Thursday, September 6, 2007

"Knowing the Time"

What an exciting time to be alive! This is the day that the Bible calls "The Last Days". Two thousand years ago, the Lord Jesus Christ told us that He would return. He was going to the Father, but would come again. He spoke of signs by which we could recognize when we were getting close to His return, although, He said, "No one knows the day nor hour," but God. However, he spoke that the days just prior to His return, there would be "Wars and Rumors of War"; Kingdom would rise against Kingdom"; "Knowledge would be increased"; "Men would run back and forth throughout the earth".

In the short span of less than a generation, we have witnessed phenomenal advances in knowledge. With the advent of the Internet, access to knowledge has never been greater. Much of this vast storehouse of technological information has gone into greater war machines, more skillful ways to kill and destroy. Instead of ushering in peace and safety, the world has grown more unsettled. We are in a great idealogical war in a clash of civilizations. The radical Islamics want nothing less than total destruction of Western culture and civilization. Therefore, since 9/11/2001, we have been engaged in a "War on Terror", with fighting on many fronts. Just this week has witnessed the disruption in Germany of a band of terrorists who were/are planning spectacular assaults on U. S. targets. Even today there is saber rattling between Syria and Israel. The war goes on!

In the midst of such turmoil and gloomy outlook, Christians should be looking up because all these events are pointing to the soon return of Jesus Christ. If you are not a believer, this would be a good time to turn your heart toward God and ask Him to come into your life.