The end is near–should I fear or persevere?

1 Peter 4:7 — “The end of all things is near.”

The clock’s running down. Time is short. Give your all for the kingdom of God with whatever time you have left. Heaven is forever and God’s will is always done there. Not so on earth though. Here, the will of God is often resisted, ignored, and violated by the human will. On earth there is a continual battle between God’s will and human and demonic rebellion. The Moravians called this ongoing fight of the present age, the Lamb’s War. However, soon that war will end and the victory of Jesus, the Lamb of God, will be obvious to all people, to all demons, and to all creation.

In the meantime, if you’re reading this, the fight between God’s will and rebellion is still raging both around you and within you. There’s still time on the clock for you to make a difference in the epic battle of the universe. Don’t sit on the bench. Don’t ask the coach to take you out of the game. Don’t coast on grace! Don’t be a slouch and half-heartedly follow God’s playbook. And please don’t fumble (accidentally or intentionally) your assignments and give momentum to the powers in rebellion against God.

No matter how far away the end of all things is, the end of your life is closer than you think. Get on fire for God, “quench not the Spirit,” and “fight the good fight of faith” with weapons that “are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down imaginations and bringing every thought into obedience to Christ.” Do it now! Do it until you die. And do it every moment in between!” The end is near! Fight!!!

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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