Should we celebrate the “New Year”?

Commentary By:  Gordon King

Welcome into the New Year!  A happy new year?   We will just have to wait and see.  Things don’t seem to be starting out so well. 

Illness and disease are spreading, global economies are falling, natural disaster and severe weather patterns continue to escalate, evil and wickedness is not slowing down, Christians are being persecuted, and ISIS continues on its rampage.

The world is a mess, it is upside-down, inside-out, and full of deceit and wickedness!

This escalation and intensity signifies the closeness to the soon return of Jesus Christ to earth.  These are all warning signs which Jesus Himself told us to be watching for.  If we read and believe what the bible tells us, then we already know that the world will get much darker as time moves on.  This tells me that the year 2015 will be worse than the previous few years have been.  Do you believe this or do you think that will we have a break in the evil in the world, the increase in natural and man-made disasters?

Whatever you choose to believe, we cannot change what will happen.  It is written by God, that it will happen and it will.  We can believe it or not, but it will happen.  We can close our eyes, shut our ears, we can bury our heads in the sand, but it will still happen.

We should not deny the signs of the times, nor should we fear them.  Unless of course you are not a born again Christian.  As a Christian, as a believer in Jesus Christ, we should be excited for His return.  We should be waiting eagerly for the rapture of the church.  We should be sharing the “Good News” about Jesus Christ to a lost and hurting world.

The “New Year”, most of the world celebrates a “Happy New Year”.  But is it, or is it just another reason to party?!  Another reason to throw all caution to the wind, to do whatever it is that they desire to do?  Another reason to celebrate “humanism” and “hedonism”?  Another reason to rebel against God Almighty?

For the world the new year is rebellion against Jesus Christ, for the Christian the new year is another year closer to the return of their Savior!

Let us not fear, let us not be worried, for we will soon be reunited with our Creator in heaven.  Ours is not to question why, but to plant seeds in the minds and the hearts of the unbelievers.  To do our Father’s will on earth as it is in heaven. 

The “New Year” a time for all believers to celebrate the close return of Jesus Christ!  Look up at the things of heaven, of our eternal destiny.  Keep your heart and your mind focused on the things of God.  Be steadfast in your walk with the Lord.  When you fall, shake off the dust and keep moving forward.  Patience, perseverance, courage and strength are what is needed to remain holy, righteous, and Christ-like.

God bless my friends, and may the New Year bless you with peace, comfort, joy, and abundance from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

5 thoughts on “Should we celebrate the “New Year”?

  1. Thank you Gordon for your prayer to our Heavenly Father, and I second your request, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
    “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom, But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” James 3:13-18 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. James 5:7 May the Good Lord continue to bless us all, as we are tested into holiness. “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you…” James 4:8 God bless.

  2. There will not be a break in the evil in the world, evil will get much worse and more rapidly. It will escalate seemingly without an end in sight as it already has in 2014. Here in America, all areas of life, safety and well-being will deteriorate. Cities will rapidly crumble physically, morally and civility will worsen. Chaos and anarchy will take over once enough demon empowered individuals take to the streets to disrupt order. This is the stuff trans-humanism (from man to monster) violent videos are made of and our youth are having their minds blown in theaters and on computer screens by the millions by this demonic evil. What kind of a mature responsible adult generation will all this infusion of evil produce? more evil! . The estimated combined gang force between L.A and San Diago is over 100,000. Nationwide several millions. Gangs kill, rob, rape, destroy, and push drugs. How long do we expect the thin blue line of our police (God bless them) to hold against a drugged nation bent on anarchy. Now we hear about officers being shot almost daily. This my friends is the most dangerous thing to happen in the history of our nation. If lethal rebellion against our police begins to happen on a large scale, then we will see vigilantism then society crumbles. I’m sorry that I see it like this, but the voice of God has gone silent in our nation, in our government, and in our schools. What is a nation’s future that has silenced God? A nation without God’s hand of protection. Things will only get worse from the worlds perspective but much better for the Christian believer as we have much work to do to continue to proclaim the gospel to the world.
    “Thank you Jesus that this world is not our home and You are coming soon to bring your righteous kingdom, help us in the meantime to be busy about the Father’s business to pray, occupy, preach, and share until you come. “maranatha”

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