Deuteronomy 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
People say they want to know the future. What’s going to happen down the road. Daniel and Revelation are two of the most studied books in the Bible because of the truths they hold about our future. However, does knowing the future cause you to live better, or worse. Knowing something is going to happen, but not knowing just when, should cause people some concern.
In Deut. 28 God tells the Children of Israel about the blessing He’ll pour out on them if they live according to His directions. He also says in verse 15, if you don’t, there is a price to pay. God prophesies the carrying away of Israel and Judah into Assyria and Babylon in verse 36. In verse 49 He foretells of the Roman Empire’s conquering and ruling over Israel. The emblem of the Roman Empire was the eagle and their language, which the Jews did not understand, was Latin. Then again in verse 64 God tells of the eventual scattering of the Jewish people in A.D. 70 when Jerusalem was destroyed. The nation of Israel may be back today, but the people are still scattered globally. God forewarned them hundreds of years in advance of these things happening. Yet as time passed, they all to believe it wouldn’t be today, so let’s live it up. Each one of these prophecies came to pass exactly as God said they would. Yet each one seemed to catch them by surprise. Why? It wasn’t that they didn’t know. It was because they believed it wouldn’t happen to them now.
Throughout the New Testament we’re told of Christ’s return. For Christians, a time of rejoicing. For unbelievers, a time of reckoning. Sadly, I see both groups living as if it just couldn’t happen today. Yet, someday it will. What then?
Do we really believe Jesus could come back today?
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