I confess that many years as a faithful follower of Jesus, every lesson or conversation related to the Rapture resulted in anxious fear. Part of that fear was due to not wanting to miss out on life experiences and some was due to lack of knowledge, coupled with spiritual immaturity. Revelation 1encourages us to rejoice over the knowledge that Jesus will come again and our time here on mission for God is a temporary vapor in time.
Hebrews 10 encourages the body of Christ to walk in unity, encouraging one another and committing to being present with one another. This rallying cry is in light of the urgency that comes when we recognize the brevity of time we have on mission with God and the reality of sin’s consequences.
There is a warning we must heed to not deliberately neglect the fellowship of faith nor to deliberately reject the hope in Christ. He is both the satisfaction for God’s wrath and the substitution for our debt. In fact, without Him, we are doomed and destined for eternal separation from God.
This hope is why we sing, why we worship, and why we carry the message of the Gospel to the world. We must rally behind this cause and at this time because the days are both short and evil. I urge you today to pray for the lost and speak with boldness the name of Christ to your friends and neighbors.
Regardless of the alarms raised in our world today, there is hope. Resist the urge to wash your hands of culture and to condemn the lost. We are not a voice of condemnation but a voice of hope and love. Revival is upon us if we will humble ourselves before God, repent of our sin, and proclaim the Gospel with boldness.