Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Where is it all headed?

Election time raises hopes and creates frustrations. To believe that one man at the helm can turn the ship of state all by himself is not realistic. To ignore the power of one man's ideas is also foolish. With the dire economic crisis continuing to dog our steps, and the uncertainty of the election's outcome along with the "grasping at straws" to return the stock market to a healthy status so we can all breath a sigh of relief...you get the idea that no one really knows what to do and that this whole direction is rather out of our hands. I am amazed to find even believers who are on the edge of panic about their retirement, investment portfolios, and even their future job security. Yes, businesses are taking a hit. The future may look different than anything we have seen in our lifetimes. We may have to get by on less [although that is a relative term when we look at 2/3's of the rest of the world]. Credit may become harder to get [not a bad thing judging by the mess this mind-set of borrowing has brought to us]. I am not making light of the struggles and pain many are in right now. BUT...isn't this just exactly the way things are going to go if the prophecies of scripture are to come to pass? We are desperate for answers...God says a man of sin will arise with answers and gain a following that will usher in a time of great trial and tribulation on this earth. God is setting the stage. He is moving history like clockwork right down the path He has predicted and planned. So...is it a time to panic, to bewail? OR...is it a time to rejoice. This is our hour. We need to be sharing the Gospel as the hope for mankind. The reversal of the stock market will not hold a man when he enters the waters of eternity. My anchor must be in Christ alone and His unchanging word! We must choose to either live in panic or praise!! [ Read Revelation 18-19 & I Thessalonians 5:1-11] Where is it all headed? Think it through.

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