The Red Thread

“Lot was a Christian. Remember, he followed Abraham.”

That rather intriguing comment was made by the seminary professor teaching the class I am currently auditing at Dallas Theological Seminary. It was made in the context of looking at the Book of Genesis and reviewing what is disclosed in Scripture regarding people who believe the promise of Messiah, the promise first disclosed all the way back in Genesis 3:15, the people who follow the seed of the woman as opposed to the seed of the serpent. Now by the logic of the reasoning of that comment, Abraham, the father of many nations, was a Christian as well. As was probably most of the line of Seth, at least that portion of it detailed in Genesis 5 (remember that these individuals had many sons and daughters besides the men named). You would think that Adam and Eve, after the Fall and facing God, believed the promise of redemption a stated by God (although Eve might have originally believed in the promise manifesting itself in Cain, and we know that wasn’t right), making them the very first Christians under the caveat of following the logic of that opening quote.

The point being made in class was that there was a promise of Messiah that runs through almost the entirety of Scripture, and that the Bible isn’t being viewed correctly if the meaning doesn’t center on our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A kind of red thread is woven into Scripture, and it proves to be unbreakable, and it proves to be unbeatable. People following the promise of the seed of the woman of Genesis 3:15 are woven deeply into the Biblical story, and one can do worse than to call them Christians, although their faith predates the knowledge any on earth would have had of the person of Jesus Christ.

There is, of course,  the portion of Acts 11:26 that states “…And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.” And that is true, believers, the body of Christ, followers of Jesus Christ were first called Christians there. As such, all believers are woven into the red thread, because we believe in the promise of Messiah, for we have accepted Christ as our Lord and Savior. We believe in the promise manifested in the person of Jesus. But there were many who believed God’s promise before Christ came to save us through His death, resurrection and ascension into heaven; these are woven into the red thread as well.

I called the thread unbreakable and unbeatable, just think of all that was done to try to stop fulfillment of the promise. Think of the twists and turns of the lives of those God selected to be in the line of the seed of the woman. Think of the triumphs and tragedies, think of their failings as humans but their sustenance through faith in the promise.

Think of the crucial pivot of history in the earthly ministry of Jesus, how He obeyed the Father’s will, how He accepted that will in the Garden of Gethsemane and vanquished the enemy once and for all, if even the final victory has been deferred. Think of the power and durable strength of the red thread at that moment in time. Think about what transpired after.

Remember, Jesus was mocked, lied about, beaten, spat upon, scourged, stripped naked, and in fact, Jesus Himself was abandoned by all of His disciples except John when He was nailed to the cross.”

This I quote from an earlier blog post on our site. We put our Savior through hell on earth. But even what we put Him through could not snap the red thread, tempered by the sinless and obedient nature of Christ on earth, and woven by the love and grace of God in heaven.

Nothing can break the red thread. We, as believers, as members of the body of Christ, are blessed to be called Christians. Those who believed the promise before there was a church are deeply blessed as well. I have no problem thinking of them as Christians, for they believed the promise before it was manifested in Christ’s sacrifice, and isn’t belief the bedrock to anchor one’s faith on?

The red thread began before eternity passed and flowing, runs into eternity future. And we are woven into it in Christ. So share that thread with someone today, for all need to be woven into it as we are.

Christ Manifest

Excerpted from “God’s Last Word To Man” – G. Campbell Morgan (1936)

The Eternal had in Jesus temporal manifestation. The Infinite logos came to the level where it was possible for finite eyes to behold, and by such beholding to be introduced to the infinite things themselves.

We will look at Him then in the midst of that period of manifestation, the days of His flesh. This necessarily means we must consult the records. Going back, then, to the Gospel narratives we inquire, How do we see Him? This is an easy question to ask, but an impossible one to answer with adequacy. Nevertheless there are certain outstanding facts which are full of value.

As we behold Him there, we see One Whose appeal was ever made to essential humanity, quite apart from any racial position, or privilege, or limitation. or disadvantage. An illustration of what I mean is an old and familiar one, but nevertheless pertinent. Many years ago there was an exhibition in London of Tissot’s pictures, about 270 of them, illustrative of the earthly life of Jesus. There is much in them that does not appeal, but there is one outstanding fact, and it is that, while the artist depicts with accuracy the setting of the story, and the customs of the time, so that we can racially place the Roman patrician or plebeian, the cultured Greek, the barbarian, and the Jew, he never painted the face of Jesus so that it could be thus placed. Now literally he may have been wrong. It is possible that our Lord had the distinct face of the Jew, though we have no means of proving it. But it is certainly spiritually correct. Paul understood the great truth when he wrote:

“There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither bond nor free, there can be no male or female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”

All the things by which we place individuals so as to mark their separation from others, are absent. It was in this way He  made His constant appeal to men, and attracted them to Him. It was not the teaching of Jesus that appealed to men. They refused it. They knew it was true, and that was why they objected to it, because the truth condemned them. As long as Savonarola said to Florence, “Be free,” they applauded him; but when he said, “Be pure,” they refused him. Jesus said, Be pure from first to last. Therefore His teaching did not appeal. But His humanity did. He was irresistible.

Words of Grace for Strength

Nowhere in the bible does one see a description of the face of our Lord. Tissot was right in not painting Christ’s face if he wanted to be biblically accurate. Morgan may well be right in saying that Jesus may well have had the distinctive look of a middle eastern Jew, but he is also correct in stating we can offer no biblical proof to that assumption, no matter how reasonable and logical it sounds. The fact of the matter is that westernized artist conceptions of the face of Jesus are certainly not middle eastern in visage, and are most likely, highly inaccurate.

Which leads to one probable (and probably glaring) conclusion. What Christ looked like is not important for us to know, or God would have seen to it that a detailed description was recorded in His Word given to men through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. God in His wisdom kept that fact from us:

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

We need to look with our hearts at the heart of Jesus, outward appearance means nothing in His plan of salvation; neither how we look or what we say. It is what we mean that counts, a sincere confession of our faith and trust in Christ alone. Imagine what would go on, even within the Church, if we were to focus on how much we resemble Christ physically or facially instead of how much we need to resemble Him spiritually or faithfully, how much we need to model our obedience to the Lord based upon His obedience to the will of the Father.

The things we need to know the Bible makes plain if we would just read it after praying to God for wisdom and discernment, that He open our eyes to the Truth. We can learn the things we need to know, not necessarily the things we want to know. We are old enough to know (even if we are not wise enough) that needing and wanting are two totally different concepts. Jesus will manifest Himself for us through the Word of God in our faith walk as we need to know Him as we seek to go about our Father’s business. If we cannot figure it out from the Word, we are probably looking for answers to the wrong questions.  Answers to questions like what did Jesus look like.

We will one day gaze upon the face of Jesus and will be able to do so forever. But only as He determines we are ready for it.

Submission to the Now and Future King

Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? – Psalm 2:1

The world rages continually against the thought of our coming King, who will rule with His rod of iron, but with justice and love. The world will never accept Christ as King until His Second Coming, at which time it will be too late for those who have not trusted in Him alone as Savior. The world will never accept, but will never vanquish His Kingdom either. For He rules in Heaven now, and will one day rule upon the earth as well.

He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision. – Psalm 2:4

I find this verse to be both exhilarating and sad at the same time. Exhilarating, because no matter how bad I think things are going, the Lord in Heaven looks upon His enemies on earth and…chuckles. Well, maybe more like a derisive snort, but I really do not think the Lord snorts. It is a dismissive laugh, or maybe a benign one like a parent uses with a child that futilely tries to do something beyond their grasp, their understanding, their ability or power. For He is a God of love who would have none be lost. But He laughs in derision at those who angrily shake their fist at Him and defy Him openly with hearts growing harder by the day. Possibly hardened permanently as the Lord may have given them over to their lusts and sinful passions.

And that is where the sadness comes in. Their defiance is all so futile. Hopeless. A pointless waste of a life that could have been redeemed for eternity with a repentant turn to the Lord who loves and will welcome all that call out to Him and place their faith and trust in Him. Sad, because if you think of what might have been from the eternal perspective, it is a mercy and a blessing that the Lord will wipe away all tears in Heaven (Revelation 21:4) and we will remember the bad things, the evil things no more.

“I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.  Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession. – Psalm 2:7-8

The Kingship of Jesus Christ is assured, certain and eternal. It is the eternal will of the Father and is His decree for all things for all time. What will be the possession of the Son given by the Father cannot be pried from the grasp of either, and they clasp every one of us in eternal security and peace, everlasting safety and unity with the Triune Godhead.

Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him. – Psalm 2:12

A warning and a promise. A warning of judgment, just and true, unforgiving of disobedience but gracious of repentance and submission in obedience. A promise of blessings too encompassing and majestic for us to truly understand with our earthly intelligence but accepted and believed in our faith and indwelling of the Holy Spirit. We know the blessing to come with full assurance although we cannot really explain it to those who do not have that same relationship with Jesus as we do.

It takes not much to receive the gift freely offered, nothing more than faith and trust. Blessed are we who have received it by the grace of God. Pray for those who have not, before it is too late for every one of them. For always remember…

Jesus is coming soon!

EvenSoCome

Love Is God’s Sovereign Law

Excerpted  from “The Eleven Commandment” – Lehman Strauss (1946)

“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you. that ye also love one another” (John 13:34).

A man who is about to leave this life will doubtless express the deepest feelings of his soul. One may not realize that death is near, and die in silence. But when our Lord knew that His hour had come, He gathered His disciples about Him and spoke to them concerning the deep things of God. There were statements uttered by Christ in the Passover Chamber that the disciples had never heard before. It was in the Upper Room of fellowship where he spoke about “The love of Christ which passeth knowledge” (Eph. 3:19). In issuing this New Commandment, “That ye love one another,” He was setting forth the Sovereign of Christian Love. Whatever authority of divine approval accompanied the Mosaic Law, we may be sure that this Sovereign Law carries the same authority plus the Personal testimony of the living Christ.

The New Commandment that the Lord enjoined upon His friends and He had faithfully demonstrated before them by His life. And now it is to cost Him that life to utter the words: “As I have loved you.” Indeed, Christ alone was the perfect Pattern of Love. He alone could interpret the word in its fullest meaning. If we are to learn the Law of Love we must look at God’s Son, for in Him is the love of God perfected. “God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8).

In ages past God had been speaking through His prophets at different times and in various ways, revealing Himself as the God of holiness, might, truth, and mercy. But not until Jesus Christ came into the world had man fully known the love of God. In more ways than one the angels are superior to men, and for centuries they too were God’s messengers to reveal Himself to the world. But when prophets or angels stand beside the Son of God it is evident that He holds the position of incomparable majesty and glory. God “hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son” (Heb. 1:2). The heart of the Father was never fully revealed in His infinite love until His only begotten Son left Heaven to dwell among men. Jesus is the highest revelation of God. God is love and, “No man hath seen  God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared (or fully revealed) Him” (John 1:18).

We can see in Christ the Pattern of Love in His submission. Only love could draw the Eternal One from the Ivory Palaces into a world of woe.

Words of Grace for Strength

If you want something done right, do it yourself. Not meaning to be flip nor disrespectful, but in essence, this is what God purposed to do when the Father sent His only begotten Son into the world as the means of our salvation. As the only means of our salvation, for there is none in any other but Jesus. Nothing and no one, angels and prophets notwithstanding, can convey the message and majesty of God like Jesus can.

It doesn’t get any better than this. Again, in all seriousness. We have been given the Son’s death on the Cross for the forgiveness of our sins and our eternal salvation. We have His words, His message, His promises. There is no where else to go, there is no better deal, there can be nothing better than the gift of salvation divinely promised and guaranteed.

All you need is love. Not kidding here either. The Sovereign Love of God, to which we are commanded to engage in, is able to overcome all the problems of the world, all that ails us and bogs us down. His love lifts us above all earthly cares and concerns, makes the urgent and important fade if it is not centered in and focused on Him. He is our Rock and our Redeemer, He is our Lord and Savior.

Love is God’s Sovereign Law and in many respects, an Eleventh Commandment. What more powerful way for Him to show His love, what clearer and more impactful way for us to see, understand and grasp hold of that love, than to realize He sent His Son to die for us so that we could live with Him.

Our Prayer For His Will

When we pray, how do we pray according to the will of God? We must pray having the attitude of Jesus: “Not as I will, but as You will” (Matthew 26:39) When we pray according to His will, we can expect to receive with full confidence that what He has declared in Scripture, He will do. We pray with complete assurance that we will obtain that which is promised: 1 John 5:14-15 “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”

However, as we live daily in this fallen world, we seldom know or understand God’s will as it relates to our lives. So we pray for Him to reveal His will to us, without the knowledge of what we ask. Because of our limited knowledge we pray in simple faith for Him to reveal His will as He promised: “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God” (Romans 8:26 & 27).

Our prayers must have their root in the spiritual wisdom we can only gain from a life that has trusted in Christ alone as Lord and Savior, from a life centered in Christ. Think about one of the prayers the Apostle Paul prayed for one of the churches he wrote a letter to: “Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power  which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,  far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. (Ephesians 1:15-21)

The place where our prayers must start is in how we live our lives for the Lord. Prayer without a life of godly reflection and a Christ-centered lifestyle would be somewhat empty. Yes, we would be speaking to God, but of what? If we are not living each day seeking His will, seeking His face, showing the mind of Christ and the love of Christ to those around us, what would our prayers consist of? Either we are going deep into the Word of God through our reading and study of the Bible, either we are getting deep into modelling Christ in our lives by ministering to others, or our prayers are likely to skim along the surface of a relationship with God or go glancing off into nothing.

The prayers of our Lord resonated deep within Him and His Father because of Christ’s obedience to His Father’s will, because He and the Father were One. The more obedient we are in our relationship, the easier it becomes to pray and to know what to pray for. It often feels as if prayer cannot be taught but must be learned. Yes, you can study and read on prayer, both in the Bible and in many excellent books written in an explanatory or devotional manner. In that sense, you can be taught. But the best way to learn to pray is to…Pray. Time alone with God, searching your heart and speaking to Him, and Him alone, is probably the best teacher of prayer. We would not say practice makes perfect, for as in all things relating to God, we are only perfected in Christ Jesus and only when we are glorified in Him at His Second Coming. But the practice of prayer, regularly and in a faithful and obedient manner, helps draw us closer to Christ, which in turn causes us to grow in Christ, and thus time before the Lord helps sanctify us to His Name and His will.

Over time, the Spirit will continue to intercede for us, the groanings which cannot be uttered will be offered up on our behalf. But we will begin to pray ceaselessly ourselves (1 Thessalonians 5:16). By praying always, it is not meant that we neglect the duties and commitments of our everyday life. But a soul that has come into intimate and repeated contact with God should never again be out of conscious touch with God, our heart going out to Him. And when the mind is no longer engaged, it should return to God, as in the words of E.M. Bounds, as naturally as a bird to its’ nest.

Seek out the Lord and let Him lead you to prayer. Experience the joy of seeking out and learning His will for your life, by learning through your prayer life in Him.  As you read the Word, pray for understanding. Pray for His Holy Spirit to teach you His will in the Word. Pray for His presence and leading continually in your life. Learn to be like a bird returning to the nest. Remember that in Matthew 6:26, Jesus spoke of how the Father feeds them.

Our Lord’s Return ~ What Is Your Attitude? Part 5

Today we continue our study series from Ruth Paxson’s writing on what the attitude of the believer should be toward our Lord’s return. This is our fifth excerpt from her book; Life on the Highest Plane, published in 1928.

Excerpt:

Matthew 24:36-42, “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.”

Mark 13:33-37, “Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

“Watch.” Life will be flowing on its ordinary channels when “the day of Christ” finally comes. We will rise to the ordinary tasks; we will be in our accustomed haunts; we will be eating, drinking, working and sleeping as usual.

No warning will be given us that we may hastily prepare ourselves to meet the Lord. No time will be given to change our occupation or our garments. So there is but one attitude for the Christian to have toward the coming of the Lord and that is the attitude of watchfulness. He may come any moment, therefore I should be watching every moment.

Words of Grace for Strength

Is this your attitude? Do you live in a state of watchfulness every day, every moment? We daresay that this is not the attitude of the majority of people who profess to be Christians. However uncomfortable it may be to admit, most Christians go about their everyday life as if the return of Jesus is still a millennium away. Who concerns themselves with events 1000 years into the future? No one, quite frankly.

Yet we are told to be watchful, to be in a constant state of alertness for the return of our Lord and Savior. There is not one prophecy that has yet to be fulfilled before His Father tells Him to step out on the clouds and call His church, His bride to meet Him in the air, and join Him at His Father’s throne. This rapture, as He appears in the clouds, is in fact our Blessed Hope, and the imminence of that Blessed Hope should be at the forefront of the mind of every believer.

From an attitude of watchfulness, expecting our Savior’s return at any moment, should grow a desire to share the reality of His return and His free gift of grace with everyone who does not already have a personal relationship with Him. In fact, from this attitude of watchfulness should grow an ever-increasing sense of urgency to do more for Christ in obedience to His instruction to go out and make disciples of all the nations. There should be an urgency for each of us to accomplish those things which He has made us responsible for in His call on our lives, living consistently in our walk and witness to others, in order to bring Christ to them, and them into a relationship with Christ, which leads to eternal life.

This is not a stand on the mountaintop and await His return watchfulness; It is living our lives daily in such a way that we are going about our Father’s business until the day of the Son’s return. Doing His will as we should every day, yet doing so in the realization that today could be the day.

Our watchfulness should be like that of any good soldier, wary of any attack or ambush of the enemy, while moving forward toward the goal which the Captain of Our Salvation has placed before us. Watching as we move, for Him and the victory He brings when He appears before us. Our watchfulness should also be like that of the faithful servant who longs for his Master’s return. Having been obedient in accomplishing the tasks He has placed before us, we long to hear Him say; “well done, good and faithful servant.”

His return is imminent! Watch therefore!

EvenSoCome

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Signs of the Times: Are There Any Pre-Millennial Millennials?

I read an article on FoxBusiness dated August 7, 2014 entitled “The America Ahead: How Millennials Will Reshape the National Landscape.” It made me think quite a bit about the Millennial Generation, those born in the period between 1981 and 2000 if I understand the definition correctly. The article noted that there are 80 million of them in the United States, a generation even larger now than the Baby Boomer Generation (1946-1964), which for the most part is the parental generation of the Millennials. The article noted that many believe this generation may be the first which may have a lower standard of living than that of their parents. Looking at the affairs of this country; the uncontrolled rising level of national debt, our waning influence in world affairs, and our diminishing respect in world opinion, this belief cannot be dismissed out of hand as foolish or outlandish.

Millennials marry later in life, have families later in life than previous generations (a good thing if more maturity and wisdom is attached to those decisions), and Millennials take longer to establish themselves in careers. Millennials are the generation which will have to squarely face the stresses on this country’s social safety nets; the shrinking ability of the country’s finances to be able to maintain the promise made to previous generations.

Given the recent events as they relate to immigration, legal or illegal (and I do not wish to address that controversial topic here), the Millennials will also live in a more ethnically diverse country than the US has ever been before. Time will tell (though the Lord already knows) whether this is a good thing or not.

Clearly the Millennial generation is different from that of their parents and grandparents. And, time will tell (though the Lord already knows) whether that is a good thing or not. But the article didn’t make me keep thinking about the reshaping of America, I started to think about the faith beliefs of the Millennial Generation, beliefs that will be eternity shaping for each and every one of them, depending on what they believe.

According to Pew Forum research, Millennials are less likely to regularly attend church, less likely to identify themselves with a specific denomination or religion, and less likely to believe in the existence of God. Less likely, but not dramatically so, than previous generations at the point in time when they were the same age of Millennials today. They are not a godless generation, but they do believe differently. As with any generation,  a belief in god does not necessarily mean a belief in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of the Bible, identified as the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Where it becomes most disturbing is in the area of evangelical Christianity. Millennials from evangelical Christian backgrounds are markedly less likely to believe Scripture is the inerrant, literal Word of God. They are more accepting of homosexuality. They hold similar views on abortion as older evangelicals, but feel less threatened by Hollywood social values and prefer the government to deal more with social issues than do their elders. Statistics go on, but there is a shift, not seismic yet, but a shift away from the more conservative, fundamentalist views of evangelical Christianity as a whole.

Are there pre-millennial Millennials? Does the younger generation believe Jesus is Coming Soon, and that we are anxiously awaiting an imminent pre-tribulation Rapture of the Church wherein Jesus Christ will come to take His Church (His Remnant Church) home with Him before the tribulation? The seven-year period of the Antichrist’s reign during which Satan will ravish those who believe in Jesus Christ? That time of Great Tribulation wherein God pronounces and enacts His judgment upon an unbelieving world? The answer is yes, but in lesser numbers than ever before. Go to any of the major prophecy conferences held annually, and you will see an aging population in attendance, which year by year grows grayer and smaller. Oh, there are younger folks there, but they are in the minority. Going to one actually makes me feel young again for a few days, then life’s reality sets in and I realize that I too am aging year by year.

What can be done? We need to better engage this generation in the eschatological conversation. However, we must realize for better or worse, the primary means of communication with them is through the various avenues of social media. It can be fast paced, perhaps even rapid fire, with a tendency for more superficial interaction than a sit down face to face conversation would allow. We must develop ways of reaching through these mediums, in culturally relevant ways, without diluting our message or distorting our beliefs. It will be no easy task to show the love of Christ, and the very mind of Christ in 140 character sound bites. But we need to engage, and thereby draw into a more meaningful discussion, this generation. Think about how Jesus engaged Nicodemus in John 3:1-21, then look at how He did it with the woman at the well in John 4:1-42. He drew them in based on the level of their understanding of Scripture; He contacted, engaged and drew them into a deep, life changing discussion. Eternal life changing.

We can do this also. Because we are imbued with the Holy Spirit to know and share the mind of Christ, we can have the ability, and are given the responsibility, to tell others that trust in Jesus Christ alone is the only way to salvation and eternal life.

Are there pre-millennial Millennials? Yes, but not enough. And, quite frankly, there are not enough in the older generations either. There are never enough, but we are called to spread His Gospel, not keep tally of the score of unsaved. Only He knows whose are His. Ours is to bring Him to them, and let the Spirit bring them to Him.

Let us be diligently doing so until He calls us home, either individually, or corporately as His Remnant Church when He steps out on the clouds of glory and with a great trumpet shout says; “Come up!”

Jesus is Coming Soon!

EvenSoCome

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