Israel is at war. Over 1300 confirmed dead and an unknown number of hostages.
Many of you are wondering about this signaling the return of Jesus. That may be. But please remember this: Jesus himself, when teaching about His own return, said, “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Matthew 24:36)
Since Jesus ascended into heaven following the resurrection, every generation of Jesus Followers has expected Jesus to return in their lifetime! We, too, live with that expectation! Come, Lord Jesus, come!
We are now called to live with the expectation that Jesus might return at any second – before you’re done reading this sentence. But we are also called to plan as if the Father could continue to wait to send Jesus to rescue us.
Please don’t quit your job and go sit on a mountain with binoculars to watch for Jesus in the clouds.
Live. Work. Worship. Don’t panic or get stressed out.
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is in control.
The news about Israel has everyone’s attention. Take advantage of the times when conversations you are in turn to Israel and Gaza, Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, etc. Share the peace, confidence, and contentment you have and let them know that same freedom from fear is available to them as well.
What a perfect opportunity to join the conversation the Holy Spirit is already having with people who do not yet follow Jesus!
- Pray for Jesus to return!
- Live as if He could come at any second.
- Plan as if His return could be delayed.
- Share your freedom from fear and confidence in Jesus.