The End Of The Story Will Not Be Changed.

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Lately, I’ve been intrigued by what I see as a simple parallel between Jesus’ birth, life, ministry and walk to the cross and current events happening around the world. The most prominent world story that stands out at me right now is the one of East Ukraine telling the Jewish population that lives there that they must register with the government and pay a fee or suffer the consequences of  deportation and loss of everything they own. While this angers and saddens me it isn’t the basis of this post. But, it does play into what I am observing, as I’m sure many of you are as well, and this parallel that I am intrigued by and other current world events. Earthquakes, fires, missing aircraft, major accidents, uprising and violence in other countries, the symbolism of the Blood Moon, you get the picture.

The parallel that so intrigues me is that Jesus knew he would be born and be fully God and fully man, that he would bring the good news of the gospel, that he would form bonds and friendships and ultimately that he would carry a cross, be hung from it and die the most excruciating death. At the same time, we who believe in Jesus as our Lord and Savior know certain events will take place before He returns to capture His bride.

In my mind here is the simplistic parallel; there was no changing what Jesus had to do while on earth. If he backed out we would all suffer for our sins and live an eternity apart from God in complete and utter darkness. Likewise, there is no changing the events that lead up to His Second Coming. Our words, emotions and actions will not change the end of the story. It has been written and will come to pass.

We are commanded to make disciples of all the nations through the love and grace of Jesus Christ. When we focus on what is happening around us and around the world, we lose

A friend loves at all times... Proverbs 17:17

A friend loves at all times… Proverbs 17:17

precious time reaching the nations. He is our Rock, our Comfort in times of trouble. This life is nothing about us but about a restored relationship with Him and our call to bring Him glory.

God has a plan and you can trust Him with the end of the story.

    The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty;
    the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength;
    indeed, the world is established, firm and secure. Psalm 93:1

Shalom!

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About Terese

Terese is a wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. Best of all a daughter of the King! Terese is a Bible study teacher and speaker. One of her passions is investing in the lives of other women and encouraging them in their identity and authority in Christ. Terese is a life long student of God's grace. Follow me on Periscope at Terese@blessedlamb.
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5 Responses to The End Of The Story Will Not Be Changed.

  1. abundantlife says:

    …And because of His love letter to us, we know the end of the story as we cling to Him who says: Do not fear, I will be with you always.

    • Terese says:

      And, I can only imagine heaven is infinitely better than the current earth! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

      • abundantlife says:

        No eye has seen… but knowing His creation is magnificent, we can know for certain it will be beyond description because sin will be totally obliterated! What a glorious day!

  2. Naphtali says:

    Terese, this is so informative. Our 25 year old daughter is struggling with what is what and why this and that. She and I had a conversation today before she left about how she is questioning the validity of the Bible, Jesus, etc. She stopped short of saying anything when I responded to her question of” why did Jesus died? why couldn’t it have been any man. how does that prove he really existed?” my answer shocked her which was only the blood of Jesus who was a human but God on earth could satisfy the sin debt of us. She sat there a little mystified but at least thought about it. And of course as her mother, I know she was taught this stuff!

    • Terese says:

      Cathy, thank you for stopping by. Something God has really been impressing on me is standing in the middle of Isaiah 52:12 in prayer, especially for my young adult children. It is so hard when our children begin to explore their own faith. But, our God is faithful and he has our children right in the cup of his hand!
      But you will not leave in haste or go in flight; for the LORD will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard. Isaiah 52:12

      God goes before us and is our rear guard in ALL situations. Blessing to you, Sister!

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