A Guest Post by VS
Jeremiah 6:17 “And I set watchmen over you, saying, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But they said, ‘We will not listen.'”
Ezekiel 33:6 “But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman’s hand.”
Isaiah 6:8 “And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8 ESV)
Mark 13:37 “And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”
So, now… what? We all seemingly went to bed one night and woke up to a dystopian future. One where the rulers of this present age were ready even if we weren’t. Ready to spring forth the architecture of the Great Tribulation that is surely right around the corner. Is any of this surprising? Is the speed with which it’s happening startling? It shouldn’t be if you’ve been reading the signs (Matthew 16:3):
- Headlines for the control over money (Revelation 13:17), click here.
- Headlines for the persecution of the church, click here.
- Headlines for the forming alliances in the War of Ezekiel, click here.
- Headlines for the Jewish diaspora (Ezekiel 39:28), click here.
Those are but a few of many areas pointing to the end of this age and the rapidity with which the curtain is drawing to a close. So, now what? What are we to do? This is the greatest opportunity any of us who study prophetic scripture have for spreading the Gospel message. A message of eternal hope in a dark time where everyone is asking, “What is going on here?” It’s up to us to stand up and speak truth. To say that yes these are dark times, but what we are witnessing is a mere prelude to immense suffering unlike anything anyone has ever seen before (Mark 13:19).
Proclaim with love to all that none of us should fear our present circumstances but believe (Mark 5:36) in the One our Father sent from Heaven to atone for our sins (John 1:29). Now is the time to repent (Matthew 4:17) and believe the sacrifice Jesus made for us covers our past, present, and future sins. And as hard as we may try, we are not the masters of our fate nor the captains of our souls (Matthew 19:26).
Out of the light that dazzles me,
Bright as the sun from pole to pole,
I thank the God I know to be,
For Christ – the Conqueror of my soul.
Since His the sway of circumstance,
I would not wince nor cry aloud.
Under the rule which men call chance,
My head, with joy, is humbly bowed.
Beyond this place of sin and tears,
That Life with Him and His the Aid,
That, spite the menace of the years,
Keeps, and will keep me unafraid.
I have no fear though straight the gate:
He cleared from punishment the scroll.
Christ is the Master of my fate!
Christ is the Captain of my soul!
A poem by Dorothea Day titled, “Conquered.”
So, now what? “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8 ESV)
Thanks to Vason for the above Post.