Commentary By: Gordon King
These are uncertain times, times when things just don’t make much sense anymore. The good is turned and twisted into bad, and the bad is twisted into being good! There are not many leaders in the world anymore who are willing to stand up for the truth, to speak the truth, and to refrain from lying.
When we look at the world through the lenses of the world, then nothing really makes much sense to us. Everything seems so chaotic and out-of-place. However, when we look at the world through the lenses of the bible then it all makes perfect sense!
In the last days the world will become more evil, more wicked, and more chaotic. People of the world will become more evil and wicked, turning away from God, becoming more and more like the god of this world, Satan!
Deception will run high, lawlessness will increase and the hearts of many will wax cold. People will be lovers of themselves, unholy and ungodly, they will be pleasure seekers rather than seekers of God. They will be proud and arrogant, abusive and without self-control.
This is how we see the world turning now, just as scripture said that it would in the last days!
There will be wars and rumors of wars, worldwide disasters will increase as well as famines and pestilence. There will be a falling away from the faith, and some will be deceived and follow the doctrines of demons. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. Believers will be persecuted and hated for Christ’s namesake.
The closer we get to the return of Jesus Christ, the more that these things will happen. As a woman travailing in birth with increased labor pains, so too will the signs of the times increase in frequency, intensity, and duration!
I don’t know about you, but I see these things all occurring at an alarming rate!
“So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors!“
God gave us these warnings so that we would know, not for us to fear, but to be watchful and ready! When you see all these things beginning to come to pass look up for your redemption draws near!
“Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.“
Take heart and joy in knowing that the Lord’s return is near! Be certain of who you are and where you are going. Do not worry nor be anxious for anything. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and know!
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.“
God bless my friends! Maranatha!