The world is in a dark place, but don’t fear
The world is in a dark place, but don’t fear
Acts 2:32-35: “This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear. For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself: ‘The LORD said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.” ’ ”
As we ended the year 2020, many of you would have preferred to forget 2020 as for many, it was an awful year. We are now in 2021, and not much has changed, in fact it seems that things are becoming worse.
Israel is once again under lockdown.
South Africa has gone from lockdown level 1 to lockdown level 3.
Many countries are under stringent lockdowns.
New, seemingly more contagious strains of Covid-19 are affecting the world with a third wave of the virus predicted.
Wars are continuing in many countries and lawlessness continues to get worse.
In March, Israel is facing a fourth election in two years.
Synagogues, Churches and religious institutions have been unable to operate fully for nearly a year.
It doesn’t seem that much will change in the near future, so what does the future hold for you and for mankind in general?
Well according to Biblical prophecy:
• Floods, hurricanes and natural disasters like never before.
• Lawlessness spiralling out of control across the world.
• Famine and poverty.
• Diseases – Aids, Cancer, Drug resistant TB and now, Covid-19 which a year after it began, is still running rampant and has changed mankind’s life forever.
• War and rumours of war.
• Radical Islam spreading into more and more Western countries.
So, should we be surprised at the above? What do we pray regarding the above? And how do we prepare for the above?
That depends on your kingdom values, your eternal values and your knowledge of Biblical prophecy.
And, of course, should we worry about the above?
Not if you are a believer in the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
Colossians 3:1-2 tells us: “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”
If you are a believer in Yeshua, the above word tells us that we must set our minds on things above, not on things on the earth. If we do this, we definitely don’t have to worry about the state of the world.
Ephesians 2:4-6 tells us: “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus…”.
Acts 2:32-35 tells us that G-d has raised up Yeshua who is exalted to the right hand of God whom having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, has poured this out on all born-again believers in Yeshua.
As believers in and followers of the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Father, Son, Holy Spirit, you shouldn’t be worried or fearful about the state of the world because:
• The Holy Spirit has been poured on you.
• You have been made alive together with Christ through salvation.
• You have been raised up together with Christ.
• You have been made to sit in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
• Your enemies are the footstool of your L-rd and Saviour, Yeshua.
• Covid-19 is the footstool of Yeshua; sickness is the footstool of Yeshua; poverty is the footstool of Yeshua. In fact, all that comes against mankind that is from the evil one, who is the enemy of Yeshua, is His footstool.
• In other words, everything from the enemy is under the feet of Yeshua, and if you trust Him, there is nothing you need fear.
It takes action, it takes perseverance, it takes facing your fears, and it takes getting to know, study and understand G-d’s prophetic Word. And you must be prepared to get out of your comfort zone.
In light of this, you shouldn’t be surprised, worried or fearful about the state of the world or your future, because everything is under the control of Almighty G-d, the Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
But what if you are not a believer in Yeshua?
Perhaps now is the time to give your life to the Jewish Messiah, Yeshua, inviting Him into your life as your L-rd and Saviour.
Certainly, now is the time for the Gentile church to pick up on its G-d-given mandate to take the gospel to the Jewish people according to G-d’s Biblical command in Luke 24:47, Acts 1:8, and Romans 11:11-15: “I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. 12 Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness! 13 For I speak to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, 14 if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them. 15 For if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?”