Your redemption draws near
Right now South Africa is in chaos; first COVID-19 and then rioting and looting. In fact, chaos and anarchy has come to South Africa. And another word for anarchy is lawlessness.
However, should we be surprised at this? Not if you know and understand the Word of G-d – especially the prophetic Word of G-d.
Let me show you Jesus’ prophecy regarding the last days:
Matthew 24:3-14: “Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.””
We are seeing this prophecy play out right now - Wars and rumors of wars; Nations rising against nations and kingdoms against kingdom; Famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
We are also seeing the following being played out in our day – “You will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake and then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.”
The two most hated people in the world right now are not criminals and terrorists; it’s the Jewish people and Christians.
The Bible is seen as hate speech and many people want it banned…even here in South Africa. World leaders are trying to control what is preached and spoken by Christians and all this is pointing to the return of the Jewish ‘Moshiach’, Yeshua.
In South Africa we are seeing pestilences (COVID-19) and abounding lawlessness.
However, Psalm 2:1-5 tells us: “Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress them in His deep displeasure”.
Let us pray for South Africa. Let’s pray that the Holy Spirit who hovered over the waters at creation and spoke order out of the chaos will hover over the chaos in South Africa and speak order out of the chaos.
South Africa is raging, but Almighty G-d is in control and He is the true King and Ruler. The King of Kings; the L-rd of L-rds; the Father, Son, Holy Spirit; the Saviour of mankind.
Matthew 24:13-14 declares: “But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.””
Prophecy tells us that as we get closer to the return of Yeshua, things will become worse – far worse. Only by enduring to the end will we be saved.
What does this mean?
If those who are born-again believers in Yeshua become fearful, discouraged and angry…especially angry with Almighty G-d, they could possibly turn their backs on Yeshua and lose their salvation. Which is why Paul writes in Philippians 2:12: “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling”.
It’s only by trusting the L-rd completely in every situation you find yourself in that you will endure to the end.
Regarding the state of the world and the future tribulation we will face, only by knowing and understanding the Bible – especially the prophetic word of G-d will you have peace about the future will you endure to the end.
For those of you who think you won’t have tribulation, let me remind you of what Yeshua says: “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
Whatever you are facing and no matter how chaotic the world seems, remember that Yeshua tells us that He has overcome the world.
The people in South Africa are hurting, bleeding, dying and desperate.
Matthew 24:14 declares: “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.””
So if you are wanting Yeshua to return soon, get out to Jews and Gentiles and share the gospel with them. Share the gospel with South Africans who desperately need a Saviour – His name is Jesus.
I end with Luke 21:28: “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”