Saturday, October 08, 2011

All Done in "A Short Work"

Dear Friends of "Dial Daily Bread,"
When we read Matthew 24 or Luke 21, the conviction is overwhelming that we're living in what Daniel says is "the time of the end" (Dan. 11:35; 12:4).

At the same time, the conviction overwhelms us that the last message Revelation says must "lighten the earth with glory" will be the lifting up of Christ on His cross (18:1-4; John 12:32, 33). God has honest-hearted people all over the world. Lifting up their Savior on the cross will "draw" them all to Him, He says; "a short work will the Lord make upon the earth" (Rom. 9:28). It won't take a long time for the Lord to "finish the work" once He has a people whose hearts are moved and melted by His agape seen at the cross.

That "short work" will accomplish not only the proclamation of "the truth of the gospel" to all the world in one generation (Gal. 2:5; Matt. 24:34), but what we have thought must take decades or even centuries: to prepare God's people to meet Christ when He returns. First Thessalonians 4:16, 17 will be completely fulfilled: they will get ready to be "translated" as Hebrews 11:5 describes Enoch's experience. All done in "a short work"!

Right now is the time when the Lord's "beatitude" is being fulfilled: "Blessed [happy] are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled" (Matt. 5:6). Are you hungry and thirsty?

There's nothing the God of heaven wants more than to give you that hunger and thirst. Ask for it!

--Robert J. Wieland
From the "Dial Daily Bread" Archive: November 4, 2004.
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