Perilous Times Shall Come

It’s not hard to see that our nation is in chaos. It can be depressing and downright frightening to tune into the news these days. Common sense has been thrown out the window. What’s right is called wrong, and what’s wrong is called right. Actions that are blatant sins are being dubbed by behavior experts as disorders or alternative lifestyles. Pleasure is the ruling god of the day and many times it’s obtained at the expense of the weakest and most vulnerable. The madness doesn’t stop here. Racial tensions and violence are at an all-time high. Our economy is at risk as well, with experts predicting gloom and doom. The federal government operates daily in a deficit of trillions of dollars, not to mention the national debt is also in the trillions. Politicians make promises knowing full well this economic disaster will take more than several lifetimes to correct. If all this isn’t enough to shake your faith, adding the threat of terrorism to the mix will make anyone cave in fear wondering what we and our loved ones will have to endure. America’s social, political, and economic foundations have been shaky for some time, but can it get any worse? According to II Tim 3:1, “…in the last days perilous times shall come.”

Perilous Times Shall Come

But what you see, good or bad, should never dictate your faith. If our eyes are on anything but Jesus, we will be discouraged in this hour. For those that are walking in covenant with Christ, this podcast episode should encourage you to “…look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28). However, if there is any doubt about your relationship with Christ, or if you know for a fact you have no relationship with Jesus, then take this as a warning. Stop playing games and get serious with God because time is running out!

 

015: What Do I Do With What I Have?

We are such a blessed, or better yet, spoiled people. We take for granted God’s provision of basic necessities like food, clothing, and shelter, not to mention all the materialistic stuff that we think we can’t live without. God blesses us with so many things, and maybe we utilize them and are satisfied for a short time, but not for long. We want the latest and greatest that’s available. We crave newer, nicer, faster, better! The same could be said for our spiritual experience. We claim we want more of God; we want to draw closer to Him; we want revival! It all sounds good. We all should hunger to be filled with all the fullness of God (Eph. 3:19), but why? God’s Holy Spirit doesn’t reside in us to make us look better, feel better, or fit in better. Neither does He come to make our church the most exciting or entertaining around. Whatever we ask of God, if it’s not to bring glory to His Name that souls be saved, that the Kingdom of Heaven be blessed, then why? We need to examine our hearts and motives so that we are found faithful, good stewards with what God has blessed us with, including spiritual blessings. All the preaching and teaching, all the praise and worship, the outpourings, the healings, the deliverances, it all must be focused on spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world. Hopefully, this podcast episode about the demon possessed man in Mark 5 will challenge you to do what you can to spread the gospel of Christ. No more excuses! Just do what you can with what you have!

What Do I Do With What I Have - Aug 9pm