Matt.24:22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.

We live in most unusual times. There is almost a constant display of prophetic signs of the end of time all around us. It seems as if we go from a season of international catastrophe, to climatic chaos, and then domestic political upheaval to alarming displays of terrorism. As the “great and terrible day of the Lord” draws near, things will continue to intensify. If we look at history, we can gain some encouraging signals for God’s people. There is always a display of His power and glory toward His own in these kinds of times. I think of the love He showed toward Daniel in Babylon, for Joseph in Egypt, and for the nation of Israel numerous times throughout history. He is a sovereign God and will orchestrate all things for the sake of His elect. Here is what Jonathan Edwards had to say about this.

“Hence we may learn how happy a society the church of Christ is. For all this great work is for them. Christ undertook it for their sakes, and for their sakes he carries it on; it is because he has loved them with an everlasting love. For their sakes he overturns states and kingdoms. For their sakes he shakes heaven and earth. He gives men for them, and people for their life. Since they have been precious in God’s sight, they have been honorable; and therefore he first gives the blood of his own Son, and then gives the blood of all their enemies, many thousands and millions, all nations that stand in their way, as a sacrifice to their good.”

What can separate us from the power of His love. As Paul said, Rom. 8:35-39 “Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written,
WE WERE CONSIDERED AS SHEEP TO BE SLAUGHTERED.’ But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
We are safe in the hand of the Lord. As the world gets crazier, it will become as if we are spectators watching the events unfold all around us. Famines, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, political mayhem, riots, robbers, terrorists, all of them fall miserably short against our awesome God. Just as young David faced the giant, we may face all sorts of giants, far beyond our able to deal with. The good news is, like David said, the battle is not ours, the battle is the Lord’s. I have a feeling He will sort everything out and it will ultimately be for our good.


  1. Im so glad we will never be forsaken or left by our lord, the lord told us not to be overwhelmed these things must take place, all of them must happen, his people will get stronger in him and his power and might in the Holy Spirit, we have the lords mark on us, he knows who are his and he will never leave or forsake his own, this is something when i think about it I get really excited knowing he loves us that much! The time of grace will end one of these days but while we still live under this time of grace I pray we are shineing his light more every day so many hurting lost people out there no matter what we say or may do we are a testimony good or bad I pray every day that myself and all my brothers and sisters bear good fruit to our lords glory I still like to joke around some but lately iiiiive gotten alot more serious on being careful on being tojoking with the way things are lately in the world our nation and what is ahead im alot more serious than I once was too light on alot of stuff we have the freedom in christ to joke and all that but sometimes its good to be quiet and just listen be at peace in a quiet way ask little talk and then listen for direction answers pray for people help those in need encorage someone that really needs it be lead by the Holy Spirit we all have the lord that asked him to come in our lives and he is all we need he has given us all we need if only we can beleive this by his grace and only by grace can we do his will we sure dont desearve grace thank him he freely gave it to us many of his people will be going threw uncalled trails probly all of us will experience persecution and hatred thats ok we will have the lord even stronger and his grace will be even stronger when the times come im so glad he wrote our names in the lambs book of life

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