We're probably hearing many voices speaking to us, and whether we realize it or not, it's true. Every moment of every day we're listening to someone. The voices of family, friends, newspapers, social media and television are speaking to us constantly.
What they say can directly affect our life in these times.
They are questions that are basic to all of us and we could ask God, "Why I am here? Why was I born into my particular family? Why am I here at this time?"
You see friends, we really had nothing to do with it. God didn't ask our opinion when He planned us and made us. It was all up to Him.
Why were we not born in the days of Abraham, Moses, David, or even Jesus?
Why were we not born in the fifteenth, eighteenth, or nineteenth century?
Why did God put us in this last generation before Jesus returns?
I believe that when God created the world, He saw a time period in which sin would abound as never before, a time when great calamities would come upon the earth. He foresaw a time when the greatest deception would come to try the people of God.
Just remember this; that the end time history was written before the world was established.
Matt 24:12 Sin will be rampant everywhere and the love of many will grow cold.
2 Tim 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
We're living in difficult times and as Christians, most of us know that the last days are here. We have all heard about the signs that Jesus said to look for concerning Israel and the world. Every day calamities and terrorism are happening and people are going out into a Christ-less eternity.
If we're going to live for God, we are going to run into persecution somewhere along the line. The devil is going to try to make sure we do!
The events Jesus said would be signs of His coming and of the end of the world, are going on all around us; even today as you read this blog.
Now, I'm not saying that to frighten you or to depress you. I'm saying it because I want you to be prepared.
But we can keep our peace and walk in fearless confidence even in the midst of these troubled times, if we remember one thing; God is still in control and He is still on the throne! In these last days there will be ample opportunity for us to walk in fear if we don't know the truth!
2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
Jesus said in Luke 21:26 that men's hearts will fail them because of fear.
However, while describing many of the end-times events to His disciples, Jesus told then in Matt:24:6 "...see that ye be not troubled."
There is only one way to remain fearless in a world of turmoil, hatred, war and uncertainty—that is to trust the One who told you not to be troubled.
In these last days, both Christians and unbelievers will see the increasing of the power of this age.
This will result in awesome demonstrations of God's power and the great end-time harvest of people being saved as never before.
So let's all consecrate ourselves to God and stay full of the Word and the Holy Spirit, so that when we hear the blast of the trumpet announcing Jesus' return, we'll all be ready!