We know our time is limited on earth either by our individual life cycle or by Jesus coming in the clouds for His church. We do not know when any of these times will come. So be encouraged to live with your thoughts toward your heavenly home because the time left here on earth will be full of the enemy’s anger.
Rejoice, O Heavens, and all who live there, but doom to earth and sea, For the Devil’s come down on you with both feet; he’s had a great fall; He’s wild and raging with anger; he hasn’t much time and he knows it.
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw. 3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.
Satan Thrown Out of Heaven
7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Satan (aka: the Devil) , who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”
1 Peter 4:17-19
17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 Now
“If the righteous one is scarcely saved,
Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?”
19 Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.
Commentary: 4:17-19. Peter had referred to persecution and suffering as trials that refine and prove one’s faith (1:6-7) if reacted to in the will of God (3:17). Now he added that God allows persecutions as disciplinary judgment to purify the lives of those in the family of God. If believers need disciplinary earthly judgments (it begins with us, a first-class condition which assumes the reality of the premise), how much more will those who do not obey the gospel (cf. 2:7) the ungodly and the sinner, deserve everlasting judgment? Peter quoted the Septuagint rendering of Proverbs 11:31, if it is hard for the righteous to be saved, to emphasize God’s disciplinary demands on His children. The changes of life are a part of God’s constant care, yet from a human perspective discipline is always “hard.” Peter is not teaching that salvation is earned through personal trials or works, but simply that those who are saved are not exempt from temporal disciplinary judgments which are the natural consequences of sin. The writer of Hebrews also supports Peter: “Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons” (Heb. 12:7).
4:19. Believers could be sure that they were being called on to suffer according to God’s will (cf. 1 Peter 2:15; 3:17; 4:2) if, having committed no crimes, they were suffering solely because they bore Christ’s name. Peter encouraged suffering saints to endure through the exercise of Christlike faith. Just as Christ trusted Himself to His Father who judges justly (1 Pet. 2:23), so should believers commit themselves (psychas autōn, lit., “their souls”) to their faithful Creator and continue to do good (cf. 1 Peter 2:15, 20).
In God’s new heaven there will be wonderful life with God. In hell there will only be life in complete darkness, heat, suffering, living with the Devil and His angels and without God for eternity.
God in his mercy does not give us what we do deserve but God in his grace gives us what we don’t deserve.
While laying there on the couch or leaned back in the big chair why not read and study God’s Word? Eventually you will come to realize that you are going nowhere. The Holy Spirit will encourage and help you to change your ways. However, you must take the car (your body) out of park and engage your mind and move your feet.
Note: The common denominator in this message is God. All people share God and Jesus for a while. But only believers can share joy from God and Jesus after this life, forever and ever.
You will find that if you show your love, honor and devotion to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, you will receive their love back in so many different ways now and for all of eternity.
God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?
Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.
Prayer: Father in heaven, I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about “Our Time Left on Earth. I praise You for giving all men the freewill opportunity to become a child of Yours. Please bless those who read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth and understanding.
May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.
I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,
Christian Thought: If Jesus came for His church (which is all believers) in the next sixty seconds would you be ready for heaven or for hell?