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Won't be long!
The student, the businessman, the sportsman and many others put great effort and sacrifice into what they hope will be successful ventures. The struggle would be made to seem easier and more worthwhile if they could only be SURE of success in the end.
When you hear what Jesus had to say to His true followers you might be tempted to think "Why would anyone want to struggle as a follower of Jesus if that's what He promises them?"! But, remember this, there will be NO LOSERS among those who put their faith in Jesus as Lord and Saviour. 1*.
Jesus promised His followers that He would return to take them into His eternal Kingdom of peace and joy. He gave them many signs to watch out for as an indication of His soon return. 2*. These signs are happening all around us in our day. Jesus said, "When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." 3*. It won't be long until Jesus returns! Jesus promised His true followers that He would come back again for them and that they would each receive a place in Heaven. 4*.
"But," Jesus told them, "before all this they will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of My name. …You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. All men will hate you because of Me." 5*.
Why would anyone choose to follow Jesus if it was going to be so difficult and costly? There are many reasons why it is a very wise choice to trust and obey Jesus, the Son of God and the Saviour of the world! 6*.
I love Jesus because He first loved me, and was willing to die on the cross to pay the full debt God demanded for all our sins. 7*. A God who loves us as much as that must surely have a wonderful plan and purpose for us and for our existence! I will trust and obey His Word! There may be difficult situations and hardships to struggle with and endure in being a follower of Jesus, but He promises, "not a hair of your head will perish"! 8*.
Maybe you are wondering how Jesus could promise that when He had just told them of the persecution and death they would face for His name? Think of a seed that you sow in the ground. When the harvest time comes you know without a doubt that the seed did not "perish" - what had seemed to be a loss had certainly not been a useless waste! Likewise, Jesus assures His followers that whatever happens to them for His name's sake - even the loss of a single hair - will not perish as a useless sacrifice. No! God will use even the things that seem a loss to us to bring glory to His name for eternity. 9*.
Christian, don't let your hope and trust in God be shaken by persecutions for Jesus' sake. 10*. Read Jesus' promises in Luke chapter 21, verses 12-28.
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John Nixon, Ballincollig, Co.Cork, Ireland.
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Bible quotations from N.I.V.
1 John 10:28-29.
2 Luke 21:7-28.
3 Luke 21:28.
4 John 14:1-6.
5 Luke 21:12-17.
6 1st John 4:14. John 3:16-18.
7 1st John 4:19. Romans 5:1-11.
8 Luke 21:18-19.
9 Romans 8:28. 1st Peter 4:12-19.
10 1st Peter 1:3-9. Matthew 5:10-12.