The current state of the World instills fear in the hearts of many people. There are wars and rumors of war. There are frequent mass murders. Persecution of God’s people is on the rise in America. The Wicked One is using the President of the United States to crush Judeo-Christian values. The increase of wickedness has spawned a segment of society that is ruthless and sinister. “What does all of this mean” was the question my Grandson asked. The answer can be found in the Bible, especially in Ezekiel 38, and 39, as well as Jeremiah 50, and 51
The world stage is being set for the return of Jesus Christ for his Church, those folk who have accepted him as their personal Savior and have had their sins forgiven. One day the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first,.Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Those Christians who have died will have their souls lifted out of their grave and those who are still living will ascend up into the clouds to meet Jesus.
The world will then be in complete chaos. Planes that were piloted by a Christian will plummet to the earth. Multiple injuries will be sustained from accidents of vehicles driven by a Christian. Surgeons performing major surgery will be taken out of the operating room as startled attendants watch. The Holy Spirit will be removed from the world.There will not be one saved man upon the face of the earth. The Anti-Christ will rise up and bring world wide calm. Sin will become more rampant as Satan sets the stage for his rule of a one world government. The One World Church, the Catholic Church will rise up only to be crushed by Satan. Those who did not take heed to the warning given by a caring friend will suffer great persecution by being martyred for not taking the Mark of the Beast. These truths are indeed terrifying to say the least but the greater issue is the pain and agony within the Believer’s heart for those friends and loved ones who have not accepted Jesus as their Savior.
Tears come to my eyes as I recall those whom I love who have rejected the Gospel, even after being witnessed to several times. Among those are some family members and some very special friends. One particular friend stated that he accepted God, but in the months after his ‘profession’ he continues to participate in those sins which God particularly hates. He seems to have no desire to attend a Bible preaching Church or to share his ‘conversion’ with his family and friends. Another friend became so angry that he will not even speak to me. Unless God intervenes through my persistent prayers, these two friends as well as some of my immediate and extended family will not be rescued when Christ calls his people out of this World. God has given me hope in that he stated that those who goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
So today and everyday I focus on praying with tears in my heart and frequently from my eyes, for those whom I love. My heart earnest prayer is that these folks will see that they are a sinner deserving of eternity in the Lake of Fire and will realize that Jesus shed His blood on the Cross of Calvary taking upon himself the sins of the World. God says in His Word that he sent his only Begotten Son( God in the flesh) to save sinners like you and me. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord and ask for forgiveness for their sin, shall be saved. Should you choose to do so, please feel free to share you salvation experience,