What a Time to Be Alive and Well :: By Edwin Tan


There is still a segment of believers who simply cannot stomach the fact that they are living in astounding prophetic moments. The great prophets of the Old Testament, as well as the early Church Fathers, longed for these unravelings, which are at an incredible warp speed. They passed on way before the very roots of what is happening ever displayed their green shoots. Those who are alive and have all their vital signs in good order would be arguably that cohort in the pages of history that witnesses living Bible prophecy!

Perhaps some of them came across the Olivet Discourse during their Sunday School years. They probably shrugged off what the Saviour said and probably discounted heavily the prospect of being alive at these times. Maybe they would not live to see this seemingly scary stuff. Ironically speaking, they are alive and in great shape, while wars accompanied by rumours of wars stare point-blank at both retinas. None of them are comatose when they hear of an imminent economic collapse of worldwide proportions and a looming threat of a global famine!

These folks will momentarily look back at the wonder years which they were part of, but more so their dearly departed who avoided present-day nasties — these people have had it seemingly much better! Parents, grandparents, and even great grandparents savored a portion of history that would be sorely missed. Life then was relatively more than decent when compared to current-day deficiencies. So many could only wonder at and ponder the prospect of living to see more deprivations as the scourge of the Great Reset looms large. Enough to make some wish they were born in the days of stagecoaches! Envy those who went home early because of a ravaging brain tumor, if not a fatal car crash at the hands of a drunk at the wheel?

Hang on a second there! You folks are missing something – big time. That is what the author of confusion so ordered; he is making you run the needless gauntlet of so-called shattered dreams and hopes. By what standards? Earthly! Treasures on earth that are poised to be stolen by a cabal of very wicked people. On this very sad note, the genuine hope has been suppressed and denied — this happens when the emphasis is worldly versus the good spiritual!

To make sense of what is really going on and at the same time benefit fully, there is only one thing — connect with God! When one is closely connected with the Lord, the Holy Spirit is there to minister to us, giving us a fascinatingly different lens with respect to the current ominous backdrop.

“But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God” (1 Corinthians 2:10-12).

It would not even cost a dime for the deep things of our Heavenly Father to be revealed to us. This is really awesome material; there is enough muscle to shatter existing mindsets. At this juncture, lingering memories lose their relevance when long-held viewpoints are pummeled by the many truths which emanate from the Spirit of God. We can definitely have a uniquely inspirational glimpse of the immediate future — never missing out on the numerous silver linings amidst the darkening.

There is absolutely no need to wallow in hopelessness which everything associated with the fallen planet is only available. The father of lies only tells everybody that there is doom and gloom, which makes living pointless. But the Way, the Truth and the Life says so very differently — there are great and mighty things which are possible. This being the case even in gravity-defying fashion in these times.

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to my Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it” (John 14:12-14).

Wise up, brothers and sisters in the Lord; do not fall for the snare the enemy has set. Be aware of one thing; these things tell us that the moment of redemption is really close — so look up as eternity draweth nigh (Luke 21:28). It is not like what you experienced so far — everything having a shelf life, if not expiration date. The joy which no words can express and describe is forever! Do not look back but gaze forward.



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