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The END of the WORLD IS COMING!!!

Okay folks, if you’re one of those who is freaked out about a cataclysmic cosmos-ending event tomorrow, let me offer…

post by Ben Cachiaras

Okay folks, if you’re one of those who is freaked out about a cataclysmic cosmos-ending event tomorrow, let me offer a not-very-pastor-like reality check. Despite what you can read on the internet…

If you want a reality check, you can start with the NASA website. There they will explain that just as the calendar on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar doesn’t cease to exist on December 21, 2012. 12/21/12 marks the end of the Mayan long-count period, but then, just like your calendar begins again on January 1, another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar. Sorry to burst your conspiratorial space-ship bubble.

But if you REALLY want a reality check, you should trust what Jesus told you: 

“Heaven and earth will pass away. But my words will never pass away. No one knows about the day or the hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Mark 13:31-32

Reality: The world as we know it will indeed end, giving way to the amazing new thing God will do with it and us. God is bringing all things to completion in His time. There is a reckoning, a reconciling, a redemption coming. When will this happen? The Mayans don’t know. Shoot, how could they know? They couldn’t even see the Spanish coming. That preacher-guy who writes books about the end of the world – he doesn’t know either. NASA doesn’t know. I don’t know. YOU don’t know.

The important thing is not to know WHEN, but to BE READY then. 

“Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. … Keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back – whether in the evening or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: Watch!” (Mark 13:33, 35-37)

Jesus is coming. It COULD be tomorrow. Are you ready?

Jesus says the way to live is with watchfulness. Have an expectancy that is READY to meet Jesus TODAY. When it comes to Jesus’ return, you don’t have to predict it, publish it, or promote it. But you should be prepared for it. Watch for it…. Be alert. Be ready.

What does Jesus mean? How do we WATCH for his return? How do we get ready?

Today’s to do list:

Trust.

Grow.

Share. Love.

Love God. Love People. Serve the World.

You’ll be ready.

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  1. My daughter & her family attend your wonderful church. I have been there too. I really enjoy your comments & teachings. I always have. Thank you for this writing. I pray it will help others to find Christ & live in peace.

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