Hope in the End of the World

  • We must not allow the memories of the past to rob our present of its possibilities.
  • We must not allow the discouragement of the present to rob our future of its potential.
  • We must not allow the knowledge of the future to rob our present of it's passion.

If you have "read the back of the Book" (the Bible, specifically the book of Revelation) you know how the story ends. This world is headed toward a universal leader (the Anti-Christ), his ultimate destruction, and the world's unavoidable destruction by fire.

However, we need not allow fear to rule us as we see the world approaching its end. We also need to fight against the apathy that can overwhelm us since we know how it all finally ends up.

  • We still have work to do here for Christ.
  • We still have others watching our lives to see if we truly believe what we preach.
  • We still have those who we can witness to of Christ's salvation.
  • We still have those who need to be loved to the Saviour.

Psalm 46

[1] God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
[2] Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
[3] Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
[4] There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
[5] God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
[6] The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
[7] The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
[8] Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
[9] He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
[10] Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
[11] The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

We must continue to live out our Christianity. Others are watching.

Besides, the apostle Paul believed that the Lord would return in His lifetime. We may be just as far off the time of Christ's return as he was!

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
Romans 5:5-9