You wake-up in the morning with your clock radio playing one of your favorite tunes. A smile crosses your face as you reminisce about that place and time. You stretch and yawn, look out of the window at the rising sun. The sky is baby blue with a few white wispy clouds meandering across the heavens. Birds are chirping in the trees.
Then you begin to awaken and remember the things you heard on the news the night before, and you slowly come back to planet Earth and begin to face reality. It’s Saturday and today you have an appointment at the firing range. Someone tried to break into your house last week, and although you never owned a gun, you go out and buy one. You have morals and are a level headed individual. You would never use it unless it was to protect yourself and your loved ones.
We are obligated to defend our loved ones and neighbors, aren’t we?
Recently someone said, “Start locking your doors – the world is changing.” The world is indeed changing, and not for the better. When Obama was running for office, voting Americans wanted CHANGE and they got it – in spades! Change from what? Now we are experiencing change in all of our institutions and in our nation’s morality, real and scary change. To be sure, perversity and sin have always existed, but have you ever seen such rampant evil in your lifetime?
What used to be called good is bad, what’s bad is now called good. White is black and black is white and we have fifty shades of grey in between. Everyone is a law unto himself and people are doing what they well please. There are no absolutes anymore and people will do whatever they can get away with. The apostle Paul tells Timothy, “In the last days perilous times will come…”
Politicians are leaders whom we should be able to look up to. Today, politicos in high positions use their office to rake in the big bucks, and when accused of abusing their office they use terms such as “misspoke” and “I can’t remember.” They lie to excuse their bad behavior. The Scriptures say that this would be so in the end times, and I quote, “In the last days there will be corruption in high places.”
The daily news is coming at us so fast now that by the time we even begin to make sense of a lie or something sinister these folks are doing, something else comes up to make us forget the first injustice. It’s one thing after the other and these people know it, so they continue to play the game “Catch me if you can.”
And if that wasn’t enough, Obama’s henchmen have gone to Israel to try to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu in the upcoming elections there. Why? Is it because he is a Jew-hating Muslim? Now tens of thousands are protesting against Netanyahu, the man who would save them from extinction. Their mantra (not surprisingly) is CHANGE.
You can bet that this administration is going to pull out all the stops to try to destroy Israel and topple our country before they leave office. Already they’ve begun circumventing and changing our laws. With open borders they are welcoming in over thirty thousand Muslim Syrians and any subversive who wants to come into our country. Some, but not all of the atrocities our leaders commit can be read about on the internet.
Other news and items are quite astonishing as well. Some have devised New Age philosophies and religions and are absolute loonies, basing these ideologies on manmade thought and practice. That’s why it is imperative for Christians to know Scripture and keep studying Scripture until their dying day, and not only in Sunday school but at home as well. “Study to show yourself approved, a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of God.”
The problem is that in many Bible classes continue to cover the same old ground, Sunday after Sunday. The apostle Paul says, “For though by this time you ought to be teaching others, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is still a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”
Since there is a fierce struggle between the forces of evil and the God-fearing right today, the only alternative would be that all people everywhere come to know Christ. There are programs in the church that teach you how to share Christ with others. Some have come up with using drawings or using their fingers in the shape of a steeple for reaching the sheeple. Ridiculous!
Most of us don’t like being taken for granted, as though we were a number and people can instinctively sense this and are turned off by this methodology. Only by sharing the gospel out of concern can we hope to change the world for the better. But it may be too little too late.
Who would have thought that things could get out of hand so fast? The man who said “lock your doors because the world is changing” was right, and not for the better. In that same vein, Jesus said, “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.”
Jesus is coming back soon and we who love His appearing will be taken up to meet Him in the clouds.
Jim Torres “Towers”