I wanted to share with you some informative articles that give insight to “the state of things” in our country and world. Many of you have spoken with me over the past couple of years concerning the many changes we are seeing and experiencing all around us. We realize that nothing in this world seems to stay the same. Food choices change, prices change, methods change, and values change. One thing that I am thankful that doesn’t change is this… “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8 ESV). Who He is, what He taught, His gospel, and His plans will never change.
Proverbs 19:21 (ESV) tells us, “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.” As a child of God, I am grateful for the steadfastness of our Lord!
I recently listened to a couple of podcasts by James Dobson interviewing Charlie Kirk that are very insightful. They were recorded back in October 2022. I encourage you to take the time to listen to both.
Going beyond our borders, did you know that the Abrahamic Family House has been completed? You may ask, “Pastor, what is the Abrahamic Family House?” Take a few minutes to read this news article. It will explain more clearly. I believe this is a very significant occurrence in these “last days”.
I share these pieces of information with you to stir your hearts to prayer. To stir your hearts to preparedness. To challenge each of you to persevere and to remain faithful to our Lord. God has called us to be faithful to Him and His Word even when times are interesting, challenging, and changing. Yes, we know that God and the truth of His Word are unchangeable. But we also know that we are living in “the last days”. The number of days since Christ’s death/resurrection/ascension has been over 727,450 days (almost 2000 years) and yet scripture calls this time in history, “the last days” (Jude 1:18; 1 Peter 1:20; 1 Corinthians 10:11). And each passing day brings us closer to Christ’s promised return!
Clearly, much of the change and unrest in this world that we are seeing and hearing about is leading to something significant. Yes, we rejoice in the work of God around the world, bringing many to Himself. Praise His name! But we also know that the days before “the last day” (1 Thessalonians 5:1-11) will be full of turmoil and change. Let me leave you with Paul’s words to the church in Corinth, “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV).
Soli Deo Gloria,