The End of the World

Click here -> 2012 by Lee G and Delon

In the year twenty-twelve
The end might come
And if it does, what will be your outcome?

My friends Lee and Delon produced this recording for New Year’s Eve and have been passing it around the web.

They know that the events of the end times will take longer than one year to unfold. But they ask a solemn and pertinent question—what would be our outcome if time ended this year?

Answer that and post it on my blog!

There are at least five 2012 end of the world myths. The end of the Mayan calendar means the end of time; breakaway continents will destroy civilization; galactic alignments will destroy earth; planet ex will collide with earth; solar storms will destroy the planet. There are many more . . .

Why do these theories multiply like viruses? A simple google search for “2012” and “the end of the world” yields 300,000 hits. A youtube search brings up 65,000 videos warning of the end in 2012. Apocalyptic ideas strike an emotional vagus nerve. Global disaster presents a nearly universal fear. The fragility of life, the delicate balance of the ecosystem, the vulnerability of society’s infrastructure, make our existence nothing short of miraculous, and we know it.
I propose that for every false alarm there’s a true threat. Phobias to snakes and spiders stem back to actual threats to venomous animals. Paranormal paranoia exaggerates and distorts a healthy fear of supernatural evil. Obsessive handwashing began with the actual danger of infection.

End of the world fear has been placed in our hearts by a God who wants us to be ready for it.

Are you?

The second coming of Jesus Christ will be literal, personal, visible and worldwide. He will raise His dead followers with perfect bodies. His living followers He will change in the time it takes to wink. Tragically, the brightness of His coming will destroy the unbelieving. The Bible relates these things without apology. The shout that would normally be rude becomes kind when the house is on fire. The Bible says these things boldly because we need to know them.

The end will come, let’s prepare.

Almost all biblical prophecies have met their fulfillment. Jesus tells us to be ready at all times.

Are you?

What will be your outcome?

For more study, see Titus 2:13; Heb. 9:28; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:9-11; Matt. 24:14; Rev. 1:7; Matt. 24:43, 44; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; 1 Cor. 15:51-54; 2 Thess. 1:7-10; 2:8; Rev. 14:14-20; 19:11-21; Matt. 24; Mark 13; Luke 21; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; 1 Thess. 5:1-6.

15 thoughts on “The End of the World

  1. Paula Daniel

    YIKES! I’m afraid (soooo afraid) I’d have to say that I am definately NOT ready. I know the WAY to be ready, which makes it even more sad that I’m not. I wasn’t going to answer this question at first, but not answering or answering- either way, the answer doesn’t change a thing unless it’s “yes, I’m ready”. WOW. We talked about this on Sabbath actually, and it doesn’t help to know I won’t be alone. My prayers Jennifer for a blessed New Year, and for us to ALL to WAKE UP! Paula

  2. Tim L

    Hi Jennifer, I heard an excellent sermon this weekend on the parable of the fig tree that had no fruit after three years. It’s about the people who say they are Christian but have not repented. The beauty of the parable is that God keeps prompting us to repent, and when we do, He is extremely happy and we are extremely happy. After we repent, we are going God’s way, and that produces the fruits of repentance. So I have to say that, since I first repented and, because I still sin, continue to repent daily, taking for myself the cleansing from sin through Jesus’s shed blood, I then have to take Jesus at His word and believe that He has made me ready to meet Him. I’m never going to stop thinking about my need for His righteousness, not for a second. But basically, my answer to your question is yes. Jesus has made me ready. Every Christian who has allowed Jesus to make them right with Him is ready. The ones who need to be worried are the ones who are not worried. IMHO.

  3. Jennifer Jill Schwirzer Post author

    Thanks Paula!! You can’t get yourself ready, but if you abide in Jesus and He abides in you, He will prepare you, because He who has the Son has life. Trust in Him for righteousness, not yourself. And Tim, Amen. I love that “The ones who need to be worried are the ones who are not worried.” That’s a keeper. A little worry about our waywardness is good. But it’s worry that we’ll take ourselves out of His hands.

  4. Mike Bender

    I know I am unworthy but I also know that because of Jesus’ gift I AM ready. Guilt is one of satans strongest weapons to destroy our happiness and our trust in God.

    I take heart in the fact that apostle Paul who struggled with humanity was found worthy to write close to half of the new testament. He confided that he often did the things he should not do and sometimes ignored the things he should do. Surely if he who grew so close to Jesus still struggled with humanity and needed forgiveness daily is saved,there is hope for me. His experience and confession reassures me that I need not be perfect to be saved. I only need to be repentant to be saved. The people of Nineveh were not perfect, but they were saved because they were repentant.
    The people of Noah’s time were NOT saved because they were NOT repentant. Noah and his family were saved even though they were not perfect. They were saved because they were repentant and kept their eyes and hearts on the things of God.

    Those who fear they are not salvageable because they falter and sin are doomed only because they may be reluctant to approach Jesus and ask forgiveness.

    Surely the story of the prodigal son was included to reassure each of us that we can always come “home” to our Father.
    The human side of us with its limited understanding can too easily underestimate the breadth of Gods’ love and ability to forgive.

    Jesus lived a perfect life and paid the price for our salvation. It is a gift. We need only to accept it, and ask forgiveness for our errors.
    Each time I speak to Him I ask for strength and wisdom so there might be less sin to need forgiveness of with each passing day.

  5. Rochelle | Simply Natural Ideas

    I’m SO glad 2012 is here
    Being one step closer to the second coming of Christ
    Is THE BEST THING that could ever be.
    The world is ending soon,
    My heart belongs to Jesus.
    Come quickly, Lord Jesus, quickly come.

    -Rochelle
    Simply Natural Ideas

  6. Jennifer Jill Schwirzer Post author

    Thanks, Mike. Amen. It’s a simple, straightforward process that includes all of God’s mercy and none of man’s merit. Nice to hear from you too, Rochelle. Thanks for visiting my blog, guys.

  7. Sunny Meyers

    I am ready because I KNOW Jesus as my Lord and Savior and put all my trust in Him. I can do nothing without Him. I am so thankful every day for His love and the peace that only He can give. My only work is to believe that He has saved me (mostly from myself) and follow His word in the Bible to hear from Him. God bless you Jennifer.

  8. Grace Cox

    The promises in Rev. 2 & 3 are not to the “forgiven” but to the overcomer. If forgiveness alone is enough, why the need for a typical (or antitypical) Day of Atonement. I’m not trying to start an argument;just wondering. Dare I say that I am saved? Or might I rather say that I’m in the process of being saved? Again,just wondering.

  9. Patty LaVanture

    Today and always, I rest my case with the One who alone is righteous:
    “The religious services, the prayers, the praise, the penitent confession of sin ascend from true believers as incense to the heavenly sanctuary, but passing through the corrupt channels of humanity, they are so defiled that unless purified by blood, they can never be of value with God. They ascend not in spotless purity, and unless the Intercessor, who is at God’s right hand, presents and purifies all by His righteousness, it is not acceptable to God. All incense from earthly tabernacles must be moist with the cleansing drops of the blood of Christ. He holds before the Father the censer of His own merits, in which there is no taint of earthly corruption. He gathers into this censer the prayers, the praise, and the confessions of His people, and with these He puts His own spotless righteousness. Then, perfumed with the merits of Christ’s propitiation, the incense comes up before God wholly and entirely acceptable. Then gracious answers are returned.
    “Oh, that all may see that everything in obedience, in penitence, in praise and thanksgiving, must be placed upon the glowing fire of the righteousness of Christ. The fragrance of this righteousness ascends like a cloud around the mercy seat.” {1 Selected Messages, p. 344}

  10. Jennifer

    Grace, there’s no way to overcome without first learning to rest in Jesus righteousness. So to me forgiveness and overcoming are more of a continuum than two different experiences. I love your quote, Patty. Really shows how much we need Jesus’ merits.

  11. marilyn ravina

    If I think about me, or try to produce a pure mind and heart, it’s a sad offering of fear and trembling some days and other days–frustration and anger wells up in me. To be ready– seems so impossible! I worry about my kids, my husband, getting a handle on finances and decluttering my house and how old I’ve gotten and unable to keep my brain strong,How does anyone stand up and say, “I am ready!”?
    Yet my Jesus is a God of the impossible, and He keeps His promises so why should my fear get in the way of His amazing love. Jen, remember singing, “This is our God…We have waited for Him…and He will save us.” with you over thirty years ago? Now we’ve encountered the strangest trials and conflicts with church members, friends, and family and it leaves me wondering, Who then can be saved?
    Right now I am so weak and poor. I try to think of Him as a Judge in a courtroom that’s trying to find a reason to save me not to throw me into the firebin. He’s never missed a case and he’s never failed in this great conflict. So Since He is altogether lovely, I say, Even so Lord Jesus, come.

  12. Virginia Caswell

    I do believe Jesus’coming is very near, all signs point to it. I am just trying to be faithful and get the Word to as many as I can. I pray everyday for the out pouring of the Holy Spirit and I want a double portion in my life. I know if we continue reading the Word including the SOP books and share what our experience is in Jesus it will help us to stay connected.

  13. yol

    Dear Jennifer,

    Thank you for your ministry and I pray that God will use you in a powerful way.
    Yes, Jesus is at the door because God started sealing the 144,000 already last Nov. I have been sharing this to many people but not many believe. God has been talking to me and telling many things to tell people that they need to get ready bec. the sealing is very short he said. Once we have the National Sunday Law the close of probation for the Sabbath keepers will be over. So please be ready all the time, repent and ask forgiveness of your sins before its too late. The Antichrist will appear this year and looks exactly like the pictures of Jesus that we see everywhere and he will deceive many because he will call fire from heaven, but don’t be deceive we know that Jesus will not touch the ground when he comes. Jesus will come after the appearance of the Antichrist. Please join me to pray that the people will wake up in their spiritual sleep. Keep God’s Law in your heart all the time and be connected to Jesus moment by moment.

  14. Lana @ Keep Calm And Trust God

    Jennifer,
    As you song says, “Are you ready for the Master? Is your crimson sin now white?…” Praise the Lord that He has provided everything for us to be saved. We just need to surrender all and not frustrate the work that He has started in us.

    Blessings on your ministry!
    Lana

    PS – I just realized I missed you when you were in Atlanta. ): boo hoo. I did not know you had a blog. I will keep up with it.

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