It is time to rejoice, time to be thankful, time to speak the praises of Him who is faithful even when we are not. It is time to know and to look forward to dwelling with Him in the eternal realm. It is time to know that the things of this world are unreliable, and not to trust in them, but to trust in Him who alone is entirely reliable, in all of life!
Bible prophecy tells us that in the last days before Jesus returns the world is going to turn away from God and His Word. It is already happening. God has also said that many who think they are Christians will fall away.
“And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” Matthew 24:10-13
Hence, it is important we remind ourselves of God’s promises and to not grieve the Holy Spirit.
“Having believed you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of His purchased possession” Ephesians 1:13b-14
“Christ … who has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.” 2 Corinthians 1:22
“Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God who has also given us the Spirit as a guarantee.” 2 Corinthians 5:5
“He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6
“The Lord Jesus Christ will confirm you to the end.” 1 Corinthians 1:8
“The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.” Romans 11:29
“Whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
“Begotten, born again, into a living hope, an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you.” 1 Peter 1:3-4
“Neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:38-39.
That’s it – a cast iron guarantee! It leaves only one question – is my guarantor reliable? Can He be trusted?
“If we are faithless, He remains faithful.” 2 Timothy 2:13