Watching the news draws a pretty dim view of the world’s future right now. It would appear that we are heading into yet another war. And the Bible says these things must indeed come to pass. So it isn’t very likely it isn’t going to happen, because the revealed word of God is just that. God went ahead in time and watched what all stupid stuff we did, and then came back and wrote it down for us in the Bible. It’s kind of like renting a movie video. After you’ve seen it, you know exactly how it ends. Then your friend invites you over to watch the same movie. You’ve already seen it. The plot looks like it’s going to develop one way, but you say, no, it’s not going to end like you think. Such and such is going to happen. Your friend says, no way, I’ll bet this will happen. But you know, don’t you? You’ve already seen the end of it. Well, now you know you can rely on what the Holy Bible says, right down to the letter. God has already been to the future and came back and told us what we did.
Many people will try to convince me that if they pray hard enough, God will change His mind, and all this war stuff will be averted and it won’t happen like it says in the Bible. Listen, friends, God has told us what we did, plain and simple. And He isn’t going to re-write the Bible for you or me, or anyone else, whether they pray or not. But there is one thing that you can change, and that is whether you are saved or not. You see, the overall picture of events will take place just like the Bible says. And what you do about God is part of what is written in the Bible. Yes, your decision whether to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior is part of the big picture. God already knows what your decision will be. It’s already written. He already saw what you did. But have you?
Listen close, my friend, today may be the only chance you have left to draw close to God and be saved. You and I have no guarantee of waking up tomorrow. Right now is all we know for sure we have. And I for one don’t want to see you waste your opportunity to have eternal life. Why should I care? I’ve made my decision for Jesus, and I’m going to have eternal life with Him,
whether you do or not. But I do care. And there’s one who cares even more than I do, and His name is Jesus. My friend, Jesus bled and died for you, that your sins may be blotted out and that you may live forever with Him. He gave Himself so that all mankind might be saved. But not all will be saved, because He gives us the power of choice. Many, many will refuse to ask Jesus to be their Lord and Savior. Many will not intend to, but through neglect, will just never “get around to it”, and will die needlessly in their sins. Still others will not be willing to surrender their own will, and take up their cross, and follow Him. God says He is not willing that any perish, but that all come to repentance. God is willing to draw close to you and give you eternal life, but are you willing to draw close to God?
If you knew what troubles are very soon coming to the world, you would drop everything you are doing and get things right with God this very moment, while there’s still time. Don’t be one who neglects their salvation so freely offered by God. Don’t think that just because you are reading this article that you are safe with God. Stop whatever you are doing this moment and ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior, if you don’t already know Him as such.
But if you do know Jesus as Lord and Savior, there is good news. Not everything is bad news. Read Psalm 91:1-7 says, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust. Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.  A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou has made the Lord which is my refuge, even the Most High thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” That’s GOOD NEWS!
And you can keep reading the whole Psalm. Some say that was written to prophesy of Jesus, and that it applies only to Him. Well then, let me remind you of Romans 8:16-17,”The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him that we may be also glorified together.” What Jesus gets, those who love Him also get. And not just the crumbs that fall off the table. No! We get to share and share alike with Jesus! This is the heritage of the man or woman who knows Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

All the promises, all the blessings belong to the child of God. The future for us is bright ahead! Regardless of what goes on all around us, the world will see that God has His hand on His children. While they are in terror we can be in peace in the middle of the storm. Why, this alone would be enough to make most people run to Jesus. But there’s more, much more that God wants to bless us with. He wants to bless us with being in His presence forever! It doesn’t get any better than that!
But, if you don’t belong to Him, you don’t qualify, sorry.

 So make sure you qualify, right now, even. Don’t put it off for even another second, for the devil has a way of stealing your time. I’m making a second plea to you. Don’t let him steal your salvation from you. Many will wake up before the throne of God and tell God they truly meant to get saved. But it will be too late then. Their chance for eternal life is forever gone. They neglected the only salvation they could ever have. He will tell them to depart from Him into the lake of fire. Maybe you can already imagine how sick you would be at hearing those words? Are you sweating a little bit? Is God pulling at your heart right now? Then He’s calling for you. Maybe you’re listening finally for the very first time. He knows what you’ve done, and He loves you and wants to save you anyway. He knows every detail of your life, there isn’t anything hidden from Him.
I’m going to really get in your face and get bold here…is there really any reason you shouldn’t be saved? Is anything worth going to hell over, especially when the price of your salvation is already paid for by Jesus? Are you going to say “no” to Him this time? Will there be a next time? Maybe, maybe not. Are you willing to gamble on it? Ask people who buy lottery tickets, what are your chances of winning the biggest lottery in history?

Better than you going to heaven without Jesus. I rest my case. Do it now.

Father God, I want to live forever with You. I’m sorry for my sins. I ask You to forgive me in the name of Christ Jesus. I ask Jesus to come into my heart now and be my Lord and Savior. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and guide and direct me in the way I should go. In Jesus’ name I ask. Amen.

If you just prayed that prayer, let me know that I may rejoice with you for your name is written in the book of life.