Imagine in your mind that one day you wake up and your world as you knew the night before has now changed forever. The sky is darkened and the moon gives no light any longer as a thick cloud of smoke covers this planet that has choked out all vegetation and turned our water into cesspools of contamination from the fall out of the aftermath of a nuclear explosion.
Those who survived are running frantically in the streets just trying to fend for themselves and what is left of their family. A child sits by the dead rotting bodies of what use to be their family, crying from fright and hunger. All of a sudden you are rounded up like cattle by the Militia and place in detention camps to be sorted and numbered not knowing what is going to happen to you.
Within the shell of a room filled with more people than what capacity should be holding all you can see is people passing by the bared windows as they march in a single line as men with guns strapped to their backs are pushing them further along the line to hurry them to where they are heading. Then all of a sudden you hear shots ring out and people screaming and crying as they watch those before them die in a bloodshed of flying bullets.
Your heart is pounding and you can hardly catch your breath when someone in that darkened room with you shouts out that there is no God and we are all going to die. In your heart you know Jesus is very real, but for a passing moment you are so caught up in the devastation that you forget those words of Jesus that says those who endure until the end are those who will be saved. Instead of reaching out to those who are with you, you are so frightened even for your own life that you forget the Biblical accounts of Paul and Silas as they sang praises to the Lord while they were imprisoned.
All of a sudden silence fills the air for a moment and then the doors of that darkened room swing open with guards yelling at everyone to form a single line and follow them. Here is your last chance to save a soul as they lead you to the shooting wall. The guards take you one by one as they speak to you they ask, “Are you one of those Christians?” You are so scared and your mind is as confused from the dumbfound ness of everything that is happening that words are hard to speak, but you answer that you are a Christian. Then the guard gives you an opportunity to renounce Jesus and they would place you back with your loved ones and give you housing and a job. You think that maybe for an instance you would take their offer so you can be with your family once again, but yet knowing that even in pretending to renounce Christ just to be with your family the words are still spoken and can not be taken back as you choose family over Christ. Will you stand for Christ and allow His witness to be the last words that come out of your mouth or will you waver for the sake of your own family or even your own life.
This writing is not so far fetched that that day will never happen here in the USA as it is now happening in other parts of the world even as I write this and will happen here in the future. We are not to fear what has to come, but be prepared for what must come before the glorious return of Christ to take his bride to meet him in the clouds to be with him forever.
I am asking all who read this that if you have not made that decision to ask Jesus into your heart to please not put it off as no man knows the day nor the hour Jesus will return. It could be years from now, but also could be in the next few minutes of your life. John 10:9 I am the door, if any man enter in, he shall be saved. Jesus was the word made flesh to dwell among us, John 1:14, to show us the way back to Gods grace. John 14:6 Jesus said, I am the way, the truth and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Romans 10:9, 10 if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in his heart that God has raised him from the dead thou shall be saved. Vs.10 for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Please do not put this off as Christ return will be as a twinkling of an eye and then the door of Salvation will be closed forever.
Luke 14:26, 33 If any man come unto me and hate not (hate not means putting your family first before God) his father, mother, wife, children, brethren and sister yes and his own life also he cannot be my disciple. Vs. 33 so likewise whosoever he be of you that forsakes not all that he hath he cannot be my disciple.
Rev 7:13 and one of the elders answered, saying unto me, what are these which are arrayed in white robes? And whence came they?
Rev 7:14 and I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, these are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Rev 7:15 therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.
Rev 7:16 they shall hunger no more neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
Rev 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.