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I’m watching this show called “Countdown to Armageddon” on the History Channel, pointing to Revelation as its guide.  Of course, they flash photos from 9/11 and ask, “Is this the beginning of the Apocalypse?”  So I just have to ask – are people thinking this must be the end of the world because America was attacked by terrorists, because if so, it seems awfully arrogant.   Like, all of a sudden the almighty United States is attacked, so that MUST be the beginning of Armageddon?  Or maybe it was Hurricane Katrina?  When was the last time we were hit so hard?  Hurricane Andrew?

Back in World War II, they must have thought the same thing, as millions of Jews were slaughtered and Pearl Harbor went up in flames.  “Surely, this is the beginning of the end!”

Actually, I do believe we’re in the “End Times.”  But I believe we’ve been in the End Times since Christ ascended into Heaven, though things are obviously getting worse, that doesn’t necessarily mean we’re close to the end.  God’s timing is not our timing.  Truth is, we have no clue when Christ is coming back.

Oh, and by the way, the Rapture isn’t a biblical concept.  Go ahead, look it up in your concordance.

I could be totally wrong, and if anything thinks I am, please let me know, but… I think when the true END is near, we’ll know it, we won’t be fumbling for answers and explanations.  We will know beyond a shadow of a doubt.  After all, there are things in the Bible that have to come to pass before the end.

It’s easy to forget, isn’t it, that Jesus is coming back and all this pain will disappear?  It’s so easy to fall into sadness and discouragement, wrongly thinking that this world is as good as it gets.  This is all basically a test-run.  Love your God will all your heart, soul, mind, and strength because it’s the only thing worth pouring all of yourself into.

Think about Heaven.  Focus on it.  But do so knowing that nobody has any idea when the end will come – not even Christ himself.  But it IS coming, and He’s up there preparing a place for us now.

Just imagine, if we could live in that knowledge – fully immerse ourselves in it – how affective we’d be in the Kingdom of God, and how at peace we would be in our earthly dealings.

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