Chaos abounds! For starters, we are all hopefully heartbroken over the recent events in Washington as well as the rioting and unrest in our country over the last months and even years. If you’re like me, you want to shout out to America that it’s time to stop the chaos! But it won’t.
I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but the Bible says that as we move toward the return of Christ, we will find great challenges in our world. Jesus’ disciples once asked him for signs of His return and for the end of the age (Matthew 24). The picture Jesus painted was one of chaos, heartache, and difficulty.
Today’s headlines often seem to be connected to the fulfillment of Bible prophecies. Although we don’t know when Christ will return, all indications are that it could be soon. From what Jesus said in Matthew 24, the chaos of our time is just the beginning—the beginning of birth pains. We know that birth pains get more profound as the birth of a baby draws nearer, so, as Christ’s return gets closer, expect the chaos to increase. I wrote about this inevitability in my book Immovable: Standing Firm in the Last Days several years ago, and our need to prepare for these times is growing exponentially.
The question we must consider is not whether or not times will get more difficult because God says they will. The issue is how will we prepare for the days ahead? The short answer is to put on the armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) every day. Fill your mind with the truth of God, choose to walk daily in the righteousness of God, and live every day to shine the light of God. Our world is desperate for God. Washington doesn’t have the answers, Congress can’t solve our problems, and our President is not our Savior. We are moving toward a certain conclusion that God has already highlighted in His Word. We must get ready to stand firm, and that is only done through the power of the Gospel and the presence of Jesus Christ.