How Will We Know?

The violence in Egypt and the unrest in so many places around the world has sparked fear and worries for many in the world.  Even the non-religious community has great concern because of the economic implications of the events unfolding in our world today.

As I approached the first 4 chapters of Revelation I found myself seeking to understand future events with an elevated urgency.  I pictured those first readers of this prophetic letter and I asked myself, “Did they feel an urgency in their day?”  How did they feel when they read, “The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God have him to show to his servants, the things that must soon take place,” 1:1.

The unrest of our day has some people wondering, “Is the end at hand?”  Is this really the question we as followers of Christ should be asking?  I am reminded of the words of the late Adrian Rogers, “We are not looking for an event to happen.  We are looking for a person to come, Jesus Christ.”

This very theme permeates the entire book of Revelation. “Grace and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come,” 1:4. This theme surrounds the throne of God every moment of every day, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come,” 4:8. Brothers and sisters we will know the end has come when we see Him.

Because of this, we as followers of Christ must live our lives with an urgency to model Christ and to spread the gospel every day. I want to live my life for His glory, because every eye will see Him.  Oh how I want my neighbors to see Him as Lord and Savior.  I do not desire to see anyone to know His wrath.

The people of Egypt need Christ.  Every Muslim needs Christ, even those who are militant. Maybe you would respond, “They do not deserve Christ.”  Neither do you and I, but for His name sake, He has extended grace to us.

May we live this day with the full assurance that He is coming again and may we live this day with faithful abandonment to radically share His gospel with the world.  “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created,” 4:11

2 Responses to “How Will We Know?”

  1. Marc Mullins Says:

    Amen! I was thinking about this as we go to the world to tell them about Christ! I pray for Egypt, and the Christians there that may find strength in Christ and persevere to spread the good news to their neighbors!

    (1 Tim 1:15-16) The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.

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