As we turn on the news, it seems that all we see is fighting, conflict, turmoil, and mass chaos. It has become a part of everyday life for some, mostly in other countries. The weather is disastrous and you never know what is going to happen in what part of the nation. It’s all unusual. We’ve had a record setting winter in our neck of the woods. We haven’t had this much ice in and below freezing temperatures in over 30 years. Totally NOT normal for our area. Should we be surprised to see and hear all of this is going on?
In Matthew 24, Christ’s’ disciples ask Him, “what shall be the signs of Thy coming and the end of the world?” To which He answered, “take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all of these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places. These are the beginning of sorrows.” -( Jesus goes on in much more detail, so it is worth reading for yourself. There is no better way, than to get in God’s Word on your own.)
I want to draw in on what Christ has prepared us for. Again, I ask the question, should we be surprised to see and hear what has been going on in the world? No. Jesus gave us warning that these things were going to take place as we see the last days approaching. He said, “take heed that NO man deceive you.” Our nation has turned into one gigantic mess pile of deception. Jesus is, and will always be, the ONLY way of salvation. There are NO OTHER gods before Him. No other being, person, etc. can equal to Him. His blood was shed so that we can have life more abundantly. Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. He loved me enough, you enough, to die on that rugged cross over 2000 years ago and to rise again! To go prepare a place for us! Wow! Let NO ONE deceive you into thinking that there is another way to heaven.
He also said that we would hear of wars and rumors of wars, but to see that we not be troubled. Jesus said that these things would have to take place, nation would rise against nation. There has been so much turmoil between different countries. It doesn’t involve one or 2 countries, but several get drawn in and then the US gets involved. Famine, pestilence, and earthquakes in divers places. Food prices are going through the roof due to droughts in parts of the nation, flooding in other parts, etc. “These are the beginning of sorrows.” For those who are un-believers or who are not prepared, times are going to get a lot worse. Believers know where their hope is! I’ve never seen the righteous forsaken, nor His seed begging bread! (Psalms 37:25)
It’s not going to be long before Christ returns to take His bride home. Prepare ye the way of the Lord.