There is nothing inherently wrong with making long range plans. But if you are aware of the prevailing times and how they jibe with Scripture, then I suggest that you begin to live in the immediate future as well. We can’t go on pretending everything is “hunky-dory,” as we used to say in the “good old days.”
Furthermore, in light of the end -time happenings surrounding us we ought to be getting our lives and priorities in order. I would suggest sincere repentance with a capitol “R” while finding your calling, studying the Scriptures diligently; adhering to what is written and sincerely prayer for our brethren, families, loved ones and our beloved country.
In spite of biblical prophecy being played out before our very eyes, we still have some, even so-called Christians, who say, “Where is he that cometh in the name of the Lord or where is the sign of his coming for since the death of the fathers these things have been prophesied.” I would caution you to wake-up and smell the coffee.
All the signs of the times are cascading on our heads. Many in America today are living their comfortable lives and are not aware of what’s going on in the world, and don’t want to know. Most of them go about making long range plans as if they were going to live forever. It’s hard to believe a person can ignore the signs and wonders swirling all around him.
There are even some Christians who are making plans for things they want to achieve ten years down the line! What arrogance. Obviously they don’t read or care to know Scripture as it pertains to the end times.
I’m a firm believer in the inerrancy of the Bible. Lately, upon re-reading the Revelation of John for the umpteenth time, I discovered the believers under the altar of God in chapter 6 who were beheaded for their faith in Christ, and made the connection with the men who are now being beheaded in an ongoing parade by Isis as a illustration of what is yet to come.
This alone should be enough to prove to anyone that we are now living in the end times
Remember, too, that during the last vision of Daniel, God told him to seal the last revelation up until the end when travel and knowledge would increase. Flight and the Internet came to mind. I realize that not all Christians subscribe to this phenomenon, but I say better safe than sorry. However I would urge the diligent reading of Scripture and not to resort to numerology, the worship of angels or divination.
I think that the rate of information is such today that we have a tendency to forget what happened yesterday in order to try to follow what is happening today. I know, I know… not to worry, we’ll be gone before then, in the Rapture… maybe, and maybe not. God may have to dust us off a bit before we take flight, and if we’re only concerned about ourselves and no one else, then I wonder what God thinks about that? Are you really ready to meet your Maker?
I don’t know about you, but I want to stay abreast of all that’s going on in the world each and every day so I can talk to others about things that pertain to their lives. In sharing this pertinent information with others, inevitably they will say something that makes it possible to share the gospel with them. I’m using this approach more and more, and it works since everyone has been blindsided by today’s events and no one has an answer, except “born -again” Christians.
Christians making long range plans are out of touch with what’s happening in the world today. It may be time to quit playing church and do something about these atrocities. At least we can warn others, but I’ve had some say to me that they don’t watch the news anymore because it’s too disheartening to see what’s going on in our country and the world at large. What ignorance!
In the meantime, twenty one Egyptian Christians were beheaded by Isis recently, and it seems to be an ongoing event. Already Isis, Al Qaida, Boko Haram and other Islamic extremist groups have killed tens of thousands of men, women and children—mostly Christians.
If what we see going on in our country and the world is any indication of the last days, then by all means we must quit playing church, repent of our apathy and hardheartedness and seek God’s face in earnest.
Jesus said in Matthew 16:3, “And in the morning, it will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowering. Oh you hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but you cannot discern the signs of the times?”
By the way, Little Boy is a really well done film and the story line is above par. It is a must see film.
It’s my understanding that a movie named David and Goliath is out right now in limited release around the country. It isn’t showing in my area so I have no comment.
You realize, of course, that a movie, David was made years ago staring Richard Gere. I think I’ll see it again to see if I can find any discrepancies in the storyline.
Yet another football movie titled Wood Lawn is coming out in the fall. What’s with all the Christian football movies? Obviously the screenwriters of these movies have been living their lives vicariously at football stadiums.
Jim Torres “Towers”