The End is trending bigger than ever within our Churches today. Everyone seems to be caught up in the whole end times of bible prophecy. The trouble with too much focus on the End is that; the central core focus of the bible, is left waning leaving it devoid of its fundamental teachings.
Fine! I get it, and I agreed; the human race is running out of time. Yes, I can safely say that we are living in the end times. And yes, that is the Same Song Different Verse that the prophets, Jesus, and the disciples were singing too! (Matthew 24:44), (2 Peter 3:3-4), (Matthew 24:42), (Matthew 24:14), (2 Timothy 3:1-5), I could go on and on, et cetera et cetera.
Row! Man, Row!
My point is… just because we are all in the same boat doesn’t mean, we don’t have to man the oars and hoist the sails! We all still have our appointed work to do. (Ephesians 2:10) For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Acts 17:26-27) And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;
We not only take care of our fellow crew-members, we also have to raise up a new generation of young sailors to sail the seas of the gospel world; singing the Same Song Different Verse for all those who have not yet heard the Good News of Jesus ‘the Christ’s’ Plan of Salvation!!!! (2 Timothy 3:14-15) But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
We must keep telling the same old stories and singing the same old songs of salvation with the Hope that is in Jesus, until Jesus does come…….Period!!
Sing a New Song?
Let me explain. What do I mean by singing the Same Song Different Verse? In scripture (Psalm 96:1) the bible says, “Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth.” This verse is often misunderstood. This isn’t talking about finding new or hidden nuggets of wisdom from the bible; or most literally just singing new praises to the Lord.
This new song is a referencing the New-testament Gospel of Jesus the Christ. A new pathway to heaven with new favors through faith.
A New-Testament song, a song of praise for the new covenant and the precious privileges of that covenant. A new song is the same song of salvation that is forever new news to sinners. This Good News gospel of Jesus as Savior shall never wax old nor vanish away; it is an everlasting song, that shall never be antiquated or out of date.
A New-Testament song of Salvation through Jesus whose compassion’s are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23). We need to teach the Same Song of Jesus with a Different Verse which is for the different generations of mankind, who still need to hear the New-Testament of Jesus. “NEW SOULS SING NEW SONGS”
The problem with too many cooks in the kitchen of the end time meal is that; the children are going hungry and starving. This is due to the malnourished teachings of Jesus’ love. The younger generations need a healthy portion of the Same Song Different Verse of the Bible.
Kids these days.
Have you ever heard an older person say, “What is wrong with this younger generation. Kids these days just have no morals or respect anymore.” It is our own fault for not feeding them the bread of life which is the word of God through the finished work of Jesus. (Matthew 4:4) But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’” (John 6:35) And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. (John 19:30) So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
Satan’s twisted, negligent, and perverse use of the Christian believer’s own zealous, and sometimes almost lustful wanting need of Jesus’ return has left our children without parents to teach them the fullness of hope, love, and a future with Jesus; right now when they need it the most…….Period!!
I pray just like everyone else for Jesus’ soon return and the rapture of us all, however; There are young souls that need saving with lives that need a future full of hope in a wretched sinful world….!!! (Psalms 96:3) “Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.”
The core focus and fundamental teachings of the bible can be summed up in just a few following verses. Then and only then can or will Jesus Come….Period!!
(Mark 16:15)“And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.’”
(Matthew 28:19-20) “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
(Matthew 24:14) “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”
Christians need to be mindful of Satan’s attempts to shift the focus away from the bible’s purpose, and on the end of the world. Leaving a starving generation.
If you want to do your part and Help Jesus to return sooner than later. Share this prayer with everyone you meet.
“Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I trust and believe that You are my Lord, God, and Savior. Guide my life and teach me to do Your will. In Your name ‘Jesus’ I pray, Amen.”