I am not a prophet.
Anything I understand about the future comes from The Word of GOD. And in that understanding I know Eternity is GRAND for the saved but the time between here and then includes suffering.
With my wee bit of discernment, I am reading the signs.
And with that, I grieve. I have family. People I love so much. Dear ones who are not prepared for what is to come, near or far. Unprepared and, seemingly, unconcerned.
The verse I am about to give you is an APPLICATION. I am offering it as an illustration, please don’t misunderstand me here. An illustration NOT an interpretation.
Much is happening in this month of January, yet millions are oblivious. They are like this:
1 Thessalonians 5:3 (NLT) 3 When people are saying, “Everything is peaceful and secure,” then disaster will fall on them as suddenly as a pregnant woman’s labor pains begin. And there will be no escape. source
They have congratulated themselves with the pen and his entourage; thinking they are safe and protected. They are mistaken. The rank and file know not what they have done.
Persecution is coming: the first to be targeted is Christians (we have seen skirmishes already), but in time, others will also know the bitter sting of betrayal.
Just to be clear allow me to define the Christian whereof I speak.
I mean the man, woman, boy, or girl whose standards are found in Scripture. I mean people who have more than a form of godliness. I mean people who seek GOD for answers and for their thoughts and their actions. People who seek The LORD for how HE wants them to invest money, resources, and time. People who occupy themselves with Righteous living. People who will not be found ogling the ways of celebrities and the elites with adoration.
I write this to urge you to seek The LORD.
Ask HIM what HE wants YOU to do.
Let HIM prepare you to overcome.
Seek HIM now while you have time.
Time is a Wasting.
Nehemiah 8:10 (NKJV) 10 . . . for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” source