Where Are We Going?
Call me philisophical, crazy, prophetic, wacked out...whatever...But I think we have to ask ourselves where in the world are we going? If you watch the television, read the newspaper, search online, and listen to people talk, things in our world are getting rather strange. Understand me here, while I am sounding an alarm, but I'm not running to the mountain or in my case, not waiting on the beach for the Lord to return...Every morning I do two things faithfully: 1) Watch CNN as I prepare for work; 2) Read CNN Online and do a survey. It's really rather depressing; floods, wars, politics, abuses of all kinds, diseases, and death. To tell you the truth, it's quite depressing and then all the prophetic preaching I've heard in my life comes to mind...is this the beginning of the end, the end of time or the time of the end.
I tend to believe that it is the time of the end and am constantly reminded that things of this nature have always taken place, but it appears to me that they're increasing.
My response to all of this is not to panic or be fearful. The end times are not about being fearful, scaring the devil out of people or walking around yelling the sky is falling...It's an opportunity to share the message of the Kingdom and to tell people that there is a King to come!
I think somehow we need to discover where we're at and where we're going. When I was a teen ager Wade Bell, a Church of God missions rep came to our church, he had charts and diagrahms describing the end times. Forty years from the establishment of Israel as a nation and the church will be raptured he declared! We've passed that time and are still here...is the Lord coming? Absolutely! Sooner than later...don't know..timing is not the issue, readiness is...preparation and outreach is the answer...what do you think?