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Isaiah 34:12, "They shall call its nobles to the kingdom, But none shall be there, and all its princes shall be nothing."
Bible describes that a day is going to come when nothing will be good. It would be a day of fury of the Lord. It is not a day of rejoicing but it will be a day of fear and tears. Kings and princes or high authority can not help you in this day. Yes, a day is coming when Jesus will come back to judge all the nations as we read in Isaiah 66:15-16, "For behold, the LORD will come with fire And with His chariots, like a whirlwind, To render His anger with fury, And His rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by His sword The LORD will judge all flesh; And the slain of the LORD shall be many."
Now the question is who will go before the judgment seat of God? In this world itself we see that, only those who violated the law of the Govt. will go before the judge and face criminal sentence. So if we have violated the rules of God by sinning against Him, we have to face the punishment of God. On the day of Judgment God will punish every person who violated His law.
But here is good news, we can avoid the day of Judgment. Jesus said in John 5:24, "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life."
If your sins are forgiven and washed by the blood of Jesus and if you have everlasting life in you, you will not face the day of Judgment, but you have passed from death into life. My dear friend, if you are not sure whether you have eternal life or not, you have to make sure in this world itself. Otherwise one day you would face the judgment seat of God and it would be very late.
This is not a day of rejoicing but day of terror as we read in Isaiah 2:19-21, "They shall go into the holes of the rocks, And into the caves of the earth, From the terror of the LORD And the glory of His majesty, When He arises to shake the earth mightily. In that day a man will cast away his idols of silver And his idols of gold, Which they made, each for himself to worship, To the moles and bats, To go into the clefts of the rocks, And into the crags of the rugged rocks, From the terror of the LORD And the glory of His majesty, When He arises to shake the earth mightily."
Yes, "For the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; Who can endure it?"( Joel 2:11)
But the Bible says about another Day that is totally opposite from the Day of Judgment. Let us see what it is?
Joel prophet said in Joel 2:28-29, "And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days."
Jesus also described about His Spirit and what would happen when it will come upon us.
God will come and dwell with us and will be within us:- John 14:16 "And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever; John 14:17 "the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you."
When the Holy Spirit comes, He will come and dwell with us. Isnt it marvelous that God Himself will come and dwell with us. When a person lives with us, he/she gives suggestions, helps in our difficulties and try to solve our problems. The same thing Holy Spirit does, when He comes and dwells in us.
He will take care of us:- We read in John 14:18, "I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you." Before Jesus could leave this earth, He made arrangement for His children that we may never be alone. He said, I will not leave you orphans. I will send Holy Spirit who will take care of you as your father and mother. Oh, what a privilege it is to be with our parents. The same thing Holy Spirit does. He gives the love, care, comfort consolation and discipline of a mother and strictness of a father so that we may walk perfectly in this world.
He will guide us:
John 14:26, "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you."
Yes, When Holy Spirit comes in our lives, He guides us in every step and brings us in remembrance the things which was spoken by Jesus. He reminds us continually what is correct and what is not correct.
He delivers us from sin and sicknesses:
And also the Bible says in Isaiah 35:5-6 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then the lame shall leap like a deer, And the tongue of the dumb sing. For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, And streams in the desert.
And we read in the book of Acts that, when disciples
and 120 people were gathered together on the day of Pentecost, they were
filled with the Holy Spirit. Yes, God wants us to be filled with His peace,
joy, happiness, guidance and blessings. So why to chose the Day of Judgment;
but why not chose the Day of Pentecost, a blessed day when God sent His
Holy Spirit. And today also He is pouring out His spirit on every believer.
If you have not yet received it, please receive it. There is nothing more
joyous, peaceful and happier experience than this.