Just about every day now for the past few weeks there has been some kind of knifing, axeing, shooting, bombing somewhere that makes international news. Whats going on?
Rev 6:3When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!”
another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to
take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was
given a large sword.
What are you saying brother d, the seals are being opened? No. What brother d is saying is this is a foretaste of what is going to happen before it happens. Why would the Lord give a foretaste? Because He is a merciful God. When the real thing gets here it is going to stagger the mind. One small shooting, stabbing, bombing per day even if its every day doesn't scratch the surface of what is coming.
Wherever people have wholesale rejected the God of peace, we are seeing mass murder and mayhem. There are consequences for rejecting God Almighty and we are seeing those consequences play themselves out each and every day.
If we people want change (and they apparently do) they need to stop looking to governments and politicians and start looking to their Creator. People cannot reject their Creator and turn to mortals to fill the void left by an Eternal God (when they have rejected Him). Trump cannot save anyone. Hillary cannot save anyone. They cannot save, and they cannot fix what has been divinely broken. Oh yes, we are facing problems that have a spiritual origin. The Lord has placed stumbling blocks in front of humanity to teach them that no matter what they do, head or tails, up or down, right or left nothing will work the way it is supposed to until they turn back to their Creator in humility and repentance.
Time is running out for this world. "Yea but you've been saying that for years brother d!" True, and it becomes more true by the day. One does not need the gift of prophesy to know what is coming. What is bad around us will get worse until people submit to God Almighty. He created this place and everything in it. He has every right to do whatever He wants, whenever He wants, without the consent of anyone. If people want to fix what is broken they can start by dropping to their knees, looking up and asking for forgiveness.
I want to fix what is broken. I hate seeing the death and destruction around us every day. I hate seeing what was once beautiful and pleasant turned into a wasteland. So, I do spend time on my knees praying for the brothers and sisters, my family, myself, all mankind and those in authority that we may live quiet and peaceful lives.
Sometimes its easy to watch world events and say "what can I do about it?" We can always do something about everything, we can pray. There is nothing in all creation that cannot be touched through prayer. We can pray for peace, we can pray that souls will be brought into the kingdom. We can pray especially for those who today fervently oppose us that they (like Saul turned to Paul) will be transformed into our greatest advocates to speak wisdom to a world that has gone mad.
Pray, ask, seek, knock, believe, obey. While we are still on this earth there is still hope because we can always pray and (persistent) prayer changes everything.
grace and peace