Friday, January 12, 2018

Are You a Grape?

I looked and saw a bright cloud, and someone who seemed to be the Son of Man was sitting on the cloud. He wore a gold crown on his head and held a sharp sickle in his hand.   An angel came out of the temple and shouted, "Start cutting with your sickle! Harvest season is here, and all crops on earth are ripe."   The one on the cloud swung his sickle and harvested the crops.  Another angel with a sharp sickle then came out of the temple in heaven.  After this, an angel with power over fire came from the altar and shouted to the angel who had the sickle. He said, "All grapes on earth are ripe! Harvest them with your sharp sickle."  The angel swung his sickle on earth and cut off its grapes. He threw them into a pit where they were trampled on as a sign of God's anger.  The pit was outside the city, and when the grapes were mashed, blood flowed out. The blood turned into a river that was about two hundred miles long and almost deep enough to cover a horse.

Revelation 14: 14 - 20

According to these verses, when the end comes there will be two kinds of people on earth.  There will be the ones who are part of the “Crops” and the ones who are “Grapes.”  When the Crops get ripe Jesus Himself will harvest them from the earth and it will be Glorious!  The Grapes will be gathered by an angel and will then be trampled on as a sign of God’s anger!

The bottom line to this analogy is simple.  You don’t want to be a Grape!  And it is very interesting that Jesus gathers the Crops first and then the Grapes get harvested!  There is not enough time or room here to discuss what is the difference between being a Grape or one of the Crops.  I would just suggest that you search the Scriptures for the answer.  

Here is one simple thought about what it means.  If your heart is set against God and His Son Jesus Christ, you are a Grape!  If you refuse to trust Jesus and let Him be the Lord of your life and everything you do, you are a Grape!

“Thank You Jesus for the promise that You will come and gather Your followers to be with You forever in Heaven.  May Your Name be Praised now and for all Eternity.  Amen.”

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