I truly believe that the RAPTURE of the believers is CLOSER than we think. All hell is about to break loose! ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE ACCEPTED JESUS as their Lord and Savior will escape the horrors of the coming TRIBULATION! Luke 21:36 says to ‘Watch and pray that we will be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man’.
UNCERTAINTIES, AND 1 CERTAINTY
We are living in perilous times!
You can read about the signs of the last days in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21. Basically, they include wars, rumors of wars; famines and drought, great earthquakes, pestilence/diseases; lawlessness which is rioting, killings, and murders, substance abuse; deception of false prophets, false ministers, etc.
We can add to that cataclysmic weather events, severe droughts and flooding, volcano eruptions, and fires breaking out all over the world.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 gives a summary of the unholy and ungodly people living today. They are the proud and the perverse, disrespectful and disobedient, irreligious and unholy, lovers of evil and haters of good, and so on.
Genesis 6:11 The earth was filled with violence and corruption.
Luke 17:26-27 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered in to the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.’
Today, nations of the world including America, are infected with governments that are corrupted and divided so that strife and confusion prevails among those in high positions of authority and leadership, and consequently civil rebellion and disorder reigns.
But the worse of all UNCERTAINTIES, never experienced before in our lifetime, is a world-wide pandemic of Covid viruses that have sickened and killed multitudes of people. The daily reports of increasing numbers of infected individuals overloading hospitals and the race to vaccinate people is now at a crisis level. Living with fear of the Delta variant contagion has caused fear, paranoia and mental breakdown for many; it is causing rising divisions among the vaccinated against the unvaccinated population, with serious consequences of protests and alienation. Fear of the spread of the virus has consumed almost everyone in government and society. Someone elderly said it is worse than living during the Depression years.
JESUS IS COMING SOON!
John 14:3 JESUS said, ‘And if I go and prepare a place for you,I will come again, and receive you unto myself: that where I am, there ye may be also.’
1 Thess 1:10 We are ‘to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he (God) raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.’
We can escape the things that are coming upon the world, if we place our trust in Jesus Christ!
Luke 21:36 Jesus said to watch for the signs of His Coming and pray always to escape all the things that shall come to pass upon the world.’
We can have peace and be of good cheer.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.
Faith in God will help us to have victory over these uncertainties and calamities!
1John 5:4-5 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our FAITH. (Emphasis is mine). Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
Let us remind one another to have FAITH and not fear.
2 Tim 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.