“I look back over the events of my life and see the hands that carried Moses to his grave lifting me out of mine. In remembering I go back to these places where God met me and I meet him again and I lay my head on his breast, and he shows me the land beyond the Jordan and I suck into my lungs the fragrance of his breath, the power of his presence.” ― Rich Mullins
Let’s imagine for a moment that you believe in the Bible. Let’s imagine for a moment that you believe in the Holy One of Israel. Let’s imagine for a moment that all of that is TRUTH.
Let’s imagine for a moment you awake from a deep sleep with a vision of the end of the world. But instead of the story ending the way the Bible promises with God coming down and saving his people that simply decided He’d had enough and turned His back on everyone and walked away to the comfortable confines of another universe with another chosen people who had been more faithful, and more deserving.
And at the moment He turned his back on mankind it was not destroyed overnight instead it slowly destroyed by itself over thousands of years. And mankind set in motion a living hell with little remnant of what it once was.
Thousands upon thousands of people all over the world awoke with the same dream. A dream of The End of Everything.
We awoke with the knowledge that God himself had turned his back on us. And that there was no hope. That slowly all of THIS was slowly unraveling over thousands of years.
Until finally it was revealed Earth would cease to exist in 10 years and God would chose one man or woman out of the thousands he chose to survive the end of the world and walk with Him.
Let me ask you about this journey called life. How often do you walk with God ?
I grew up being a Christian. I believed that Christianity was the answer but EVERY single church I ever participated in would turn it’s back on the people who needed God the most. They were fixated on worshiping Jesus and yet put no effort into actually believing and following anything he taught. Instead they worshiped capitalism, status, and religion.
Mainstream Judaism doesn’t appeal to me. In fact no religion does. But I find some amazing truths in Judaism that I believe have shaped my heart.
The story of The End of Everything is a true story. All of this is coming to an end, maybe not in 10 years but mankind is slowly destroying the world. Mankind ultimately fails and what’s important is that we learn to walk with God.
The roadmap of modern Christianity puts its emphasis on individual salvation over obedience, love, and sacrifice. It’s not something I’m interested in. Individualism has destroyed the culture I grew up in. The message of individual salvation over obedience has destroyed the message of Jesus, and in fact has destroyed Christianity.
And yet on the opposite spectrum having spent time in many churches I have found that the church instead of loving the least of these (the poor, the needy, and the misunderstood) they judge them, and reject them.
I’m not here to judge the world’s faiths. I’m here to tell you a story about The End of Everything.
This world is slowly coming to an end. There will be earthquakes, wars, famine, poverty, disease. Every imaginable evil will eventually happen at one time or another until this world ceases to exist.
I’m here to give you a message.
There is a way HOME. I’m not talking about salvation. I do not believe in Salvation. Salvation implies that God will give us eternal life when we accept Jesus, and ask him into our hearts. That’s a bunch of nonsense. It’s US trying to hold on to ourselves into eternity. And not learning to walk with HIM.
God wants one thing from us. He Want’s US. God wants us to WALK WITH HIM.
When we walk with him there is no need for salvation. Our life exists in his and continues on regardless of time, space, or any concept we may conceptualize through mankind’s false religions.
He asks us to be in communion with him. Not today, not tomorrow. Every single moment, every single breath that we have. to walk with him.
There is a legend of a monk whose great desire was to see Jesus and touch the hem of His divinity. At his monastery, he waited in prayer and penance before his crucifix. He had vowed that he would see no human face—until his prayer was granted. One morning he seemed to hear a voice which told him that his wish would be fulfilled that day. With eager joy he watched.
There came a gentle tap upon his door, and the plaintive cry of a child was heard, pleading to be taken in and fed. But the voice of the cold and hungry little one, was unheeded. The ‘saint’ was busy with his devotions, watching for the vision of the Master, and must not be disturbed. The condles burned low and the monk grew dismayed. Why did not the vision appear? All he heard was, “Unhappy monk, you may pray on forever. The answer to your prayer was sent today—it lingered, then sobbed, then turned away.”
God is quite as sure to come to walk with us, in the doing of some common task of love and kindness—as when we pray or sit at our Master’s communion table. “For I was hungry—and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty—and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger—and you took Me in; I was naked—and you clothed Me; I was sick—and you took care of Me; I was in prison—and you visited Me.” Matthew 25:35-36
How often do people of “faith” seek God and yet ignore the very ones that God has sent into our lives to be his messengers ?
Our time is short. The world is coming to an end and we haven’t much time to learn to love, to sacrifice, and more importantly learn to walk with God.
The End of Everything is nigh.