A lot of people ask this question, “What’s going on with the world?” Well, I would say we’re in the end times. But some believe we’re in the end times, and others believe it’s a long way away. So who’s right?
Personally, when I see the signs and the state of the world, I think the end isn’t too far away, but that’s all I know. It could be ten, twenty, or thirty or more years before Jesus comes back.
I know what you’re thinking, “I can’t wait that long, I want Jesus to come back now!”
A lot of Christians seem to have this doom and gloom mind set on the end times. They say the world is so bad, why doesn’t God just take us now? Why are we still living in this hell hole? A day doesn’t go by where someone isn’t either murdered, abused, violated, or robbed from. All people do is care about themselves. So Christians have a right to complain, don’t they?
No. God doesn’t call us to complain about the world, but to serve and love Him and the people in it. If someone brings their alcoholic friend for prayer, would you complain about it? No, you would lay your hands on him and pray. Why is the world any different? We should be praying for it, not complaining about its state. Jesus didn’t call us to mourn for His return, but to preach the Word to the lost.
We should be getting excited about Jesus’ return, but to go through everyday mourning for it is a waste of time, especially when it could be thirty or more years away. We should stop living in our own little holy and righteous world and face the world with the gospel head on. We can’t compromise and fall into sin ourselves, but lead the lost into the light of Christ.
We need to wake up and see that we’re living in good times. God is still with us, and He’s coming back soon. Anticipate it, but don’t mourn for it while leaving the world behind. The world needs strong Christian men and women, are you going to be that? Are you going to lead the lost to the Lord? Are you going to take action? I know what I’m doing.
What will you do with the time you have left?