“Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. . . . But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” (Matthew 24:7, 8, 13 KJV)
Do natural disasters that even The Washington Post reports are getting worse (September 15, 2011) and economic loss have anything to do with enduring to the end and salvation? What about nature’s laws (nutrition, exercise, temperance, sunshine, fresh air, rest, water, etc.) as they pertain to us on a personal level, do they impact our endurance to the end?
Not only do these natural laws and how we observe them indicate whether we have strength and endurance to the end of time, but they will also be observed in the life to come—eternal life that is. Danny Vierra aptly shares that the book of Daniel candidly points out that eating the right foods, diligent contact with the Lord, and abstaining from injurious substances produces a vitality like none other—the vitality that brings about the endurance of a sanctified life.