There is only ONE way to obtain eternal life and that is through Jesus Christ who says: “Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life” (John 5:39–40).
“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).
There is a comfort zone in this world at this present time, unfortunately, by too many people who believe that this world is going to get better. But, on the contrary. The signs today are so clear that without any doubt the end of years are approaching (Revelation 19:11-21).
This same comfort zone was in the old time in the time of Noah and Lot because Jesus warned, saying:
“And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed” (Luke 17:26-30).
“For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Matthew 24:27).
For those among us who are fearful, comfort yourselves by the word of God as spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “Say to them that are of a fearful heart, be strong, and fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you” (Isaiah 35:4).
“God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God” (Psalm 62:11).
“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him” (John 1:18).
“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus: who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1 Timothy 2:5–6).
“Jesus cried and said, ‘He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness’” (John 12:44–46).
“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5).
“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).
“Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh” (James 5:7–8).
Jesus says: “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32). “I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).
The question still to this day being asked: “So when will there be peace in Jerusalem?” Although, there will be numerous attempts at peace culminating to the end of time, there is never going to be peace in Jerusalem.
Here is the word of God: “Hear ye the word of the LORD; thus saith the LORD God; woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing. To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace,’ saith the LORD God” (Ezekiel 13:2–3, 16).
Many people overlook the fact that in John’s vision of the end of time, the holy city, the great city, Jerusalem “was spiritually called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified” (Revelation 11:8).
God promised that the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the city would remain for ever (Jeremiah 17:25) if they adhered to his commandments. However, these commandments as spoken by Jeremiah, just as the everlasting covenant were broken (Isaiah 24:5). God declared saying: “And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they have defiled my land, they have filled mine inheritance with the carcases of their detestable and abominable things” (Jeremiah 16:18). “And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth” (Revelation 18:23–24).
There will only be peace FOREVER in the NEW JERUSALEM in the NEW WORLD to come in the NEW HEAVENS AND NEW EARTH (Revelation 21:1-3). In the last days of time, John in his vision clearly revealed the heavenly Jerusalem when he saw the firstfruits or rather the first humans redeemed from this earth with the Lamb on mount Sion (Revelation 14:1), “the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels” (Hebrews 12:22).
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Jerusalem: keep eyes on Jerusalem!
Jesus says: “When ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judæa flee to the mountains” (Mark 13:14).
“And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh” (Luke 21:20).
The Apsotle Paul, said:“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3–4).
In John’s vison, he wrote saying: “AND there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months” (Revelation 11:1-2).
Jesus says: “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame” (Revelation 16:15).
“But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. [FOR GOD HATH NOT APPOINTED US TO WRATH], but to obtain [SALVATION BY OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST], Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him” (1 Thessalonians 5:4-10).
“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light” (Romans 13:11-12).
How we maneuver through the traffic in this lifetime will determine where we end up on the Last Day.
Jesus says: “‘If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me’” (Matthew 16:24).
We are to stay focused in the right direction. We are not to let the busy traffic of this lifetime turn us in the wrong direction toward the lusts, pleasures, and cares of this life.
“For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning” (2 Peter 2:20).
Jesus says: “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the Last Day” (John 12:48).
“THE transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes” (Psalm 36:1).
“What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth” (Psalm 34:12-16).
“The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate” (Psalm 34:22).
For those of us alive when this time of sorrows begins, life as it was will be turned completely upside down, and as a result, some people may lose hope and believe that life is over. Many people will long for the days when life was normal. But, “say not thou, ‘What is the cause that the former days were better than these?’ For thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this” (Ecclesiastes 7:10). Jesus made it very clear and said, “These things must come to pass” (Luke 21:9) before time comes to an end.
“Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about. Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart” (Psalm 32:10–11).
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory” (Matthew 24:29-30).
“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come” (Matthew 24:42). “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Matthew 24:36).