Can You Hear It? Can You Feel It?
It started a very, very long time ago and throughout much of that time, it has escalated ever so subtly and slowly that we’ve become desensitized to the warnings. It’s the result of a fallen world and we’re going to soon see the hand of God move as we have never seen before to bring judgment to the nations. The nations of the world will soon be on center stage and the people of the world will be the primary actors. The final act is about to be birthed and the birth pains have already begun.
Sounds like the plot of a good movie, but this is real life.
Look around you. Natural and man-made disasters, major conflict in the Middle East, potential pandemics spreading around the world, impending financial collapse, EMP attacks and solar flares… need I go on? Trust me, I’m not a doom and gloom kind of person, but I’d be a total fool to ignore what is going on and not know what the Bible says about the days to come.
Matthew 24:7-8 NIV “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.”
I Thessalonians 5:2-4 NCV “You know very well that the day the Lord comes again will be a surprise, like a thief that comes in the night. While people are saying, ‘We have peace and we are safe,’ they will be destroyed quickly. It is like pains that come quickly to a woman having a baby. Those people will not escape.”
Most of us live in a relatively peaceful time right now but there will come a day very soon (according to 1 Thessalonians 5:3 above) when life as we know it will totally fall apart – without warning. What we experience during that time will depend on how much we’ve prepared for it NOW. Remember, God has been and always will be in control but He wants us to do our part, for “faith without works is dead!” (James 2:20)
Take your inspiration from an old quote: “Expect the best but prepare for the worse.” How could it possibly hurt? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. So, begin TODAY to protect yourself and your family for tomorrow. And while you’re at it, celebrate life and live it to the absolute fullest!
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