Are we people living in the last days of this world now? Some may agree and say yes, we are living at the last days but other people may ask: Why are we having  the end of time at all? Our life is good, yes, life is wonderful gift from God to everyone. But sadly enough we have to admit that everything is going to its end, good things and evil things will be brought back as Ecclesiastes says: “For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil” (Ec 12:14).

We are living in seasons. There is always a harvest time at the end of every season. At the end of time will be a great harvest.

To Everything There is a Season..

Before this world was, there was another, first world, before the flood, Apostle  Peter says:   ”The world that then existed was deluged with water and perished.  But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.”  (2 Pe 3:6–7).  So, before the flood was back then the first world probably was better than the one we have now.  People used to  live a long life but sadly enough the sin spoils everything and sinful nation was flooded with water accept one family of Noah. Existing oceans of water are reminding us that there was a big flood and judgement that flooded the whole earth  with water. But  this world, the  scripture says will be burned with fire at the end of time. When is is going to happen we don’t know.   Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour  – said Jesus  (Mt 25:13). Because you don’t know neither day nor hour when He comes.

By looking at this world I can say yes, we are living  in the final days of this world everything is going to its eschatological and final end. Lot of things are signifying this coming event : Sin is multiplied, wars like never before, epidemics and rumors of it, insecurity, depression is in a record level, earthquakes in various places,   famine, diseases, worldwide events like government globalization, extending  rulership of the authorities and dominion them over people like never before, less freedom now and total control, all of these things telling  us that the final end is near  and the Kingdom of God is at hand. 

living in these last days as Christians what do we need to do? We need to get ready for the eternity.  The Kingdom of God is coming and it is not changeable but an everlasting kingdom. God is great in power. He is above all.

Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar once exclaimed: “How great are his signs, how mighty his wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion endures from generation to generation.”  (Da 4:3). Almighty  God taught the pagan Babylonian king  a lesson: Who God is. Nebuchadnezzar learned this lesson how not to walk in pride the hard way, he was brought to life living like an ox, eating grass like an animal for seven seasons of his life and then came back to his normal life. Oh God!  Give us wisdom to learn how to walk before You and do your commandments your way!  Surly we need to learn lessons in our life.

Many things we have in life   we only have them once, and if we lose it we lose it. Like the opportunity we have to live eternal life – we only have once. If we being saved if we lose our salvation we never get it back. The name written in the book of life through our repentance if we continue to live unworthy life we can lose our opportunities our reservation in book of life and therefore out place in haven. Adam and Eve lost their paradise they once owned. But they lost it. They used to live in paradise, the best place and nicest climate and atmosphere, but  losing it through sin they never allowed it to go back to their place back to their sinless living. Only Jesus after thousands years offered a way to return to the father. He showed a new and living way back to the throne of grace back to the paradise of God as the scriptures says: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (Jn 14:6).

Living in these last days pushes us humans to take actions:

First one for us to be ready to the end of time is personal repentant life. Everyone who wants to be ready must receive forgiveness of sins and trespasses.   

Secondly: in order for us  to be ready to the end of time we must have life of faith in Jesus Christ with deeds. Since we live in society polluted with sin where the sin itself against God is not counted as something wrong or evil as long as its not against the human law its OK. Polluted and sinful minds of people is accepting sin as normal. Everyone that defiled with sin and abominable things needs God’s righteousness and holiness. We need to keep a holy lifestyle. We need to be ready.

Thirdly: No one can boldly enter his rest without accomplishing his work first. We need to fulfill our work and ministry on earth. We are not in vain here on earth if we are Christians ” For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” . (Eph 2:10). Harvest is receiving a wage for once work. Usually people want to earn a good wage here on earth. So is with our eternal reward:

“ For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.” (2 Co 5:10).

The Bible says to us to be ready at any time or any moment, God can call you back from this life at any moment. This can happen this night, or tomorrow morning the Lord of the harvest can come we don’t know when. Only thing we now that Jesus said: those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut.  (Mt 25:10)

Living in the last days challenges us to strive for the eternity and be in complete obedience to GOD. How much are we ready we need to know for Him to come an receive us to Himself. Truly we living in the last days.

Complete readiness means where we can say: Come Lord Jesus we waiting for you!