Posted by: davidbowerkingwood | May 8, 2020

If the End is Near, What Should you Do About it?

A Line in the Sand

When I hear that phrase, I’m always reminded of the famous scene at the Alamo when William Barret Travis allegedly asked his men to make a commitment to defend the Alamo to their deaths. Whether this actually happened or not is unknown, but it has created a metaphor which is often repeated.

God’s Line in the Sand

God drew a line in the sand on April 5, A.D. 33 when the Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead and effectively asked a sin-weary world, who will step across the line and come over to me? While Travis was inviting people to die with him, Jesus is asking people to cross over from death to life; just the opposite from the Alamo.

The invitation from Jesus Christ to the world has now been in effect for almost 1,987 years and is still open to all who will join him. During this time, which is referred to as “The Age of Grace” we have been presented with God, the Second Person, as a suffering servant who came to die that man may live. It would be a serious mistake to think of this image of God as the only image that will be presented to mankind.

King of all kings and Lord of all lords!

There is a time coming when God, the Second Person, the Lord Jesus Christ, will once again return to earth as King of all kings and Lord of all lords. This event is described in Revelation 19:11-16 where it is written:

“11 Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there. Its rider was named Faithful and True, for he judges fairly and wages a righteous war. 12 His eyes were like flames of fire, and on his head were many crowns. A name was written on him that no one understood except himself. 13 He wore a robe dipped in blood, and his title was the Word of God. 14 The armies of heaven, dressed in the finest of pure white linen, followed him on white horses. 15 From his mouth came a sharp sword to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. He will release the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty, like juice flowing from a winepress. 16 On his robe at his thigh was written this title: King of all kings and Lord of all lords.”

The Only Effective Preparation for Coming Events

The events that will occur in the end times are fixed and totally unalterable by any man; there is absolutely nothing you can do to alter the events God has planned from eternity past. The only option that is open to any human being is to step across God’s line in the sand and join the Lord Jesus Christ.

For centuries now, mankind has enjoyed a special era of God’s grace, mercy, and love; there are an abundance of signs today that would suggest this era is coming to a close. None of us know how much longer the welcome mat to the true church will be out, an open invitation to step across the line and join God as a child in his eternal family.

The end of the Church Age is just as fixed and totally unalterable as all of the other events God has planned for this earth. The removal of the true church will be instantaneous and non-reversible; from that point on the earth will never again be the same as it has been for 1,987 years; the age of grace, the Church Age, will have closed, never to reopen!

While it is true, many thousands of people will be saved after the Rapture, they will not become members of the body of Christ, the true church; they will not be indwelt by God, the Holy Spirit, as are members of the body of Christ, but will have the Holy Spirit with them in the same manner the Old Testament saints had the Holy Spirit with them.

What Should You do About It?

The only thing we can do about it is to make sure we are on God’s side of that line in the sand and there is only one way to do that:

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and God and You Cross Over that Line to God’s Side!

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