The day of the Lord will come unexpectedly like a thief in the night. On that day the sky will vanish with a roar. The elements will melt with intense heat. The earth and all the works done on it will be seen as they truly are.
Knowing that one day all this will come to pass. Think what sort of people you ought to be. How you should be living faithful and godly lives. Waiting hopefully for and hastening the coming of God’s day. When the heavens will vanish in flames, and the elements melt away with intense heat.
What will happen next, and what we hope for is what God promised. A new heaven and a new earth where justice reigns. 2 Peter 3:10-13
Yes, the day is coming when Christ will return to rule. Evil vanquished. The Kingdom in all its splendor eternally here on earth.
I believe many who are reading this will witness Christ’s return.
The first time I read. Waiting hopefully for and hastening the coming of God’s day. My spirit leaped with joy.
This possibility enlarged my expectations.
Yes, I could make a difference in the Kingdom.
Yes, I could make this world a better place.
Yes, I could be a catalyst of change.
Yes, I with others could become the Church Jesus loved and gave Himself for Her. To make Her holy. Cleansing Her in the washing of water by the word.
He did this to present the Church to Himself in splendor. Without spot or wrinkle or any such thing but holy and blameless. Ephesians 5:25-27
Unfortunately, like the people in Noah’s day many are not seeking the Lord’s righteousness— His truth. Un-repentance reigns.
The wickedness of man was great in the earth. Every imagination and intention of all human thinking was only evil continually. The earth was depraved and putrid in God’s sight. The land was filled with violence. Desecration. Infringement. Outrage. Assault. Lust for power.
God looked upon the world and saw how degenerate, debased and vicious it was. For all humanity had corrupted their way upon the earth and lost their true direction. The Lord regretted that He had made man on the earth. He was grieved at heart.
God said to Noah, “I intend to make an end of all flesh. For through men the land is filled with violence. Behold, I will destroy them and the land. I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy. Make putrid all flesh under the heavens in which are the breath and spirit of life. Everything that is on the land shall die.
But I will establish My covenant with you. You shall come into the ark— you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.” Genesis 6:5-6, 11-13, and 17-18
By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen. In reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith. Hebrews 11:7
Like Noah we are living amidst evil. Evil that grows darker and darker. More than ever you must examine yourself to see if your faith is genuine.
Chooses to please God more than others.
Rejects anything that contradicts Scripture.
Breaks free of the bondage of fear.
As your confidence in Papa’s trustworthiness increases. Safety, security and comfort no longer dominate your decision making process. Clarity, focus, passion, courage and perseverance permeate your life.
Although a desirable character trait, perseverance is in short supply today. Refusing to accept there are no shortcuts on the journey to your Kingdom destiny. Many settle for spiritual mediocrity.
Yes, there will be seasons of drought. When it appears progress has come to a complete standstill. Even so, do not be discouraged.
It is during these seasons of drought that Papa is asking His children to enlarge their faith. To keep their eyes— hearts focused on what He has called them to do for His Kingdom.
Transforming them into Oaks of Righteousness— the Plantings of the Lord. So that He might display His glory. Isaiah 61:3
Glory that makes known to the sons of men His mighty acts and the glorious majesty of His Kingdom. Psalm 145:12
Proclaiming to the world.
“The everlasting God— the Lord— the Creator of the ends of the earth does not faint or grow weary.
There is no searching of His understanding. He gives power to the faint and weary. To him who has no might. He increases strength. Causing it to multiply and making it to abound. Even youths shall faint and be weary. Selected young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted.
But those who wait for the Lord. Who expect. Look for. Hope in Him. Shall change and renew their strength and power. They shall lift their wings and mount up close to God as eagles mount up to the sun. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint or become tired.” Isaiah 40:28-31
They shall persevere!
Perseverance is discussed repeatedly in the book of Revelation. Time and time again Christ reminds us that if we will persevere. Overcome. Conquer. There are blessings awaiting us here on earth and on the other side of eternity.
The supernatural both entices and intimidates. Confounding man’s logic and need for control.
Until you reconcile that God’s ways are not man’s. That He purposefully defies natural laws. Your life will be devoid of the Lord’s miraculous power working in and through you.
What is your favorite miracle in the bible?
What miracle do you need today?
Seek the Lord for His supernatural intervention. Record the date when you receive your miracle.
(Excerpt from I AM King of Eternity)