“I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.” [Psalm 4:8]
While we anxiously wait for the Lion of the Tribe of Judah to return, we have found a nice soft place to sit, put our feet up and watch the clouds drift by. Life rolls along while we take our kids to soccer and mow our lawns. We can easily see events that are signs of the times, even if we try to hide our head in the sand or plug our ears and sing. There are critical things going on all around us that, as much as we may try, still cannot be brushed away.
Have you ever heard the line, “The biggest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world he did not exist”?
We prefer to joke and dismiss as if we have just heard a fairytale. We change the subject, try to think happy thoughts and click our heels three times chanting “Jesus will come get me before anything bad happens.” How naive can we choose to be? Dear friend, look around. Really bad things are happening. We should cease laughing at every conspiracy theory and stop making light of the impending collapse of the world’s financial system, “big brother” developments, the seriousness of Marxism and increasing progress towards the one world government. We should not mock those who stand on the streets preaching that the “end” of the world is at hand. The time for waving off these things has long since passed. We may not want to face that fact- the fact that we are standing right in the middle of some extremely distressing biblically prophesied events but it absolutely does not change that they’re really happening. The words “peace” and “safety” are concretely the bywords of today:
“For when they say, ‘Peace and safety!’ then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.” [1 Thess. 5:3]
We wonder how we can protect ourselves from deadly flu epidemics, food recalls, computer viruses & hacking, wars, atrocities to children, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, genocide, famine, identity theft and on and on. These are all in everyone’s daily conversations, riddled with fear and shock. Maybe you tell yourself, “Sure these are the end times, but we have a lot of time until it gets really bad. No need to worry.”
“For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You In a time when You may be found; Surely in a flood of great waters They shall not come near him.” [Psalm 32]
Perhaps now you might stop and consider why you have dismissed those trying to warn you? Does it make you feel more comfortable about yourself and, therefore, allow you to be free to just “get by” until you are forced to change? Forced to start behaving the way Jesus commanded us: evangelize, disciple, feed the orphans & widows? When could that time you change possibly be? Is it when your world as you know it is completely destroyed and you are finally forced to admit begrudgingly that we are closer to the end in the timeline and not the beginning of it? Why would you wait anyway?
So then, what do we do? Some trust in chariots. [Psalm 27] However, our hope is in the Lord. He is our deliver, our strength, our defense. “The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run to it and they are safe.” [Pro. 18:10] There is no other name by which we are saved. [Acts 4:12] If your soul is not right before the Lord, now is the time to make it right. Encourage others to do so, as well.
“Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; But he who trusts in the LORD, mercy shall surround him. Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!” [Psalm 32]
“Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.” [Rev 3]
Since we are so clearly standing surrounded in end times prophecy, we have the wonderful privilege to share the protection and salvation that Jesus brings with those around us. Let us run to Jesus and stay with Him through all trials and tribulation with our eyes wide open.
Will you run with me?
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