Where does your mind run to in the midst of adversity? How do you cope with these perilous times that touch all of our lives in some significant way?
Although most believers say they possess a hope of living forever in heaven, more often than not they pin their expectations on temporal outcomes when battered by the storms of life.
The Triumph of the Redeemed reveals how the specifics of our eternal inheritance enable us to put the chaos that surrounds us into a biblical prophetic framework that both calms and encourages our hearts. It’s the details of our future life in paradise that redirect our attention to the joys ahead for us when all seems lost.
The author, Jonathan Brentner, learned the necessity of an eternal perspective when painful circumstances turned his life upside down. Despite loving to preach on prophecy as a young pastor, he tried in vain to maintain his earthly dreams when adversity struck. A forever outlook on life would not have calmed the seas in the midst of his storm, but it would have made the path to healing much less distressing.
The neglect of Bible prophecy not only adds to the pain we endure but it also leaves us ill-prepared to live in a fear-ridden society. It’s the particulars of our future that provide us with a hopeful context into which we can place the violence, chaos, and lawlessness of our day.