Isaiah speaks of the final work of the Messiah many times. In Isaiah 28 the Messiah is talk of as having a plum line to measure the righteousness going on, to bring people into alignment with His sense of right.
Jesus is the ultimate Judge, what He says is right. The standard we are judged with is all the words that He speaks.
This judgment is coming. In Luke 21, part of the judging words Jesus speaks, says we should be patient, possess our souls and not get headaches from drinking alcohol.
Patience is a sign of grasping End Times prophecy. I wonder if Isaiah knew that? Well, lo and behold, there is in fact a reason I bring up Isaiah!
In the midst of Isaiah 28 talking about the future work of the coming Messiah, Isaiah says this:
“Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.”
He that believes will not be in haste. Strong’s Definitions defines “make haste” as meaning, “to hurry; figuratively to be eager with excitement or enjoyment.”
Again, if discussions on End Times brings an excitement, an anticipatory glee, you are missing something. If your End Times discussion leads you to anxiety and a rushing about, you are missing something.
Meekness. Humility. Patience.
These are all attributes of Jesus Christ and will thus be attributes of His followers. If getting all up in a huff about the world, getting wound up with anxiety and or glee, is the result, you are off.
Christianity brings a calming influence to anyone who really tries it. Patience, calmness, and self-control are attributes of faith. That’s why worry has no place in the life of a believer–do you believe God will take care of you or not?
When we look at Bible prophecy, it is important for us to remain level-headed. To not get entangled in the affairs of this world is the only way to maintain level-headedness!
It’s all passing away. There is a joy there, but it is a very sobering joy as so many are clearly missing the point of our short lives.