As Christians, we always seem appalled by a society fraught with, and overtaken by evil, yet often times we ignore why this is so.
We accept this is a fallen world and we have all sinned and come short of God’s glory. We have thoughts that are inherently evil, and we act out on them sometime. The scriptures warn us, “Redeem the time because the days are evil,” Eph. 5:16. In 1 John 5:19, the Bible tells us, “the whole world lies in wickedness.” 2 Tim. 3:1 informs us perilous or dangerous shall come upon the face of the earth just before the return of Jesus Christ. Countless other scriptures speak of evil flourishing and overtaking us in the last days.
Hear this great Old Testament (which many Christians don’t read) prophet, “ Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isa. 5:20. In Eph. 6: 12, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
Plain and simple, we live in a society rocked by evil and wickedness and it has gone so far that many can longer recognize what is good from what is bad. How sad? But, should that be sad for Christians? Why should we allow evil to bother us? Certainly, it affects us in many ways because of our imperfection, but when we have accepted our real hope, and come to the understanding that we are just ambassadors passing through, what better can we expect from this sin-sick society? Didn’t Jesus tell us that we should not worry when we see these things occurring?
Matt. 24:4, “ And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places,” (emphasis mine).
Jesus added in Luke 21:28, “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”
In other words, these developments must take place before He returns.So, we should be hopeful when we see these negative happenings around us; we shouldn’t live in despair, but delighting to see the glorious promises of Jesus Christ are coming to a fulfillment. The evil days we live in should inspire us, encourage us to be more faithful to the only True and Living God.
Today, we are witnessing before our very eyes the events and occurrences He prophesied that must come to pass before His glorious and triumphant return to overturn human kingdoms and establish His divine and everlasting kingdom. He is the King of all kings and the Lords of all lords and His kingdom will reign forever, not for a term.
Those who eyes to see are seeing and those with ears are hearing what is unfolding on our planet today, as we march to the end of human civilisation, as we know it. Jesus Christ is coming for sure. His coming must come to pass. It cannot change. It is impossible for God to lie! Those of us who are led by the Holy Spirit know our redemption is drawing nigh. If God is calling you to be a part of His coming kingdom, and you are willing to accept the shed blood of Jesus for your sins, then you have no alternative but to repent in these evil days! For more on this subject, download FREE our booklet, FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT REPENTANCE.