With all the unrest and uncertainty going on in our world today it’s very easy to be overwhelmed and overcome with anxiety. The news over the last two weeks has been filled with stories of things that we, especially here in the western world have been shielded from for so long. I’ll even go so far to say that the American people are being psychologically terrorized by the main stream media. This past week alone, the scare of Ebola has been front and center (as if there is nothing else going on in the world). Hospital workers in Spain are walking out and airline employees in New York are protesting that they are being put in harm’s way. Everyone is talking about Ebola and that it’s just a matter of time before a pandemic. We also have government officials spouting that a terrorist attack is imminent (remember ISIS?). Or how about Lindsey Graham (R) senator from South Carolina who went as far to say that we may all get killed by ISIS? You may even wonder, what in the world is going on and will we be okay? In the midst of all of this turmoil and confusion, you have to decide where you are going to live.
I’m not talking about a physical location or bugging out somewhere in a bunker. In my previous article (Are You Ready?), I pointed out that there is nowhere on this earth that you can hide physically, to escape the judgment of God. I’m talking about where you dwell spiritually. This nation is entering a time of judgment and this is just the beginning of sorrows. You can choose to live in fear, trusting in your own strength or you can dwell in the secret place of the most High. Many people love to quote Psalms 91 for protection, but there are conditions on that protection. It’s not going to work like some hocus pocus magical spell. His protection is for those who are abiding in Him. Those that abide in Him will have refuge in Him. The storm is upon us, come into His shelter before it is too late.
The problem that I see with many so called Christians is that Jesus is put on the back shelf 99% of the time. Instead of having a true relationship with Him, many just treat him like a sugar daddy or a last ditch option when they find themselves in trouble. There’s no real appetite for Him on a daily basis. If you find yourself in this position, repent and ask God to stir that passion in you once again. The time to know Him and have a relationship with Him is now, before disaster hits you where you are. Many are going to perish in the plagues and afflictions that are coming (including Christians). The hope that we (Followers of Jesus) have is that even if our physical lives are taken from us, no one can separate us from Jesus. “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” Matthew 10:22 9KJV). Many will witness loved ones taken suddenly from them. I do believe also that in many cases children will be separated from parents (we must intercede and pray over our children). As parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. we have to teach the children the importance of having a relationship with Jesus, how to pray and stand on God’s word. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it” (KJV). If we train them now in the way of the Lord, if they do become separated, they will know exactly what to do. They are not too young to comprehend this. The Holy Spirit will lead and guide them, but they need to have a solid foundation. Teach them where they should be living and lead by example.
It saddens me that many people are most concerned about stockpiling supplies and where to hide their money. There is very little concern about the fate of their eternal soul. They are so focused on temporal things and not even thinking about where they and their loved ones will spend eternity. Keep in mind that none of us has any control over the future and how things will play out. Many that are stockpiling and putting their trust in earthly things will never get to it. The only assurance of eternal safety is in Jesus. As King David wrote, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; they rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever,” Psalms 23:4-6 (KJV).
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