Anyone with any Bible knowledge about them at all understands we are living in the last of the last days. Christian and secular book stores are filled with “Is this the end?” subject matter. It would seem that we are nearing or at the end of the world as we know it. Scientists have their own doomsday scenarios that include everything from nuclear holocaust, to pandemics, to asteroids hitting the earth and wiping us out.
The Bible however is a more accurate indicator of what will happen as God wraps up His redemptive plan for mankind. It’s prophecy record is stellar and will continue to be until the new earth and heavens it predicts come into being. Wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes, disease, famine, and all the rest are increasing in magnitude and volume just as Jesus said it would, as the birth pangs begin in earnest.
My concern in all this is not the times (I can’t change them because they are ordained of God), but rather the way much of the Church of Jesus is interpreting them. We seem to be concentrating on the horrible nature of the last days and our “escape” than on the moving of God during this season. Some seem to be saying the church will ultimately be defeated and have to be “rescued” because some how the devil’s power becomes greater than God’s.
Didn’t Jesus say the gates of hell would not prevail against the Church?
Please don’t misunderstand, I am not in denial of the world around me. It’s getting ugly out there. Neither am I not in full agreement with the scriptures that during theses times there will be a “falling way” in the church. The cares of life will seem greater than the need to stay sold out to God through the Church. Many in the church will continue to compromise the historic truths of Christianity. Some will fall away because their church will have no answers and no power demonstrated that is greater than their hardships.
I am of the faith that believes the Church of Jesus Christ is entering her finest hour! The greatest miracles since Jesus walked the earth are about to occur in greater volume and magnitude than ever before. In the first miracle John records in John chapter 2 Jesus let us know, “the best wine has been saved for last”.
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