Live Every Day Like It Is The Last Day


Today is October 21, 2011, and according to Harold Camping, the Lord is supposed to return today… again. You might recall that back earlier this year, Harold Camping predicted that the Lord would return on May 21st, well obviously He didn’t (Matthew 25:31-46; 1 Thessalonians 4:16).

It’s little wonder that the likes of Harold Camping and other date setters are unsuccessful in predicting the Lord’s return, because the Lord Himself, in characterizing His return by saying,

“Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour” I will come (Matthew 25:13). 

And, the apostles, Paul and Peter, both established that the Jesus’ return would be unannounced, like a thief coming in the night (cf. Matthew 24:42-44).

“Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night” (1 Thessalonians 5:1-2). 

“But the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed” (2 Peter 3:10).

These passages clearly establish that we cannot know the day, nor the hour, that the Lord will return. However, while the passages clearly show that the likes of Harold Camping and other date setters will always fail in their predictions. They do teach us, that as believers, we need to live everyday as if it is our last day on earth. We must live everyday as if it is the day of the Lord’s return. We need to live every day, as if it is the last day we will have breath and life.

Let me ask you a question; are you ready, are you ready to meet your maker? Are you living every day, are you living today, as if it is the last day? The same passages that we would you to establish that Harold Camping is wrong in his predictions, are the same passages that encourage us to live every day as if it is truly our last day.

I hope that you are making preparations in your spiritual life to stand before your Lord and Maker. If I can help you in any way with that, just drop me a line at clay@claygentry.com. I would love to hear from you. God bless you.

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13 thoughts on “Live Every Day Like It Is The Last Day

  1. It is sad how some ruin the serious work others are doing for the Kingdom. These kind of predicters just ruin our reputation in the world. They think we are fools, when it is really only just a few who are doing these things. When the first prediction was nearing time, I e-mailed their organization and gave them a whole bunch of scripture and explanations and they e-mailed back with their list of videos that I should watch to correct my ignorance. After the day passed and they were proved wrong, I e-mailed again. Their e-mail was shut down. What a surprise!

  2. It is definitely sad that while others are so busy making Christ known to all nations, others use their idle time to announce things that has nothing to do with the salvation that Jesus offers.

    I want balance things a bit by telling a short and funny story

    As the medical records of a young man who has debt in billions were being reviewed one morning, his doctor’s eyebrows furrowed and said. “You only have 3 days to live. Count today as 1.” This being known to the man, he hurried out the hospital and started to do unwise things. That day he bought a gun and shot animals he sees outside his home. The second day, he went to all his known associates and borrowed billions of dollars without the intention of returning the money. The third day, keeping in mind that it is his last day, he used his billions to purchase deadly assault weapons and started to kill his known enemies. That night after he killed his enemies, the doctor called the man at home apologizing for giving him such grave and untrue news. His medical records were mistakenly exchanged with the records of a man with terminal cancer. The doctor even continued that with his health status, he could live up to the age of 100!

    You see there are two ways a person can live his day as if it was his last. I know that it goes without saying that if we were to live our days like our last; our objective is for us to ready ourselves for Christ’s coming. But again it doesn’t hurt to remind each one about that objective. You see the man in the story lived his days as if it was his last too, but he didn’t spend it wisely. Let us spend our days making Christ known. Let us spend our last days being all the more Christ-like.

  3. Well-reasoned apologetic for Biblical soundness, Clay. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts with us all. I’m better for thinking along with you today.

  4. This blog and message is extremely inspiring, but more importantly it delivered the lords message. As believers sometimes we get comfortable and forget that tomorrow is not promised. When we get comfortable that is a crack for our weakness to rise up and lose our goal to meet our creator/lord. Thank the lord that I came across this message as I needed this reminder

    Please allow the lord to keep using you and share him as much as possible.

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