Revelation 11:15-18 (CSB):
15 The seventh angel blew His trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven saying, The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever. 16 The twenty-four elders, who were seated before God on their thrones, fell facedown and worshiped God, 17 saying, We give You thanks, Lord God, the Almighty, who is and who was, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign. 18 The nations were angry, but Your wrath has come. The time has come for the dead to be judged and to give the reward to Your servants the prophets, to the saints, and to those who fear Your name, both small and great, and the time has come to destroy those who destroy the earth.

The sin, brokenness, hurting, injustices and other evils we see all around us now will not continue forever. God has already revealed what is to come. The kingdom of the world will become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ. Praise be to God!

That means the time of judgment is also coming. Will you be one who has put his faith in Jesus Christ, who fears God’s name, who is called a saint—not by accomplishment but by position in Christ, who says “Thy will be done” and will receive reward? Or will you be one who instead has chosen his own way, who says “My will be done” and will be judged and destroyed? Now is the time to turn from our ways and seek God through the Lord Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 45:22-23:
22 “Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth. For I am God, and there is no other. 23 “By Myself I have sworn; truth has gone from My mouth, a word that will not be revoked: Every knee will bow to Me, every tongue will swear allegiance.

John 3:16-17:
16 “For God loved the world in this way: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.

2 Peter 3:9-10:
9 The Lord does not delay His promise, as some understand delay, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief; on that day the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, the elements will burn and be dissolved, and the earth and the works on it will be disclosed.

Romans 10:9-13:
9 If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, Everyone who believes on Him will not be put to shame, 12 since there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, because the same Lord of all richly blesses all who call on Him. 13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

1 John 3:23:
Now this is His command: that we believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another as He commanded us.

Revelation 3:17-20:
17 “For you say, ‘I’m rich; I have become wealthy and need nothing,’ and you don’t realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked. 18 “I advise you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire so that you may be rich, white clothes so that you may be dressed and your shameful nakedness not be exposed, and ointment to spread on your eyes so that you may see. 19 “As many as I love, I rebuke and discipline. So be zealous and repent. 20 “See! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with Me.

by Jonathan Ott, Elder

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