Monday, July 13, 2009

World Peace, anyone?

It is already a fact that anyone, anywhere in the world could attest to - we are sinking into a global crisis. We are quickly falling into the turbulent picture of worldly disaster. Everywhere we turn, there is chaos! Every single time we turn our TV on there's really nothing else in the news but war, torment, hunger, global agitation and terror! Are we dreaming of world peace? Are YOU praying for world peace? I bet every single nation, city, church in the world is wanting to have a taste of this "world peace" we are all dreaming about in our sleep! We must have heard a number of times people, even church leaders, say how much we need prayers for world peace and unity. Ok, ok... I won't hold it against you, but let me clarify a little something here. If you are one of those who FEEL that we need to have some world peace and quiet and you are one of the many souls out there praying for such, here's a suggestion I'd like to make --> READ YOUR BIBLE!!!

Jesus Himself said "Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law." (Luke 12:51-53 NIV)

Be careful then that you will not be deceived. "World peace" is not what Jesus expected to happen. Not until the new heaven and the new earth will come into place, that is. He instead have explained that we would have chaos even in the midst of our families. Why so? Because we are in the end times and those who do not believe in Christ Jesus will ridicule, persecute, wage war with those who do belong to Him. The world is already moving towards the end of time. Listen to what Jesus had told us during His time and look at what's happening around us these days:

"When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains. You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to local councils and flogged in the synagogues. Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved." (Mark 13: 7-9, 12-13 NIV)

Any of them sound familiar in the news today? Friends, we are drawing so close to the end of time. The bible prophesied of what will happen in our very near future. A one world government will be called for as the only way out of a global crisis we all will be facing. Are we on the brink of it? You bet we are! This one world government entices everyone to the very notion of "world peace & unity" urging everyone later on to be marked on the forehead or the hand in order to belong to the society and thus live on since you will only be allowed to buy or sell if you are officially marked! (Revelation 13:16-17) This one world government is very real to us today. They will call it the New World Order and world leaders of significant nations in the economic boat is one by one buying into this idea. They will convince you  that we need world peace - and the promise of the New World Order is that itself. But let me warn you of it, though, as the bible warns us. "While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape." (1 Thessalonians 5:3 NIV) So, are you still praying for this "World Peace" notion? I'd rather you pray the truth in Revelation 22: 20 when John said in the end, "Come, Lord Jesus!"

My good friends, the time is too short for us to procastinate. We all need to fall down on our knees and beg God to jump-start our souls into glorifying Him and hating the world! We need to WAKE UP! and open up our eyes to our wretchedness and sinfulness and filth that we need to have God's sovereign, saving grace in order to cleanse us for we can't do it ourselves. God is worthy of our time. God is worthy of our energies. God is worthy of our entire being! 

It is so easy for us to become deceived by the many things this world will bring to us. We need to get anchored into the very Word of God so we would be able to stand the test of time. We need to get rooted and we need to do it fast! We need to have ourselves fixed onto the Rock of our Salvation so we will not become faint in this race we're running. Let us fix our gaze towards our goal - which is glorifying and enjoying God forever in heaven, so that we will not falter and tire. Do not be deceived. God didn't promise a ride without storms, instead He will be there during the storm and He will be able to calm it. He did not promise a life without need, He instead  showed us that He will make so little as 5 loves and some fish to be enough. He did not promise a life without pain, He instead promised to sustain us with His grace that will be sufficient for us! We need to get back into the Word. Redeem your lives! Allow God to work in it and through it for the end of time is close that we could smell it from a distance! Don't wait until it's too late because it will befall us all at the time we least expect it. We must at least be ready to stand up for Jesus!

By the way, the above picture of the gold coin is the proposed coin for the New World Order in the very near future. Check these sites out! Copy & paste in your browser-->

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