What if Jesus Christ Returned Today?
If you have received Christ as your Lord and Savior then this would be a joyous occasion. For those of you you who scoff at the very idea, let me assure you, you would be confused, even terrified. Some of you would understand what happened. Most of you would search for answers, possibly even until the end of your life. You will not have to wait long. By the best of calculations, the end will come in a little over seven years.
For you scoffers, consider this; over 2000 years ago the Book of Revelation predicted a world government. Can you sincerely deny this is more possible today than ever before? Another prophecy in this book told of the “mark of the beast”, saying anyone who refuses this mark will not be allowed to buy or sell. Today’s technology turns this concept into mere child’s play. Prominent in the Book of Revelation is the appearance of two witnesses who become a thorn in the side of the powers that be. If fact, it tells how when they are killed…
Revelation 11:9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
Indicating the entire world will rejoice. Is this not more possible now than at any time in history?
Each day the world draws closer to the prophesied end times. Today, everything in the Book of Revelation is technologically possible. Today, only the existence of the United States of America, a nation not found in any scriptural account, stands as an obstacle to a one-world government. And yet, this nation is crumbling before our eyes.
Will my nation be restored? It is possible. Each day I find it more improbable. I still pray for Divine intervention. I still pray my brethren in Christ and fellow citizens will rise up to claim our birthright, our constitutional republic. Yes, it can happen, but I see the light growing dimmer rather than brighter. Which brings me here.
There is only one certainty. That is Jesus, the Messiah, the only begotten Son of God, is coming back. This I know. I do not know when. It may be today, it may be long after I’ve taken my last breath. The question I’ve asked myself is… what should I do? What can I do?
What if I knew the exact date of Jesus return? What would I do then? Others have thought they knew. Most make it a point to sit and wait. What a waste. Far better is to speak louder and as much as possible. Surly no one would believe me, but it is not up to me to “save” anyone. That is God’s purview, not mine.
Well, I do not know. If I understand the pertinent scriptures correctly, I will never know. I have no problem with this, none at all. All I am asked of my Heavenly Father is to live as best I can and speak the truth. So here I am, “speaking” the truth as my limited understanding will allow.
This is what I know. Jesus is coming. Scoff if you will. His return is not dependent upon your belief no more than gravity depends on whether you believe in it or not.
All I ask is you consider how something written over 2000 years ago could possibly so accurately predict today’s technology. This is not all I needed to convince me of the truth but I’m not asking you to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior based solely on that. Surely others have talked to you before this. If you have questions, if you are truly seeking, feel free to ask. Post a comment below. Send me an email to my address posted on the sidebar. Seek out that person you know who has been trying to talk to you forever. Whatever it takes, but I urge you, do it quickly. Nobody can tell you just how much time you have left.
For those of you who have heard enough, no matter how or where, you just know you need to accept Christ NOW, just look at the scripture before. Many will tell you how you need to take this step or that to accept Christ and yet, in the verses below, the Apostle Paul laid it out very simply.
Jesus, you are my Lord and Savior. I believe in my heart God raised you from the dead.
Notice even I felt the need to add to the scripture. If you are not ready to do this just yet, then I urge you to seek answers to your questions and rid yourself of all doubt.
Jesus shed his innocent blood to pay for our sins. This had to be done because there is no other human who ever lived since Adam sinned who was “good enough” to be acceptable to God Almighty – YHWH. During this age of Grace, all we need do is accept God’s great gift to us.
God knows who you are.
Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
He chose you before the foundation of the world.
1 Thessalonians 1:4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
6 ¶And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:
7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.
8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.
9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;
10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
It is time. Welcome to the family of God.