Good morning [subscriber:firstname | default:Beloved],
This is it. Jesus is coming back soon. All the early signs of this glorious return are here. Indeed, the Word of God foretold in Luke 21:11, 25-26 that there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines. There will also be terrible events, and great signs in heaven, and anguish among the nations, which will not know what to do; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth. When we look at what has been happening to mankind for several weeks now, with the Coronavirus outbreak, it is exactly the manifestation of these signs, isn’t it? “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” What is happening to mankind today must be of concern to everyone.
First, the Lord invites us to rise up. If you have been bent down because of a life of sin, straighten up! Turn away from adultery, fornication, lies, corruption, wickedness, witchcraft, occultism, hatred…in short, from everything that takes you away from God! Repent and the Lord in His mercy will forgive you and cleanse you from all unrighteousness. Jesus is coming back soon! And the signs are already here!
The Holy Scriptures urges us: “Take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly” (Luke 21:34). So, let us not be distracted. No one knows neither the day nor the hour of the coming of the Lord. Therefore, the Lord calls us not only to stand upright, but also to lift our heads up. Let us stop focusing on our daily worries and let us yearn for the things from above. The Lord knows that you want to get married; that you want to have a child or a job; that you are looking for healing or funding for a business, etc. Do you want Him to grant you your heart’s desires? Delight in Him then (Psalm 37:4). Seek to please the Lord and seek what is dear to His heart: the salvation of souls! He wants people to be saved from hell!
“Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest,” says the Bible in John 4:35b. Yes, Beloved, lift up your eyes and look at all these people who are dying without knowing the Lord Jesus who is the Way, the Truth and the Life, the One who leads to the heavenly Father. The Coronavirus pandemic will bring millions of souls back to the Lord. Come and take part in this great harvest. Hand out leaflets, talk about Jesus around you: to your family members, to your colleagues, to your neighbors, to your fellow workers! Tell them that the Kingdom of God is near and that Christ is coming very soon.
In heaven there are glorious things awaiting us. These things cannot be compared with our earthly aspirations. Eternal happiness, glory for all eternity with the Lord is what God has in store for His elects. So, let us work to reinforce our election and our calling. “For so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 1:11). Let us therefore strive to increase the number of the Lord’s elects. Come, beloved, and share in the great harvest. Rise up and lift up your head!
May God bless you!