Son of man, the Israelites are saying, ‘The vision he sees is for many years from now, and he prophesies about the distant future.’ Ezekiel 12:27
Scientists are always talking about some major disaster that may occur upon the earth, however, most of the time it is about something that may occur in a thousand years or more away. Most people do not fear the disaster, because it will not be in their lifetime.
Most ignore warnings, because they have never happened before, so why now. They see warnings as something that may happen, but not for a long time.
The people of Israel had ignored the prophecies that Ezekiel was telling them. They felt that the disaster that he was making a prophecy about would not occur for a long time. The did not fear the judgement that God was about to bring upon them.
This type of belief is still around. Many people do not believe that Jesus is going to return any time soon, because He has not returned for nearly 2,000 years. Over that 2,000 years, people have been constantly told that Jesus is coming soon, so why now?
Having this type of view will cause people to stop living for God. They feel that they can choose to live for Him some other day, they have the time. Living for God is not an emergency, but can wait.
No one knows the exact day and time he will die. Immediately upon death the judgement of his soul is final. There are no more chances to change the heart and begin to live for God. Yet, many live as though they have all the time in the world.
God has been warning people of the soon return of Jesus and the end of all things. Believers must live like He could return today. People need to know that they do not have all the time in the world to get right before God.
Ask yourself how you are living for Go and when do you expect Jesus to return. Do not allow yourself to live in sin thinking that you can repent tomorrow. You may not have tomorrow.
The judgement of God is coming. The prophecies of Jesus will come true at a time when you may not expect it. You must be ready at all times, knowing that every prophecy will come true at the right time, and that is not in some distant future, but soon.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will live your life for God; that you will believe God’s word about Jesus; that you will know the prophecies about the return of Jesus; and that you will be His witness in this world.