You may have noticed that our world is struggling with many issues causing great strain, confusion, hostility and brokenness. Frustration has mired our best hopes and we find it hard to simply cope through the weeks.
Faithful Bible students of the Word of God are finding prophecy links that reflect significant symptoms of the End Times. Jesus was reminds us that we will never know for sure (Matthew 24:36), but we ought to always keep the possibility (“probability” ?) open. This could be the winding down of history.
How do we bring healing to a broken world? Is it pouting over the National Anthem? Is it in the lashing out for revenge against injustice? What does it take to begin the healing process of our country?
A voice from the 70’s remains ever so true. It’s not a popular solution, but it’s a message we need to remind ourselves. It’s not a matter of something “out there,” but much closer to “here.” It starts with the resolve of each individual to step up to their part, saying “no” to what is wrong and “yes” to what is right.
“We have placed too much hope in political and social reforms, only to find out that we were being deprived of our most precious possession: our spiritual life. … We hear a constant clamor for rights, rights, always rights, but so very little about responsibility. And we have forgotten God. The need now is for selflessness, for a spirit of sacrifice, for a willingness to put aside personal gains for the salvation of the whole Western world.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
— 1 Corinthians 15:58