The Message

Christmas 2.0

What will the year 2023 bring? Anything is possible so we need to be ready for anything. There will be good, there will be bad. Life is bittersweet. We live in an imperfect world that according to God is a transition to a perfect world – heaven. In the meantime, God exhorts us to think about heaven as we live in this temporary holding pattern. That requires faith which is belief in what we cannot see. Romans 1 tells us that the righteous will live by faith from first to last. The question is where is our faith? In this world or in the Word of God?

We cannot possibly find perfection in anything in this world. Everything is wasting away. We can try to delay the law of entropy but we cannot stop it. A sober view of life recognizes that nothing lasts forever instead everything, sooner or later, will pass away.

The definition of entropy: Entropy is simply a measure of disorder and affects all aspects of our daily lives. In fact, you can think of it as nature’s tax. Left unchecked disorder increases over time. Energy disperses, and systems dissolve into chaos. The more disordered something is, the more entropic we consider it.

If we have a wrong approach on life, it can cause disillusionment. We can’t escape entropy, we can’t escape death, we cannot find perfection in this world. Listen to Jesus. He said that in this world we would have tribulation but that we would overcome if we place our faith in Him (John 16:33).

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. This verse appears below within the prophecy of the end of this world. Jesus Christ is coming a second time. We just celebrated His first coming at Christmas, now He promises to come again (perhaps we could call it Christmas 2.0). It might be in 2023; we do not know. Christ calls us to be ready because it will be like a thief in the night – suddenly, surprisingly and shockingly. If our faith is in Christ, our house will not crash when the storms of life strike. But, if our faith is in anything else, it is like a house built on sand. Matthew 7:24-27.

Christmas 2.0
“Immediately after the distress of those days. “‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’ “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth“ I will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

MATTHEW 24:29-35

For more teaching on the End Times, please listen to this message from Jack Hibbs (message starts at 24:24)

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