Jesus IS Comingby Pastor Suzanne L. Taylor on 04/25/11
Many people believe Jesus won't come back for hundreds, maybe thousands of years yet. I don't believe it. The signs of the times are here. The increase in earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, droughts etc... points to the soon return of the Savior for the dead in Christ and His bride. "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. " (I Thessalonians 4:16,17).
If you have been putting off making Jesus the Savior and Lord of your life so you can have fun before making such a major commitment, I urge you to rethink your position. You are playing with eternity. Once Jesus comes, those who are not taken to heaven with Him will live through the tribulation spoken of in Daniel, Revelation and many other Books of the Bible. It won't be a pretty thing at all. There will be much suffering to endure. Sure, some will be saved during this time of god's judgment, but why expose yourself to such extreme hardship when being saved is so easy.
During the Tribulation, people will be required to reject Jesus and bow down to the beast, one of the most venomous enemies of God, if they want to live. "And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed" (Revelation 13:15). Many who are saved during of the Tribulation will be beheaded, for Christ's sake.
Another consideration is that the beast will command that everyone accept his mark on their forehead or right hand. Anyone who refuses this mark will be forbidden to buy or sell. "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name" (Revelation 13:16,17).
The storms, tornadoes and earthquakes we experience now are bad, but wait until the ones in the tribulation start. They will be God's unfettered judgment and there will be no holds barred. "And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?" (Revelation 6:12-17).
How do we know this is the season for Jesus to come? Scripture tells us, "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect" (Matthew 24:24). Is there an example of this for us to learn from? Yes, there is, and he's alive and causing trouble now. He is the great deceiver who is posing as president of the United States: Barack "Hussein" Obama. He came up out of obscurity and bought and muscled his way into the most powerful office of any land. How did he do this? With the catchword "change." He was so poised as his puppeteer posed him this way or that as he read the scripts others wrote for him, that people believed him. Sadly, even some of the elect, meaning those who are born again and belong to the Christ were deceived into voting for him. This is only an example of what's to come when the anti-Christ (vehemently against Christ) comes. satan himself will be the anti-Christ's puppeteer until he finally takes over his body and works directly through him. As Obama did, the anti-Christ will cajole, connive and conspire to gain position in the world. When he does, the people will suffer as never before, especially the Jews.
Please look around you and understand that the days until Jesus comes for the church are short. Don't miss out on taking the glory cloud home to live in the presence of the Glory of God for eternity. Come to the Father. Ask him to forgive you of all the sins you have committed during your lifetime. Then ask Jesus to be the Lord and Savior of your life. If you do this with meaning, the Father will send the Holy Spirit to live in you and guide you till Jesus comes. Find a good church, one that teaches the truth of Scripture and grow in the Lord.
Yes - Jesus is coming. It could even be today!