Tag: Perishing

Perishing Is Not The End Of The World

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Esther struggled with a problem. In trying to save the life of the Jewish people, she risked losing her own life. Finally, she said, “if I perish, I perish.” Now what kind of statement is that? It’s a very Jewish expression. Growing up, my elderly Jewish relatives would make statements like, “If it rains, it rains!”, “If you miss the bus, you miss the bus!”, “If they don’t like you, they don’t like you!” The translation of this Jewish expression is this: “It’s not the biggest tragedy; there are more important things.” When Esther says, “If I perish, I perish,” she’s saying that there are greater things than her earthly life and trying to survive. If she loses her life for the Lord’s sake, it won’t be the end for her. She’ll be blessed eternally with something much greater. Whatever your fear is, approach it in a Jewish way and tell yourself,“So what? It won’t be the end of the world. I don’t have to fear it anymore. I’ve got a treasure that’s greater… and if I perish, I perish.”

Today’s Mission – Approach any fears you have today with the attitude that it’s not the end of the world, because God is greater.

by Jonathan Cahn

The Time Is Short!

Don Fortnerby Don Fortner

“The time is short!” 1 Corinthians 7:29

We are living in a world where all things are temporary. Everything here is perishing. We are going to a world where all things are eternal. If we are wise, we will live in this world with our hearts fixed on eternity. And when we look at all things in this world with an eye to eternity, there is one striking fact that we cannot avoid–The time is short!

The time of your life is short. “What is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away.” “My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle.” My friend, your days are numbered. Soon, you will have taken your last breath. Be warned!

Blessed be God, the time for suffering is short. Let us not faint, nor grow weary,

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

Since the time is short, we must be detached from the things of this world. We must hold the dearest objects of this life with a loose hand, and cling only to Christ. Take your dearest earthly possessions–your money, your lands, your friends, your family–and place this brand upon them–PERISHING! Christ alone and the riches of His grace are eternal.

What then must we do with the time that we have? We must redeem the time. Buy up every opportunity to worship and serve Christ. Buy up every opportunity to point men and women to Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Much time is gone already, the days are evil, and the time that remains is short. Therefore, I say, redeem the time!

by Don Fortner