Friday, 16 September 2016

Good News

Mark 13:1-13
In today's world, there's plenty of bad news - but there's also Good News (Mark 13:10). The end and the beginning (Mark 13:7-8) - The end of sin and the beginning of salvation. The final outcome is certain, but there is still "the great tribulation" (Mark 13:19). Beyond that, there is the coming of our Saviour (Mark 13:24-27). Jesus speaks about our enduring to the end (Mark 13:143) and our being "God's elect" (Mark 13:20,27).
"Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord ... Glory, glory, hallelujah!" Where does such faith come from?  Does it come from ourselves? No! It comes from the Lord. It is given to us by the Lord. What are we to do with the faith that He gives to us? - We are to keep on believing. We are to keep on walking with the Lord in the way of faith. We do not do this in our own strength. We are kept by the power of God.
"You must watch" (Mark 13:23) - This is the call to continue in the way of faith. "I have told you everything in advance" - This is the Word of truth that keeps us walking with the Lord on the pathway to His heavenly and eternal glory.
Good News - "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" (1 Timothy 1:15); "God showed His love for us in this - While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).

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