Watching the world each day gives me the sense that Evil is tightening the noose. The culture is crumbling, the government is obfuscating, the church acquiescing. The world spotlight is brightening on Israel. The Russians to the North…the Chinese to the east… The European Union and the United States dissolving. Evil is emerging from the shadows and uninhibited exposes himself in the public square and does not even tickle an eye or an ear.
The earth is shaking. Disease and famine is growing worldwide. Nations rise against nations. Countries collapse. The Holocaust of World War II is a pittance compared to the destruction of the unborn. The worship of man dwarfs even the acknowledgement of a creator. Evil is Closing in.
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?…Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril or sword?” As it is written, “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter’ Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities nor powers, not things present not things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Yes we know the outcome but, sometimes the pain of the journey can be overwhelming. As we are in the midst of watching the world spiral out of control we can take heart that our God has us in his hand.Yes anxiety tears at our shield of faith and sometimes we stumble but one mighty, one strong voice rings clear, listen brother for we are of the family of God not of this world!! Praise be to the most high God.