Luke 21:25,26,28 Nkjv
25 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;
26 “men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken.
28 “Now when these things begin to happen, LOOK UP AND LIFT UP YOUR HEADS, because your redemption draws near.”
Unprecedented troubles seem to be sweeping the earth. Many are in DISTRESS, DESPAIR and DISARRAY not knowing what to make of it.
The international community made up of nations and political powers are frustrated on a daily basis because they have come to the realization of the fact that governmental policies and procedures and economical schemes have all failed to cub the unfortunate happenstance that is befalling our world.
But I wonder why that should be the case because long before now God had spoken by His Spirit through prophet Isaiah along these lines:
Isaiah 60:2 “For, behold, the DARKNESS SHALL COVER THE EARTH, and GROSS DARKNESS THE PEOPLE…”
God never leaves His people in the dark instead He prophetically guides and leads them by His Spirit.
John 16:4 But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.
So the rise of evil activities, evil practices and evil happenstances shouldn’t alarm God’s people; we should know that they were meant to be so.
However the question is:
What should we do when we see these things happening?
JESUS SAID we should “LOOK UP AND LIFT UP OUR HEADS!”
You may be asking, “Apostle, is that all?”… Emphatically yes.
What does that phrase mean?
It simply means we should not be discouraged or disheartened by all the troubles on earth, AS IF WE HAVE NO HOPE. Instead we are to CONTINUE IN FAITH, knowing that our Lord will ALWAYS take care of us, and that OUR FINAL REDEMPTION is drawing nearer.
2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know Whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.
Three Things To Remember
That Abba Father (Papa God) is TRULY our SOURCE Deut 8:18
That JESUS has PROMISED to NEVER forsake us Heb 13:5-6
That JESUS will ALWAYS PROVIDE for us.
As we await THE RETURN OF OUR LORD, we should ACTIVELY CONTINUE TO BE A WITNESS of God’s goodness by our LIFE and TESTIMONY.
Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be WITNESSES UNTO ME…unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
Our REFUSING TO SUBMIT TO FEAR AND WORRY, but instead GIVING THANKS AND PRAISE to God, will be a WITNESS to those around us.
Ephesians 5:20 GIVING THANKS ALWAYS FOR ALL THINGS unto God and the Father in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I will not be discouraged by all that is happening in the world, but I WILL LOOK TO JESUS my SAVIOR, PROTECTOR, and PROVIDER.
Hope you were blessed?
Happy JESUS-FOCUSED Mid-Week Beloved of GOD