Our Lord wants us to be more than just believers who qualify for God’s Fire Insurance Policy. For sure, Christ wants to be more to us—who are His Body—than just someone who saves us from the end-time Wrath of God, as well as saves us from the Lake of Fire’s eternal punishment.
If we all are going to die one type of death or another (physical and/or spiritual), if we all are going to lose EVERYTHING that we have acquired in this life, then what is there for us to lose if we believe the Word of God for all that the Holy Bible promises us? Why not secure our eternal place in Heaven with God rather than secure our everlasting place in the Lake of Fire with Satan and his demons? Why don’t we choose this day whether we will serve God or serve Satan’s corrupt economic, political, and religious systems?
Nature not only depicts how this old Earth renews itself but also nature reflects how humans renew themselves through their natural nightly sleep and restoration, and daily waking patterns. Nature also mirrors the supernatural (spiritual life). Just as the Earth dies each Fall, sleeps throughout Winter, awakens in Spring, and ripens during Summer, we who have been born again and saved from the wrath of God yet to come upon this old Earth not only must die daily, but also we must face many dying, resting, blossoming, and maturing seasons in our own lives.