I want to talk to you about being prepared. During one week I lost two family members who were dear to my heart. It has been hard for me and I will miss them but I know they are gone to a better place. Know that death is final. It is not like they went on vacation and will be returning in a week. There won’t be any more long phone calls where we talk about everything from how is the family to the latest current events. They are gone from this earth never to return to earth as we know it now. Just as I do they both loved the Lord and I know that I will see them again as the word of God has promised. But know this, if Jesus tarries we will all go that way one day.
1Th 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:1Th 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
On the day that we were born we began a trek back to our permanent home. The word of God says that our days here are numbered. When those days expire we may request more time as Hezekiah did but I don’t know anyone who got an extension. We have to live in readiness for “that day”.
Let your greatest ambition be to live to See God’s face. Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that God raised Jesus from the grave. Began to live a victorious life through the word of God. One day you will see God’s face!!!
Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Rev. Olivia T. Hines