"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it." Matthew 7:13
Jesus said..."I am the way..." John 14:6

by G. K. Werner

To those who believe John 3:16 –

We've read the script – the scenes our Author prereleased. We know how it ends. Could this be how it begins?

The stage is set. The players are on their marks, deadly props in hand. (Ezekiel 36 and 37, Psalm 83, Zechariah 12:2,3)

They know their lines:
      • “Peace, peace. Peace and safety.” And there is no peace. (I Thessalonians 5:3, Jeremiah 8:11)
      • “Where is this coming He promised?” (2 Peter 3:3-7)
      • “Come and let us wipe them out as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more. Let us possess for ourselves the pastures of God.” (Psalm 83:4, 12)
      • “Have you come to capture spoil? Assembled your company to seize plunder?” (Ezekiel 38:13)
They await their cue.

Will the curtain now rise? Or will the players hold their marks, awaiting another night?

He commanded us to watch (Mark 13:33-37), to look up (Luke 21:28), to recognize the time (Matthew 24:32-35, I Thessalonians 5:4) even though we are not told the day or the hour (Matthew 24:36). He told us to comfort one another with this (I Thessalonians 4:18); that He will return for us (I Thessalonians 4:13-18), take us to be with Him (John 14:1-6), keep us from the hour of His wrath (I Thessalonians 1:10).

We won't be in the theater opening night.


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