Commentary By: Gordon King
‘Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” ‘
“Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah Surely a man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nothing they are in turmoil; man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!”
Time, we only have so much of it to live. Each and every one of us is given but a small chunk of time to live while here on earth. What we do with makes the difference in our eternal destination!
“Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.”
The time that we live in now is evil, and it will get worse! As time goes by, so does the increase in wickedness and evil upon the world.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-3
‘Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.’
Our time is short, we only have a little of it, we must make the right decisions in our life in order to pass on into eternal life and not eternal destruction!
“Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.”
I believe that we are very close to the beginning of the Tribulation Period. And when that time comes the believers in Jesus Christ will be taken from the earth to be with Jesus Christ in heaven! Amen.
And yet many cannot discern the times that we are now in, they ignore the signs before us!
‘He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming.’ And so it happens. And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat,’ and it happens. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?’
The end times are at hand, those who are wise make preparations, those who are foolish and ignorant despise what is good in the sight of the Lord! The day is soon coming for the Lord to rapture the church, the children of God.
1 Corinthians 15:51-53
“Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.”
Those who did not believe, those who rebel against Jesus Christ, will endure the Tribulation Period. It will be a time of great turmoil, evil, violence, and wickedness! The ruler of time is known as the Antichrist. He will first appear as a man of charisma, charm, and power, performing great signs and miracles. Yet, in the middle of this time, he will show his true colors of evil and wickedness!
“He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.”
And when people of the world are saying “peace and safety”, sudden destruction will come upon them like a thief in the night!
1 Thessalonians 5:3
‘While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.’
Time is so short, none of us know just how much of it we have. We may have another day, we may not! Today is the day of salvation, don’t wait another minute, accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior now!
Let us all as believers in Jesus Christ move forward in our walk with the Lord, being faithful and true to the One who created us. The time is soon coming for us to redeem our inheritance and be with the Lord forever!
“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
When all is said and done, it is the faithful who will reign with the Lord our God forever and ever!
“And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.”
God bless my friends! Maranatha!