Thought for the Month- September 2017
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come." 2 Timothy Ch 3 v1
The Tsunami that occurred in the Indian Ocean left a staggering 230,000 or more dead and left a trail of devastation and uncertainty for many. As we watched pictures of this destruction and other disasters on the television, we as Christians are reminded immediately of 1 Timothy Ch 3 v1. It is evident in the context of this verse that in recent times there appears to be more wars and threat of wars than ever before. We also seem to have natural disasters and destructive events beamed into our living rooms on a daily basis. Terrorism and crime have become part of our daily lives and mans’ depravity seems to have reached a level unheard of before.
We are not told in the bible when these last days would come to pass, however we are told a number of things about them. We are told of the conditions that will prevail in the last days, and are also told that there would be famines, pestilences and earthquakes in various places" (Matthew Ch 24 v4-7). Added to this, we are told to be ready for these times so that we may not falter in our faith, for we would never know the time of HIS coming. (Matthew Ch 25 v13)
When Jesus Christ returns in the air, we are told that it would be sudden and without warning. Those who believe in the Lord whether living or dead will be taken up. There will be no backward look like Lot’s wife and no last minute opportunity for those who do not believe. As Christians, we should therefore live expecting this event to happen at any time.
Paul would tell us to ‘Be Ready’, Are you ready?