This is my 11th and final blog in a series called “Jesus Said”. The purpose of this series was to take a closer look at the word of God and discover the message God has for us so we don’t drift away from the life He desires for us. Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. Hebrews 2:1 Today we are looking at what Jesus said about the end.
“Immediately after the distress of those days “‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’ “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. Matthew 24:29-31
I used “the end” because this would be my last blog in the Jesus Said series, but it means so much more. As we approach December 25th and the birthday of our Savior Jesus Christ we are reminded that what started so many centuries ago in a barn will one day end with His glorious and mighty return.
It’s all connected, woven together from Genesis to Revelation with a golden thread that ties each word, lesson, truth and story together perfectly to tell the story of Jesus. The ultimate gift!
Jesus said a lot while He walked among us. We have talked about some strange things like what Jesus said about: gifts, rust, tears, fertilizer, salt and much more, but there is so much more. We can’t follow and obey Him if we don’t know what He asks of us. Jesus said this when talking to a group of Jews who HAD believed him, “I know that you are Abraham’s descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill me, because you have no room for my word.” John 8:37
We must make room for His word, know His word, trust His word, study His word and live the word. John says this in 1 John 2:3, “We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.” Do you know Him? We know we do when we keep His command, but we must know them to keep them.
As the new year approaches, will you consider digging a little deeper into the Gospels and discover more about what Jesus said, thought and taught? I can’t think of a better way to start the year or more wonderful New Year’s promise.
Merry Christmas from my family to yours. Look for a new blog series called “Heaven Revealed” where we look at scripture to discover more about Heaven and our eternal life starting in January 2015!