‘The end of a thing is better than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit (Ecclesiastes 7:8).’
The end is but a new beginning with the promise of a glorious, eternal future for those who believe in Jesus:
‘“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved (John 3:16, 17).”’
Drink freely of the water of life (Revelation 21:6) and you will live forever (John 4:5-15).
The time has come for an end to this blog. Please take note that the end comes when we shall least expect it. We shall be eating and drinking just as people in the time of Noah (Matthew 24:36-44).
My journey over the past almost three years of writing this blog has been an adventure like no other. I never knew from one moment to the next what would jump out of the page.
The Spirit has been my Guide (John 16:13); God’s Word has been my manna (6:48-51), and the Lord Jesus my Saviour (Philippians 3:20) and Friend (John 15:15). Here I speak of the past, but the same is true of the present and of the future; for God will never leave nor forsake me (cf. Hebrews 13:5).
The Lord is my Keeper (Psalm 121:5), and the Eternal God is my Father (Matthew 6:9) and the Spirit is my life (John 6:63).
I commit myself to the only true God (John 17:3): The Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).
‘“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up His countenance upon you. and give you peace (Numbers 6:24- 26).’”’
A Personal Note
Thank you to all who have followed this blog and especially those who have supported me in it. God knows them by name, and by deed.
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May God bless you in your walk with Him.
‘“At that time Michael shall stand up, the great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, every one who is found written in the book.
And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever (Daniel 12:1-3).”’
‘“And behold I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.
Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolators, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
“I, Jesus, have sent you My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”
And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. (Revelation 22:12-17).’
‘And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God (21:1-3).’
‘And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son (vv. 6, 7).’
‘But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?
Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells (2 Peter 3:10-13).’
thank you for your witness and testimony. I look forward to meeting you in the great future Christ purchased for us … Michael
Yes, Michael, we have that sure hope and great future, because of the incomparable compassion and love of Jesus. His is the power and glory. Amen.