“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God,” Hebrews 12:1-2.
When one is traveling on the road to get to their destination, they have their sights set upon where they will end up at. But along the way there are many things to see and to remember as important landmarks before they actually arrive.
We know of our destination when the Lord returns to gather his own with him at the very last of days. We are aware of the last great battle that will be fought in the valley of Megiddo, and how the armies of the enemy will lose and we will then celebrate in the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
Our eyes are ever upon the days that we are now living in, especially now that we see the darkness increasing around us every day. Our mindset could be ever upon these things, and we may wonder how they will all play out. But it could become quite easy for us to forget those things that we have learned along the way.
Just as one would travel in their car on a vacation or trip, there are many sights to see along the way. Even so, we have many sights and important lessons that hopefully we are learning now in our process towards our final days upon this earth.
So when we may become preoccupied with this prophecy or this scripture that speaks of the last days, let us not forget that he who does not walk with the wicked, or sit in the company of mockers, will be like that tree that is planted by the streams of water.
Let us not forget to seek Him above all else, even as a treasure far greater than gold or silver. Let us not forget to take care of the poor. If it is possible with us, let us live peacefully with all men.
Let us not return railing upon railing, but to forgive others who have harmed us. Let us reframe from unwholesome speech. Let us be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger. And let us remember to forgive, even as we have been forgiven, and to bind all things together with faith, hope, and love.
Let us not forget these things while traveling upon the road to our final destination. May we keep our eyes upon the road and upon the finish line that lies ahead, but ever watchful of those things that we have learned along the way.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the Lord is a special way in 1975 and has been prophesying regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are to be reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?