Updated: Jan 12
Hey, you! Christian, can you see the signs? I mean, it’s the end of days and the signs we were promised are everywhere. The Lord is coming quickly and we need to be prepared.
I encourage you to read Matthew 24:3-14 along with this short study.
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Don’t freak out!
The end of days is an amazing time in history. Yes, there are still some things to come that might seem a bit scary and overthinking them can send anyone into a downward spiral of fear and depression, but the Bible tells us to do the exact opposite.
“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”
Matthew 24:6 NKJV
...Did you catch that middle part...
“See that you are NOT troubled”
Our Heavenly Father doesn’t want us to fear what’s happening in our world, instead we are told to look up and seek Him. (Luke 21:28)
Peace comes from putting our faith and trust in the Lord. Having peace in troubled times isn’t easy but it’s necessary. We cannot fix the world, our country, or its problems. Only God can do those things, but He has already told us His plan for us. Our job is to focus our hearts and minds in Him and trust in His plan and purpose.
Heaven is my castle.
Imagine a castle on a hill, so beautiful you cannot look away from it. For those who dwell inside the castle, there is no hunger, no thirst, no worry, and no pain. Wouldn’t you want to go there? What if the road to the castle was full of problems? If you knew that all you had to do to get to the castle was have faith and believe that God would get you through every tribulation along the way, no matter how hard or how bad, would you still want to go there?
The Bible promises us that the straight and narrow road is not an easy path but if we ask forgiveness of our sins, and believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God...that He IS God, we are saved and we are on that road. All we need to get us to the castle at the end is faith.
So today, don’t be distracted by the rumors of war and the coming troubles of this earth, don’t be lead astray by false teachers who tell you there are many wide roads to heaven. There is only one, faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Lastly, don’t ignore the fact that we are in the last days, embrace your relationship with the Lord and seek His comfort, the peace that passes understanding.
This one’s a thinker...
Occasionally I like to play with poetry but rarely share it with others. This study just happened to fit with a poem I wrote this past summer. So, I thought I would share it with you. I leave the interpretation to the reader. Enjoy.
See me not…
It comes, no flash, no siren,
like sudden gasp of breath,
It steals away contentment,
Like icy grip of death.
It speaks, a drum within me,
It tingles on my tongue,
pressing down upon me,
My fingers going numb,
Louder beats the pounding
Softer all surrounding
Pain without a reason
Dizzy, spinning, …STOP!
Seeing is believing
But they see it not…
Come the day, awaken all
unseen dangers growing
Evil hides in sight so plain
seeks the blind unknowing
Closer comes the battle
Farther from the light
...we’re in the last of days tonight.
To help us remember what we are striving for, today’s craft pattern is in the shape of a castle. This castle represents the promise of heaven and though we cannot imagine how wonderful it will true li be, we can be assured that it will be a place of beauty. I encourage you to customize this project to be your own vision of how a castle in heaven, a place of “many mansions” would appear in your eyes and enjoy this craft as you make it.
Castle of Many Mansions Download your free Cricut cut pattern
Have an awesome day and happy crafting.