I was watching the news today about the earthquake in Haiti and as I was watching the footage on the screen, I was automatically taken back by what I was seeing with my eyes. It was like God was hitting me over the head, spelling it out for me with crayons- which I told Him He was going to have to do if He wanted me to understand stuff. I'm not all that smart and need lower than layman's terms to understand things. There was a scripture that was brought to my attention, so I immediately started looking through my bible to find where it was.
Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At the time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." Mathew 24:4-14
Did you catch it? There are many of these things going on at this very moment we are living in. Here in the United States, we have seen some pretty historic things happen, but there is one historic thing that is much greater than anything we have seen as of yet- and it is coming soon! We have seen a man walk on the moon...but God is coming soon to rule and set the world Right! We have seen World Wars...but God is coming soon to rule and set the world Right! We have seen a nation rise up against itself in a Civil War...but God is coming soon to rule and set the world Right! We have seen racial barriers broken between black and white...but God is coming soon to rule and set the world Right! We have seen the first African American President of the United States...but God is coming soon to rule and set the world Right! There are many things in this life that cry out for our attention, and they are important things, which is why we put our focus on them. At the same time, there are things in this life that demand our attention because they are that important. What I get out of the scripture above is this: There are signs that God gives us to tell us He is coming soon. Many people are waiting for more evidence, but I am afraid that once they get all the evidence they need...it will be too late to get serious about their life. God taught our family how to stand firm during moments of tribulation through the time we had with Kaydence...and I am very grateful of that. As I was reading this scripture earlier today, it was so evident and powerful to me that the coming of Christ could very well happen in my life time. As more and more news reports come out of wars and people talking of wars, I think about the beginning of birth pains. As I watch reports of earthquakes all over the world- wiping out vast amounts of population, I think about the beginning of birth pains. If you are out there and are not following Christ, I have to ask you: What are you waiting for? How much more evidence do you need that the bible is telling the truth and Christ Jesus is REAL and ALIVE today? If you are a follower of Christ...are you serious about it? If you are not serious about your life and witness here on earth, what are you waiting for? People are lost...and will be lost for eternity if nothing is done to help them. God is calling His people Home- and Satan is taking the rest of them down the path of moral decay. Now is the time to determine which path you are on...please don't wait until it is too late!