WHAT WILL WE DO WHEN IT HAPPENS?
Unless the Lord watches over the city [or nation], the watchmen stand guard in vain.” Psalm 127:1
Many things have transpired that have caused me to write this today. I’ve been dreaming all week about God’s judgment. I’m weary and shaken. I’ve also been reading headlines and watching the news. I’m heartsick over the state of things and though I’m a Bible Teacher and have refrained from getting into anything that smells of politics, there is a line where the moral degeneration of society, propelled by the policies of government, reach a height that will bring nothing short of God’s judgment. Is it imminent? Or will it be in one hundred years? No one knows but God. It sure ‘feels’ imminent enough that I’m asking myself, “What will I do when it happens?” Here are a few things that are haunting me from just this week.
Such a short list but isn’t that enough to make one grieve?
I can tell you that there is a growing number of people, Christian leaders included, who are hand-copying scriptures, preparing for the time when we may have Bibles confiscated. They are copying a chapter at a time, a book at a time, and hiding them in multiple places. I’m joining them.
How well would I stand if judgment came? Do I have the physical, emotional, and spiritual stamina necessary to stand and not crumble? Will my faith in a loving God remain in tact? Is my theology set in stone?
This was my prayer earlier for me and for my family. I’ve re-written it so that it’s also my prayer for you.
Help us be faithful, even in adversity, Lord. Help us bear up well under your hand of judgment without abandoning our faith. Forgive us for our entitlement. We do not expect You to ignore sin and rebellion. We know Your Word, Your character, and we know history. In loving-kindness You have restrained Yourself, wooing us and calling us to repentance. Drive us now to the scriptures. Write it on our hearts so that it simmers endlessly in coming oppression. Let us never doubt Your love when things are hard. Through much tribulation, we will enter the kingdom. But in much tribulation, nothing, absolutely nothing, can separate us from Your love. Amen
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