I was recently watching the news on a new international channel, when suddenly I was struck with the revelation of the tumultuous state of the world at large! Wars, Disasters and Pestilence have become an every day occurrence. It suddenly dawned on me that all is not well with this universe. As I was trying to calm myself down and rebuke the spirit of panic, I heard the Lord speak to me as in the past. He said “Don’t you get it? The scripture is being fulfilled before your very eyes”. I was stunned and disheveled, but still hoping to hear more. I did the only thing I knew would bring me truth and went searching through the source of all knowledge; the Holy Bible.
The first scripture that caught my eyes was the book of Luke 12:54-56. ” And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?” Brethren, is there a possibility that we are very oblivious to what is happening around us? This brings us to another scripture that caught my attention through the guidance of the Holy Spirit; earlier in the same twelfth chapter of the gospel of Luke, Jesus Christ said, ” And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.” (verses 39&40) Are we actually in denial of possibilities of a sequence of events preceding the triumphant second coming of the Messiah?
Without arrogating to myself the power to judge anybody, I want to appeal to all people of God to pray without ceasing in these perilous times. Most of us pray for prosperity so much that we forget that our sustenance depends on the world we live in; that is why we have to pray about our earthly home, until the time we transition to our heavenly home where there will be no more war, destruction, pestilence or death. Nobody wants to intercede for nations, leaders or even causes. If we can use a quarter of the time we use in preaching to stand in the gap for the peace of our earthly abode, we will definitely change the direction of its affairs. We cannot stand aloof and be unperturbed by silent signals of a greater catastrophe. By every definition, it is not well with this universe; where there is war in almost every part of the planet and diseases and pestilence have continuously ravaged communities. Sin and abominations are the trends of this emancipated specie called mankind that has suddenly forgotten that life is a gift from God.
Our Lord Jesus Christ warned us of the danger of not being alert and watchful concerning spiritual matters and truths that are infallible; because they come from the mouth of God. Nothing that comes from His mouth will go back unfulfilled. The book of Luke 17:28 -30 takes us down memory lane, revealing consequences of treating the word of God with levity
6 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. ”
My greatest wish is that this generation will not become another historical data of those who were not ready for the arrival of the King of kings and Lord of lords. We have to rise and raise awareness about events around us that are pointers to impending manifestation of Scriptural prophecies. This is the time for the church of God to raise an army of soldiers of Christ who will raise the banners of our God high across all nations, preparing the way of the Lord. We are to pray without ceasing, with great expectation that when the Lion of the tribe Judah shall appear He will be the appointed bridegroom that has come to meet a worthy bride, (The elect) The wedding will be heralded by archangels the angels and other hosts of heaven. Are you ready to be part of this holy Eucharist? What a glorious day it would be, when we shall all behold His glory with our own bare eyes! Halleluyah