2 Timothy 3:1 KJV – “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.”
Rev. Franklin Graham recently took to Facebook to encourage those who are watching the world falling farther and farther into chaos and civil unrest...
Does it feel like the world is spinning out of control?
Hong Kong has hundreds of thousands of people standing in defiance of the Chinese government, and their government in Beijing doesn’t know what to do. Many people have been injured and arrested in the huge protests. England has been in turmoil over BREXIT, their desire to leave the European Union. Germany has major problems with migrants and millions of Germans are fed up with how the government has handled the crisis. India and Pakistan are still squabbling over Kashmir with their armies deployed on the border. Turkey’s invasion of Syria sent hundreds of thousands of Kurds fleeing, with Russian forces stepping in. Lebanon is in upheaval with hundreds of thousands pouring into the streets demanding that their government leave its offices. Haiti has imploded and is in complete chaos. In our own country, the Democrats have been trying to impeach President Donald J. Trump from the moment he took office and overthrow the will of the American people.
Who has the answers? Who can we look to for solutions to these vast problems? The psalmist had the answer for himself and for all of us today:
Psalm 121:1-2 KJV – “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.”
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In Matthew 24, the disciples ask Jesus, “What shall be the sign of thy coming, and the end of the world?”
Jesus’s response is a detailed description of the condition of the world and what it will look like in the last days. Wars and Rumours of Wars, Nation rising against Nation, famines, pestilences, earthquakes, these being the beginning of sorrows. He depicts persecution and an abounding iniquity that would cause the love of many to wax cold and divisions that would cause loved ones to betray one another.
In Luke 21:24, Jesus says, “There will be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth Distress of Nations with Perplexity, the seas and the wave roaring.”
Franklin Graham describes our current global state of turmoil amongst the nations, and we can’t help but recognize the distress of nations Jesus describes in Luke 21 and Matthew 24, matching what we see today.
Just as the psalmist tells us to lift our eyes, so does Jesus instruct his believers in the face of the times we are living in “When these things begin to come to pass, look up and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Luke 21:28