Summary: Periodic catastrophes are now gaining an inevitable position and authority in touching man’s conscience and awareness concerning the uncertain future of mankind and its abused habitat which is the planet earth.
Periodic catastrophes are now gaining an inevitable position and authority in touching man’s conscience and awareness concerning the uncertain future of mankind and its abused habitat which is the planet earth.
The unpleasant and heart-moving sights we see around us today undeniably trouble the hearts of many, leading them to more fears and insecurities. In times of uncertainties, we must keep in mind that man’s faith in God plays a great role in his quest for hope and survival.
In Psalm 46:1-3, it is written, God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Shelah. (KJV)
Through this relevant message from the scriptures, we see a quick look of the future distress that will surely come to earth. Knowing these things and keeping an unwavering faith in the Lord Jesus Christ will surely save us from dangerous waves of fears and hopelessness.
(I) Universal Distress
Luke 21:9-11 21:25, 26
-Political chaos vs9, 10
-Cosmic disturbance vs11, 25
-Global catastrophe vs11, 25
-Spiritual conflict vs8, 12-19
(II) An Important Reminder
Luke 21:8-24 21:34-36
-To avoid deception v8
-To draw us closer to God v28
-To stir up our spiritual awareness
-To prepare us for the coming of the
God has not neglected to give warnings and reminders to mankind through His Word and through nature, which are proofs of His loving-kindness and His desire to protect us from evil things.
God is a loving and merciful God who is keeping in touch with us in various and significant ways so we may take heed of His Word and be assured of His protection, but if we ignore or fail to take notice of His ways, we will surely experience the unpleasant consequences of our sins and we will be put to a shameful and miserable situation.
As people experience more strange and sorrowful events in life may every man avoid focusing his eyes on earthly things, but on things above. In Luke 21:34, it is written, And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. (KJV)
Undoubtedly, the Church will not go through the most feared tribulation period, but Christians have a God-given task to share the Gospel so that people may find their way to the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Telling the Good News to everyone not only give hope and joy to the lost people but to all messengers of Truth as well.
Be a great witness for Christ; share the Gospel; live in sincerity and in Truth; and be prepared for the glorious coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.