Borrowed Truths

Forward Thoughts

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Borrowed Truths

Forward Thoughts

The majority of people need something to look forward to, they need some form of definition of what at least part of the future for them will look like. Hope lies in the future for this individual, not in the present, unless they have reached that point they were looking forward to, but then, as all things do, that point in time recedes into the past, and they must begin that search anew.

These days of mandates and lockdowns have placed their search for that something in the future on hold, as it were, and many believe that once the conditions that have been set by those who are in authority, those that are leading the narrative, they will be able to begin their search again. Until then, they must busy themselves with the familiar, but soon that rote routine will not be enough, and some will begin to rebel, violently. This is the plan and has been since its inception. “I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.” (Eccl. 1:14)

The continued search for the next thing, the next adventure, as it were, and the knowledge that it will not be returning is far too much for many to bear, for in that search they will begin to see no hope, they will protest of course, but will soon learn that those who hold the power over them may not be greater in number, but hold the most armaments, the stronger weapons to enforce their will upon the masses, and soon the populace will understand that they were defeated before the battle ever began.

For the born-again believer, there are two days in our lives that are the most important, two out of all the days of our lives, the day that we heeded the call of Christ, and the day that we will stand before Him and give an account for this life and how we used it for His glory. For most of you, that first day has come and gone, and it was not one that you looked forward to, for you had no idea that it was going to happen, it was not an anticipated event that you were expecting. But the second you are aware of, and how you view that day that will indeed happen is shown to you in the way you live your life, in whom you serve on a day-to-day basis.

“I thought about you occasionally,” “I went to church,” and “I prayed to you when I needed something,” speaks of one who more than likely fears that day, who is not living, or dying, for Christ each moment of every day. That moment in time that is approaching for them, that is going to happen to all who have ever lived, is not looked forward to in anticipation and joy, with great reverence for His name, but in fear and anxiety. “For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better.” (Phil. 1:23)

The lost will not look that far forward, in fact, the thought of their own death, of “being no more,” frightens them, even if they profess the opposite. A “near-death” experience can change a man’s perspective of that moment, but most generally not in a long-term view, once the moment has passed, once the pain is a distant memory, once life returns to some semblance of normality for them, their forward-looking thoughts no longer remain on the eternal, but on the next phase of their lives that they have envisioned, that they would desire.

As sure as summer fades into autumn, that day will come for all of us, and here is where our forward thoughts must be looked at in earnest. Are you truly anticipating that last day of yours with excitement and joy, or does it bring fear into your heart? That door swings quickly, compared to the time of life for most on this planet, so the moment does not need to be contemplated all that much really, it is the moment afterwards, that should consume much of your thoughts, the moment of where we will spend eternity, and why. “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” (1 John 4:18)

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