Peace In Troubled Times
Present world conditions incubate fears. And things are not likely to improve. Jesus said: “And there shall be signs in the son, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken” (Luke 21:25-26). But Christians do not need to be troubled.
The movements of men and nations in our day are but the outworking of our Father’s plan. Perilous times, the explosion of knowledge, Israel as a nation, Russia a militaristic power with designs on the Middle East, China becoming a world power, the coming together of the nations of Western Europe, the slide of morals, the space programs and other developments are simply indications that God’s Word is true and that our Saviour is coming soon.
What a great time to be alive!
Sometimes Christians become afraid when they read about a coming Antichrist, the mark of the beast and terrible persecutions that will come to believers during the Tribulation. But we must realize that we will not be here for that frightening time. Many will be converted after the Rapture of the church and will endure persecutions and martyrdom but Christians living at the time of Christ’s return will escape the Tribulation (Revelation 3:10).
Look about you. See the fulfilling of prophecy. And rejoice!
The Lord is coming. He’s coming for you!