Did you know that creation is also waiting for the Lord to return? Well, it is true. I have heard so much about global warming and while I don’t subscribe to all the theories, conspiracies or other- wise. There is no doubt that there is some truth to things. And no doubt, His return is upon us.
It has been excessively hot here in Georgia, April and May should not feel like July and August. And while I might not have had air conditioning when I was very small, I did appreciate as I grew up, especially, driving. Whether the polar caps are are melting, the tides are warming, tsunamis or underwater volcanoes, earthquakes or tectonic plates, whatever goes on, the earth that was a perfect creation groans for His return and restoration.
That may not be what some people believe, and I believe we are to take care of our world. But we should not worship mother nature but Father God. And God has both fatherly strength and motherly love, why He created men and women, and male and female of all species.
They exchange the truth about God for a lie; they worship and serve what God has created instead of the Creator Himself, who is to be praised forever! Amen. Romans 8:25, this is clearer from the Good News, it is more than sexual immorality, and idolatry.
The world is the beautiful, and should be enjoyed it speaks volumes of God’s creativity, majesty and splendor. These are but a few of the Psalms that attest to it.
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork. Psalm 19:1
The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein. Psalm 24:1
Splendor and majesty are before Him; strength and beauty are in His sanctuary. Psalm 96:6
For the creation was subjected to futility, not by its own will, but because of the One who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until the present time.…Romans 8:21,22
The world was subjected to futility, not of its on doing but because God turned it over to man, who lost control of it, it would take Jesus as the only sacrifice to redeem us and creation, eventually, He will restore a new heaven and earth. But before He does He must take out the church, then the Great Tribulation and His thousand year reign that becomes eternity. It groans as a woman about to give birth.
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17
Many people do not believe in the Rapture of the church, simply because the word is not in the Bible, but the reality of it is ,and while they argue over it, whether is is before the Great Tribulation, during or after, the Bible puts it before to me, whether you can give me verses or not. it is clear if He did not shorten that time no one would be saved, some will, but it will be harder and if you are deceived into taking that mark whatever it is, the 666, you will be damned forever. So you see, Jesus will give chances even then but He will remove those who already believe first in my opinion, many think the rapture or catching away is the same as the Second Coming, it is not. He will enter Jerusalem through the walled up Eastern Gate and cemetery, death has never stopped Him.
And Jesus raised Lazarus with a loud groan, the Spirit also helps us pray, with groanings. Romans 8:26 So believers too, are praying even groaning and long for His return. That is why there is so much going on and we need to focus on eternal things, there is a lot of shake ups, whatever can be shaken will be, why we must not lose faith or let it be shaken.
See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.
Hebrews 12:25 -28
He is still offering salvation before it is too late. He did not create hell for people but for the devil and fallen angels. And believers who know His voice should heed it and discern while we can still be a people unshaken, He will move mountains with prayer.
So, the most important decision anyone will ever make is to believe in His love and accept the plan of salvation, heaven and hell are the only choices. And while many religions may offer good principles and ideals, no other God sent His own Son to die in our stead.
Heaven must take Him in until the time comes for the restoration of all things, which God announced long ago through His holy prophets. Acts 3:21
Jesus will be in heaven where He ascended to, until He can restore all things, He is restoring them even now, souls as in Psalm 23, health, as believers we are grafted into the covenant of peace, His peace. John 14:27.
For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the LORD, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’ Jeremiah 30:17
But in keeping with God’s promise, we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. 2 Peter 3:13
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. Revelation 21:1
The earth will be one someday and the nations brought together and no need of a sea, and He will be the light. What a mighty God we serve. We celebrate freedom in July, but one day we will know what freedom really is.