Pastor George’s encouraging word of the week 7/17/16

The news we have been hearing about the last few years shows a sharp increase in reports of violence and natural disasters. Not in the news very much is a sharp increase in the persecution of Christians including being martyered. Ahead of us is a time when Christians will be living in a world that is many fold worse than the one we live in today.

Matthew 24:6-13 (NKJV)

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. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.

 

How can we be and do what is in God’s will for us? Will that be by our own human strengths and abilities? That will not even get us through the world we live in today much less the time of tribulation that lies ahead. Only by turning to our loving all-powerful God who is in us through the Holy Spirit can we be in His will to endure to the end. Remember what Jesus said to His disciples then and to us His disciples today,  in the last part of Matthew 28:20 …”I am with you always, even to the end of the age”Amen.  God is always ready, willing and able to be with us and intervene in our lives to strengthen us, guide us, teach us, protect us, provide for us so we can  endure until the end of our life or the end of the age when Jesus returns.

 

In His love and service,

Pastor George

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