Another great update from JD.
The line that really struck me that I had never been able to put into words before but had an urging to try was about the questions we get so often from friends and family that maybe don’t agree with our believe in the imminent Rapture.
See if this sounds familiar: If you really believe in the Rapture, then why plan at all for next year or beyond?
Pastor JD summed it up the best I have ever heard.
We are to hope, pray, and look for Christ’s return for us every day. It is our blessed hope and assurance.
Do we plan for next year or ten years out? Of course. We want to be as ready for his return next year or in ten years as we are today. If we do not have plans to keep us going and prepared then would we be in a position to be ready for his Return? Which servant would we be? Have we truly “Occupied” until his return?
We are to make plans, both short and long-term, but we need to hold them in our hand palms up, loosely, not like you hold a bike handle (tight and rigid) but as you would water in your palm (open and loose).
Our plans should not own us, we can not serve two masters. Does the plan control our actions, do you serve it, or do we control the plan based on God’s word and whispers to us during our prayers.
We need to put ourselves in a position where we can enact God’s will in our lives until that blessed day he returns for us.
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If you have not asked Christ into your life, the essential gospel is that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and that He was raised on the third day (1 Cor. 15:3-4). Believing this is the only qualification for salvation. We are sinners in need of a savior. Jesus died for our sins, and to prove that His death was sufficient for us, God raised Him from the dead on the third day. Believing in our heart that God raised Him from the dead is our assurance that He will raise us, too.
3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, (1 Cor. 15:3-4).