We only have a lifetime on this earth; we do not have life. To obtain life; we need a Savior: the only begotten Son of God: Jesus.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:16-18).
“He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (John 8:36).
“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1).
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever” (Psalm 23:1, 4, 6).
Jesus says: “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:16–17).
“Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power” (1 Corinthians 15:24).
Jesus says: “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35).
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever” (1 John 2:15–17).
To be a friend of this world is to be a friend of the prince of this world, the devil, aka Satan. “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God” (1 Corinthians 3:19).
Let us be reminded of these words spoken to his disciples by our Lord, Savior and King Jesus saying: “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil” (John 7:7).
“If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you” (John 15:18-19). “He that hateth me hateth my Father also” (John 15:23).
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
As we go to sleep at night, expecting to awake to another day, so too we are to be joyful today that once Jesus is in our life, when we die (or rather fall into that long sleep), we will awake in Jesus Christ on the Last Day (Daniel 12:2) (Revelation 20:12–15).
“Wherefore he saith: ‘Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light’” (Ephesians 5:14).
“Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart” (Psalm 97:11). “The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be forever” (Psalm 37:18).
Time as we read this word is ticking away; literally ticking away. As a movie clicking away at the last frames which will soon end, or as water pouring out of a glass which will become empty, so too one day time will run out and this earth will pass away (1 Peter 21:33) (Mark 13:31) (2 Peter 3:10).
“Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof” (Isaiah 24:1). “And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, ‘It is done.’” (Revelation 16:17–18, 20–21).
There is no stopping time, changing time, or reversing time because at the set time, habitation on this earth will end (Revelation 11:18).
Therefore, for those who have not have already do so, do as Jesus said: “Repent ye, and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15) because he warned when he comes back many will be forever cast into outer darkness (Matthew 8:12), he says: “And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 25:30); further emphasized and described by Jude as the “blackness of darkness” (Jude 1:13).
On that day when Jesus returns the word of God says: “And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth” (Revelation 11:18).
“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call” (Joel 2:31-32).
“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come” (Matthew 24:42).