“I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.” [Psa 4:8]
While we anxiously wait for the Lion of the Tribe of Judah to return, we have found a nice soft place to sit and put our feet up. We see events that are signs of the times, even if we try to hide our head in the sand or plug our ears and sing. There are critical things going on all around us that, as much as we may try, still cannot be brushed away. Before you write me off as a wild-eyed ranting paranoid Christian, hear me out.
Have you ever heard the line, “The biggest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world he did not exist”?
We should cease laughing at conspiracy theories and stop making light of the impending collapse of the world’s financial system, “big brother” developments, the seriousness of Marxism and progress towards the one world government. We should not mock those who stand on the streets preaching that the “end” of the world is at hand anymore. The time for waving off these things has long since passed. We may not want to face that fact- the fact that we are standing right in the middle of some extremely distressing biblically prophesied events but it absolutely does not change that they’re really happening. The words “peace” and “safety” are securely the bywords of today. [1 The 5:3] We wonder how we can protect ourselves from deadly flu epidemics, food recalls, computer viruses & hacking, wars, atrocities to children, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, genocide, famine, identity theft and on and on. These are all in everyone’s daily conversations, riddled with fear and shock.
Perhaps now you might stop and consider why you feel the need to label me a wild-eyed ranting paranoid Christian? Does it make you feel more comfortable about yourself and allow you to be free to just “get by” until you are forced to change? When could that time possibly be? Is it when your world is completely destroyed and you are finally forced to admit that it just may be the end portion of the End Times… and not the beginning?
So then, what do we do? Some trust in chariots. However, our hope is in the Lord. He is our deliver, our strength, our defense. “The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run to it and they are safe.” [Pro 18:10] There is no other name by which we are saved. [Acts 4:12] Since we are so clearly standing in the middle of end times prophecy, we have the wonderful privilege to share the protection and salvation that Jesus brings with those around us. Let us run to Jesus and stay with Him through all trials and tribulation with our eyes wide open.