The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. – Joel 2:31
The “Day of the LORD” will arrive sometime … or perhaps it already has, and we only await its culmination. Either way, the question is, “Are you ready?”
Sometimes I am asked, “Do you think it will be soon?” and I often answer, “Maybe … yes and no.” You see, Christ will return some day, but He also said that all the nations (people groups) of the world must first hear the Good News. As far as I can tell, this has not happened and until it does, I believe the Savior waits for us to obediently take His gospel to them.
On the other hand, if a person dies today, he or she will meet Jesus immediately and if he does not know the Savior, this day for him will certainly be “great and awe-inspiring.”
So, again, the question is not really, “When?”, but rather, “Are you ready?”
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Dr. David Pope is President and Founder of POPE Initiatives, a non-profit organization committed to providing executive-level management and support services for major global mission efforts.
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