How Quickly Things Can Change :: By Grant Phillips

Your spouse slaps you with a divorce. Your path in life is redirected as soon as those papers are served.

Your loved one has been killed in an accident. Your world is never the same from that moment forward.

Everything was fine at work, so it seemed, then your boss informs you that you no longer work there. In just a few words your world has changed.

You said, “I do.” She said, “You’d better.” Uh Oh.

She said, “I’m pregnant.” Your life will never be the same.

The United States of America was enjoying economic prosperity and low unemployment. Then the COVD-19 Coronavirus came to town. Overnight, an economic darkness has struck our land. People are out of work. Businesses are anticipated to fail. The national debt continues to rise. All of this because, worst of all, people are dying from one little “bug.”

I would like to quote again, the words of Mike Lindell, founder of My Pillow made the evening of March 30, 2020 at the White House briefing.

“God gave us grace on November 8, 2016 to change the course we were on. God had been taken out of our schools and lives. A nation had turned its back on God, and I encourage you, use this time at home to get back in the Word, read our Bibles and spend time with our families.

Our President gave us so much hope, where just a few short months ago, we had the best economy, lowest unemployment, wages going up, it was amazing. With our great President, Vice-President and this administration and all the great people in this country praying daily, we will get through this and back to a place that is stronger and safer than ever.”

Please read his words slowly and thoughtfully. They could not be any more true than they are stated.

Almost overnight, we as a country have gone from prosperity to … well, we are just not sure what is ahead, but it doesn’t look pretty. I am sure of one thing. I am sure that if we who claim to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord would call out to God and mean it, as did the publican in Luke 18:13, He would hear our prayers. The Lord God made it very clear to Solomon that He would heal our land if we would humble ourselves before Him.

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

(Again, for the nitpickers, yes I know this verse is specifically for Israel and I also know that the application is for us as well. “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” Romans 15:4)

Notice that God says nothing about those who are not His people. Those who are not God’s people are children of Satan (John 8:44). God will not listen to them unless they call out to be saved through Jesus Christ.

Is it possible we (true Christians) have depended too much upon President Trump and Congress to guide our country correctly? In other words, if it is true that God allowed Donald Trump to be elected on November 8, 2016 instead of Hillary Clinton, and I believe it is true, are we putting our faith in the President or God?

By all means, we need to pray daily for President Trump and his administration, but we pray that God will lead him. We also pray that President Trump will listen to the advice God sends his way. We pray for the President’s administration that God will lead them and they will listen. We pray for God’s protection against those who seek to destroy our land because of their greed for power and their hatred for God.

Why do the Democrats and the RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) have such a strong hatred for President Trump? My opinion: God wrecked their plans for a one world government and President Donald Trump and his administration is in their way. Also, their volatile hatred is nearly off the charts because President Trump and his administration have been so successful. Why has it been successful? Because of God, not man.

Here comes the puzzle; i.e. the head scratcher. Why does it seem now that all of that success is being sucked down the drain? The COVID-19 Coronavirus is wreaking havoc all over the world. What is going on?

I see two alternatives: (This is my opinion only, for what it’s worth.)

  1. God is fed up with us and is furthering His preparation to end the Church age.
  2. God will hear the prayers of His people and do even greater things, which of course will make Satan and his protégés (Democrats and RINOs) even more determined in their fight against Him.

Either way, I feel we are at the tail end of the Church age. As to how much time is left, only God is privy to that knowledge. The best thing we can do as Christians is live as if He will be coming for us today.

When I think of how quickly things can change, I think of my own life. The years have gone by very, very fast. Then I think of Jesus’ words, “I come quickly.” (Revelation 3:11; 22:7, 12, 20)

Jesus emphasized through the apostle Paul just how quick is “quickly” when He has Paul write these words.

“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” (1 Corinthians 15:52)

Now folks, that’s pretty fast. Are you ready? Once He comes, it will be over before we can blink. When Jesus returns for His Church (His bride) things will change in a millisecond, and it will be too late for those left behind.


Grant Phillips


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