Commentary By: Gordon King
As the world turns the days continue to pass us by, and we see increased evil, violence, wars, and persecution. Do you think this is all happening by chance? Think again. This was all predicted to happen in the bible. Jesus told us that all of these signs and more would occur as a woman in labor or “birth pains”.
What happens when a woman is about to give birth? She has pains and contractions. First they start out slowly and not so strong, then they become more frequent and more intense. As time goes on they will intensify to the point of the woman giving birth. This is what Jesus is telling us, that the signs of the times will occur just like this. He said that they are the “beginning of birth pains”.
The beginning of birth pains means that things will get worse. That what we see happening will continue to escalate until His return.
We are now seeing volcanoes which have been dormant for decades come to life. We see earthquakes striking areas unfamiliar with seismic activity. We continue to see floods, disastrous storms, and natural disaster. Yet, this is only the beginning. I sense major natural disasters will soon hit the earth. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and storms.
I am feeling very uneasy in my spirit regarding the tensions in the world, such as wars, civil unrest, and government control. Chaos and calamity in the world is getting worse and will continue. Persecution of Christians and Jews will continue and rise.
Evil and demonic spirits are on the loose. They are out to deceive as many as possible. They shall cause conflict, hatred, evil, and violence. They are out in force and will attempt to harm God’s chosen ones. Many shall fall away to these deceiving spirits. Many shall be led astray and follow the teachings of Satan.
Satan is very deceiving and shall come in the name of “peace”. He is cunning, and has the power to perform miracles. Yet, do not be deceived, for he shall perform lying signs and wonders! He will not appear as a dragon or demon, but as an angel of light.
The time is at hand for believers in Jesus Christ to stand united. To put on the full armor of God and walk in the light. Strengthen your faith, be courageous, and walk with the Lord. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, but let Him guide and lead you. Listen to what the Lord is telling you. Do not despise prophecy. Do not condemn brothers and sisters in Christ who have a legitimate message from the Lord. Test all things. Believe and have faith, whatever you ask in the will of the Father shall be done!
Things and times in this world are about to change for the worse. Do not be alarmed, do not be dismayed, for you know what is coming. Do not fear what is about to come upon the world. Look to your right and look to your left, for you shall see what will befall those around you. But do not be discouraged, do not fear for the Lord your God is with you!
“7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. 8 Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked. 9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, 10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. 12 In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. 13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.”
Keep your head up high and look to the Lord for all things. Keep your mind on the things of heaven and the Spirit of God. Be patient and wait upon the Lord. Give Him thanks in all things. The word of God is truth, Jesus is the truth, the Spirit of God is truth. Listen to the Spirit and let Him be your guide. He will speak the truth to you and the truth shall set you free. He will also give you knowledge of things to come.
Treat others with kindness, gentleness, and love. Let the light of Christ shine through you and it will overcome the darkness. The light is power and has power over darkness. The light will shine in the world exposing the darkness. We are the children of the light. We have within us the light of God, the power of the Lord!
Be steadfast, hold tight to what is true and righteous. We have been chosen to live in these end times, to serve God Almighty.
God bless my friends…Maranatha!