Between The Cross & The Return of The Lord

Saturday July 30, 2022

She asks the question: How are we living between the Cross and the Return of the Lord? One way we are to live is by being separate from the kingdom of darkness, the world, and death, and being separated to the Word and the Lord (John 17:17; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18). God not only forgives your sin, but He forgets them. After salvation, you need to repent when you sin, be water baptized, and be baptized in the Holy Spirit. She quoted Romans 1:18-20 and told about Pilgrim’s Progress. What are you seeking in your life? What do you dream about? Seek the Lord first. Another way we are to live is in faithful, continual service, which includes work and suffering. Refuse evil and choose to do good (Isaiah 7:14). Jesus was obedient (Hebrews 5:8). If you cannot obey your parents you can see, how are you going to obey God you cannot see? What you start, finish. We are all in full time Christian service. Number three way to live: personal holiness. We are heading to a wedding feast, the marriage supper (Revelation). Prepare for the bridegroom, and make yourselves ready. (Matthew 22:3-14; Isaiah 61:10; Revelation 3:4; 19:7-9; 2 Timothy 3:1-6). Take heed to yourself that you are not deceived. Number four: God wants us all together before His return (Hebrews 10:24-25). We need other believers to cause us to grow, to change, to encourage, to build each other up, and to correct. Number five: global evangelism. Pray and bring more into the kingdom. Ask God how to reach them. Number six: endurance. Do not forget your first love (Philippians 2:1-18). Get ready for Jesus’ return (Matthew 25:6; 1 Corinthians 2:10). Spend time with the Father. Karen Burrows shared two testimonies of God’s intervention and provision.