Well it would appear, that the Word of God─in reference to the “last days” is definitely coming to pass. I look around and watch people when I’m out and about and I wait to see how they act and the things they say, to whomever, and I am never disappointed. Well, except for the topic of their conversation or reason for some of their actions.
I loathe what they say and do, as the Word of God declares their SIN. I must admit though, I am saddened as I observe these people because they are creating problems for themselves, and possibly forever marking the minds of those closest to them (a child for example).
Proverbs 22.15: “Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.”
Proverbs 13.24: “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.”
It would appear that there are many parents who either do not love their children, or they lack the wisdom of the Lord to know how to raise them correctly. I am not judging them, there is but one Judge and that is the Lord Jesus Christ. I do believe that everyone should consult the Word of God when raising children. It’s either that or you can spend those 18 years pulling out your hair.
Please take careful note that someday, these same children will be voting and taking or NOT taking responsibility for thier actions. In short, they will be molding the world into which we grow old and feeble. “The apple does not fall far from the tree” is a saying that comes to mind and one that should be remembered during those formative years.
There are other things as well, such as the actions we witness across the globe, allowed by God Almighty. We watch with a quasi-normal attitude as governments and nations fall and change─as people seek a difference that will matter in their individual lives. I can think of none more significant than the “Arab Spring.”
I am mostly amazed by the plight of Russia or better yet, the former USSR─at one time a mighty and fearsome communist nation with hopes of toppling the U.S.A., by whatever means available. As I look back, it is most unusual to me how the USSR was created and in the timeframe given. Since we already know, “Hindsight is 20/20,” we see the seams and exposed threads that held that nation together.
What may be even more unusual, the average citizen in the USSR was poor at best, while the governing group lived “Fat off the hog.” We watched with bated breath as the Berlin Wall fell and a few years later the fall of USSR. Then came the “Democracy” of Russia and yet the people of that nation were no better off than before the fall, they were still poor and ruling class was still eating “Pork.”
This is nothing more than evidence that a nation cannot go from infancy to adulthood. There must be the wisdom found in growth over time. They wanted to be a second USA, but it never happened.
As we watch the Arab countries, we see they too, want the prosperity the USA once held. It is again unfortunate for them because that will never be. SO what is the answer? The USA was originally born with “Judeo-Christian” values by our Founding Fathers. Not necessarily all of them, but by the majority of them. In the early years of this nation, our ancestors sought the Lord God to follow and thus this nation was blessed beyond compare.
This is what the other nations─especially the Arab nations─have not done, nor will they ever seek any God, but their Allah. The question is, “Where did this “Islam” come from and why does it remain today when it stands in direct conflict to the Word of God? We already know these things from what is written continuously about Muslims and their Koran.
The biggest point to know is this: Their children were raised with this religion, with the same veracity as our children were raised with Christianity. Again, “The apple does not fall far from the tree.”
Simply because your parents believed one way, does not make it the truth. Problem is, this has been done over a span of many, many, years. If for one moment, these same Muslims were willing to look at the USA and its prosperity across the years and then look around themselves, they might ask the question (In their mind, never outloud!) IF this USA was onto something here, religiously? (Comparatively that is.)
Then again, they would have comitted a great SIN against Allah if they had, but…I would venture to guess, some have thought these things. Propoganda and brainwashing have been around for a really long time; this must be taken into consideration. The truth is in─how many have moved here to the USA─as compared to how many are willing to stay in their ancestorial country, right? You don’t leave when you’re having a great time and everything is going well for you.
Consider this for a moment: Immigrants are still coming here to the USA, despite the fact that jobs are almost non-existent, the state of affairs of the USA is in GREAT Flux. Yet…their existence is better here than in their home country…that is saying a whole lot!
Numbers 32.23: “But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out.”
Hmm! That’s new, right? Wrong! It’s been in the Bible for better than 3000 years. Today we see this everywhere, the “politically correct and tolerant” people of this country have crossed the line with our God. We don’t want to, “Offend anyone!” Even when we KNOW it is wrong! Incredible! As children we learned that everytime we did something wrong, what happened? We were punished, right? Evidently, far too many have forgotten, “Spare the rod, spoil the child.”
Now we have the youth of the USA asking why a righteous and just God would allow cancer, birth defects, starvation, disease, etc., etc. It is evident they do not read the Bible, otherwise they would understand that the causitive reason for all these things…is SIN!! Our SIN, which we have not brought before the Lord God and asked for HIS forgiveness for, through the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary! The people that SHOULD have a handle on the reason for everything going to hell in a handbasket, have lost thier moral compass. The reason we call them “Lost.”
We have the greatest number of born-again Christian followers of Jesus Christ in the world, and yet the majority of the world is so lost. We are presently living in the “Last Days” waiting for our Lord and Savior to come for us and keep us from the clutches of the Tribulation. We have the evidence for the world to see. It’s found in the Bible, yet how many are reading these prophecies? What’s even worse, the prophecies from the Bible, concerning the time we are living in─are OLD─yet coming true everyday!
Luke 21.11: “And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.”
We as born-again followers of Jesus Christ were told to be the “Watchmen on the Wall” scanning the horizon for any changes. To be preaching and teaching, seeking out the Lost and giving them the message of love and eternal life through Jesus Christ. If this is our job, why are so few coming to Christ? Remember now, if it’s wrong…it’s wrong! There are no two ways about it and Jesus Christ is taking note of what we do or do not do. Evidently, the apostasy of the church is more wide spread than we expected and is this not a “Sign of the Times” as well?
I am going to say it again and I will continue to say it over and over again…SIN is the reason the world is in such dire straights. SIN is the cause of all our problems and worst of all, it is the single reason our relationship with the Lord is at risk. This magnifies the problem with the “FEW on the NARROW path to heaven.”
I believe there will be fewer on that path than we think right now. So then the question is this: How are YOU and the LORD getting along nowdays? It a valid question! Simply look around yourself and you will see it for yourself…something…isn’t quite right!