31 December 2009
Jesus said men’s hearts would fail in the end times because of the terrible things that would come over the earth. We are living in those times. Paul gave three reasons why we live in pernicious and terrible times: men are lovers of self, lovers of money and lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.
As we look back over the last decade, specifically over the past year, we have very little to encourage us. We face the 21st Century with great uncertainty. In Australia they termed a phrase ‘The One-ders’ to refer to people who live in the 21st Century.
I have good news for all who are prepared to believe in Jesus Christ: if He knew what we would face, would he not have given us all we require to live a godly life in these terrible times? He has given us keys to spiritual fortification in His Word.
God who gave us His own son also gave us all we need to face life in the 21st Century. He has held nothing back. But we have to come to Him on His terms and learn to walk in His ways. We have to apply the spiritual re-enforcement.
God’s ways are not our ways and God’s thoughts are not our thoughts. They are higher than our ways and our thoughts. But as the rain comes down and waters the earth and causes it to bud and bring forth fruit, so the Word of God shall not return void but accomplish the thing to which it was sent.
In the world, Jesus said, you will have tribulation, but do not be afraid I have overcome the world. John the apostle of love tells us that it is our faith in Jesus Christ that helps us to overcome the world. We can have peace in our hearts and minds, in spite of the condition of the world we live in, because of our faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God.
Baghdad is being bombed non-stop but finally Iraq is going to have its first general election since Saddam Hussein was deposed in 2003. This also infers that Iraq will use its own currency instead of the American dollar.
In Tehran in Iran the re-election of Mahmoujd Ahmadinejad was vehemently opposed by unauthorized political rallies supported by young and old. The atmosphere was more of a street party than a political rally.
The Guinea dictator Moussa Dadis Camara survived an assassination attempt. He is still in power.
US president Barack Obama has finally signed the deal to repay Native American Indians what has been owed to them for use of tribal lands – close to $3.4 billion. The pact still needs to be approved by a f