Hello, friend. I would like to introduce myself and a book I have written, “The Journey to Perfection”.
My name is Michael Young, or “Mike” if you would rather. I am a practicing Christian, a disciple of Jesus, a husband of over 50 years, a father and a grandfather, a businessman, a veteran and a friend to all who will have me. I have served or I am serving, at various times, as an Evangelist, a Pulpit fill pastor, an Associate Pastor of Evangelism and as Senior Pastor of a church plant. My passion is for practicing and teaching the Bible, building small groups, reaching the lost with the message of the Gospel of Jesus, recovering the straying Sheep of God and the gathering together the Called of God, in neighborhoods, business settings and in churches by equipping other Christians. I have authored a few bible study books and a couple of books on subjects of the Bible. I have had a background in professional business management, finance and investments. I am glad to meet you, even if it is virtually. I invite you to write, text or call me at any time and let’s become friends.
I also want to welcome you to “A Journey in GOD’S PLAN FOR PERFECTION”.
Before I start, however, I would like to relate an amusing story. I was living and working in a small seaside town in Virginia. I would go into my office each day and as I passed down the hallway I would see and greet my ‘across the hall neighbor’, a businessman. I would start with, “How are you doing this morning?”
His response was always the same. “PERFECT”, he would announce with a bright smile, which always brought positive thoughts and a smile to my face.
In fact, I liked his greeting so much that I decided to adopt it for myself. I felt it was positive and encouraging.
The next time someone greeted me, asking “How are you?”, I reflexively answered, “PERFECT”, using my brightest smile. This other person looked at me quizzically and grunted, “Perfect, huh? Yeah, well that must be nice. Good for you.”
That was a response that I was not expecting – at all. I was surprised, disappointed and a bit let down. I wondered what went wrong. Did I say it wrong? I thought, maybe, this guy thought I was bragging? I was trying to be positive and encouraging. I didn’t mean that I WAS PERFECT. I meant that ‘things were perfect’, at least in my opinion.
I continue to mutter to myself and stew over the matter, and this thought came to me, “Why would I ever tell anyone that things are perfect when I know they are not – or are they?” After all, I am a Christian, and by virtue of my relationship with God through Jesus, He had forgiven and forgotten my sinful and failed past; and, my present life is made secure. I am loved and provided for by God. No weapon formed can be effective against me; and, as a Christian, my future is assured. As a child of God, I will spend eternity with Him in My Heavenly Father’s Home. “Yes”, I thought, “THINGS ARE PERFECT and will only get better in time”.
Sure, I have all the struggles and troubles as everyone else, but I have a hope and a purpose and the strength of God Almighty to see me through these things. That, my friend, is PERFECT! Now, let’s move into,
“GOD’S PLAN FOR PERFECTION”
Episode 1 – An overview
Now, in sharp contrast, it appears that our world is careening out of control. Everything we have known as good throughout recorded history is now being called evil; and all things evil are being called good; The world substitutes darkness for light and light for darkness, bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! The very opposite of how God and the Bible teaches things should be. And, there are those in this world who would have you believe that “God is dead”, (that is to say that there is no God), and that all is well in the hands of mankind, and that we are entering a New Man-made World Order, a Great World Reset they are calling it, and they say it is now at hand.
I am inviting you – asking you – to walk patiently with me, and I will take you on an amazing journey. A journey from the beginning of time through recorded world and Biblical histories. We will identify important past Bible prophecies and correlate them to actual past world events; then we will compare both the prophecies and the historical events to one specific prophecy known as ‘Daniel’s Seventy Weeks’. This will bring us to current events and the final epoch of time known by various names, such as, “The Last Days”, “The End of The Age” the “Latter Days” and “The Tribulation”, which are now unfolding with frightening accuracy.
I will not stop there, however. I will conclude by laying out a successful response to these events, a plan of action by which you can both survive and thrive in these final days.
Finally, there is an event coming which is so fantastic as to be unbelievable. But I will show the evidence leading to this event, known as the ‘Rapture’ and I will even help you calculate the odds of its occurrence. You will then be faced with the most monumental decision you have ever faced. You don’t want to miss this.
We will take a journey assisted by a book aptly titled ‘The Journey to Perfection’. Our travels will coordinate Bible Prophecy, Biblical and World Histories culminating with The End of Days’. You can read this book either as a digital ONLINE book or in a PDF format, which I will give you later. Here is how it begins…
“In the beginning, God created.” – Genesis 1:1
God began with the imperfect and created His Masterpiece. First in the heavens and then on the earth, He created. He completed His Work in just seven days, then He would allow His Masterpiece to mature for several millennia, as it becomes His Perfection.
This is a journey of discovery and revelation of God’s Grand Plan and Design, from creation through the End of the Age, then into a New Heaven and a New Earth.
During this Journey, we will be discussing reasons for WHAT God has been doing and is doing in these Last Days – and WHY He is doing it the way He is going about it.
My prayer is that after hearing and reading this story, everything you’ve wondered about the reasoning behind God’s Plan for the world and your life, will fall into place.
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
THE NEXT EPISODE: “GOD’S PLAN FOR PERFECTION” – Episode 2 – An Introduction – IN SEARCH OF PERFECTION