No. 4. Is The Crown of Righteousness For You?

If I were to ask you, “What do you long for; I mean, above everything thing else in your life”?  I wonder what you would say.   I guess from twenty different people, I would get twenty different answers.

Many Christians have no clue as to just how close we are to the End of this Age.   2000 to 3000 year old prophecies that Christians have been anticipating since the death of Christ, are now being fulfilled right before their eyes, yet many believers are more concerned about the mortgages on their homes, or buying a new car, or even about having sufficient retirement income for when they retire.    Many Christians do not even know about these prophecies, much less about world politics and world news revealing these prophecies coming to pass today.

The endless quest for the latest gadgets, bigger and better toys etc. have distracted many of today’s Christians from the real purpose of our lives on earth, which should be the salvation of our loved ones and friends, and the stockpiling of treasure in heaven, where neither rust nor moth can corrupt; yet these things are not on their list of priorities.

A lack of teaching, and/or false teachings or ideas about the End Times has left Christians ignorant as to the closeness of the Lord’s return, and complacent about their faith and their loved ones eternal destiny.

Of the 5 crowns believers can win as rewards for the way they live, one will be given to those who long for His appearing.    (2 Tim. 4:8 “Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”)

I know there are still unfulfilled prophecies, but most of these will be fulfilled during the Great Tribulation, and during the Millennial Age.   Jesus said He will come when He is least expected; people will be thinking there are still unfulfilled prophecies, He can’t come yet.    But all those prophecies could be fulfilled in four years or less.   They could also take place after the Church has been raptured.    There is nothing to stop Jesus calling us home tomorrow, if that is the day the Father has set.     Get your house in order, your family and friends saved, and lay up treasure in Heaven while it is yet day, for the night is fast approaching when no man will be able to work.                                                              Even so come quickly Lord Jesus.

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