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The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Wednesday, March 16 2011
Surviving the dangers in these prophetic times
The recent events in the Middle East, Japan, Europe and in the United States have prompted much discussion among Bible-believing Christians about the end times. When events occur at such rapid pace--earthquakes, kingdom against kingdom, wars and rumors of wars, famine and pestilence--it is natural for the human being to look for answers. And while the world is taught that there is no God, that the higher power is limited only by the education of man's brain, many are seeking answers in vain. The one's with the answers must, as Christ said in Matthew 5:16, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
But if Christians are fearful, anxious and panicked about the events around them, their light will not be so strong to those who have no answers. We, as Christians grafted in to the root, must respond to these times with knowledge, wisdom and compassion. As the Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 1:7, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." Many have asked how to survive as we enter these times of accelerated prophecy. First and foremost, trust in God and call upon His name. Joel 2:32 says, "And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered." You have nothing to fear. Be a Godly example. This is the first key to survival.
To survive, we also need to know God's plan. And God's plan is found only in the Bible--not what people say about the Bible, but the very word of God. Read the word. Know the chronology of events. Matthew 24 is a good place to start. Jesus begins his teaching of his disciples in verse 4, saying, "Take heed that no man deceive you." This is excellent and straightforward advice. Do not believe your government. It will lie to you in these days. Do not believe your politicians. They will lie to you in these days. Do not believe big name Bible teachers for as Jesus said in Matthew 24:11, "And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many." You will know who to believe by knowing the word of God.
Also know that survival is not dependent upon governments. Our survival is in the hands of the one true God. Have faith in Him that He will take care of your needs. Jesus tells us the formula for survival in Matthew 6:31-33, "Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? Or, What shall we drink?, or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knows that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." One other thing--don't be worrying about the rapture. Trust that God knows when to bring you home and occupy until He blesses you with such a joy.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Word of Life Ministry