when this world will end. We have people who study the earth and climate change. We have others who seek to read the signs from the stars and moon. Then there are those who say they have a sixth sense and hear voices telling them that doom and gloom is quickly approaching.

There is some truth to this. The end is near but not an end of doom and gloom for those who know Jesus. We are given some information in God’s word about the end of times. It will be terrible for those who don’t believe. It will be confusing. It will be chaos. The earth and everything in it will be destroyed. There will be judgment for those who chose not to believe in or follow Christ. But for those who know God and are ready for His return, there will be no fear.

God promises to protect those who choose to believe in Him in the end. Do you? Are you ready for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ??

SCRIPTURE:
2 Peter 3:10-13 “But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment. Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live, looking forward to the day of God and hurrying it along. On that day, he will set the heavens on fire, and the elements will melt away in the flames. But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write what God’s word says about the second coming.
2. List what things will happen to those who don’t believe.
3. Know God’s judgment is certain.
4. Share God’s word telling others of Judgment Day.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we don’t know when You will return but we do know You promise to protect us if we trust in You, obey You and prepare for Your return. Help us to understand the urgency of Your message. We want to obey You today and every day. Give us the strength and power of Your Holy Spirit to prepare for Your return by living an obedient life for You and sharing Your word with others. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

REMEMBER:
Revelation 3:2 “Wake up! Strengthen what little remains, for even what is left is almost dead. I find that your actions do not meet the requirements of my God.” (NLT)

Joel 3:15-16 “The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will no longer shine. The Lord’s voice will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth will shake. But the Lord will be a refuge for his people, a strong fortress for the people of Israel.” (NLT)

Revelation 6:16-17 “And they cried to the mountains and the rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb. For the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to survive?’” (NLT)

Isaiah 34:4 “The heavens above will melt away and disappear like a rolled-up scroll. The stars will fall from the sky like withered leaves from a grapevine, or shriveled figs from a fig tree.” (NLT)

Mark 13:32-33 “However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows. And since you don’t know when that time will come, be on guard! Stay alert!” (NLT)

FOCUS:
Matthew 24:44 “You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.” (NLT)
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