“A World In Crisis. Why?”

Posted: July 27, 2020 in Uncategorized

Why are we currently experiencing such perilous times all around the world (2 Timothy 3:1-5)? Is something earth changing about to take place? What does the future look like? Does God’s Word give us any clues? We believe that we can learn much from the Scriptures if we are teachable and willing to change when we are exposed to the truth (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17).

Most people want to live peaceable and quiet lives. But most people today aren’t enjoying this kind of a life. Why? Could part of our problem be because we, as Christians, don’t/won’t pray (worship God correctly – John 4:24), supplicate (cry out to God for help – James 5:16), intercede (for or against people – Romans 11:2), and give thanks to God for all men and for those who are in positions of authority (See Daniel 4:17, 25; Proverbs 21:1)? Could another reason be because we, as Christians, don’t witness to lost people (Acts 1:8) and share the Gospel clearly with them and invite them to trust in Christ alone to save them? Maybe we’re like Jonah who didn’t want to witness to the Ninevites.

God desires that all human beings be saved from eternal condemnation (John 3:16) and that we come to the knowledge of the truth as it is set forth in His Word, the Bible (1 Timothy 2:1-4). But how can people be saved unless they hear and believe the clear Gospel that Christ died for our sins…and rose again bodily from the dead on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:16, 17; 10:14-16)? Most people won’t be saved because they love darkness rather than light (John 3:18, 19).  This is why The wicked [all unbelievers] shall be turned into hell, And all the nations that forget God” (Psalm 9:17; 2:1-12; Matthew 25:41, 46).

If you’re a true Christian, have you, like Jonah, ever wished that God would give you a different assignment, and live in another time or in another place? Would you like to go back to the “care free days” of yesteryear? Maybe you had a happy childhood and wish you could go back to those days. Perhaps you, like countless others, have unhappy, painful memories of growing up in the home you did, and you don’t like to think about the awful things that happened to you, or the cruelty you experienced at your parent’s hands or from others. If He has saved you, please don’t let these or other things keep you from doing God’s will for your life.

Did you know that God planned for you to be alive at this time? Being omniscient (Isaiah 46:10; John 2:24, 25), He knows everything about you, and even knew who your parents would be (Psalm 139). He’s allowed you to experience the things you have, and He would like for you to fulfill the important role that He has given to you. (See Romans 9:17 to learn about a wicked Pharaoh.)

If you are a true Christian, He has given you a special enablement (gift) to do His desirous will (1 Peter 4:10). He wants you to use it with love (Galatians 5:13; 1 Corinthians 13). Pause – Do you know what your gift is? Are you using it with love? (Contact us if you’d like to learn more about “spiritual gifts.”)

Your role in life may not be as a king like David, or a queen like Esther, or a prophet like Elijah, or a disciple like Peter, but He has specific things He wants you to do (Ephesians 2:10) so that others can learn about the living and true God (John 17:3; 1 Thessalonians 1:9). This is what the glory of God is all about (1 Corinthians 10:31).

Rather than griping and groaning like the children of Israel did in the wilderness, who paid a terrible price for such lawless behavior (1 Corinthians 10:1-13), God wants us Christians to learn from them by way of negative example. Did you know that He wants every Christian to give thanks “in every situation” (1 Thessalonians 5:18), “for all things” apart from sin (Ephesians 5:20), and “for all men” (1 Timothy 2:1)? This is His desirous will for every Christian.

Maybe you’ve seen those buttons that say, “PBPGINFWMY.” It means, “Please be patient. God is not finished with me yet.” Sometimes non-believers expect those who become Christians to immediately become perfect “saints” who never sin any more. That’s not true. (See Romans 12:1, 2.) Even tough we receive a new nature from God (2 Peter 1:3, 4; See John 3:3-7), we still sin (act lawlessly) periodically. But we don’t have to sin (1 John 2:1 ff; See 1 Corinthians 10:13). Within the pages of the Scriptures we have everything we need for life and godliness.

The problem is, most Christians either aren’t taught properly (1 Timothy 1:7; Acts 20:27), or they don’t rely on God the Holy Spirit to keep the “New Commandment” (John 13:34, 35; Philippians 2:13; 4:13) that Christ gave to New Testament believers. The best that an Old Testament believer could do was to love his neighbor as himself (Leviticus 19:18; James 2:8). We (New Testament believers) are supposed to love other believers as Christ loved us.

This kind of “agape” love is produced in the lives of “Spirit filled” believers (Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:22). We are responsible to direct the “Fruit of the Sprit” toward the right objects, at the right time, and for the right reasons. It must not be directed toward the present, diabolical world system that was devised by the devil, in the days of Cain, to control certain aspects of man’s sinful nature (1 John 2:15-17; See Luke 11:50, 51; Genesis 4:16-24). We must use the world system, but we aren’t to abuse it (1 Corinthians 7:31). We show our love for God by loving His children. (See 1 John 3:16, 17; Galatians 6:10.)

God has a different set of “House Rules” (Dispensations) for Christians which weren’t given to other people in times before Christ’s death and resurrection. (See our “Understanding the Times Dispensations Chart” on our website to discover where these rules can be found in the Scriptures.)

Believe it or not, we may be coming to the end of this “Dispensation of Grace” in which we now live and to the end of our Constitutional Republic with all of the freedoms we’ve enjoyed for several hundreds of years. We may be on the verge of man’s “New World Order” (the rule of the Anti-christ) that was predicted in the Scriptures (Daniel 2:40-45; 9:24-27).

Thankfully, his rule during the Tribulation won’t last for more than 7 years. Otherwise no flesh on earth would survive (Matthew 24:22). As is, over ½ of the world’s population will die during this unprecedented time in human history (Revelation 6:8; 9:15). Where will you be when all these things happen? Are you sure or are you being deceived and lulled to sleep by the devil (1 John 5:19; See Proverbs 14:12)?

If you’ve never done so before, Believe on the Lord Jesus Chris alone, who died for all your sins…and rose again bodily on the third day. If you do this, you will be saved eternally. So do it now! (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). Then get involved in doing the “good works” that God wants you to do while you’re here on earth (Ephesians 2:10). Get involved in worshipping God in spirit and truth, supplicating for yourself and others, and interceding for the righteous or against evil doers, and giving thanks to God for causing you to be alive at this time in human history (1 Timothy 2:1-4). Share the Gospel clearly to the lost as you are being led by God the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:14).  Use your spiritual gift to edify other believers (1 Thessalonians 5:11).

We’re here to help you and others if you are teachable and willing to change (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). If you have questions/comments, we can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. If you have found this information to be helpful, please let us know and then SHARE it with others.

For additional information, consider –

Which Jesus Saves? https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/which-jesus-saves/

Dr. Ron Shea, Clear Gospel: (Consider some confusing/false conditions for salvation)

http://www.cleargospel.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/English/English-Display-Pkg-2014.pdf

Dr. Manfred Kober: Do We Really Know The Gospel? (24 word presentation)

https://faith.edu/faith-news/do-we-really-know-the-gospel/

Professor David Spurbeck: The Gospel Checker

http://bartimaeus.us/pub_dom/monographs.html

Dr. Andy Woods, Lordship Salvation:  https://www.bibleprophecyblog.com/2011/03/what-is-wrong-with-lordship-salvation.html

Dr. G. Michael Cocorus, Repentance: The Most Misunderstood Word

https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/02/28/repentance-the-most-misunderstood-word-in-the-bible/

Bad News – Good News” https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/the-bad-news-the-good-news/

Coming Events: https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/the-order-of-coming-events-2/

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