With the recent horrifying events, it is in the thoughts of most Christians that the end is in sight. Maybe so. Maybe we are about to be gathered into the barn. But if that time is in fact at hand, now is not the time to retreat.

Be strong and courageous! Do not back down. Our work isn’t over until we are in glory. Multitudes still need the regenerating gospel. You may still need the true regenerating gospel!

And what is that gospel? It is that left to your natural-born self, you are at war with God. You have no business in heaven and are like a dead man walking. But if you believe in God’s Son, Jesus Christ, who took the punishment we deserve on Himself, He will come into your heart and make you a new creation, a child of God. This New Creation you will really and truly experience here in this life! And that isn’t all, you receive also the gift of eternal life in Heaven because Christ is what makes us clean before God. Because of Christ washing away our sin, we can share in the Kingdom of God.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13

believed this already, examine yourself. There is evidence here and now in this life that you are a regenerated creation.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5:22-23

If you think you are a Christian, you should at least see that your thoughts, feelings, and desires are going in the direction of the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5. Examine and be honest with yourself. If you aren’t exhibiting these things, call out to God.

Call to Me, and I will answer and show you great and unsearchable things you do not know.
Jeremiah 33:3

There is something called the Prosperity Gospel, and there is no time like the present to walk away from it. This false gospel tells you that you will not have trouble in this life. If you are attending a church or listening to a pastor that tells you that Christ’s gospel will give you mansions, money, and good health—get out. There is a real, true, good, regenerating Gospel and the Prosperity Gospel is not it. Walk away from it into true life and your true purpose.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10

Christians, real true regenerated Christians, this is not the time to settle in and wait for the end. This is not the time to hide in fear. This is what we were made for! Because of Christ in us, we are the light in darkness, and it is in these darkest times that we will shine the brightest.

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Matthew 28:19

No retreat.