Commentary By: Gordon King
1 Peter 4:7
“The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.”
I can feel the spiritual darkness surrounding me like a swarm of locusts, covering me and overwhelming my soul. I grasp for air as the pressure mounts, and my heart beats as if it wants to explode! This is how I feel at times, when the ways of the world become overwhelming and the darkness closes in.
At what point does the darkness in the world become more than the light? Is it even possible? At what point do evil people surpass in numbers those that are holy and righteous, and have we already passed that point?
It seems as though there is an event horizon coming to pass, a time of no return, a time when the spiritual darkness becomes so overwhelming that things in this world get totally out of control. Have we already passed that point? Has the darkness already become so overwhelming that there is no turning back?
I believe that we are fast approaching a breaking point in this world, a time which will trigger a number of prophetic events. A time of great darkness, when the ruler of this world causes as many as possible to succumb to his evil deeds and plans.
I’m not exactly sure why I am feeling such darkness and evil this year, but I know that I am. And it feels like this darkness is quickly closing in around me from all sides!
1 Peter 4:12
“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were to happen to you.”
We should not fear what is coming upon the world, nor should we be surprised. But we should rejoice as we share Christ’s sufferings.
1 Peter 4:13
“But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.”
1 Peter 4:19
“Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.”
God bless my friends! Maranatha!