Matthew 24:6-8 says” And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
It seems like every day we hear about some horrific events, as we sit in our living rooms watching the television we are swamped with terrified news, happening in our communities and around the world. Our hearts become heavy as we ponder what we have heard, only to ask ourselves, why? Family we are currently experiencing a “time of sorrows” that is spoken about in the book of Mathew in this verse. Other scriptures on the bible call this the “time of birth pains or travail.”
As Christians we need not to be fearful of what we see and hear in the news, for God said these things will happen before the Second Coming of The Lord Jesus Christ. When we see these signs happening we are to do several things.
1. We are to get our house in order not your physical house but your spiritual house. 2 Kings 20:21 says’ Set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover.’”
2. We are to pray. 2 Chronicles 7:14, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
3. We are to witness to every person. Matthew 28:16-20 says’ Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
I have purposed in my heart many years ago that I will proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. I will stand up for righteousness. I will not fear no man. We all have situations that we come face to face with, and sadly when we encounter these events we other places.
Things are not going to get easier in this world folks it’s going to get worst. You have only two choices in this life either follow the Lord or not follow Him. Bottom line is ‘What is important to Your Life”? Is it to be right, be comfortable, or be like Christ?