Saturday, February 18, 2017

Is The End Near?

Is The End Near? By Keith Cook

"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." 2 Timothy 3:1-5

This is a question millions of people are asking themselves and others. I believe the Bible has an answer for this question. A number of people have asked Joan and me why God is doing things to our country or why He is choosing to demolish everything. (Example: The attack on the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001, terrorist bombings, highjacking of airplanes, war, sniper shootings, etc...) My late friend and coworker, James Earle Sr., once said: "Why is it that God seems to have His hand on some and His foot on others?"

Our response is that God is not doing this at all. As Americans, we have asked God to kindly remove Himself from all our schools, our courtrooms, our homes, and our city halls; and God has left us to our own devices. Joan and I believe that God may have removed some of His protection as well.

Thus, these circumstances are not something that God has done to us. It is the result of the sin that came into the world when Adam and Eve chose to disobey God.  All of us inherited that sin, which placed us in the position we are in today. Every person, since Adam and Eve, has been born with an innate tendency toward sin.

Recently, I asked my wife what she would want to tell parents and grandparents who have children and youth who are scared and fearful right now. They are afraid something terrible like a terrorist attack, a sniper incident, or another catastrophic event will happen again. How do they live in faith, not fear?

Joan quickly responded, "While something like this is incredibly alarming and could happen again at any moment, we cannot live our lives in constant fear."

Our son is now in his thirty's and it's scary to think of all the places that we go and how something actually could happen to him or to one or both of us.  But you know what? God is there. God is in the center of everything. He is the center of our lives, and we have to know that He is watching over us. He knows what is going on. He is not watching us from afar, but He is watching over us very closely. He knows every hair on our head, each one closely numbered, He knows everything about us.

We have to realize that as we go about our daily lives trying to serve Him and trying to do what is right that He will be there for us. God is always there and taking care of us every second.

(This devotion was taken as an excerpt with permission from Keith Cook's newest book entitled "The End is Near".  Throughout this book, Keith addresses current front page issues in light of Biblical interpretation, and boldly shares how you can implement true Christian lifestyle principles in your everyday life. To purchase your own personal copy of his book, please contact On The Go Ministries.)

Daily Prayer: Confess All Known Sin to God.

Also, Pray for your family, your community, your nation that God will draw all men to Himself and that they will turn away from sin and it's captivity.

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