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In the End, God Wins By Rick Warren — Sep 15, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

“The Good News about God’s kingdom will be preached in all the world, to every nation. Then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14 NCV)
History’s conclusion is inevitable.
I believe this with all my heart. It’s a fait accompli. It’s done. It’s finished. There’s no doubt. I’ve read the final chapter. God’s Word tells us how it’s going to end. One day God’s going to wrap it all up here on Earth, and he’s going to take his children home to Heaven to be with him forever. The Bible says, “The Good News about God’s kingdom will be preached in all the world, to every nation. Then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14 NCV).
I’m going to tell you something really important. The critics always get this wrong. Saddleback Church is not trying to bring in God’s Kingdom here on Earth through our efforts with The PEACE Plan. We are trying to populate the Kingdom of Heaven. We want to take all our friends and everybody else with us. Our goal is not to set up a kingdom here on Earth. Our goal is to get people in the Kingdom of Heaven so they can be with God for eternity.
The convictions we’ve been talking about for the last few days are really about the glory of God. God gets glory when you love him with all your heart. God gets glory when you love other people in the family of God. God gets glory when you love the people who are unlovable. God gets glory when you share the Good News with everybody. God gets glory when you trust him with problems in your life that cannot be solved except through a miracle. And God gets glory when you know and trust that the end is inevitable and that God wins.
Would you pray this simple prayer today?
“Dear Jesus Christ, I want to be a part of what you’re doing in the world. I believe you want to use me. I want to return to my first love — you. I want to be your hands and feet in the 21st century. Help me to believe and live by my convictions. In your name I pray. Amen.”

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  • LOULOUWLG403
    emoticon Rick, emoticon , emoticon & emoticon Blog! emoticon For sharing your blog with me! I said the prayer out loud! I'm real good at doing that. Our Father, I know it's true that God will be coming down to take us to Heaven! I pray that happens. It could be He will count all my bad years, & then I won't meet all my Family in Heaven! We'll have to wait & see! Jesus I love you! Amen!
    2066 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3934996
    Always keep the door open as you watch for each message and need of help He may send your way.. In His Love and Grace Just Me
    2067 days ago
  • TREKPURRSON
    “Dear Jesus Christ, I want to be a part of what you’re doing in the world. I believe you want to use me. I want to return to my first love — you. I want to be your hands and feet in the 21st century. Help me to believe and live by my convictions. In your name I pray. Amen.”
    2067 days ago
  • SESAMESEED3
    Yes my friend I believe and I know it to be true god is on his way im getting me and my family ready and I will be sharing gods good news for be ready .are ou I am god is good and his grace and mercy endures forever
    2067 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    Amen!
    2067 days ago
  • CARI_JANE
    I want to stay on God's Winning Team!
    2067 days ago
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