Our changing world
Just as the tower of Babel has crumbled into rubble, so the structure of our whole world that has turned its face from the Father can crumble
We all need to be prepared. The news carries article after article on how the global stability we have known for many years, is crumbling. We hear of earthquakes, unprecedented disasters, unprecedented hardship caused by excessive house price and rent increases, global economies collapsing with global supply chain failures caused by Covid, potential economic collapse caused by hyper-inflation and preparation for war by many countries, and wars such as in the Ukraine. Where will all of this end? Are these the birth pains set out in Matthew 24:6?
Matthew 24:6 “And you shall begin to hear of fightings and reports of fightings. See that you are not troubled, for these have to take place, but the end is not yet. 7 “For nation shall rise against nation, and reign against reign. And there shall be scarcities of food, and deadly diseases, and earthquakes in places. 8 “And all these are the beginning of birth pains. 9 “Then they shall deliver you up to affliction and kill you, and you shall be hated by all nations for My Name’s sake. 10 “And then many shall stumble, and they shall deliver up one another, and shall hate one another. 11 “And many false prophets shall rise up and lead many astray. 12 “And because of the increase in lawlessness, the love of many shall become cold.
This time that we are living in is unprecedented, with many things coinciding that individually are not too significant, but happening together, could cause the economic collapse of the world as we know it. Men’s hearts are failing before them as hardship that the world has not seen for centuries starts to appear. What is next, fuel shortages causing famine? Hardship and food shortages caused by fuel shortages and war may cause more global disruption. Our world is a mess!
Something big in the world has changed, we are witnessing disruption as has never been seen before. There seem to have been several key triggers, firstly Covid is like a plague that has disrupted the economies of the world. Secondly disasters possibly caused by global warming such as storms and earthquakes have become common. Thirdly, we have land grabs by some countries causing war. For instance, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is forcing European nations to reconsider their defences, preparing for war themselves.The world we have known is changing every hour that we breath, and the urgency to develop faith becomes more urgent.
Our world has grown fat on economic practice and economic theory, it has turned its face from the Word of the Father and trusted in kits own economic might. But it is now very clear that the worlds puny attempts at self-governance and existence can be disrupted easily. To me, the current situation the world is in seems so similar to the Egyptian economy which was disrupted with the plagues set out in Exodus, to the extent that pharoah released the Israeli slaves.
We are to be children of light and not darkness. In Ephesians Paul told us to walk as children of the light
Ephesians 5:8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Master. Walk as children of light
When, as children of light, we focus on the Messiah, we relax, anxiety and fear are not part of our life as we know that everything is in the hands of the Father through our belief in the Messiah. This is time for believers to focus on preparing themselves spiritually for the time beyond the troubles of this age. We have the opportunity and challenge to prepare now for the coming age of the Messiahs reign on earth. The wise will understand and seize the moment, we are warned in the parable of the 10 maidens set out in Matthew 25:1-12. Five were wise, and five were foolish.
The 5 wise ensured they had sufficient oil for their lamps while they waited for the bridegroom, the 5 who were foolish did not consider the oil for their lamps. Oil is a widely understood symbol of the Set Apart Spirit in the Scriptures. So 5 wise maidens ensured they had the Set Apart Spirit with them, 5 foolish did not. Their love had grown cold, or they had no love to start with.
We need to seek the Father earnestly and honestly in our lives with prayer and always reading and actioning His Word. The words of Deuteronomy, Jeremiah and Joel are equally relevant now.
Deuteronomy 4:29 “But from there you shall seek Yahuah your Elohim, and shall find, when you search for Him with all your heart and with all your being.
Jeremiah 29:13 And you shall seek Me, and shall find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
Joel 2:12 “Yet even now,” declares Yahuah, “turn to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning.”
There is no time like now to prepare, and to remain prepared. Are you prepared? Feel free to write to us.