Hope. It’s a powerful motivator. It’s what replaces worry with calmness (Romans 15:13), despair with joy (Psalm 42:5), and cowardice with courage (Romans 12:12). Our God is “the God of hope” (Romans 15:13). The Gospel is “the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27) and our faith is called “a living hope” (1 Peter 1:3).
Out of everyone in our world, Christians should be the most hopeful—confident that our future is secured by a good and sovereign Savior.
Have We Lost Our Hope?
And yet, over the last two years, I have seen disappointment written on so many Christian faces. Hope seems to be elusive and hanging just outside our outstretched hand.
Believers are disheartened by government leaders. Christian parents are dismayed of the world their children will grow up in. Church families have been ruptured over Covid issues and Christian families fearful over loss of employment from the insanity of forced mandates.
Where is Your Hope?
Yes, this world is spiraling further into sin. And yes, disappointments abound. But rather than stealing our Christian hope, and smothering our Gospel energy, each sorrow should strengthen our expectation for that glorious day when the trumpet will sound and when our Lord will “swallow up death” and “wipe away our tears.”
Jesus promised He will come back for us and He certainly will! Are we waiting for that coming day with expectancy and confidence, or have we become downcast with despair? Don’t allow the joy of your salvation to be vanquished by the sorrows of our collapsing culture.
Oh Christian, be hopeful—no, be the most hopeful person in this world—because our hope is not in the present, but in a Person who we will soon see face to face.
Heed Peter’s command, “fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:13).
The title of this year’s teaching is, “After The Rapture,” which explores the splendor that awaits every believer, in heaven, after the Rapture.
Despite today’s hardships a glorious new season is rapidly approaching for the church. Our study will walk through the thrilling events for the church in heaven, after the rapture, during the 7-year Tribulation on earth! During the 7-year Tribulation, God’s purpose for the church is in heaven, not on earth.
The pre-Tribulation Rapture is not just for the church to be rescued from God’s wrath. That’s important but God has a bigger destiny for the church He wants to fulfill which requires the pre-Tribulation Rapture. This theology is often called, “escapism” when, in fact, the pre-Tribulation Rapture is just sound theology taught all through scripture, believed by the early church and millions of Christians throughout church history.
The pre-Tribulation Rapture is just the beginning of our exciting adventure in heaven. While God’s judgment falls on earth, God leads the church through a series of divine appointments to prepare the church for eternity.
“After the Rapture,” gives a step-by-step explanation of what God has in store for us including the rapture, our glorified bodies, our rewards, the dramatic crescendo of the marriage of the Lamb and our participation in Jesus’s triumphant return to earth. As a believer, you can trust that a dramatic future of inspiring wonder awaits you with Jesus in heaven.
The Talibanare hunting down Christians and any Afghan organization or people tied to the United States. In doing so, they are doing exactly what the Quran commands them to do in waging Jihad against infidels.
Like ISIS, the Taliban are a good example of what the coming BEAST EMPIRE will look like. Pure evil! Americans who are trying to get Afghan allies out of the country continue to hear horrific stories from those they’re trying to rescue.
A Wednesday press conference by Qari Fasihuddin, the acting army chief of the Taliban, barely caused a ripple in the U.S. news media.
Fasihuddin’s comments set off reactions ranging from deep concern to panic among the Afghans in hiding, as the new acting army chief pledged that “those who defend democracy in Afghanistan” and oppose the Taliban would be suppressed, and that a new, regular, strong Taliban army would be taking control and defending the borders.
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Class In 3 Days!
September 18, 2021 Tim Buck
The Middle East and Israel is the Epicenter of our momentous end-time events.
The enemy nations surrounding Israel are closing in like a circle of fire. Israel is being squeezed on all sides and it doesn’t look like America is in any position to come to their rescue.
Tiny Israel is the apple of God’s Eye and the center of attraction in God’s end-time plans. We are watching the major building blocks and geo-political alliances rapidly forming across the Middle East. The latest developments are like stage-setting props bringing the 10-king nations closer to their apocalyptic destiny.
Most intriguing is that the nations are being subtlety moved into place, under the cover of darkness called COVID restrictions.
While the world is deceived, fearful and sidetracked, and the church sees little relevance, Satan is maneuvering with astounding efficiency, bringing the Islamic Empire back to life and readying it for its successful launch!
The darkness has descended over America. In the ninth plague, Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven, and there was a thick darkness over the land of Egypt. The darkness was so total that the Egyptians had to feel their way around.
In similar fashion but in the spiritual sense, what we’ve seen so far this year are evil leaders blindly trying to feel their way forward. And it’s not pretty to watch. Spiritual blindness has enveloped our beloved nation like a thick oppressive cloud.
After centuries of learning the ways of God is this country, the ignorance on display concerning God, His Word, His Principles, His Gospel, His Love, and His Truth is stunning. It’s grievous. Surely heaven must weep for those people that God loves and for whom Jesus died who now display such blindness and deception.
If you are also standing on the truth of God’s Word, I suspect you are caught up in a similar battle–with family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and maybe even other church members. Jesus gives us the reason for the battle when He says,
“Everyone who does evil hates the light and will not come to the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.”