THE DIVINE TIMEOUTWhat if the COVID19 Pandemic is really intended as a wakeâ€“up call to mankind from God? "The Divine Timeout"! What if it is an opportunity to individually, and collectively, reevaluate our priorities, and place our world and house in order, before God determines our final fate?
Perhaps, it will be the end times if we persist in our sinful behavior. Or continued life on earth with remorse and repentance for our malignant and corrupt nature as a world, society, and culture, and begging His Mercy, being the only course determining our future state of existence.
Which path would you follow? Proceeding down the same track which mankind as a whole is on now, or the latter following the route of repentance, remorse, forgiveness, and asking for mercy?
Only we can determine our own fate. God has provided each of us a Free Will which enables us to determine our actions in this life, be they good or bad. We alone, individually, will determine if our life is judged by the Just God or the Merciful God, and our destination is hell or heaven.
God has given us an opportunity to grow ever closer to him. Like the Father in the parable of the prodigal son, God is always ready to rush to us whenever, we want him in our lives, and embrace us with his love and mercy, and take us back to our heavenly home. "For God so loved the world that He sent his only begotten son, so that whoever believes in him will be saved." John 3:16
The word eternal means constant or forever. The Bible refers to the final judgment that God will declare on individuals. This judgment will determine our state for eternity.
It's important to realize that all judgment comes through Jesus, the Son of God. "For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son" (John 5:22 NKJ).
Our decision regarding Jesus determines our eternal judgment. If we accept Jesus as our Lord, we will spend eternity with God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. If we reject Jesus, as our personal Savior, we will spend eternity in the lake of fire.
Notice how unbelievers will be eternally judged: And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.
And any one not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
(Rev. 20:12,15 NKJ)
If people do all kinds of good works, but fail to accept Jesus as their personal Savior, they will be judged to spend eternity in the lake of fire which is commonly known as hell.
Jesus will also judge Christians for their works while living on the earth (Rom. 14:10; 2 Cor. 5:10). This judgment shall determine their placement in the Kingdom of God forever.
The life we are living now will actually determine our eternal state; this is the meaning of eternal judgment.
Please make use of The Divine Timeout to reaffirm, recommit, and rekindle our Faith and Love in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and our fellow man, so we will be prepared to meet him upon his Triumphant Return to Earth and eternally enjoy the fruits of his love for us and ours for him in Heaven. God Bless You.
-- Paul Daniel Rodak