Judgment Is Coming and There's No Escape

For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them ablaze, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. — Malachi 4:1

Certain things in life are absolute. One of them is death. We each have a day we die. But there is another absolute day. Judgment Day. The day that God returns to judge all people. And in the time we have in this life, we can pretend these days are not absolute. But that does not change the fact that we will die, and God will return.

And so we have a choice in this life. We can live like these days exist or pretend they don't. If we pretend they don't, we'll be convinced that we can get away with doing evil. We might even reason that others are doing evil, and they get away with it, so why don't we? But all this does is lend itself to pride, arrogance, and self-righteousness that refuses the reality of judgment and death.

So you could live like there is no ultimate Judgment. But what if that day is real? What if a Judgment is absolute and imminent? Wouldn't you rather live now like that day is coming than live likes it's not and spend eternity in a living hell?

ASK THIS: Do you believe Judgement Day is absolute and imminent?

DO THIS: Live like it.

PRAY THIS: God, I believe you are coming soon. Count me with the faithful.

PLAY THIS: Even So, Come.

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Did I fall back in time or are we still in the book of John?

Jason B. Taylor

This Bible passage/devotion brings out so many thoughts and emotions. It convicts me to continue to find ways to be bolder in my witness and increase compassion for so many that are truly lost. “Even So, Come” is such an amazing song that paints so many wonderful pictures of heaven and Jesus’ return. Emotions are extremely strong for me with this song.

David Josker

God, I believe you are coming soon. Count me with the faithful.


There’s a Christian comedian by the name of Brad Stine that has a joke about this. basically, should I believe in Jesus just in case there IS a Hell and I don’t want to go there, “Yes, if for no other reason, then yes, believe in Jesus to avoid Hell.”

Ted Bichsel

In a grace filled church culture it’s often hard to get people to understand that there are consequences to their sin actions. Spiritual consequences and life consequences. Thank you Vince for once again not hesitating to draw the proverbial “ line in the sand” forcing us to be sobered and to hear the whole gospel as well as His love and His grace.


An inconvenient truth
I love to be endlessly hopeful
But we’re all to aware as men that we live in an evil world
All around us
Pervading our hearts and the hearts of those we love
Thanks be to God for warning us
We can escape with our lives
Our hearts and souls intact
Thanks that we can journey together
Towards Heaven
Today is our Heavenly reality
Everyday we gave that hope
Thanks for not skipping over what feels like an inconvenient truth
He’s coming
I will prepare myself
And those He allows me to love

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