September 15, 2012
The Middle-East is exploding. It seems that almost everyday, or every hour, a new uprising is occurring somewhere in an Islamic or Arab country. While there are differing opinions as to the cause of these political upheavals, they are happening, nonetheless.
Jesus, however, told us that these things would come to pass just before His return. The Lord states, ”Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them. 9 When you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away” (Luke 21:8-9). We see these revolutions taking place everyday on the front pages of our newspapers and as the lead stories on television news programs.
Once again, as Christians, we need not fear. The Lord will take care of His own. He will not abandon those who have committed their lives to Him. We can take heart in knowing that when He comes, everything will be made right. In the meantime, we trust in Him for our eternal security and for our earthly security also.
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