Commentary By: Gordon King
As believers in Jesus Christ we are not to worry about the future for it has already been written for us, we have been given an inheritance which is finer than gold, undefiled and incorruptible! Ours is not one of wrath but of salvation through Jesus Christ!
We have been given life, an abundant life, we have been given hope, a blessed hope, not a future of God’s wrath!
1 Peter 1:3-5
“ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.“
We are kept by the power of God Himself, sanctified by and for God Himself, sanctification by God is our purification by God, there is no other need, God has done it all Himself!
As Christians we are not to worry about what is soon coming upon the world, for we are not destined for God’s wrath, that is reserved for the wicked my friends! The Tribulation period is also a time for the Jews, it is the Time of Jacob’s Trouble, not the Churches Trouble! It is a time for a remnant of Jews to be reconciled back to God, and so it shall be!
God has spoken to us, we need to be listening! God has saved us not to punish us during the Tribulation period, but to save us from it! He saved us so that we would have life, a living hope, a life with Himself! Anything other would be in direct contradiction to His word.
If you choose to believe that we as the church will go through the Tribulation period then so be it, we all have choices to make, but I believe that God is telling us the opposite! I see the opposite when I read and study His word, I see it, I sense it in my spirit, and I feel the Lord leading me to believe it! Why worry about what is coming upon the world when we don’t have to?!
God loves us and He wants us to know it. Many believers may not even believe in the rapture of the church, but I sure do, the bible tells us that it will happen. This is our blessed hope, when Christ comes in the clouds to take us home, to change us in the twinkling of an eye! This is good, this is hope, this is our eternal destiny as children of God!
When I read the scriptures I do not see doom and gloom for the believer, no, just the opposite my friends, I see hope, I see life, I see love, I see God’s love for us in every-way! We were saved from eternal destruction, but we were also saved from God’s wrath! We were saved as precious jewels, as prized possessions of God Almighty! We belong to Christ and Christ belongs to us!
Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved! Put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ and you shall be spared the wrath of God! Love and seek God and yours is eternal life through Christ Jesus!
The bible is God’s love story to us, a story in which those who do place their faith and trust in Jesus Christ will have nothing to fear but fear itself! It is good news, we have nothing to fear, we have everything to gain my friends, everything! If you are a born-again believer in Jesus Christ then rejoice, for yours is eternal life with God, thank the Lord for all that He has done and will do in our future, give Him praise, worship, glory and honor!
Look up my friends, keep watch, for Jesus Christ is coming soon to take us home! Amen.
God bless my friends! Maranatha!