Monday, May 4, 2020

“The Beginning of the End?” - Sandra Fischer

And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. John 17:3 ESV

Many people are wondering if the current pandemic is the “beginning of the end.” Some are Christians who have knowledge of Biblical prophecy. Others are those who wonder if such prophecies have any credibility. Impending death, whether our own, or that of the world itself, causes us to consider if this pandemic might mean the “end.”

For us personally, the “beginning of the end” starts at birth. Our physical lives are nearer the end with each breath. And Jesus speaks about the world’s end, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Matthew 24:35-36) If all is “ending”, where is our hope?

People who trust in Christ for His death, burial, and resurrection on their behalf, know death is not the end, because they have eternal life. What a great consolation! Believers can also look forward to this promise— “. . .a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. . . There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:1a, 4b NIV) Yes, the beginning of the end, as we know of this world, is in motion, but not so for those who trust the LORD. “He who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.” John 5:24 NASB

LORD, thank you for life everlasting in Christ Jesus!

Sandra is a FaithWriters Platinum member, author of “Seasons in the Garden.” Contact

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