Daily Bread 8-29-17
2 Thessalonians 2:8
And then shall the wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.
ref. - Dan 7:10 - A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
Isa 11:4 - But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with he rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
Heb 10:27 - But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
When he comes there will be a thorough housecleaning. For now there is still hope for every vessel that has gone the way of the enemy, but soon, and very soon, when he comes, it will be too late. Until then, we ask, why does the enemy have such strength on the earth? Why doesn't God stop him? It is not the enemy that he cares for, it is the misguided vessels that he is using that he cares for. Just as you and I were rescued from the clutches of the devil, so should the ones that he uses now be pulled from him. There is still hope and there is still a chance for all mankind. Truth be told, not all are going to make it. Some will be destroyed along with the spirit that possesses them when he comes. What is our job? We need to make sure that the Spirit that is within us comes from the one who holds the power for eternity. Right now it may seem that those who follow the enemy have it easier and that they have the upper hand, and on this earth right now, they do. But our look is not just into this world, but into eternity. Remember, with just one word, he can slay the wicked. And he promises that, in time, he will say that word. Where will we be when that time comes? If we are still living on this earth we had better be living by faith in Jesus Christ and be putting forth an effort of obedience towards his gospel. If we are no longer walking this earth we had better have left this earth serving him. Either way, we must be serving him when he comes. There will be no more second chances, no more repentance, no more running for forgiveness. The books will be closed and the judgment will be set. It will be final and it will be for eternity. We do not know when this time will be but we can confirm through the scripture that the signs are upon us already. So, let us serve him with all our hearts, and all our minds, and all our souls, so that we may not perish, but through the blood of Jesus, have everlasting life!! Have a great day!!!