As distant as the “future” sounds, it isn’t that far away when we piece together current affairs and Biblical prophecies. If we follow The Truth that transcends the physical realm and walk in its light, we will literally be living in heaven on earth. But if we choose to devote ourselves to our selfish desires, then we will be certain that destruction will happen.
When we pray for God’s kingdom to come and for God’s will to be done on earth as it is heaven, do we realise that we’re praying for the arrival of the end-times judgement as prophesized in the Bible? Here, I consider the work of the devil, how we can dance alongside him, and to rise above him, so that we may be rooted in our faith so as to win the prize for which God has called us heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Being human isn’t about fulfilling the tasks given to us on hand. Being human isn’t about maintaining good interpersonal relationships or achieving great successes. Being human is to enjoy our Maker’s happiness the way He intended for us.
Whether intentional or not, Singapore plays a pretty important role in the fulfilment of end-time prophecies. Though a small nation, we are influencing global political powers towards the vision of Isaiah and Micah. Knowing this meant we should not take all that we’ve for granted. Rather, we need to continually pray for wisdom for our leaders as we weather, as a people, deeper into the future that God has in stored for us.
Most people do not know what they’ve signed up for when they’ve answered the call to “go, make disciples of all nations”. I believe it is essential for us to be culturally aware of the society we live in before we plunge into deep waters for the Lord. We need to know who our neighbours are. We also need to be assured of our salvation.
There are some talks about Christian Universalism recently. Many have contradicting views of theological doctrines. Some even opposes each other. I don’t see myself as a Universalist though. But here’s my attempt to lay down my beliefs.
The book of Job isn’t all about complaints and sufferings. It is a book about God’s wisdom and unsearchable beauty.
What we know about life isn’t all there is. There’s a reality much higher than ours. For most people, we’ve even been there. But it’s not possible to describe it with words. The experiences we’ve had there is beyond logic. But all of these tells us of a reality that is far higher than ours. It tells us of a Higher Being that is in control of it all.
Understanding that Jesus is, in fact, God, put all things into perspective. Jesus and God is One. Understanding this gives new meaning to our worship of God.
We who are baptised into Christ’s death have the ability to serve in the new way of the Spirit — a way of service that transcends liturgical obligation and into true worship.