Friday, May 4, 2012

2012 - Are You Ready?


Ready for what? Doomsday? The end of the world? There are several websites about these subjects. Rumors say that December 21, 2012 is the last day of the earth. Judgement Day...By the way, I took this picture above in 2008 in Cancun. The two figures on the right almost look like two angels to me. I thought it was an interesting picture.

If you type, "2012" on the Internet, you'll discover multiple websites dedicated to the Ancient Mayan calendar and how to survive 2012. Even a well known Christian, owner of a Christian radio station, no need to mention names, predicted the end of the world last May 21st. Many others have claimed to know the end times in the last few years. Others said it would be October 21, 2011. Those days have come and gone.

The Bible, the Word of God, states that there is a Judgement Day coming. One day, Jesus Christ will return to gather those who have trusted and believed in Him by faith. It is also clear that NOBODY knows the day and the hour. It can even be TOMORROW!

Matthew 24:36 (Amplified Bible version)
But of that [exact] day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

Mark 13:32-33 

The Day and Hour Unknown

32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. 

Since we don't know the day, it pays to be ready. For those of us who believe Jesus is the Son of God and call Him, Savior and Lord, that day won't be Doomsday, it'll be a GLORIOUS DAY! Imagine Jesus coming down in the clouds to pick you up in all glory and radiance. Better than a firework show, the Lord will fill the sky with splendor and light. It'll be the best sight throughout the world.

Mark 13:26 “At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 
16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

Revelation 1:7 “Look, he is coming with the clouds,” and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.” So shall it be! Amen.

Luke 21:27-28 
 27 At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

I love this following verse. We, believers, will receive our crown of righteousness. Not because we were good enough or worked hard enough, but because of God's loving grace. Grace is mercy shown to an offender according to the dictionary. Jesus paid the price for our sins. He died in our place. He gave us hope and the gift of eternal life. Be ready! 

2 Timothy 4:8
Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

For more reading about how to be READY check my previous blogs, THE BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER!!! and  A Clean Slate...A Fresh Start!

I leave you for now with this YouTube song...go ahead...sing it!