PROPHECY WE UTTER TOGETHER
SURELY WILL BE FULFILLED
In the Holy Orthodox Church, we not only are exposed to many prophecies but, on a regular basis, we even utter them ourselves, often without being aware. Speaking of the future, the following prophecy is spoken by all of us when we say the Sacred Creed. “An He (Christ) shall come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.” Christ being the Logos of God is perfect God and became perfect man, and He will be the Judge of the entire race of man, and who is able to escape this judgment? Fulfillment of this prophecy is unescapable and should be very important to us.
But when? It doesn’t matter, for with each of us, our own death is the first step toward our judgment by the Lord. This brings the final judgment very close to us, about a hundred years or so. The important thing when this day comes will be ourselves and our conscience. Do I have complete faith in the Lord? Did I keep His commandments? Do I pray to Him? In the morning? In the evening?
If we had no real communication with God while in this world, we certainly will find our souls naked and destitute on that fearful day, resulting in our being cast into outer darkness as the Lord has warned us.
However, our Lord Jesus Christ is compassionate and merciful and filled with forbearance toward man. So let us look a t a good judgment from Him that would cause us to enjoy the beauty and majesty of the kingdom of heaven forever. How can we achieve eternal life and the kingdom as we escape the judgment that can cast us into outer darkness.
Christ makes the difficult easy and the impossible possible.”Come uno me all you that labor and are heavily laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am meek and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light " ``(Mat.11:29-30