by Barbara Latta
Each year as Halloween approaches, churches and Christian organizations sponsor events depicting the Great Tribulation. This is used as a ministry tool to evangelize lost people and reveal to them the horrors of life on earth when judgement comes, and the terror of life after death without Christ.
Some say we are at the beginning of the tribulation period or that God is beginning judgment on this sinful earth. Predictions of the rapture abound and the pre, mid and post tribulation theorists all have an opinion.
No matter which camp you are in, one thing we know for sure is that Jesus will redeem His church and He may be on His way right now to do so.
But if He doesn’t come back for another hundred years, people are still going to die. We will still stand before God and the question is:
What condition will you be in when you do?
Will your name be written in the Lamb’s Book of Life or will you be at the Great White Throne Judgment where all sinners must be judged?
While living on this earth we still have a choice. God loves people. He made a way for everyone to be saved from sin and destruction. (John 3:16)
Our part is to receive what He gave. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
The god of this world has blinded people. (2 Corinthians 4:4). This is nothing new. Noah preached for 120 years and yet no one responded. But God provided a way out of the storm through the ark for Noah and his family because they believed and trusted in Him.
There is another question to ask after we determine we are ready to meet God.
Are you ready to live for Him?
I was born again when I was seven years old. But at that time, I thought that was enough. I didn't know to renew my mind. I didn't go around actively sinning, but the only way it was evident I was a Christian was because I went to church. It wasn't until later in my life, I realized I needed to let the Christ that was in me come out.
We need to do more than just believe there is a God. Even the demons know who He is. (James 2:19)
Living for Christ doesn’t mean doing things for Him.
It means embracing Him and becoming like Him. When we become like Him we then do things for His kingdom—because then it is a fruit of the relationship, not a way to obtain the relationship,
Saints of God don’t need to fear in this world of chaos. When our trust is in Christ, we can stand on His Word. We may be living through some calamities, but He is there with us every step of the way.
You will never regret the decision to live for God.
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Which choice will you make, the Lamb’s Book of Life or theGreat White Throne Judgment? (click to tweet)