Commentary By: Gordon King
The world is becoming a much more volatile place to live these days, chaos and confusion are becoming dominant forces throughout the world and in every arena of life, from politics to the economy, from religion to the family. Why is that?!
People are quickly becoming hardened in heart, they are becoming more selfish and self-centered, more brazen and bold, and more godless! These things are nothing that we as Christians should be shocked by, for the bible tells us that these things will happen in the end times.
2 Timothy 3:1-7
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.“
The truth is that as time goes on, as we enter the last days, these things will happen and they will intensify the closer we come to the return of Jesus Christ. I don’t know about you but I see all of these signs happening now, not just sometimes, not only in some areas, but at all times in all areas of the world!
The world is a difficult place to live, and it is becoming more difficult as time goes on. People are becoming more ungodly and unholy, but we must remember that it is not people who are our enemy but evil spirits in heavenly places!
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.“
While it may seem that we are fighting against evil people it is evil spirits that are driving these people to do what they do. People are led by either good or evil, by God or by Satan, there is no in-between!
What we see happening in politics is no different my friends, the great division in the political arena is not by chance but is a fight between the forces of good and evil, between good spirits and evil spirits. Don’t believe me? Then why do some politicians fight for the right to life and others fight for abortion? Why do some fight to keep marriage between a man and a woman and others fight for gay marriage? Why do some fight for a border wall to protect our nation and others fight for open borders and believe that everyone should just be able to come in as they please? These may seem like fights among people and they are, but they are more than that, they are fights between good and evil spirits my friends!
But it goes much further than that, nations are led by good and evil spirits as well, as we see with Iran, Turkey, and Russia. These nations are emboldened to take control in the Middle East, they are quickly moving into the region surrounding Israel, and they are forming an alliance which will one day be used against God’s chosen people, the War of Gog and Magog! Iran has been threatening to annihilate Israel and the Jews for quite some time now, you cannot tell me that they are not led by evil spirits, they most certainly are! Putin is emboldened, Erdogan is emboldened, and Iran’s Rouhani is emboldened. Just who is emboldening them? Evil spirits!
By the same token people in the world are also emboldened by these same spirits to do things which are evil and wicked, they are led to do things which are ungodly and unholy. They are led in rebellion against God Almighty by principalities and spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places! We can see it manifested in the rise of immorality throughout the world, in the rise of civil unrest, of civil disobedience and lawlessness, and of political correctness.
Sin breeds more sin, and as it grows it multiplies exponentially. The same is true with what we see happening in the world today, it is growing just as with birth pangs, and it is growing exponentially!
As followers of Jesus Christ it is our duty to fight the enemy, we must use the power of prayer to battle the enemy. God is good and God is on our side, but He is also using us as His foot soldiers, He is expecting us to do something not just sit idly by. Jesus Christ has emboldened us to perform His will on earth, to carry on with His mission once He ascended into heaven. We need to pray without ceasing, to love even those who come against us, to share the love of God, to share His message of the cross, to help those in need, to shine a light into the darkness!
God is with us through these dark times, He has indwelt us with His Holy Spirit. He has promised to never leave us nor forsake us. Let us stand firm in our faith and pray with boldness to our God, let us trust in Him for all things and know that His promises are true!
When the enemy comes knocking at your door do not despair! Rather, know that God is with you, know that He loves you dearly, know that you can always trust in Him and in His ways! Stand under the shadow of His mighty wings, come to Him in and for all things, trust that He will help you. Give Him thanks, praise, worship, glory and honor!
Let us encourage one another, support one another, and pray without ceasing!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!