2 Corinthians 5:7 For we live by faith, not by sight.
We don’t shrink back in fear because of what’s happening in the world around us. We were warned beforehand that we would go through bad times. We were told before the Tribulation comes there will be great pains in the earth. The world is experiencing those pains. We hear of rumors of wars. We hear of earthquakes and hurricanes and more to come… It isn’t going to stop until he comes and creates a new heaven and earth.
Now is the time to stay sober minded. It’s not a time to reverse back to our old ways because we can’t handle mentally or emotionally what’s happening in the world.
1 Peter 4:7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.
1 Peter 5:8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
1 Peter 1:13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.
This isn’t about being politically correct. This is about standing for the truth and believing that the truth will set you free!
John 8:32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
What is the truth? That Jesus died for our sins. That he is the true Messiah! There is no other God!
He is the healer.
Psalm 105:7 He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
Psalm 18:47 He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me,
Deuteronomy 10:21 He is the one you praise, he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes.
Luke 20:38 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.
So don’t turn back!
The Spirit will guide you! This is the time when you pray and seek God with all your heart and totally submit to him that he will guide you through your journey. We are all on a journey. God has called each and every one of us to be a part of his harvest. We should all be kingdom builders. We’re on a team to build and build up those around us and to point out false teachers.
Jeremiah 3:22 Return, faithless people; I will cure you of backsliding. Yes, we will come to you, for you are the Lord our God.
John 16:13 But when he, the spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
1 John 2:2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for us but also for the sins of the whole world.
Proverbs 2:7 He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
Colossians 1:28 He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.
Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
2 Samuel 23:4 He is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after the rain that brings grass from the earth.
Ephesians 4:10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.
So why on the earth would you ever turn your back on God or backslide to no return? It’s time to return back and repent.
I turned on the news to hear of more rumors of war.
My heart was tore.
I turned to another channel and there were more earthquakes and hurricanes ready to hit the shore.
My heart was tore.
I turned the channel again and heard of a mass shooting you would’ve thought it was another war.
I prayed and I asked God when will it all end?
And he said this is just the beginning, you will hear more and more.
My heart was tore more.
I wept for those who will never again walk on a sandy shore.
I wept for those whose homes were torn to the core.
I wept for those who were stuck in the middle of an endless war.
My heart was tore.
My heart was beating.
It was all repeating.