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There’s gotta be a spare umbrella here somewhere. That’s what you’ll usually catch me saying when it’s pouring out and I didn’t expect it to (which is 90% of the time). You may be wondering well why don’t you watch the news for the weather right? Well, I and the news are not the best of friends. No, it is not because they say it is going to snow and it turns out to be 71 degrees and sunny. I stopped watching the news on a regular basis because it was always BAD news.
Nothing good ever seems to happen. So, I have just opted not to subject my mind and spirit to so much negative information. I often tell my friends that I don’t have to watch the news to find out what happened that day. I just think of every horrible that can happen and assume that it happened somewhere (I know, I know, that is depressing). As bad as this sounds, we must remember that the enemy is the prince of this earth and he is running all sorts of tricks and plotting all types of evil because he knows his days are numbered. What gets me is the shocked reactions that Christians have when they hear about the calamities that happen.
Jesus warned us of the things to come in the end of time and the Apostle John wrote a whole book about it (yeah you know that book we all don’t like reading except the part where Jesus comes back). God warned us of what is too come. Unfortunately, many have disregarded the warnings because Jesus hasn’t come yet. These warnings were not written to be thrown out as “old mumbo jumbo”. They were written to forewarn us in hopes of inspiring us to live right with God.
When we see the wars, famines, EARTHQUAKES happening all around us, we should be reminded of what Jesus said:
When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come – Mark 13:7
As Christians who have the Word of God in hand, we have an advantage over the world. We have been warned of what is to come. With this gift, we should live our lives in a way that when all comes to an end and our Savior comes riding on a cloud, we will be able to rise up and be counted among the saints of God.
One of my favorite songs that inspires me to look forward to the Second Coming of Christ is Days of Elijah.
Behold he comes
Riding on a cloud
Shining like the sun
At the trumpet’s call
Lift your voice
It’s the year of jubilee
Out of Zion ’till salvation comes
I pray that the video below will be a blessing to your soul.
Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. – Revelation 22:12-13 (NIV)
Thank you for reminding me that things will worsen on this earth but you have gone up to prepare a place for me. Help me to be patient in tribulation and vigilant in life so that when the trumpet sounds and time is no more, I will meet you in the air.