A Couple of Points
Strange, isn’t it? Well, it certainly is to one who was born in the first half of the last century. I’m speaking of this world we find ourselves in. As I go around to different forums that I drop into now and then there is a lot of talk of our being on the cusp of judgement. The “Tribulation” is almost here. It may well be but, in reality, this alarm has been sounded before. For crying out loud, Hollywood has made billions off movies about the last days and the earthquakes, tidal waves, and a nuclear holocaust. For that matter, cults and certain religions have brought in hundreds of members by haranguing them with the Scriptures. It is, “never ending.”
I found myself caught up in this for a while after 9/11. It certainly seemed like a sign of the end. Then again, my rational mind asked me how long I thought it would be before the United States was attacked on our own shores? Did I actually think this would never or could not happen? No, I realized, much as I didn’t like it, it was always just a matter of time. Japan had plans for us as did the Nazi’s. It just wasn’t in the cards then.
With all the above stated for the record, I ask again: Are we in the end times? The best I can come up with is: Maybe. You see, Jesus said that only His Father knew the day and the hour of the end. The day and the hour. Jesus did not know so how can we know? Now, there are myriad signs today which correspond to Scripture. I’ve posted some of those here. But, there is more to this than just the end times. There is the shortness of our lives.
We all face the end times. The question is, are we prepared and that is the crux of all of this. Are we prepared? It stands to reason that if we fear the end times don’t we also fear our lack of preparation for the end times? This is an ongoing struggle we all face. Be prepared. Be hopeful. Be humble. Be prayerful. If we do these things then there is naught to worry about concerning the end. There is a mindset here that also eliminates our fear of the end. It is harmony. Playing in tune with God’s purpose.
There is an old saying, “All in good time.” Perhaps it is an old saying whose meaning may have escaped us? Time is fleeting for us. Now is a good time for harmony as tomorrow may never come.