“See that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet…” (Matthew 24:6 KJV)
Any good Bible student knows that the end has not come yet; but it is well on the way. “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in many places, ALL these are the beginning of sorrows, then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you; and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake…And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold…” (Matthew 7-12)
As Christians, how do we respond to the current happenings and events within our world? The Bible teaches that we must “endure” unto the end; whether the end of endurance comes at the end of the church age or natural death. Either way, all Believers must endure; just as our Savior endured.
But, we cannot endure without being prayed-up and powered-up from on High. Troubling times require the study of “kneeology” on our faces before God seeking HIS Face, HIS Strength, and HIS Empowerment in prayer.
There seems to be two ways many Christians tend to react to the continual assault on Christianity worldwide. Some tend to overlook the events with the mindset and intention that all of this points to the soon return of Christ; so why worry. In part, this is absolute truth. The soon coming of Christ Jesus for His blood-washed church is imminent. The other reaction is a deeper sense of being called to repentance and prayer. I choose the latter of the two while possessing the faith that Jesus is Coming Soon…Nevertheless, I feel compelled to practice the teachings found in II Chronicle 7:14, “If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
I believe that our current mission as Believers is three-fold…1.) Put our Faith, Hope, and Trust in the soon coming of Jesus Christ. 2.) Humble ourselves, turn from our sin, and seek God’s face. 3.) Be passionate in sending out the Macedonia Cry to those who are lost, unsaved, and/or never heard the Good News of the Gospel of Christ.
While all of these tragic events and happenings are taking place to us and around us, the fields are white to harvest. (John 4:35).
Let us use this time to share our personal testimony with those around us and those we come in contact to give them an opportunity to come to know the same Lord and Savior as you and I do. After all, time is short.
Remember, God Loves You,
Lin T Rollins, M.Ed. Author