Good words of Godly wisdom, in my opinion, Tabitha. Jesus said when we see certain things begin to happen to look up...keep our eyes on Him.
And I'm not sure it really matters too much when Jesus is coming back because He is coming for each one of us at the end of one's life anyhow, for saint or sinner alike, and nobody knows when that will be....everyone needs to be ready for Him either way, whether alive at the end of the world or passed on. It changes absolutely nothing about anything that the bible teaches and instructs and admonishes and warns about...its' all exactly the same for the relatively few believers who will be alive at His return as it is for the overwhelming vast majority who will have died before then down through the centuries up to the present day. The blessed hope is the same for us all, alive or dead on that day.
In fact Paul even seems to downplay those who will be 'alive and remain' a little bit, saying they will not prevent those who have previously fallen asleep, so while the return of Christ is something good to know of course, I don't think it is something we need to focus on or emphasize. Jesus said, it is not for you to know the times and seasons set by the Father, but you shall receive power and be witnesses to me to the ends of the earth.. We just need to focus on the job at hand regardless, and our sanctification, and occupy until He comes, whenever that will be.
It is not so much about when and how we get to heaven, but that we make it. It is about being ready at all times.
Tabitha3319: Lord, you are so worthy!
Sept 16, 2021 18:47:23 GMT -5
Tabitha3319: We bless your name Lord Jesus!
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Tabitha3319: I invite our guests to submit their prayer requests. We would be happy to pray for you.
Sept 16, 2021 18:48:26 GMT -5
Tabitha3319: I will wait for a few minutes.
Sept 16, 2021 18:48:59 GMT -5
Tabitha3319: If there are no prayer requests, I will thank God for this meeting.
Sept 16, 2021 18:58:38 GMT -5
Tabitha3319: Thank you, Lord for this opportunity to pray and praise You! Jesus, we love You!
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Tabitha3319: Lord willing, we'll be back next Thursday at 7 pm eastern.
Sept 16, 2021 18:59:42 GMT -5
ohhello: Amen Tabitha to the prayers. Wonderful praises sister. Praise the Lord. Frienduff is having problems with his computer. Let’s keep praying and stay grounded in the Lord and our bibles.
Sept 17, 2021 14:49:43 GMT -5
Tabitha3319: Amen! Im sorry to hear Frienduff is having computer troubles.
Sept 17, 2021 14:57:09 GMT -5
John: Praise the Lord Jesus Christ for His goodness. Thank you Jesus for the stripes you bore for our healing. Thank you Jesus for dying for us on the cross that we can be saved and reconciled to the Heavenly Father.
Sept 17, 2021 17:17:53 GMT -5
John: You are worthy to be praised. You are the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. You are the Lord of the world and you are the Lord of Narrow Way Forums.
Sept 17, 2021 17:18:31 GMT -5
John: Thank you and praise you Heavenly Father for your faithfulness. Thank you that you loved the whole world so much, you sent your only begotten Son to this world that we can be saved.
Sept 17, 2021 17:20:15 GMT -5
John: It is hard to imagine that the God of all that exists would come to this world and allow His own creation to crucify Him, but that is exactly what you did. Thank you for showing such love to us, even though we do not deserve it.
Sept 17, 2021 17:21:38 GMT -5
John: Thank you Holy Spirit for leaving Heaven's splendor to come to this earth when the Lord returned to Heaven, to be our teacher, guide and Comforter. Thank you Holy Spirit for all that you do for us, including taking up residence in our earthly temples.
Sept 17, 2021 17:23:35 GMT -5
John: Thank you Holy Spirit for your presence here at Narrow Way Forums. Thank you for the power you give to your church, that allows us to overcome the devil. Thank you and praise you Holy Spirit.
Sept 17, 2021 17:24:18 GMT -5
John: Hallelujah. Praise and glory and honor to the Lamb of God that was slain and is risen. \ /
Sept 17, 2021 17:24:49 GMT -5
frienduff: John is here . Let all praise the Lord my friends .
Sept 17, 2021 17:27:47 GMT -5
frienduff: Its been fixed . Let the LORD be praised
Sept 17, 2021 17:28:09 GMT -5
frienduff: Let the peoples Of the Lord , PRAISE THE LORD .
Sept 17, 2021 17:32:58 GMT -5