And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. - Romans 8:28
Are we on a collision course? If we go by this year, then the answer is YES! 2020 has shown itself to be a doozy of a year. Look at what we've seen just in six months:
Civil and racial unrest, a pandemic, wildfires, bizarre weather patterns, and lest we forget our controversial upcoming elections.
Likewise, the tension between our nation and almost every other nation in the world! Things are reading as Jesus described in Matthew 24:8: this is the beginning of the birth pains.
No matter where you may be in your faith or political spectrum, one thing is clear, our world is on a collision course of biblical proportions. It’s a matter of convergence, where the natural realm meets the spiritual realm.
I mentioned in my last post, It's Later Than We Think that time is moving quickly even during a pandemic. We’re seeing catastrophic events happening one right after the other.
And, there is no denying God’s hand is being revealed in these dark times to His sons and daughters.
Unfortunately, many followers of Christ seem oblivious to this.
Never doubt that Christ has complete jurisdiction over events that transpire.
There are some who don’t see the “writing on the wall” as it relates to world events. God’s sovereignty, however, in the chaos of this world and in our personal lives, still remains. Here are just a few examples from Scripture of the Lord's sovereignty in operation:
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure. - Isaiah 46:10
“All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say to Him, ‘What have You done?’ - Daniel 4:35
And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. – Daniel 7:14
And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. – Daniel 7:27
Then after Christ has destroyed all powers and forces, the end will come, and he will give the kingdom to God the Father. 1 Corinthians 15:24 CEV
Never doubt that Christ has complete jurisdiction over events that transpire. There is nothing hidden from His sight. If you need more proof, look at what Paul said to the church at Corinth:
1 Corinthians 15:27
For “God has put everything under His feet.”
As followers of Christ who profess to “believe”, it’s time to take God at His Word.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s imperative we not drink the water or “Kool-aid” of the world.
In this dark season, we need the Spirit of God to lead us. I recall the late
R. C. Sproul made a statement regarding our profession of faith in God:
“It is one thing to believe in God; it is quite another to believe God.”
Let’s allow the Lord to strengthen our faith by:
1. Believing Him realizing that He who promised is able to perform. Everything He declared He would do, He WILL do. Christ’s death on the Cross is evidence of that.
2. Taking God at His Word when He says, “ALL things work together for GOOD to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.
Yes, the world is on a collision course. But, here's the good news, we serve a God who will set that course back on the right track.
The Lord Himself will make every crooked path straight and every rough place smooth as His Kingdom draws near.