“But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.” (Matthew 24:8 NLT)
- What is Birth pain? - It’s pain that a woman has indicating that the baby is soon to arrive. - Birth pains tell a woman to “Get ready” - When Jesus was ask, what would be the sign of his return. He said, “Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world.” (24:7) - Do you see war? Famines in parts of the world? Earthquakes? - Actually just a week ago there were 320 earthquakes in 24 hours in Hawaii. - Seattle just experienced a 4.3 earthquake and Colombia had 6.3 earthquake! - Look at the war taking place with the nation of Israel, right now. - A Birth pain is a pain that increases in frequency and intensity. - If you look at our world, I think it’s hard to argue that these “signs” are increasing in frequency and intensity. - What does that mean? - It means to prepare your heart and your life for the return of the Messiah, Jesus. - He is coming. - If you aren’t walking in a relationship with Jesus, now would be a very good time to do that! - Romans 10:13 says, “For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”” - To call on His name means that you repent of your sins and turn from living your life for yourself and make Jesus Lord of your life. - He become Lord over all! - Lord means supreme ruler, and master! - You give up your right to your life and you give rightful ownership to Jesus. - Today would be a good day to do that! - If you ask, “when is the right time to be saved?” - 2 Corinthians 6:2 Says, “The “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.” - Call on the name of the Lord! - Your decision today impacts your eternity! - Have a great Monday!