– by A. K. Chenoweth
Based on events of recent months, we can say with certainty that the world, as we knew it, has changed . . . and is continuing to change – fast!
Politically, economically and religiously, our voice, as believers, is being muted. Therefore, it is more important than ever to anchor our hope in the Word of God.
I recently started a blog called “This just in…” which highlights End Times Prophecy. I truly believe that believers, as well as unbelievers, need a spiritual compass to help us through these days.
Jesus made the following assessment about not being able to recognize and understand prophecy:
“Then some P’rushim and Tz’dukim came to trap Yeshua by asking him to show them a miraculous sign from Heaven. 2 But his response was, “When it is evening, you say, ‘Fair weather ahead,’ because the sky is red; 3 and in the morning you say, ‘Storm today!’ because the sky is red and overcast. You know how to read the appearance of the sky, but you can’t read the signs of the times!” – Matthew 16:1-3 (CJB).
Many ask if it’s really necessary to worry about the future. As long as Jesus is coming back, what’s the use?
That attitude makes me sad. To me, it’s like asking why God bothered to write the prophecy if His followers are going to be okay in the end.
I believe that it is our duty to warn others about what is to come, and to share with them that there is hope for each one of them in Jesus Christ.
The Bible says that in the last days men’s hearts will fail them because of fear [Luke 21:26]. Jesus gives us peace . . . but not peace like the world gives.
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” -John 14:27 (KJV)
Six weeks before his death, my dear father had what I can only describe as a supernatural experience with God. Following this divine encounter, I asked him,
“Well, Daddy, are you afraid anymore?”
“Afraid? No. I’m not afraid.”
That is the perspective I desire for each one of us as we face the future.
This guest blog post was written by A.K. Chenoweth.
A.K. has recently created a new blog: “This just in . . . “. If you would like to contribute to that blog, please email your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org.