This is DAY FIFTY of the daily devotional.
This is the 50th day of this 50 day end-time devotional that I wrote. I hope to have it available in a paperback format in the near future, so please stay tuned for that. For those of you who have followed along, I hope that this has blessed you! Thank you for joining us!
The SoundCloud Audio from @verbal-d
The YouTube Video from @papa-pepper
The Text I Originally Shared on the @narrowminded Account
DAY 50 : PREPARATION
As we examine the events that are to come, we may be tempted to be fearful and worried. Still, we are often commanded by God not to fear. He has “told you before” (Matthew 24:25) so that you may be prepared, and this preparation should occur in a few different areas of your life.
“A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.” (Proverbs 22:3)
“A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.” (Proverbs 27:12)
Yes, I realize that I have repeated my message, but so did God. Neither of us wants you to miss this point. Let’s look at what is coming and properly prepare. The most important step of preparation is salvation. Hopefully you have already been born again, but if not, you need to know and believe the following.
“For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.” (Ecclesiastes 7:20)
You are a sinner We all are Even telling one lie or stealing one thing makes you guilty; in the same way that murdering only one person makes you a murderer.
“For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23a)
What you have earned for your sin is punishment, and that punishment is death; both the physical death of your body and the spiritual death of soul in hell.
“…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23b)
Despite your sin and guilt, God still wants to forgive you. However, because He loves you, He will not force you. He only offers the forgiveness; you have to choose to receive it. Since we have earned death for our sin, in order to forgive us God needed a way to make us “not guilty”, for God “will by no means clear the guilty” (Exodus 34:7).
In order to make you sin-free and take away your guilt so He could forgive you, someone had to die in your place. Unfortunately, all men are sinners, with their own sins to pay for, so we are helpless on our own. However, God took on flesh as Jesus Christ, and lived a sin-free life. God, who cannot die, took on human flesh, which otherwise would sin, and provided in Himself the Savior. If we will repent and trust in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the only payment for our sins, then He will be our Lord, and we can be forgiven.
Once we are born again by trusting in Him, we have accomplished the most important thing we could ever accomplish in this life. Once we are truly heading to Heaven upon our death, the only thing slowing down our arrival is our life. Any fear of death can now vanish. Concerning the persecution and potential death at the hands of the enemy that we will be facing here as the last days come upon us, we can concentrate on meditating on the following verses, and perhaps even be memorizing them.
“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.” (Psalm 116:15)
“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28)
“And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear, Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.” (Luke 12:4-5)
“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21)
“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” (1 Corinthians 15:55)
As we reflect on the coming days and the troublsome times ahead, we can make some decisions now that may help us live a little longer here and be used of the Lord a little more. After all, now is the only chance that we have to invite people to join us in heaven, so a few extra years, or months, or even days on earth could certainly be beneficial. We know that various plagues and famines are still to come, and then the “mark of the beast” as well, when “no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark” (Revelation 13:17).
In the end, no matter what, we will all end up dead. Some will pass peacefully and painlessly, while others will die horrible deaths, and those who are still alive during the reign of the Antichrist may have to suffer more than some others.
Believers will be welcomed into paradise by the Lord while those who reject Jesus will perish eternally.
Therefore, our own salvation and the salvation of others are to be the primary focus, for that is the only thing that will last.
If anyone is really interested, I did post the entire volume through an alt account over a year ago. I did so as an experiment to see how hard it would be for a new user to get noticed on steemit, so I didn't let anyone know that I was doing it. You can click here to a post that has links to the entire 50 days of this devotional if you really want to read ahead. That information has always been available there since I first posted it. It is not the purpose of this series to just copy all of my previous work, but instead to transform it into some new outlets by releasing it in an audio and video format, to broaden the reach that this work has.
Again, though I will certainly never claim to know it all, I do believe that many are being lead astray by some popular beliefs. I hope that this project will be able to help many others understand the end-times more accurately. Thanks!
Just in case you are new to this series and wanted to check out the previous audio or videos, here are links to the posts from each day of this series.
- NEW SERIES
- DAY 1 - THE FOUNDATION
- DAY 2 - "THE TRIBULATION"
- DAY 3 - THE SEVENTIETH WEEK OF DANIEL
- DAY 4 - NOT APPOINTED TO WRATH
- DAY 5 - WRATH vs. TRIBULATION
- DAY 6 - THE DAY OF THE LORD
- DAY 7 - THE LORD ALONE
- DAY 8 - THE EXALTATION OF THE ANTICHRIST
- DAY 9 - PROMISES
- DAY 10 - THE PRESUPPOSITION
- DAY 11 - 2 THESSALONIANS 2:1-4
- DAY 12 - THE REVEALING OF THE ANTICHRIST
- DAY 13 - SAME DAY 1
- DAY 14 - SAME DAY 2
- DAY 15 - HAND IN HAND
- DAY 16 - OVERTAKE YOU AS A THIEF
- DAY 17 - ANOTHER THIEF?
- DAY 18 - NOT KNOWING THE DAY OR HOUR - 1
- DAY 19 - NOT KNOWING THE DAY OR HOUR - 2
- DAY 20 - NOT KNOWING THE DAY OR HOUR - 3
- DAY 21 - IGNORANCE
- DAY 22 - "OLIVET DISCOURSE" : ARMAGEDDON OR RAPTURE Part 1
- DAY 23 - "OLIVET DISCOURSE" : ARMAGEDDON OR RAPTURE Part 2
- DAY 24 - FOR MY NAME'S SAKE : Part 1
- DAY 25 - FOR MY NAME'S SAKE : Part 2
- DAY 26 - ENDURING TO THE END
- DAY 27 - THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED
- DAY 28 - DARK SUN AND BLOOD MOON - Part 1
- DAY 29 - DARK SUN AND BLOOD MOON - Part 2
- DAY 30 - DARK SUN AND BLOOD MOON - Part 3
- DAY 31 - "SEAL JUDGMENTS"
- DAY 32 - THE FIFTH SEAL
- DAY 33 - TIMING : Part 1
- DAY 34 - TIMING : Part 2
- DAY 35 - TIMING : Part 3
- DAY 36 - TWO WITNESSES : Part 1
- DAY 37 - TWO WITNESSES : Part 2
- DAY 38 - TWO WITNESSES : Part 3
- DAY 39 - TWO WITNESSES : Part 4
- DAY 40 - TWO WITNESSES : Part 5
- DAY 41 - IMMINENT : Part 1
- DAY 42 - IMMINENT : Part 2
- DAY 43 - REASON WHY
- DAY 44 - THE CAUSE OF THE FALLING AWAY
- DAY 45 - THE FIRST WATCH
- DAY 46 - DRUNKENESS
- DAY 47 - THE END-TIME CALL TO SOBRIETY
- DAY 48 - SIGNS OF THE TIMES
- DAY 49 - THE MESSAGE TO YOU
Also - A special thanks to @allforthegood for helping design my cover image!
Until next time…
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