Commentary By: Gordon King
Terror, evil, and wickedness abound in the world today, but do not be disheartened, do not be dismayed, for the Lord our God is performing miracles on a daily basis! He is in control, and all that is happening will be made for the good of those that love God, for those who are called according to His purpose!
This is a promise from God, a promise which cannot be broken because God cannot lie!
Whatever happens in this world, whatever trials, tribulations, evil or wickedness that occurs, God will turn into good for His children!
And as the world becomes a darker place to live, we must know that God is also working in the world, that He is moving and shaking the minds and hearts of unbelievers, but also of believers in Him.
The Holy Spirit is alive and well on planet earth my friends! His presence is moving over the face of the earth, seeking hearts whom are willing to perform the will of God as it is in heaven. Seeking those who will accept Him into their hearts! God’s Spirit is being poured out, He is being made known, and the glory of the Lord is being manifested upon His children.
Those walking close to the God will experience the glory of the Lord! Those obeying the Lord will become closer to the Lord and be shown His will. The favor of the Lord is upon faithful believers true to the word of God, thankful to the Lord, and those praising the Lord!
The close we get to the rapture of the church, the more this will happen. God’s return for His children means that God Himself is getting closer to us! The closer we get to God, the more we will experience His power and glory. However, for those believers not walking with the Lord, for those living in sin, it will be a different story! They will not feel the presence and glory of the Lord, for their sin separates them from it!
As we get closer to God, then we see more and more of the darkness and evil in the world. We increase our ability to discern good from bad, the truth becomes more evident and the evil is seen for what it truly is! The power of God works through us, and the authority that He has given us has power from above. We will hear God more often, understand what He is telling us, and our faith will increase.
Listen to what God is telling you. Pray for wisdom and understanding. Ask the Lord to empower you with the ability to carry out His will on earth as it is in heaven. The Lord is speaking, are we listening? God is performing miracles, do we see them? Can we see the Holy Spirit working throughout the world? Are we sensitive to the good and the evil? Can you sense the closeness of the Lord’s return?
This is not a time to be sleeping and unaware, nor a time to be living in sin. What will you find yourself doing when the Lord returns at the rapture of the church? What will your life look like? Will it be Christ-like? Or will it be full of sin and unrighteousness?
None of us are perfect, we all sin, but we shouldn’t live in sin! When we sin then we should repent immediately and ask the Lord to forgive us. We should continue on down that straight and narrow path which leads to eternal life! Seeking God, putting Him first in all things, and doing what He sent us to do, perform His will on earth.
Being a Christian is a relationship with the Creator of the universe, it’s not a religion! Being a believer is about being more like Christ, putting Him first, making less of ourselves and more of Him. It’s about laying down our own cross and picking up His! It’s about letting God work through us, for us, and in His will. It’s not about what we can do, but what God can do through us! Of our own doing we can do nothing, but with Christ we can do all things!
If you do not yet know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, then I very strongly urge you to do so now! Time is very, very short, we don’t have much of it left. Today is the day of salvation!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!