Angel, Aliens and Armageddon
In a world filled with fear, uncertainty, and chaos, it is essential to ground ourselves in the timeless truths of scripture.
As we unpack several passages that offer guidance on how to navigate these tumultuous times, let’s remember that 2 Timothy 4:7 reminds us that “God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity but one of power, love, and self-discipline”. These qualities are crucial in facing the challenges that lie ahead.
It’s important to remember that God didn’t write a horror story to scare you. Rather, God has written a love story for you. He promises to come back to take us to be with Him.
Jesus, in John 14:1-3, encourages us not to let our hearts be troubled but instead to trust in God. He assures us of the abundant room prepared for us in our Father’s home. We can find solace in knowing that Jesus will return and bring us to be with Him, where there is eternal peace and rest.
Matthew 24:3 reveals how Jesus’ disciples sought to understand the signs of His return and the end of the world. Jesus cautions them against being deceived by false messiahs and encourages them not to be alarmed by rumors of wars, famines, and earthquakes. These events signify the beginning of birth pains and the fulfillment of prophecies.
The passage in Matthew 24:9 reminds us that persecution and hatred may befall believers, but we are blessed when we suffer for doing what is right. Similarly, 1 Peter 2:15 exhorts us to silence the ignorant talk of foolish people through our good deeds and to live as God’s slaves, upholding righteousness.
Then, in Matthew 24:10-13, Jesus predicts that many will turn away from the faith, betray one another, and hate each other. False prophets will deceive many, and wickedness will increase. However, those who remain steadfast in their faith until the end will be saved.
God’s Spirit will be poured out on His servants, and everyone who calls upon His name will be saved. Even in dark times, God’s power will be evident.
Based on these teachings, here are two vital actions we should take:
- Develop a deep and personal relationship with God. James 1:22 encourages us to be doers of the word, not just hearers. By prioritizing our relationship with God, we can experience transformation and see a positive impact in various areas of our lives, including reduced loneliness, anger issues, bitterness in relationships, and unhealthy habits.
- Share the message of Jesus with as many people as possible. Mark 16:15 instructs us to go into all the world and preach the gospel. Actively sharing our faith and discipling others can bring about a significant increase in the Kingdom’s work and produce a profound impact in our lives and communities.
In conclusion, as we navigate uncertain times, let us anchor ourselves in God’s Word. By living with power, love, and self-discipline, developing a vibrant relationship with God, and sharing His message with others, we can find strength, purpose, and hope in the midst of turmoil. Remember, what we prioritize, we protect, and our verbal expressions reflect our deepest values. Let us stand firm, fight the good fight, and embrace the abundant life God has called us to live.