Here’s Hope!

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8_28Here’s Hope: Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. When life happens, never forget the truth: that God causes all things to work together for good to those of us who love God and have been called by Him according to His purpose. He has conquered death, and He lives forevermore. There is no pain in a believer’s life that He cannot transform into a blessing, there is no fear that cannot be used by God to make us fearless, and there is no foe that we cannot learn to forgive. My hope is in Jesus Christ; it is because He lives that I now live. It is because of His grace that I have new life and strength in my soul. He alone possess the power to work all things together for good in the life of those who follow Him, and by His grace, I am going to love this God and trust Him. I am not perfect, but I serve a perfect God. God bless.

Peace and Security

White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner at a conference on Peace and Security in the Middle East in Warsaw, Poland, on February 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) https://www.timesofisrael.com/kushner-economy-and-redrawing-of-borders-the-focal-points-of-trump-peace-plan/

2,000 year old prophecies warn that there is a day coming that is unlike any other day in human history. It is known in the ancient Scriptures as “the Day of the LORD.” For thousands of years, the prophets have spoken of this day that will come upon all nations and people of the earth who refuse to repent of their sins, who continue in their rebellion against God, who have made the choice to follow Satan directly or indirectly, and who reject the only truth in this universe that can save their souls – faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Looking carefully at this picture, you will see in the foreground these words “Peace and Security in the Middle East.” If you wanted a sign revealing the inerrancy of Scripture, here is just one example. The Bible’s foreknowledge of the future of the world is unprecedented by any other book, ancient or modern, in the world. It is 100% accurate. No other religious book (nor any book for that matter) even comes close!

2,000 years ago, it was written in the Bible the following words: “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and security; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape” – 1 Thessalonians 5:2–3. 

The One True God, in His written Word known as the Bible, has revealed to anyone who is willing to believe Him that He is going to destroy the earth and everyone on it who rejects His free offer of grace, mercy, and forgiveness granted to all who will repent of their sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. If you remain skeptical of the prophets who foretold long ago of the coming Day of the LORD, please consider that this photo is not a coincidence, and that God has graciously given you another chance to choose to follow Him by repenting of your sins and believing in the death, burial, and resurrection of our Great God and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Jesus Christ is alive, Jesus Christ is truly the Son of God, and Jesus Christ loves you. He has proven His love for you through His loving willingness to pay for your sins on the cross at Calvary 2,000 years ago. If you will repent of your sins and believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God will save you from the damnation He has pronounced on this world when the “Day of the LORD” arrives and from the eternal punishment of the Lake of Fire that follows, He will give you the gift of His Holy Spirit who will empower you to overcome sin and temptation, He will give you the strength to live a holy life for His glory as you (daily) experience deep fellowship and friendship with Jesus Christ, and He will grant you eternal life so you will be with Him forever in His Kingdom. May you believe in Jesus Christ and Him crucified, receive the gift of God’s grace in Christ, and love Jesus until you meet Him face to face. God bless you.  

Ryan Ruckman