Summary: The stock market is in chaos, the cost of living has increased greatly. 401K s have taken a big hit and many have lost a great portion of their retirement. The future seems very insecure, and in the midst of all of this, men’s hearts are failing them for
I have felt compelled in my spirit to share about the things going on. There is much happening in the worlds financial systems and in our own country right now. We are having to bail out Fannie and Freddie. The stock market is in chaos, the cost of oil and food have fluctuated all over the place. 401K s have taken a big hit, many have lost a great portion of their retirement and the future seems very insecure, and in the midst of all of this, men’s hearts are failing them for fear. Yet, there is good news in the midst of these things.
--New English Bible
Heb:2:14: the children of a family share the same flesh and blood; and so He too shared ours, so that through death he might break the power of him who had death at his command, that is, the devil; 15: and might liberate those who, through fear of death, had all their lifetime been in servitude. 16: it is not angels, mark you, that He takes to Himself, but the sons of Abraham. 17: And therefore He had to be made like these brothers of His in every way, so that He might be merciful and faithful as their high priest before God, to expiate the sins of the people. 18: For since He himself has passed through the test of suffering, He is able to help those who are meeting their test now.
This is good news to anyone who will hear. We have been liberated from the fear of death. It says we had all our lifetime been in servitude. One translation says it like this, were subject to slavery all their lives.
But thank God, THANK GOD, We have been liberated, we have been set free. This is not going to happen one day, it has already happened
We are in the beginning of terrible times, fear has gripped many. We need to ask ourselves where our faith is placed. If you have not done this, then now is a very good time to take stock. The signs are all around us. A time when things that can be shaken will be shaken
Hebrews 12:27 Now this, "Yet once more,’’ indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.
The Living Bible says it like this…
Hebrews 12:27 By this he means that he will sift out everything without solid foundations, so that only unshakable things will be left.
That does not have to be us. We are being called to stand strong on our solid foundation. We are called to such a time as this!
Men’s hearts are failing them for fear… look around and you will see this everywhere.
Jesus talked about this, I believe we are entering this time now.
Luke 21:22 "For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23. "But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people.
24. "And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
25. "And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26. "men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. 27. "Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28. "Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.’’
We have to ask ourselves where is our treasure? It is a time to check up our priorities and ask ourselves if we are seeking God’s kingdom first? If we are, then we can have great confidence for we can say if God is for me who can be against me. It is not a time for the kingdom minded children of God to be afraid but to look up for our redemption is drawing near. A time to trust in the lord with all our heart and lean not to our own understanding and in all our ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct our path. Now would be a good time to start trusting in the One true God.
Fear is a terrible thing, it brings torment. The world is choking on it right now, but it should not and doesn’t have to be this way with us. Where there is fear, there is no peace, there is no joy, there is no happiness. When you fear, you put more faith in the worlds system then in the Word of God. You might not say it like that, yet when you fear you are doing that very thing.