WHAT IN THE WORLD IS HAPPENING

‘In the coming weeks we will take a look at some of the current events and developments in our modern world and consider how they relate to Biblical prophecy, with an emphasis on references to the end times.’

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS HAPPENING? – TRAVEL AND KNOWLEDGE

Daniel 12:4  ‘But you Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, until the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and  knowledge shall increase.’

We live in a world of constant and dramatic change.  It’s a technological world that was undreamt of just 50 years ago.  Communication has progressed to the point where information exchange is instantaneous, and events which in former times took days to report are now known to the whole world in minutes.  You may wonder what this has to do with Biblical prophecy or Christianity in general.  Daniel predicts that in the latter days people will ‘go to and fro’ and  ‘knowledge will increase’.   The rate at which knowledge has increased has exploded with the development and application of scientific and technological processes and procedures.  The speed of information dissemination or communication is a direct result of the knowledge increase.

With respect to travel, the same type of increase has been evident in recent years.  People are traveling ‘to and fro’ in unprecedented numbers, both for business and/or pleasure.  While we are warned about setting dates for our Lord’s return, it is clear that the prophecy of Daniel is being fulfilled before our eyes in these days.  The imminent return of our Saviour is no doubt an event which is drawing closer with each passing day, and for which it will pay to be prepared.

Are YOU anticipating His return?
Are YOU prepared for His return?

1.
Your garments must be white as snow,
Prepare to meet your God;
For to his throne you’ll have to go;
Prepare to meet your God.
Chorus
Prepare me, prepare me, Lord,
Prepare me to stand before thy throne.

2.
Prepare me now, prepare me here,
To stand before thy throne,
That I, without a doubt or fear,
May stand before thy throne.

3.
Lord, cleanse my heart and make me pure,
To stand before thy throne;
My pride and self and temper cure,
To stand before thy throne.

 

Living A Restful Life

Is it possible to live a restful life with all the stresses and burdens that pressure us and cause us unrest?

I have been living, what I would consider to be a peaceful life. Is there a difference in living a restful life? A few days ago, a friend sent me words of encouragement from his Encouragement Challenge For 52 days.. This is his 2017 project to encourage and inspire others in their Christian walk.

The heading was” Rest Is A Weapon”..Day 3 of our Encouragement Challenge For 52 days

We are endeavouring to build each other up. Taking a few minutes out of our day to put someone else first.

Matthew 11:29…Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

He sent me a quote from Graham Cooke’s website http://brilliantperspectives.com/rest-is-a-weapon “The enemy cannot penetrate your rest if you are practicing it as a lifestyle.” You can read the full meditation through the linked website.

As I lay in bed this morning, thinking about, rest in God, I thought about Debbie-name chosen randomly- who has marrital problems, financial issues, a depressive personality and is conciously over-weight, can she find rest,? Her husband has difficulty keeping a job, drinks to try and forget his/their problems and may also have a depressive personality, can he find rest? I get a resounding yes, however; I have my reservations and fears that I have to deal with in reaching out to them. Time to pray…

Jesus said….in Matthew 11:29-29

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

A thought in progress…

Be Blessed As YOU Rest

Steve