Take Comfort in Waiting for the Lord

Tim Buck

Those who are awake to the study of the end-times know that something is terribly amiss in our world. The trajectory of the world in the last decade points sharply downward with America leading the way.
They see the dangers of the mandates, runaway spending, threats of war and our imploding culture. For many, I know that I am just stating the obvious when I talk about the perils of the Biden era in 2021 and it getting worse in 2022 and beyond. 
Bible prophecy tells us that the world would look just like what we’re seeing today during the last days. We live in the shadow of the Tribulation that seems to loom darker by the day.
For those who know Jesus, however, Scripture unveils a glorious future hope that begins with the Lord’s return for us before His judgments come as described in Revelation 6-18, Isaiah 13:9-13, and in other texts.
The Lord, through the apostle Paul, promises us that we will miss the wrath of the Day of the Lord, which includes all of the coming Tribulation period (1 Thessalonians 1:10; 5:1-11).

Take time this week to read the Word and spend time meditating on passages that speak to our hope in Jesus’ imminent appearing: (Philippians 3:20-21; 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; 1 John 3:1-3; and Revelation 3:10-11).

If you know Jesus as your Savior, please take heart in the promises of Scripture.

As I’ve studied through the material for the upcoming class I’ve been struck with all that God has in store for us after the Rapture. His plans are limitless and so lofty. He is such a good God and always wants the best for us.

Jesus is coming for us and God’s plans for us are thrilling; we just need to persevere a little while longer:

Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. (James 5:7)