The world is heading into a deeper moral, ethical, and financial decline. Evil is on the rise, murder is increasing, and governments are at the brink of collapse. Yet there are those who reason that they have the answers. That if we moved in a particular direction or did certain things, then we could solve the worlds woes.
They claim that they know how to solve the problems of the world. Using their human reasoning skills, they believe that the world must unite. That we must all accept each others beliefs, principles, and values as being the same. That tolerance and unity is the answer. I say “Hogwash”!
What in the world did these people eat for breakfast? What have they been smoking?! Sure, it sounds so nice, “World Peace”, everyone living side-by-side in unity and harmony. The one thing that’s missing is the fact that we live in a fallen world. That this world is under the influence of Satan! In a perfect world, we would all be living peacefully, side-by-side, in harmony, love, and joy. But we don’t! At least not yet anyway.
This world is sick, it is sinful and lost. We are all born with a sinful nature, since the fall of Adam and Eve. Therefore, the world could never be heaven on earth, that is until the return of Jesus Christ! Since the world is sinful, since it is influenced by the devil, there will always be evil people. People who are led by Satan and his demons. They will take advantage, lie, hate, deceive, and spread darkness. This is who they are, who they have become. They have sided with darkness and worship the beast!
So when I hear of people in the world trying to rationalize and reason away the evil and wickedness, I almost want to laugh inside, but I can’t. They seem to have an answer for everything, yet none of it biblical. Their answers are based upon a world view. This world view is flawed and poisoned. To the unbeliever, and even many believers, their answers often seem to make sense. Yet we must always test them by the word of God, and by His Holy Spirit.
The world is blind to the truth of God’s word. They view the world from a secular humanist perspective, and not from God’s perspective. This is a monumental mistake and will place us in grave danger. Their values are created from their own minds, for their own pleasures and thoughts. This is not what God intends for us. We were created in His image, and were meant to be “Christ-like” in our thoughts, in our ways and in our beliefs. We should have the mind of God, not of the world and of man.
Don’t get me wrong in what I am saying, I believe that we should pray for peace. That we should pray for the lost, for the needy, and for the protection of the innocent. However, with that being said, God has spoken, and His words are true. He is telling us what is coming our way, and I believe sooner than later! He tells us what man will be like in the end times, and also what the world will be like. He gives us many warning signs to watch for before His coming.
As much as I would love to see “World Peace”, I know that it will only come when our Messiah returns to earth. No matter what we say or what we do we cannot change that. The only thing that we can do to have true, everlasting peace is to repent of our sins and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior! That’s it! Nothing more, nothing less. That is not to say that we should not live peaceably, we should. We should be about the Lord’s work. We should help the needy, feed the hungry, and have forgiveness and mercy. We should tell the world what is coming, and the only way to avoid eternal catastrophe. We should encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ, we should learn, teach, and live for God. We should build a close relationship with our Creator and walk with Him daily. This is what we should be doing.
As Christians, we are the light of the world. We bring about change by the light that we shine, by our good works, by Christ living through us. This is what’s important, this is how to bring about true and lasting change! Change for those who put their faith in Jesus Christ. “World Peace”, it is within our reach, but do we have the wisdom and the heart to see it?
God bless my friends, until next time! Maranatha!