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Session 20

Just wait, things are going to get better

Read: Revelation 15

We live in a fallen world. We don't need anyone to tell us that evil and sin exist. We just need to watch the news for 5 minutes or take a look back at our thoughts over the course of a day. 

The hope of every Christian is that one day, evil will be eradicated and we will reign with Jesus in a new kingdom where there is no more evil, no more sin. We'll join those who went before us in singing, "Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty" (Revelation 15:3). 

So why all the waiting? Peter, one of Jesus' close friends and followers, writes, "... do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:8-9). 

Sin and all of its consequences show us how much we need Jesus. Without the option to do wrong, the choice for Jesus would not mean anything. It would be like an election in which only one person is on the ballot. No, God gives all of us the option of either serving ourselves or serving Him. His desire is for us to choose Him. That is when it really means something. John 1:12-13 says that everyone who chooses God by believing in Jesus, "he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God."

Yes, evil is real. We are free to choose it if we want. The good news, however, is that Satan does not have unlimited power. God and Satan are not equals. Satan can only do what God allows him to do. God is in charge, and in the end, He wins. Period.

We can take comfort in knowing that God always finishes what He starts. Revelation 15:3 says that God’s ways are “just and true.” This means that if God promises something He will always come through, and it will ultimately turn out for good.

Reflect:

  • What areas of your life have not been totally surrendered to God? What can you begin to do today to surrender those things?
  • What bad thing(s) in your life do you need to give to God and trust Him to take care of for you?
  • God’s promises are only available to those who accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. If you haven’t taken that step, what’s stopping you? Find out more about salvation here.

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You can be fearless

You can be fearless

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2

Stop going through the motions

Stop going through the motions

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3

How to overcome your worst fears

How to overcome your worst fears

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4

How to overcome temptation

How to overcome temptation

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5

Look how far you’ve come

Look how far you’ve come

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Do you work out?

Do you work out?

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Are you making the most of what you’ve been given?

Are you making the most of what you’ve been given?

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How committed are you to following Jesus?

How committed are you to following Jesus?

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9

Worship doesn’t just happen on Sunday

Worship doesn’t just happen on Sunday

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10

Jesus alone is worthy of worship

Jesus alone is worthy of worship

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Is judgment day for real?

Is judgment day for real?

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Jesus is a good judge and righteous king

Jesus is a good judge and righteous king

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This is the most important person trying to get your attention today

This is the most important person trying to get your attention today

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This is the only effective way to deal with sin

This is the only effective way to deal with sin

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15

How much do you need to know?

How much do you need to know?

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16

What you need to know when hope seems lost

What you need to know when hope seems lost

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17

What you need to remember when Satan attacks

What you need to remember when Satan attacks

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18

Where do you find your joy?

Where do you find your joy?

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Christianity isn’t a magic wand

Christianity isn’t a magic wand

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Just wait, things are going to get better

Just wait, things are going to get better

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21

What’s the purpose of wrath?

What’s the purpose of wrath?

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22

The making of a martyr

The making of a martyr

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23

Get rich quick or be rich forever

Get rich quick or be rich forever

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Don’t worship the messenger

Don’t worship the messenger

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Is your understanding of Jesus growing up with you?

Is your understanding of Jesus growing up with you?

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Satan will meet his doom

Satan will meet his doom

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Not everyone experiences heaven

Not everyone experiences heaven

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Are you ready to meet with Jesus?

Are you ready to meet with Jesus?

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