How Hungry Are You?

What do you do when hunger pangs take hold of you? You search and search for food until you find it. A person needs to be hungry for Jesus to search Him out in prayer and supplication. Jesus said in Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Only when you find yourself really hungry for Jesus Christ, is when He will show up.

Jesus displayed the same desires—hunger and thirst for His Father’s will, an eagerness in accomplishing it.

31 Meanwhile the disciples urged Him, “Rabbi, eat something.” 32 But He told them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” 33 So the disciples asked one another, “Could someone have brought Him food?” 34 Jesus explained, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work. -John 4:31-34 BSB

How hungry are you for Jesus? Do you have spiritual hunger pains, for getting closer to Jesus? Sometimes, Jesus will distance Himself from you so that you would acquire hunger pangs for Him—a strong desire for His Word to hear from Him.

Remember, time is fleeting so don’t let it pass you by before it’s too late.

Looking Up For My Redemption

When these things begin to happen, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near. -Luke 21:28 BSB

“When these things begin to happen” Which event did Jesus refer to when speaking to His disciples that had to start to indicate their salvation from this present world?

Jesus started with the destruction of the second Temple. That was the beginning sign of His return in the much distant future.

The other sign to look at was the inundation of false Christs—people claiming to be the second coming of Jesus Christ. They will deceive many by way of emotions and false teachings working on those who don’t know the Scriptures and are prone to manipulation.

Jesus also included the signs of hearing the rumors of potential world wars suggesting that world peace will be taken away. Nations will start getting impatient with each other over resources and boundaries.

There will be an uprising of different ethnicity fighting one another. An uptick (much more frequent) of “earthquakes, famines, and pestilences” happening “in various places.”

All the signs mentioned above will become more common before the Antichrist’s arrival, and all those signs will reach their climax during the Seven-year Tribulation, when the wrath of God is poured out upon the earth, see Revelation 6.

We shouldn’t be afraid or discouraged because of how dark the world is getting. God’s wrath is initiated due to the majority of people abandoning God, making the world evil. The more evil the world becomes, the closer Jesus is getting to rescue us from the Great Tribulation which is fast approaching.

Even though Luke 21:28 seems to point to Jesus’ second coming, however, we understand that 1 Thessalonians chapters 1 & 4, 2 Thessalonians chapter 2, and Revelation 3:10, clearly suggest that our redemption is the rapture without a shadow of the doubt.

Be encouraged, with the signs we are seeing today, the rapture is much closer than we think. make sure He catches you living out His will.

Verse By Verse Through Galatians (2:19)

19 For through the law I died to the law so that I might live to God. -Galatians 2:19 BSB

The Law of Moses (i.e., the Ten Commandments, animal sacrifice, circumcision, and special days) condemns everyone as no one has or can keep all of its requirements fully (see Acts 15:5-10). In James 2:10, it says, “Whoever keeps the whole law but stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.” 

Paul understands this and also knows that the only way to have a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ is by accepting God’s righteousness through the Son of God rather than trying to keep the law—through one’s merit—to achieve righteousness, which is humanly impossible. The Law condemns but Jesus Christ is the one who justifies the person with faith.