In Genesis, we read about Noah and the ark, and the attitude and actions of the people of that day. They were so evil and uncaring that God rued the day He created them. He determined to send a flood to destroy them, save Noah and his family. Noah was faithful and preached what was to come, but no one would listen, thinking themselves so wise. God carried out His judgement. We also read about Lot in Sodom and Gomorrah, and the vile way the people there lived their lives. God was so unhappy with them, that He was determined to destroy the whole area and all that lived there. Abraham had to beg for mercy from God to save his nephew Lot and his family. And, God carried out His judgement upon the people and the land.
Today we see the same attitudes and hatefulness, the coldness of hearts, the rebellion of hating God's Word and hating His believers. We see Satan once again working in the lives of men to seek and destroy anything having to do with God. It is running rampant just as in Genesis......... the speed of all of this is mind boggling. Never before has the world met all the criteria at one time to let us know that God must surely be angry and fed up again. Never have the signs been all around us so profoundly to let us know that Jesus, our King, is soon to come back for us. We may not know the day or hour, but we can surely see the season. And, we are smack dab in the middle of it!
Our hearts are breaking to see all this transpire. We have loved ones here on earth who are doomed to hell for not accepting Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We want so badly for them to change their life outcome. Life is dishing out all kinds of problems, be they financial, emotional, medical, or whatever. It's a hard time to be alive. BUT, it's a wonderful time to be alive, too. Many of us here will hear the trump and rise up to meet our Lord in the air and to be with Him for eternity. What an awesome experience we are in for!
I just want to encourage all of you, and myself, too, that there is nothing to fear. God has us in the palm of His hand and we are eternally safe. No matter what transpires before we go, He is with us, loving us with all that He is. We should be joyous even in the worse of our circumstances..........it's only going to get better for us. The world does not have that hope. For them things are going to continue to spiral out of control, and they can't even see it happening. They consider themselves so wise and yet they are fools.
Hang tight, brothers and sisters. Don't let anyone steal your joy. This is the time we need to band together and encourage one another, and to share the gospel with others for their salvation. It is time to look up, for our redemption draws nigh. Much love to everyone of you!