October 4th

Heavenly Conditions

Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, for Your judgments have been manifested.' ...And out of the temple came the seven angels having the seven plagues, clothed in pure bright linen, and having their chests girded with golden bands. Revelation 15:4,6

Life is full of choices, and, you know what, sometimes it's nice when people simplify my choices for me. Would you like this, or would you like that?

Our verses today show us two sides of the biggest choice you will ever have to make-the choice of whether or not to believe in Jesus.

The first thing we see-or hear, really-is a song that is being sung by the saints who have died during the Great Tribulation. Now, these are saints who chose not to believe in Jesus before the Rapture, but have chosen Jesus after that time and have now stood strong against the anti-Christ, perhaps even being martyred for their faith. These are people who have paid the ultimate price for Jesus, just as He did for them.

And the song these people sing is a song of deliverance, glorifying God as the great and marvelous Lord God Almighty and declaring that all nations shall worship Him. Stop there. All nations will worship Him. That means everyone. And by that, I mean that eventually you won't have a choice; you will worship Jesus someday. The only question is whether you will choose while it is still an option.

But what about those who do not choose while it's an option. What about those who not only reject Jesus now, but also after the Rapture during the Great Tribulation? Well, that's where the second half of our verses today comes in, where the angels come out of the heavenly temple, carrying seven plagues, and are given the seven bowls of God's wrath.

They pour this wrath out on the earth, the final measure of God's judgment and warning, the final plea to all remaining people that they must turn and follow Him Which brings us back to our choice. There is time right now to believe in Jesus and begin living for Him. In fact, now is the best time, because no one knows how much more time we have. What I do know is that you want it to be you who makes the choice to worship Jesus. You don't want Him to make that choice for you, because once He makes that choice for you then it's too late-too late and His wrath is coming for you.

Choose Jesus today. Choose Him today, and receive mercy.

Prayer Lord Jesus,

Thank You for coming to save me! I know that I've done wrong things and run from You, but I turn to You today and receive You into my heart. Please lead me in a new life with You!


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