Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12) The ability to forecast and predict events has transformed the world we live in. Planning is more organized and sophisticated, much to the betterment of the society as a whole. Much more importantly, how prepared are we and the people around us for eternity? God’s timeline is in effect and unchanging; the clock is ticking and the time to act is now (Romans 5:5).
God’s creation was perfect from the beginning so were His plans for mankind. Although we presently live in a fallen world with its manifestation in various dimensions, God’s living hope of redemption is unparalleled. God’s love for the world is unconditional. Jesus came as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. (John 1:29). The Lord is also the Lion of the tribe of Judah who reserves judgement for those who reject Him. (Hebrews 12:28-29).
How do our lives compare with God’s timeline today? Are we constantly refocusing our minds on Jesus Christ and eternity? Whether we like it or not, the world and all that is associated with it, constantly call for our time and attention. Our secular lives are legitimately demanding, physically, financially and emotionally. I sometimes struggle with stepping away from things that rightfully take up my time to focus on God and His Kingdom. Yet, the creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed (Romans 8:19).
Our world needs Jesus much more now than ever before! God calls Christ followers to be prepared and sensitive to His timeline. Be encouraged in your walk with God and be bold in your witness. Jesus, our High Priest sympathizes with our weaknesses (Hebrews 4:15). Determine to walk worthy of the Lord and make every moment count for Him. Learn to trust God to use you for His eternal purposes, in every situation, and relating to people all around you.
Scripture references from NIV unless otherwise noted.
Based on The Unholy Trinity, the Tribulation, and God’s Judgment on August 31st, 2019 - Watch Sermon