“When you hear of wars and revolutions do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away. Then he said to them: ‘Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.’” Luke 21:9-11
We are living in strange times – wars and rumours of wars, and much more besides. What do we make of it all? Well, for those who believe the Bible, it is a time of renewed hope, watchfulness and joy. The Lord Jesus is coming soon. The Bridegroom will return for His Bride. The Church should wake up and get ready.
For those who don’t believe the Bible it is time of great perplexity and anxiety, if they allow themselves to think about it. Many try to simply ‘switch off’ and not think about the events that are happening at this time. I don’t profess to understand the prophecies in books such as Ezekiel, Daniel and Revelation but I can see some of what is prophesied coming to pass. I also recommend recent talks by Amir Tsarfati which explain much of what is going on – here’s the link to a recent talk at Grace Chapel. If you click on this link you will find his talk under the title ‘The Beginning of the End’.
We live in a time of great urgency. God is still patient and waits for many more people to accept Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, but He will not always wait. One day Jesus will return and God will deal with evil completely and forever. The question for each of us is where will I stand on that day? Will I be for Him or against Him? The answer to that question will determine my eternal destiny.
‘He who is coming will come and will not delay’ Hebrews 10:37
‘Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved’ Acts 16:31
‘Today if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts’ Hebrews 4:7