It is so important that we get right with God while we still have time. Those who rest in the Lord are saved, but those who walk apart from Him are not. And if Jesus were to return today, you would either be worthy to be with Him in the clouds or be punished with the wicked on earth. This was all revealed to us through Paul when he said, “and to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.” (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9) The day of the Lord is upon us. Do not let people fool you into believing that you can just live the way you want and repent later. Satan is the one that is leading people to believe these lies, in order to lead as many people to be with him in the lake of fire. As for the wicked on the day of the Lord, they will be destroyed with fire and brimstone like with Sodom and Gomorrah. And those who die at this time, or have already died in their sins will pass through the great white throne judgment, where they will find out that their names are not written in the book of life. This will be terrifying.
When it comes to judgment, Jesus is just and will cast the wicked into the lake of fire, where they will experience an excruciating amount of pain, sorrow, torment, regret, and many other terrible and disturbing things. On the other hand, the righteous will pass through Christ with rewards. One of those rewards will be to enter new Jerusalem where Jesus dwells on the new earth. It will be glorious to see, feel, touch, and smell. Where there will be no more tears, sorrow, sickness, or death. Now, as for the righteous Paul also said, “when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day. Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (2 Thessalonians 1:10-12) Therefore, go forth in faith and don’t let Satan blow out the fire within you. Do all you can to keep your lamps lit with the Holy Spirit. Only by doing this, will you allow God to lead you by the hand. Do this each day, even as if Jesus, our Lord was coming. This is unto salvation.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people are abiding in You at this time. That their rest comes from You and not the things of this world. So many distractions are out there that only cause us to drift from the faith. Therefore, when You are near to our hearts, we are able to stay focused on the prize of eternal life. Yes, Jesus, we can’t wait for the day that You will welcome home the righteous. Those that love You, as I do also, can’t wait to be in Your presence for all eternity. It will be wonderful to be on the new earth and to enter the doors of the New Jerusalem. It will be extraordinary for sure. I can’t wait to experience the sights, the sounds, the tastes, and all other things that we will be able to do on the new earth. As You are Lord of the heavens and earth, It is amazing to think that we will be where You are, which is in heaven also. Angels are already so blessed to be Your servants in heaven, and even on earth for us now. Now, to think that I will be like unto them one day is amazing to even think about. Thank You for Your rewards on earth and all the things You bless us in daily. I can’t even fathom what blessings and rewards that await me and the righteous after this life in judgment. I know there could be punishment awaiting me, like unto the wicked, but You have spared me and forgiven my sins. Thank You, Jesus. Being with You now is all I ever wanted. Lead me safely home. I love You. Amen.